Free jv16 Powertools v2010! [72 hours only!]

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Software Description

jv16 PowerTools 2010 is a great freebie.  Here’s what Macecraft, the makers of jv16 PowerTools, has to say about their flagship product:

Key Features

  • Cleans and fixes your computer
  • Uninstalls software and gets rid of all the left-overs
  • Optimizes Windows
  • Improves your safety by detecting potentially dangerous files
  • Improves your privacy
  • Recovers deleted files
  • Safe to use – automatic backup feature and numerous additional safety features
  • Multilingual user interface

dotTech Advice

Although Ashraf has never formally reviewed jv16 PowerTools, he has never been shy about showing how much he likes it:

Although never formally reviewed on dotTech, jv16 PowerTools is among the top-tier when it comes to system cleaning, maintenance, and optimization utilities. jv16 PowerTools is what I like to call a “focused” system utility. Instead of including a wide spectrum of tools, like some other system utility programs out there, jv16 PowerTools focuses on system cleaning, maintenance, and optimization features which range from registry management to privacy cleaning and everything in between.

Freebie Details

Version being given out for free: v2.0.0.986

Free updates: Unknown

Supported OS: Windows 2000+

Download size: 9.3MB

Giveaway time frame: 72 hours


Download and install jv16 PowerTools 2010 like normal.   You’ll be walked through a multiple-step setup process at the end of which the program will restart.

Then download the license file. It should contain a simple license.xbin file.  Just put this file onto your desktop for it to be detected automatically.  You may have to restart the program.

In what has to be one of the easiest giveaways ever, you now have a working copy of jv16 Powertools!  It’s a great find and an even better freebie.

[TipRadar via WheezerTech]

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  1. stan

    I recieved an answer from Macecraft:


    What do you mean that the license is for trial? If there is shown license owner instead of count down, the software is a full version.

    Best Regards
    Macecraft Software
    Customer Care

    Sounds right, Let It Be.

  2. Stan

    @Bob Mason:

    Hey Bob, you seem to have the same License number as I do. I guess all of us that downloaded here may have the same License number. I had emailed Macecraft in reference to the problem with the License a few days ago & I did not recieve a response. If it expires soon I will go back to the Free version JV16.

  3. Stan

    I downloaded & installed it on Friday, it registered but the license shows 5 computers, License Issued: 04.02.2011. This seems to be more like a 60 day “license” or a trial license. Can anyone help on this?

  4. timmy

    7-Zip says it cannot open the file ‘’ as a valid archive file.
    When trying to re-download I get the message that there is nothing to download.

    I am about to give up of the ‘free’ sites because this seems to be continously happening now that so many sites have gotten into the rage.

  5. Deirdre

    Only opened email re this download this morning at 7 am EST, Feb 14. Downloaded program fine but when I clicked on download “the license file” was directed to a site ‘’ which said “nothing found for upload license _jv16zip. Help please. I think I’m still within the 72 hour time frame.

  6. Bob Mason

    I did place the file on the desktop, and did copy it into the jv16-folder. Still isn’t registered! Maybe I’ll try uninstalling it then reinstall. It is a great program–hope I can get it to work. 2009 registered with no problems. I uninstalled it before installing 2010 version.

  7. eq5150

    Thanks. Feels good to have a more recent version.
    To all having problems. be sure to unzip the xml file to your desktop. Keeping it in the zip file won’t work.
    Then it’s detected during set-up.

  8. Ritchie

    @Eric Reed , u don´t have to “open” the lic-file. just place in on the dektop. jv16 will find it there during installation. OR install jv16 first and put the lic-file into the jv16-folder and restart the app. (not the pc (-;)
    by the way, tks for that great little thing!
    Ashraf, we miss u ………

  9. Bob Mason

    I’ve followed the instructions, but can’t get the program to register. Here’s what comes up when I looked under “Help”, “License Tool”:

    Current license file: C:\Program Files (x86)\jv16 PowerTools 2010\License.xbin

    License owner: user
    Contact e-mail:
    Licensed computers: 5

    License issued: 04.02.2011 (
    License serial number: 68794-15B7E50E-935335220

    The licensed computers means the number of computers that this product can be used with. Redistribution strictly prohibited! Please contact if you suspect piracy of this product.

    I tried looking for a new license, directing it to the license file on the desktop, but still not registered. Now what?

  10. robertmc8

    Don did you put the license.xbin on your desktop not your folder? After you extract it? If not you need put on Desktop open program then it should work. I did no issue. I also used System Mechanic that another great program been using for years. But two programs wouldn’t hurt would it :)?

  11. Tortuga

    Hi MikeR

    Hey, ‘r you the Mike from down under??!
    There are a few *mikes* around, I keep getting confused which is which :(
    Grey cells having fun playing tricks on me! :D
    And, are you the same Mike that wrote that CapsLock prog that Ash posted a few months back?

    Really considering starting a note pad referencing names«»notes, so I dont make a fool of myself – anymore then usual I mean!! ArkArkArk

    Be back 2morrow see if you are you *or* someone else :D :D


    You seem to know quite a bit about this jv16PT critter.
    I’m going to study it for a bit, see if I get the hang of it.
    I’m sure I’ll have a few questions, if you dont mind.

  12. MikeR

    @Tortuga: Hi Tortuga, hope you’re keeping fine. Yup, forget Iobit. Or at least try a comparison test of your own of jvPowertools against iobit and any other ‘Swiss knife’ jack-of-all-trades utility. It’s definitely jv for me. . .

  13. Tortuga

    Hi InternetExplore :D

    Many thanks for your reply!!
    I’ll do as you suggest ;)
    And then put it back into the dwld folder w all the other Info/Screenshots/Links/Tutorials/…
    I’m a compulsive organizer, and even more as I get older, as most times can no longer remember what is what & where is it !! Confusion sets in fast … *sigh*

    Hi MikeR :D
    I was going to install this on the nw PC, instead of what I usually use iObit Advanced SystemCare3.
    Guessing this is what you meant by Chinese knock-off outfit (after all that méli-mélo w Malwarebytes), right? Never felt right after that continuing to use it, just waited for the 1Y license to expire b4 removing it.

    So, what you are saying is this tool does similar tasks but is much better/safer.
    I dont want an over complicated thingy w a thousand options I wont use.
    As I said too old & too newbie at same time, dont want to feel overwhelmed by all these new tools.
    So muck to learn, never enough time …


  14. MikeR

    I was one of the lucky ones who got the full PRO version of jvPowertools from Bild Magazine (Germany) a couple of years back. Prior to that, I’d been running this app in its freeware guise, before its creators quite rightly set up Macecraft in order to go commercial and get something back for their many years of effort. (And yes, I am a donor since the freeware days.)

    The Bild offer allowed users free updates, so the version available today is exactly the same as the one I’ve been using throughout 2010. Based on that usage, I can only recommend it wholeheartedly. It’s not a shallow gimmick-filled app but one which has been carefully refined over a long period. It’s from a European developer of provenance rather than some Chinese knock-off outfit. The care that has gone into its develop0ment is evident in the care it takes with a user’s computer, and especially in the way it constantly errs on the side of safety rather than indulging in crazily aggressive behaviour which may produce spectacularly high “results” but also spectacularly kethal consequences.

    I’ve used all the so-called Swiss Knife apps. jvPowerTools is still the only one never to have caused a problem, never to have let me down, and as tailored to a novice as it is to an experienced computer user. As a freebie for the next 72-hours, this is Rolls Royce quality software for absolutely nowt. Grab it while you can.

  15. internetexplorer

    Tortuga: Not a silly question; or at least if it is, I’ve been there, done that. The license may be read from another location, but I seem to recall that the directions for doing so were rather precise in contrast to just putting it on the desktop. That said, my experience is that you do not have to leave it out there once the program has read and registered the license information, so you can move it then if you so desire.

  16. Tortuga

    Hello Locutus :D

    Thanks for the heads up
    Havent yet installed, but Ash always praises this app when he posts about it.
    So, going to finally try it out :)

    This may be a silly question:
    => Does the licence *need* to be “on the desktop”?
    Can it not be placed in the program folder? Or in the dwld folder (mine is in a different partition)?

    I tend to keep my desktop clean & uncluttered, so prefer not to have it there.
    If anyone could confirm this, would much appreciated!


  17. internetexplorer

    One more note in case anyone out there needs to know: My other computer had the 2009 version of jv16 already and I forgot to uninstall it first, but lo and behold I checked the new 2010 version and it was already licensed (to dotTech!) before I got around to downloading the new license as you instructed. I also discovered that it’s OK to uninstall the old one after installing the new one, at least when the new one is installed in a different folder, as I just happened to be doing for unrelated personal reasons. :)

  18. internetexplorer

    I guess you’ve got me there–but it’s easy to overlook a “minor” detail when your eyes are “itching to go.” (If you haven’t watched any Westerns lately, that’s an old horse opera idiom for “raring to go,” FWIW.

  19. Giovanni

    Great FREEBIE man!!

    Just a question: what if I downloaded the SW on my Home PC now and applied the license file on my laptop later on (for instance next week)?

    Can I do that or do I have to use the license file within 72 hours starting from now?

    Cheers from Italy


    PS Hey, what became of Ashraf? Is he on vacation?