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Tor Browser v5.5.1 Updated

billon on 5 Feb 2016
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Feb 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
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-551-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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BrowsingHistoryView v1.81 Updated

Checker on 3 Feb 2016
  • 384KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by Checker

BrowsingHistoryView reads the history data of popular Web browsers Microsoft Edge/Project Spartan, Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Chrome Canary, SeaMonkey, Safari and Yandex Web browser, and then displays the browsing history in one table. Includes Visited URL, Title, Visit Time, Visit Count, Web browser and User Profile. BrowsingHistoryView allows you to watch the browsing history of all user profiles in a running system, as well as to get the browsing history from an external hard drive.

You can also export the browsing history into csv/tab-delimited/html/xml file from the user interface, or from the command-line.

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?
  • The 'Web Browser' column now displays 'Internet Explorer 10/11 / Edge' for items of IE10/IE11/Edge (In previous versions it displayed 'Internet Explorer 10').

BleachBit v1.10 Updated

webfork on 14 Jan 2016
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Dec 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

BleachBit quickly frees disk space, removes hidden junk, and safeguards your privacy. You can erase cache, Internet history, cookies (including the much-maligned "evercookie"), DOM storage, unused localizations, and temporary files of 70 applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Adobe Reader, APT, and more. Additional applications can be added with the community authored winapp2.ini cleaner list in the Preferences - General tab (requires restart).

Includes wipe function to protect privacy, includes support for 52 languages, and available for Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package labelled 'portable' and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bleachbit.exe.
What's new?
Latest comments
1C3M4N on 2016-01-01 18:16

@I am Baas
The link didn't work some hours ago, that's why I asked.

Checker on 2016-01-01 18:25

@1C3M4N: Link seems to work fine now ;)

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ClearProg v1.6.0

Checker on 7 Sep 2015

ClearProg is a privacy tool that allows you to easily removes cookies, history, cache files, autocomplete entries and download history from supported browsers, including Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla, FireFox and Opera. It is also able to instantly clear the recycle bin, window temp folder, as well as the file lists in the start menu and various other programs.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder. If not launched with the "/Ini" switch, it will write to the registry.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ClearProg.exe /Ini.
Similar/alternative apps: CCleaner, Bleachbit
Latest comments
Midas on 2013-11-14 10:00

An extensive list of additional clearing plugins for ClearProg can be found at http://www.clearprog.de/programme/clearprog/plugin_progs.php?lang=en (use "nächste Seite" to browse through the pages)...

Wolfghost on 2015-09-07 16:12

Why this oldtimer suddently show up ?

Checker on 2015-09-07 18:32

@Wolfghost: I think it's because smaragdus became R2.
So it's: Andrew Lee R5 + Toxteth O'Grady R3 + smaragdus R2 = 10 points

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MyLastSearch v1.64

Checker on 25 Sep 2015
  • 89KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jun 2015
  • Suggested by ClausValca

MyLastSearch utility scans the cache and history files of your Web browsers, and locates all search queries that you made with the most popular search engines (Google, Yahoo and MSN) and with popular social networking sites (Twitter, Facebook, MySpace). The search queries that you made are displayed in a table with the following columns: Search Text, Search Engine, Search Time, Search Type (General, Video, Images), Web Browser, and the search URL.

The program is useful for tracking your interests over time, finding terms used during research, or tracking progress.

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 MyLastSearch.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed to work with the latest build of Windows 10 (For IE11 Web browser).