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Advanced Onion Router v0.3.1.0 Updated

billon on 11 Apr 2017
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Apr 2017
  • 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.

Category:
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?
  • DirServers was renamed to DirAuthorities, to update the list of directory authorities in older AdvOR.ini files.
  • as2asm can now handle files larger than 73 MB.
  • Updated:
    • Lbraries: libevent-2.1.8-stable, openssl-1.1.0e, zlib-1.2.1;
    • The AS path tree with latest AS path definitions from cidr-report.org; there are 281211 AS path definitions;
    • csv2asm with latest AS path definitions;
    • geoip_c.h with GeoIPCountryWhois.csv released on April 6th; there are 151790 IP ranges having 33 ranges in the fake "A1" country; 32 ranges were approximated to real countries;
    • Language strings: 491, 531, 657.
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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 0.3.0.19

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µTorrent v3.5.0(build 43580) Updated Adware

billon on 31 Mar 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by Vurlix

µTorrent (or uTorrent) is a lightweight BitTorrent client that supports multiple simultaneous downloads, file level priorities, configurable bandwidth scheduler and speed limiters, even the ability to only run while user activity is detected. Also includes boss key, built-in search function, and RSS capability for subscribed downloads.

Note that this software was changed to adware after being added to the PortableFreeware database.

Alternatively, µTorrent Portable is also available, which automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Adware
How to extract:
  1. Download the EXE to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file called settings.dat in the same folder
  3. Launch utorrent.exe
Optional: To disable advertisements.
Similar/alternative apps: qBittorrent Portable, Halite
What's new? See:
http://www.should.keepfree.de/utorrent_alltime_changelogs.txt
Latest comments
DarkShadow on 2016-02-17 10:10

@billon:
Download gives me a v3.4.5 build 41712 !

Checker on 2016-02-17 10:23

@DarkShadow: v3.4.5 build 41712 seems to be the latest stable version.

robzuc on 2016-02-21 21:26

As I wrote on 2015-09-26, the original software isn't portable. I don't know why it hasn't yet been blacklisted from this website... Anyway, I tried the PortableApps version, but initially it didn't work: I had to rename first uTorrent_Downloaded.exe to uTorrent.exe in the [\uTorrentPortable\App\uTorrent] folder.

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Deluge v1.3.14 Updated

SYSTEM on 7 Mar 2017
  • 52MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by WIkiQUsK

Deluge is a lightweight BitTorrent client designed to be unobtrusive, leaving much of its functionality to available plugins (such as RSS and scheduler). The program includes encryption, DHT, Local Peer Discovery, µTorrent Peer Exchange, UPnP and NAT-PMP, proxy support, web seed, private torrents, speed limits, bandwidth scheduler, and more. The interface can be password-protected.

Cross-platform with clients available for Linux, OS X, and Unix. The program allows multiple user-interfaces including GTK+, Web, and console, with available password protection. Utilizes a libtorrent backend.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder: \data
Stealth: ? No. Temporary files are saved to %APPDATA%. For more details, read 1 and 2.
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. If present, move the files and folders inside $_OUTDIR to the main folder (where deluge.exe is located)
  3. Launch deluge.exe -c data

Optionally, delete the $PLUGINSDIR folder.
Similar/alternative apps: qBitTorrent
What's new? Core
  • #2889: Fixed 'Too many files open' errors.
  • #2861: Added support for python-geoip for use with libtorrent 1.1.
  • #2149: Fixed a single proxy entry being overwritten resulting in no proxy set.

UI
  • Added tracker_status translation to UIs.

GtkUI
  • #2901: Strip whitespace from infohash before checks.
  • Add missed feature autofill infohash entry from clipboard.

WebUI
  • #1908: Backport bind interface option for server.
  • Security: Fixed WebUI CSRF Vulnerability.

ConsoleUI
  • #2948 [Console] Fix decode error comparing non-ascii (str) torrent name.

AutoAdd? Plugin
  • Fixes for splitting magnets from file.
  • Remove duplicate magnet extension when splitting.

Tixati v2.53 Updated

billon on 24 Feb 2017
  • 72MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by Ruby

Tixati is an easy-to-use file sharing program utilizing the distributed, peer-to-peer BitTorrent protocol. The program includes a clean, simple interface with the notable ability to prioritize files within a downloading torrent so you can get the first song or video downloaded and previewed quickly. Also supports customized download folders by file type, bandwidth throttling, transfer visualizations, encryption, prioritization, RSS support, IP filtering, and DHT and magnet links.

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete tixati_Linux32bit and tixati_Linux64bit. Launch tixati_Windows32bit.exe or tixati_Windows64bit.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: BitComet, qBittorent, uTorrent, Halite
What's new? See:
https://www.tixati.com/news/
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-02-24 20:33

Tixati is not "72MB (uncompressed)"- it is either 38 MB (x32) or 36 MB (x64).

__philippe on 2017-02-24 21:12

@billon

Thanks for your quietly updating Tixati's main entry, following the above agitation...;-)

  • "Uncompressed size": revised total footprint of relevant Win PE binaries
  • "How-to-extract": added pertinent advice to discard irrelevant Unix binaries

__philippe on 2017-02-24 23:33

@smaragdus
(Tixati is not "72MB (uncompressed)"- it is either 38 MB (x32) or 36 MB (x64).)

Quite so, strictly speaking...

BUT...

Currently, the "Uncompressed size" field is formally defined in the entry form as:
   "Total size of application files when fully unarchived/uncompressed".

We don't really want to open a whole 'nother can of worms about what exactly ought to be the appropriate scope of the "uncompressed size" field definition, with implication for every current entry in the Data Base, do we ?

...;-)

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BitComet v1.45

billon on 17 Jan 2017
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by xlioilx

BitComet is a manager for web, FTP, and BitTorrent downloads supporting simultaneous connections, file queue, selected torrent package contents, fast-resume, chatting, disk cache, speed limits, port mapping, proxy, IP filter, etc.

It requires generally less CPU and memory than many Java or .NET-based clients.

Note: There have been various criticisms leveled against this client.

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

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Dependencies: MSXML3 or above (installed by default with IE6 or WinXP, or available from Microsoft as a separate download)
Stealth: ? No. Writes a few window-related settings to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "non-installation version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BitComet.exe or BitComet_x64.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Free Download Manager, qBitTorrent
What's new? GUI:
  • Improved:
    • Support login account using email;
    • Client IP address moved from status bar to context menu.
  • Fixed:
    • Task size not displayed when opening torrent.
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-03-31 20:43

I used BitComet as the first torrent client back in the ol days.
Then uTorrent arrived, and I stuck with it for the low resource usage.

/Corn

smaragdus on 2016-11-11 20:01

@billon
Have you checked the download links for BitComet version 1.44?
I get "404 Not Found" both for the archive and the installer.

billon on 2016-11-11 20:35

@smaragdus:
Sames, there are no v. 1.44 in the site - https://download.bitcomet.com/achive/
Previous still work

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