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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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Tor Browser v6.0.2 Updated

billon on 21 Jun 2016
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jun 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-602-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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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.
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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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BrowsingHistoryView v1.86

Checker on 8 Apr 2016
  • 391KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Apr 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/Project Spartan, Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Chrome Canary, SeaMonkey, Safari 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?
  • You can now choose the desired encoding (ANSI, UTF-8, UTF-16) to save the csv/xml/text/html files (under the Options menu).

RetroShare v0.6.0

billon on 27 Mar 2016
  • 49MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by lautrepay

Retroshare is a feature-rich communications platform for small groups of users with a focus on privacy. The program includes an exclusive and secure toolset for instant messaging, chat rooms, forums, direct messages (e-mail), file server, VoIP, channels for distributing content, and link exchange. It functions as an open, distributed alternative to many commercial groupware programs.

Additional features include RSS feed reader, status messages (away/busy), different modes for low traffic, transfer and disk space limits, plugins, skins, and much more. Cross-platform (Mac, Linux, BSD).

Great for small businesses, groups, and a safer alternative to most file sharing methods. Networks can be small or large, but communications between users are limited by default to friends and friends-of-friends, with more specific controls available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
License: Open Source/Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the setup package and launch
  2. During installation, select the "portable" option and save to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch RetroShare.exe
Similar/alternative apps: qTox, Brosix
What's new? See:
https://retroshareteam.wordpress.com/2016/02/07/release-notes-for-final-0-6-0/
Latest comments
Emka on 2013-12-14 13:00

v0.5.5b seems to be out, can't find a changelog

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