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RetroShare v0.6.1

billon on 4 Sep 2016
  • 49MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Sep 2016
  • Suggested by lautrepay

Retroshare is a feature-rich communications platform for small groups of users with a focus on privacy. The program includes an exclusive and secure toolset for instant messaging, chat rooms, forums, direct messages (e-mail), file server, VoIP, channels for distributing content, and link exchange. It functions as an open, distributed alternative to many commercial groupware programs.

Additional features include RSS feed reader, status messages (away/busy), different modes for low traffic, transfer and disk space limits, plugins, skins, and much more. Cross-platform (Mac, Linux, BSD).

Great for small businesses, groups, and a safer alternative to most file sharing methods. Networks can be small or large, but communications between users are limited by default to friends and friends-of-friends, with more specific controls available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
License: Open Source/Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the setup package and launch
  2. During installation, select the "portable" option and save to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch RetroShare.exe
Similar/alternative apps: qTox, Brosix
What's new? See:
https://retroshareteam.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/release-notes-for-v0-6-1/
Latest comments
Emka on 2013-12-14 13:00

v0.5.5b seems to be out, can't find a changelog

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DriveCleanup v1.2.0 Updated

webfork on 20 Dec 2016
  • 38KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jan 2016
  • Suggested by guinness

DriveCleanup removes all currently non present "Storage Volumes", "Disk", "CDROM", "Floppy" USB drives and their USB devices from the device tree. Furthermore it removes orphaned registry items related to these device types. Both are not removed by similar programs on the site and take up space on the registry, eventually slow down a computer over time.

To preview program actions, start with argument -T (test mode).

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch drivecleanup.exe either in the Win32 folder or x64 folder for a 64-bit OS
What's new?
  • Minor improvements.
  • Registry cleanup works again.
Latest comments
TP109 on 2011-06-18 02:02

Useful app. Cleaned up over 75 obsolete entries on a laptop.

Emka on 2015-04-22 17:38

v1.0.0 out

Checker on 2015-04-22 19:21

@ Emka: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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BleachBit v1.12

billon on 2 Jul 2016
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jul 2016
  • Suggested by guinness

BleachBit quickly frees disk space, removes hidden junk, and safeguards your privacy. You can erase cache, Internet history, cookies (including the much-maligned "evercookie"), DOM storage, unused localizations, and temporary files of 70 applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Adobe Reader, APT, and more. Additional applications can be added with the community authored winapp2.ini cleaner list in the Preferences - General tab (requires restart).

Includes wipe function to protect privacy, includes support for 52 languages, and available for Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package labelled 'portable' and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bleachbit.exe.
What's new?
Latest comments
1C3M4N on 2016-01-01 18:16

@I am Baas
The link didn't work some hours ago, that's why I asked.

Checker on 2016-01-01 18:25

@1C3M4N: Link seems to work fine now ;)

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ClearProg v1.6.0

Checker on 7 Sep 2015

ClearProg is a privacy tool that allows you to easily removes cookies, history, cache files, autocomplete entries and download history from supported browsers, including Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla, FireFox and Opera. It is also able to instantly clear the recycle bin, window temp folder, as well as the file lists in the start menu and various other programs.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder. If not launched with the "/Ini" switch, it will write to the registry.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ClearProg.exe /Ini.
Similar/alternative apps: CCleaner, Bleachbit
Latest comments
Midas on 2013-11-14 10:00

An extensive list of additional clearing plugins for ClearProg can be found at http://www.clearprog.de/programme/clearprog/plugin_progs.php?lang=en (use "nächste Seite" to browse through the pages)...

Wolfghost on 2015-09-07 16:12

Why this oldtimer suddently show up ?

Checker on 2015-09-07 18:32

@Wolfghost: I think it's because smaragdus became R2.
So it's: Andrew Lee R5 + Toxteth O'Grady R3 + smaragdus R2 = 10 points

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MyLastSearch v1.64

Checker on 25 Sep 2015
  • 89KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jun 2015
  • Suggested by ClausValca

MyLastSearch utility scans the cache and history files of your Web browsers, and locates all search queries that you made with the most popular search engines (Google, Yahoo and MSN) and with popular social networking sites (Twitter, Facebook, MySpace). The search queries that you made are displayed in a table with the following columns: Search Text, Search Engine, Search Time, Search Type (General, Video, Images), Web Browser, and the search URL.

The program is useful for tracking your interests over time, finding terms used during research, or tracking progress.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MyLastSearch.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed to work with the latest build of Windows 10 (For IE11 Web browser).