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Tor Browser v6.0.7 Updated

billon on 30 Nov 2016
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Nov 2016
  • Suggested by M@tty

Tor Browser enables secure, anonymous web access to help bypass various forms of censorship and tracking. It includes the Vidalia Tor client along with Firefox ESR, as well as a variety of configuration changes including the NoScript and HTTPS Everywhere add-ons to enhance privacy. The official browser bundle from the makers of Tor.

Note that the Tor site has some additional precautions that careful users may wish to follow.

Functional in 64-bit. Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Open Source (including GPL and MPL)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch Start Tor Browser.exe and answer a few quick questions about your connection.
Similar/alternative apps: Advanced Onion Router
What's new? See:
https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-browser-607-released
Latest comments
Joe on 2015-04-28 20:37

Your instructions above say "Launch Start Tor Browser.exe and answer a few quick questions about your connection". Those instructions are misleading and confusing. I was stumped for a while until I realized the "Start Tor Browser" file is a shortcut, NOT an executable. Please correct the instructions by removing the text ".exe".

ronbo on 2015-06-16 13:40

Version 4.5.2 available.

smaragdus on 2015-09-05 03:36

I needed to connect to an onion site and downloaded the latest version (5.0.2) but Australis makes Tor Browser absolutely terrible and unusable- I do not want to install heaps of add-ons just to restore features the Mozilla idiots removed. I had an earlier version of Tor Browser (3.6.0- before the advent of the abominable Australis) but the perpetual blinking of the Tor button urging for update is unbearable and cannot be disabled. It can be removed from the tool-bar but this way one cannot acquire new identities.

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USB Oblivion v1.11.1.0 Updated

billon on 25 Nov 2016
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Nov 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

USB Oblivion erases all traces of USB-connected drives and CD-ROMs from the registry. Since Windows keeps a record of all devices attached, this is useful both for privacy and for users who prefer "stealth" software.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: GNU GPL v2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch USBOblivion32.exe or USBOblivion64.exe if using a 64-bit OS.
Similar/alternative apps: DriveCleanup
What's new?
  • Added:
    • Windows 10 support;
    • "Microsoft-Windows-DriverFrameworks-UserMode/Operational" journal cleanup;
    • "Enum\SWD\WPDBUSENUM" registry key cleanup;
    • File deletion on reboot;
    • Creation of System Restore Point (and "-norestorepoint" command-line option);
    • "-log" and "-save" command-line options;
    • VS2015 compilation;
    • "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\VolumeInfoCache" registry key cleanup.
  • Extended "%SystemRoot%\setup*.log" and "%SystemRoot%\inf\setupapi*.log" files deletion.
  • Updated Italian translation.
  • Fixed:
    • Registry backup;
    • "DeviceContainers" registry key cleanup;
    • Too aggressive cleaning of "usbflags" registry key;
    • Minor fixes.
Latest comments
NickR on 2016-01-23 16:28

v1.10.3.0 Download Note:
32b and 64b downloads are the same zip file.
The zip for this version contains both exe

rmarier on 2016-01-24 00:01

Is the website down, of there is no more links to the original project?

Midas on 2016-01-25 00:05

@rmarier: the "Website" link above works for me; just in case you still can't access the main site, you may want to try http://sourceforge.net/projects/usboblivion/ ...

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Advanced Onion Router v0.3.0.26 Updated

billon on 6 Nov 2016
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Nov 2016
  • 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?
  • geoip_c.h was updated with GeoIPCountryWhois.csv released on October 31'st; there are 146784 IP ranges having 31 ranges in the fake "A1" country; all 31 ranges were approximated to real countries.
  • Updated directory authorities according to https://atlas.torproject.org/#search/flag:Authority.
Latest comments
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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ChromeHistoryView v1.25 Updated

billon on 26 Oct 2016
  • 190KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by guinness

ChromeHistoryView is a small utility that reads the history data file of Google Chrome Web browser, and displays the list of all visited Web pages in the last days. For each visited Web page, the following information is displayed: URL, Title, Visit Date/Time, Number of visits, number of times that the user typed this address (Typed Count), Referrer, and Visit ID.

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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ChromeHistoryView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added new buttons to easily choose the history file of Chrome-base Web browsers: 'Vivaldi History File', 'Yandex History File' (Advanced Options window).

BrowsingHistoryView v1.90 Updated

billon on 23 Sep 2016
  • 395KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Sep 2016
  • 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 Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, SeaMonkey, 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
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BrowsingHistoryView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added support for Vivaldi Web browser.
  • When 'Load history from the specified profiles folder' option is selected, the folders combo-box is filled with the profiles folders stored in shadow copies of your hard drive. When loading history from shadow copies, you may find history items older than what you can find in your current system.