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IECookiesView v1.77

Checker on 19 Jul 2014
  • 150KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

IECookiesView displays the details of all cookies that Internet Explorer stores on your computer, view and search through them, deleting the unwanted cookies etc.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Windows registry. I am accepting this as portable because it can be used to quickly locate and remove unwanted cookies in a crunch. Be warned that all UI settings are written to the registry, so any UI configuration you make is reset when you run the app on a different machine.
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch iecv.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed issue: IECookiesView displayed the date/time values of IE10/IE11 in GMT instead of local time.
  • Fixed to display date/time values according to daylight saving time settings.
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Shodan on 2007-12-31 06:15

Now this great little utility saves it's settings in the local folder making it totally portable. THANK YOU, Nir !

MiDoJo on 2008-01-23 13:43

1.71 works for ie7 (even though nirsoft does not claim it) it also works for vista (with the caveat that you cannot get rid of the signature warning even if you unblock in the file properties) 1.70 Works with Vista/ie7/portably but does write some items to registry

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FlashCookiesView v1.15

Checker on 8 Jun 2014

FlashCookiesView is a small utility that displays the list of cookie files created by Flash component (Local Shared Object) in your Web browser. For each cookie file, the lower pane of FlashCookiesView displays the content of the file in readable format or as Hex dump.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FlashCookiesView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added option to remember that folder you choose in the 'Select Folder' window.
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Ralph on 2011-05-08 01:14

Thanks - Excellent Utility (as always from NirSoft)
Try: Options > Display Mode > Automatic .... To get a feel for what's going on

juvera on 2011-11-11 14:06

I just found this article explaining that evercookies can be stored to up to eight different places on the user's computer.
Does FlashCookiesView clean them all?

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RetroShare v0.5.5c.7261

webfork on 30 Apr 2014

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.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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: Brosix
What's new? Yet another Heartbeat update:

Previous update:
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Emka on 2013-12-14 13:00

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

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Advanced Onion Router v0.3.0.20

webfork on 30 Nov 2014
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Vector

Advanced Onion Router is designed to bypass various barriers with a secure, anonymous Internet connection. The program attempts to circumvent firewalls, website censorship, web tracking tools, and more. Allows user of almost any application that connects to the Internet. Unlike similar clients that require a configurable proxy, AOR is able to "force" a program to use the Tor network.

Note that the Tor site recommends against using the service for Torrent connections.

Note: Instructions for making Tor editions of Opera, Firefox, and Chat are included in the "Help" directory.

System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Various Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AdvOR.exe.

Optionally, go to the "System" menu in options and check "Try to write to disk less frequently". This is ideal for increasing the life of drives running from flash memory.
Similar/alternative apps: PortableTor
What's new? 2014-04-17 Advanced Onion Router
  • corrected: the subdomain was not removed from an .onion address when searching for its rendezvous descriptor (thanks to AyrA for reporting this problem on
  • the OpenSSL library was updated to openssl-1.0.1g
  • geoip_c.h was updated with GeoIPCountryWhois.csv released on April 2nd; there are 93477 IP ranges having 102 ranges in the fake "A1" country; 98 ranges were approximated to real countries

2013-12-10 Advanced Onion Router
  • corrected: possible buffer overflow when setting a huge OS version string
  • corrected: when changing the default OS version, a buffer that was not allocated with tor_malloc() was freed with tor_free() (thanks to anonymous for reporting this problem on
  • corrected: a generated AS path included some extra nodes that were before the selected path in the AS tree from geoip_as.h
  • the program that imports AS path definitions and generates the geoip_as.h file is now included in the source code archive (as2asm)
  • the AS path tree was updated with latest AS path definitions from; a few errors were corrected in the AS tree import algorithm
  • geoip_c.h was updated with GeoIPCountryWhois.csv released on December 5th; there are 84715 IP ranges having 114 ranges in the fake "A1" country; 110 ranges were approximated to real countries
  • updated language strings: 1248
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webfork on 2013-07-19 02:26

I've tested out several programs and this is still my program of choice for the Tor network. Very lucky to have it.

billon on 2013-12-02 21:56

updated to

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JPEG & PNG Stripper v1.5.7.70

webfork on 19 Apr 2014

JPEG & PNG Stripper is a drag-and-drop metadata stripper/cleaner for one or more JPG/JPEG, JFIF and PNG files, saving disk space and protecting privacy. Metadata carries a variety of information about the camera or device used to take the picture, date it was taken, and other data primarily important for photographers. Because metadata increasingly carries more and more information about the pre-cropped original photo and on where the picture was taken (geo-location), metadata can represent a privacy risk. Deleting metadata usually saves between 1 and 10% of the overall file size.

The program includes a "preview only" feature to show how much space image metadata is taking up.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: User profile folder. But given the nature of the application and the small number of settings it exposes, I think it can be accepted as portable.
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Stripper.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ExifToolGUI
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u64 on 2010-06-18 05:49

Smallest images possible without loosing quality.

for /R .\ %%1 in (*.jp*) do jpegtran -optimize -perfect -copy none -progressive "%%1" "%%1"
jscl -d -j -n -r -s *.jp*
contig/s *.jp*

cmd /c "start /b /low /wait cmd /c for /R .\ %%1 in (*.png) do for /L %%j in (1,1,5) do pngout /f%%j "%%1""
deflopt -abdr *
contig/s *.png

Carbonize on 2010-08-29 17:42

Metadata in images is just the same as tags in audio files. They are used to store useful information (OK some of the information is not not that useful to most of us like what camera took the pic). Would be better if this program gave you a list of common metadata and let you tick those you didn't want it to remove.

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