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Tor Browser v6.0.4 Updated

billon on 16 Aug 2016
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Aug 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-604-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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DriveCleanup v1.2.0 Updated

billon on 7 Aug 2016
  • 38KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jan 2016
  • Suggested by guinness

DriveCleanup removes all currently non present "Storage Volumes", "Disk", "CDROM", "Floppy" USB drives and their USB devices from the device tree. Furthermore it removes orphaned registry items related to these device types. Both are not removed by similar programs on the site and take up space on the registry, eventually slow down a computer over time.

To preview program actions, start with argument -T (test mode).

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch drivecleanup.exe either in the Win32 folder or x64 folder for a 64-bit OS
What's new?
  • Minor improvements.
  • Registry cleanup works again.
Latest comments
TP109 on 2011-06-18 02:02

Useful app. Cleaned up over 75 obsolete entries on a laptop.

Emka on 2015-04-22 17:38

v1.0.0 out

Checker on 2015-04-22 19:21

@ Emka: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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Revo Uninstaller v2.0.0 Updated

SYSTEM on 10 Aug 2016
  • 32MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Aug 2016
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Revo Uninstaller helps you remove any unwanted application installed on your computer. Additional clean-up tools include an auto-start manager, Windows tools manager, junk files cleaner, browsers history cleaner, office history cleaner, Windows history cleaner, unrecoverable delete tool, and evidence remover.

A Pro version is available with more features.

NOTE: At every third run, the program displays an advertisement. See here how to hide it permanently.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Adware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RevoUPort.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Zsoft Uninstaller
What's new? Added:
  • Full 64-bit support.
  • Details Panel about selected program in Icon view.
  • Еxport command (for the list of installed programs and leftovers).
Improved:
  • User Interface.
  • Hunter Mode.
  • All 8 additional tools.
  • Many minor improvements.
Latest comments
ahaider7 on 2016-08-06 04:44

Why have separate links for 32 and 64 bit when both point at the same target?

joby_toss on 2016-08-06 07:01

So people would know this build is compatible with both systems (the downloaded file contains both versions).

Midas on 2016-08-06 12:08

@ahaider7: moreover, why not? Didn't you get what you needed?

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BleachBit v1.12 Updated

billon on 2 Jul 2016
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jul 2016
  • 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
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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Advanced Onion Router v0.3.0.24 Updated

billon on 12 Jun 2016
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jun 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 June 7'th; there are 123310 IP ranges having 94 ranges in the fake "A1" country; 91 ranges were approximated to real countries.
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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