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Opera v54.0.2952.60 Updated Adware

billon on 19 Jul 2018
  • 137MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Specular

Opera is a fast and secure web browser with tabbed, customizable interface. Features integrated searches, themes, device sync and mouse gestures. 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: Freeware
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
PAFuser on 2017-05-30 20:14

Deleting "Add site" button on start page will stop ads being added. Use address bar icon to add to speed dial, or bookmark.

PAFuser on 2017-09-07 00:12

Download directory: https://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera/desktop/ Go to bottom of page for newest version, select win, then select your download:

PAFuser on 2018-01-03 12:12

Opera 50 is available. Not Beta. https://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera/desktop/50.0.2762.45/

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BrowsingHistoryView v2.17 Updated

billon on 16 Jul 2018
  • 415KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

BrowsingHistoryView reads the history data of popular Web browsers and then displays the browsing history in one table. The program includes visited URL, title, visit time, count, browser and user profile. It supports Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey, Pale Moon, Opera, Google Chrome, Safari, Vivaldi and Yandex Web browser.

The program allows you see the browsing history of all user profiles in a running system, as well as backed-up profiles and is useful for usability testing, administrators and parents.

Data can be exported into a spreadsheet, html, or xml file from the user interface. Includes command-line options.

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 BrowsingHistoryView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MZHistoryView, IEHistoryView, ChromeHistoryView
What's new?
  • You can now specify environment variables in the history files of the 'Load history from the specified history files' option.

SRWare Iron v67.0.3500.0 Updated

billon on 28 Jun 2018
  • 160MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by freakazoid

SRWare Iron is a privacy-enhanced web browser based on Chromium, the open source project behind Google Chrome. By default, Iron sends out less information as compared to Chrome (e.g., creating a unique user ID or the submission of entries to Google to generate suggestions), making it potentially more privacy friendly and secure in operation.

Iron supports both official and unofficial themes and some extensions from Chrome. Additionally, to enable blocking ad servers, a 'adblock.ini' is present in the program folder, and Opera's 'urlfilter.ini' can easily be converted to Iron's accepted format by following these instructions (or see comments below).

Note: It is recommended you change the homepage. The Iron default homepage may contain ads or links to fake adware-containing downloads.

Alternative packages:

  • Iron Portable (adds password portabilization, path portabilization, registry cleanup and Java support)
  • X-Iron (idem)

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. It creates some registry keys in 'HKCU\Software\Chromium'. Start with --incognito parameter to prevent saving history and cookies after program closes.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: BSD
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch IronPortable.exe.

XP/Vista is no longer supported but the last release version 49 is available.
Similar/alternative apps: Chromium Portable, Google Chrome Portable
What's new?
  • Several minor improvements.
  • Several API improvements.
  • Bug-/Security fixes.
Latest comments
random17 on 2016-08-07 14:16

Just noting that Iron Portable and SRWare Iron Portable, as well as GoogleChromePortable and X-Chromium, create these registry keys:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions

HKU\*\Software\Google
HKU\*\Software\Google\Chrome
HKU\*\Software\Google\Chrome\Extensions

Also note that the HKLM key is hidden in regedit. I can see it being created using Regshot and get to it and delete it with an alternate registry editor. I don't know how the key is protected. (Any info appreciated.)

The only Chromium browser that doesn't create these keys is Chromium Portable (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2169).

They also create the following folders/files:

C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad\metadata
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad\reports
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad\settings.dat

webfork on 2016-08-09 00:09

random17: thanks for the info but, as that addresses multiple programs and not just Iron, posts like that really belong in forums.

MIKLO on 2017-08-15 13:51

Very nice have been using for a long time and really like, thanks.
MIKLO

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EagleGet v2.0.4.60 Updated

billon on 22 Jun 2018
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by Midas

EagleGet helps create an easy-to-use, all-in-one method for downloads via the web including popular online audio and video sites or streams. The program includes speed limits, scheduling, proxy controls and the ability to pause, resume and categorize your downloads. It can be integrated to a variety of web browsers and uses a variety of tricks to try and boost your download speed.

Supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, MMS and RTSP protocols and works with Chrome, IE, Firefox, Opera and Maxthon.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes to HKCU\Software\EagleGet unless auto-update check is disabled as in extract instructions and key is deleted.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch EagleGet.exe. Note that the program will launch a browser at startup.

For greater stealth/portability, the following steps are also recommended:
  1. Open Options (a box next to the minimize button) and choose Configurations
  2. Uncheck Launch EagleGet on Windows Startup
  3. Check Disable Automatic Update Check
  4. Uncheck Join EUEP to Help us Improve EagleGet
  5. Click the Monitoring tab and then Uncheck all items under Browser Integration including monitoring for File Hosting Sites if present
Similar/alternative apps: Free Download Manager
What's new?
  • Optimized bt download.
  • Fixed:
    • The problem of can’t download .ts, .EXE, .swf files;
    • Bug which auto change file extension;
    • The problem of can’t download by browser after add the url to blacklist;
    • Some ui bugs;
    • Other minor bugs.
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2018-03-29 04:56

Killer Youtube downloading feature. Free Download Manager stalled the same links, and the once mighty TVideoDownloader seems to be dead..

Midas on 2018-03-29 07:32

@shnbwmn: I use 3DYoutubeDownloader for that (https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2634)...

shnbwmn on 2018-03-30 02:13

Cheers Midas, excellent suggestion.

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StorURL v3.0.23.2 Updated

billon on 7 Jun 2018
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

StorURL is a customizable bookmark manager that can import bookmarks from the most popular browsers or added manually. Added bookmarks can be organized in a unlimited number of categories. The program includes bookmarks verification, the ability to launch bookmarks in custom browser, grab website icons, search, always remain on top, minimize to tray (with bookmarks launched from the tray), floating tool-bar, password-protection and more.

Supported browsers include Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Opera. Bookmarks can also be imported from StorURL Online if registered.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 3.5
MS Visual C++ 2005 SP 1 Redist Package MFC Security Update
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch StorURL.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FavoritesView, URL Monit@r
What's new?
  • Increased the width of the quick search box.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-06-20 06:49

StorURL may work under Windows XP/Windows Vista, testing and confirmation would be welcome.

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