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Advanced Onion Router v0.3.0.27 Updated

billon on 12 Feb 2017
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Feb 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.

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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? Updated:
  • The OpenSSL library to 1.0.2k.
  • The zLib library to 1.2.11.
  • geoip_c.h with GeoIPCountryWhois.csv released on February 7'th; there are 150033 IP ranges having 32 ranges in the fake "A1" country; all 32 ranges were approximated to real countries.
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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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IECookiesView v1.79 Updated

billon on 12 Feb 2017
  • 156KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by AlephX

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

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System Requirements: WinAll
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 iecv.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed to read cookie files with .cookie extension (IE11 - version 11.576.14393.0).
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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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Crypto Notepad v1.1.0 Updated

billon on 11 Feb 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Crypto Notepad is a simple, notepad-like text editor that encrypts saved files. Other features include font and color customization, word wrap, shortcut keys, and auto-lock on minimize. You can press the lock icon to hide information without closing the application (will switch to a password prompt).

Utilizes the AES encryption algorithm with available 128, 192, and 256 key sizes.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET 4.5
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Crypto Notepad.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: fSekrit, Steganos LockNote
What's new?
  • Drag and Drop support.
  • Highlight URLs and mailto: links (hold SHIFT key to open them).
  • Auto save on lock.
  • Change text selection behavior.
Latest comments
Hawk on 2017-02-13 14:20

Don't have tabs?

webfork on 2017-02-13 22:52

@Hawk: no but feel free to request that feature on the github site. Author is fairly responsive.

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BrowsingHistoryView v1.95 Updated

billon on 8 Feb 2017
  • 399KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Feb 2017
  • 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
Unicode support: 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 'Quick Filter' feature (View -> Use Quick Filter or Ctrl+Q). When it's turned on, you can type a string in the text-box added under the toolbar and BrowsingHistoryView will instantly filter the history table, showing only lines that contain the string you typed.

Tor Browser v6.5 Updated

billon on 25 Jan 2017
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jan 2017
  • 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-65-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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