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Opera v58.0.3135.118 Updated Adware

billon on 22 Mar 2019
  • 137MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by Specular

Opera is a fast and secure web browser with tabbed, customizable interface. Features integrated searches, themes, device sync, mouse gestures, and built-in ad blocking. Also available is a service that includes a bookmarks and password sync along with an "off-road" mode that uses server-side compression to speed up browsing especially for low speed internet connections (account signup required). A variety of add-ons are available to extend functionality.

Based on Google Chrome, the program is available for Mac, Linux, Android and a variety of mobile phones and tablets. Opera v12 (Presto) is also available and includes many features not present in the newer version.

Alternative Portable versions:

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Opera Software, HKCU\Software\MozillaPlugins, HKLM\Software\MozillaPlugins.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Adware (was initially freeware when added to the database)
How to extract:
  1. Download and launch Setup.exe
  2. Select Options and choose Stand-alone installation (USB)
  3. Set Install path to a folder of your choice and click Accept & Install
  4. Launch launcher.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Vivaldi, Google Chrome Portable
What's new? See:
https://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/windows/
Latest comments
jcaiken on 2018-10-17 15:39

Opera is built on Chromium, the open-source version of Chrome, and as well as having its own extensions is compatible with most Chrome extensions (but not Chrome Applications).
The reference to the older version of Opera (v12) should also identify that it also lacks many of the modern features that are only available in the newer versions, e.g. Chrome compatibility, built in ad-blocker and free VPN, etc.

webfork on 2018-10-17 21:36

jcaiken: Thanks for the suggestions but these entries really aim to just be a summary of the application. There's really no way to make sure we're highlighting all the tech, features, and difference from other applications, but you're right that the ad-bocking by default is notable so I'll add that in.

Also, should note that the included "VPN" is really just a proxy.

PAFuser on 2019-03-07 10:40

Like Opera, just wish it did not updates every week. Another today, never know what is updated, security, or unimportant.

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Lintalist v1.9.8.2 Updated

lintalist on 16 Mar 2019
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by lintalist

Lintalist is a context sensitive text-expander with abbreviations, shortcuts, plugins, scripts and search. It allows you to store and (incrementally) search and edit texts in bundles and paste a selected text in your active program. The text can be interactive, for example you can automatically insert the current time and date, ask for (basic) user input or make a selection from a list etc and finally it can also run a script. You can use keyboard shortcuts or abbreviations to paste the text (or run the script) without opening the search window. You can also use formatted text (html, markdown and rtf) and images.

Written in AutoHotkey

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. The program can create shortcuts (lnk) on your desktop and/or startup folder for you.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Lintalist.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Texter
What's new? See https://github.com/lintalist/lintalist/blob/master/changelog.md
Latest comments
TP109 on 2017-03-27 11:24

An amazingly useful and versatile program. Many possibilities and I'm finding new uses for it all the time. Can be used effectively without any AHK knowledge, but possessing even a basic familiarity with AHK further expands its usefulness.

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Universal Extractor 2 v2.0.0 RC 2 Updated

billon on 13 Mar 2019
  • 60MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by Mikhoul

Universal Extractor 2 is an easy-to-use extraction program that works on a long list of file types including standard compression formats like ZIP, RAR and 7Z files, as well as program installers, disk images, audio/video and many more. The program also includes an "scan" option to view available data on a setup file, integrated updater, improved status box, new detection methods for files, batch extraction, plugin support and more.

The program is an unofficial fork of Universal Extractor.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Included libraries may write to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch UniExtract.exe

Optionally, in the setup wizard:
  • In the Context Menu Entries screen, click Next to skip (this feature is not portable)
  • In the Support for Video Files screen, click Download to enable decompression of a long list of audio and video formats.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal Extractor
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Bioruebe/UniExtract2/releases
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-04-29 06:35

I've been using this frequently as a replacement for the original Universal Extractor and it's so far saved me a lot of time and energy.

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Google Chrome Portable v73.0.3683.75 Updated

billon on 22 Mar 2019
  • 150MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

Google Chrome is a web browser designed for simplicity and speed. Its minimalistic appearance and capabilities can be extended with themes and extensions. The rendering and underlying code is similar to Apple's Safari browser.

Available for Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.

Google Chrome Portable is PortableApps.com version of the program. It and includes automatic support for jPortable to enable web-based Java apps. For users interested in the cutting edge, the Beta, Development and 64-bit channels are also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch GoogleChromePortable.exe.

Optionally, to run in a more stealthy mode, start with --incognito to avoid saving history and cookies after program close.
Similar/alternative apps: Chromium Portable, SRWare Iron
What's new? See:
https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/search/label/Stable updates
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-04-06 07:00

Tested on Windows 10 64bit:
After closing Chrome and the PortableApps.com platform 13.0 I found files in this folder:
C:\Users\MyUserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data
AND in the registry I found settings in these keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\PreReadFieldTrial
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome

JohnTHaller on 2016-04-08 13:25

There was a Crashpad issue causing the APPDATA directory to be left behind that was fixed in today's releases. I can't reproduce the others on any OS. Please post a complete bug report in the support forum here: http://portableapps.com/forums/support/other_apps We have hundreds of apps and bug reports as comments on another site often won't be seen and won't wind up being addressed, at least not in a timely manner.

Ennovy on 2016-04-08 13:42

@JohnTHaller: Thank you for the new release. Regarding the registry entries that are left behind I will post in the forum.

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CCleaner v5.55.7108 Updated Adware

billon on 12 Mar 2019
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by Ennovy

NOTE: Recent press about CCleaner indicates it may represent a privacy concern.

CCleaner is a feature-rich system optimization and privacy tool. The program cleans unused, temporary and log files from your system, as well as traces of online activities such as Internet history and flash cookies. The program contains startup controls for Windows, major internet browsers and context menu entries. Includes a separate registry cleaner, duplicate search, system restore tool and can wipe both deleted files and drive free space for security.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder). Monitoring functions are only available in the pro version.

Additional cleaner rules can be using an unofficial set of community-developed set. It should be noted that many of these rules are alpha and the developers will not provide support for these rules, a thread in the users forum is dedicated to supporting the add-on rules.

Alternatively, ccPortable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights under Windows Vista or above
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License.txt and unnecessary language files
  3. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS)

If the "Portable" ZIP package is not yet available:
  1. Download the installer and extract CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe and necessary language files using 7-Zip to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a file named ccleaner.ini in the same folder
  3. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS)

Don't forget to disable usage data sharing in 'Options' - 'Privacy'.
Similar/alternative apps: BleachBit
What's new? See:
https://www.ccleaner.com/news/release-announcements
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2018-06-29 16:17

See: https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/28/ccleaner-5-54-comes-with-advertising-popups/ Using Firewall App Blocker (Fab) from Sordum: https://www.sordum.org/8125/firewall-app-blocker-fab-v1-6/ I stopped CCleaner outbound. No ad since. Program is easy to use, just un-zip and run (only for Windows Firewall).

PAFuser on 2018-08-04 10:49

portableapps.com has 5.45.6611 (Date Updated: 2018-07-26, product version: 5.545.190.6611), Aug 3 version (above) is 5.44.6575 download (64bit) is 5.44.162.6575. Is this an update?

Special on 2018-08-04 15:43

5.45 was officially pulled and replaced back with 5.44, so yes.

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