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BrowsingHistoryView v1.50 Updated

Checker on 3 Apr 2014
  • 370KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Checker

BrowsingHistoryView reads the history data of popular Web browsers Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Chrome Canary, SeaMonkey and Safari, 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.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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 'Load history from the specified history files' option in the 'Advanced Options' window.

CCleaner v4.12.4657 Updated

Checker on 25 Mar 2014
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Ennovy

CCleaner is a system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused, temporary, and log files from your system, as well as cleaning traces of your online activities such as Internet history and flash cookies. Contains a separate registry cleaner and can optionally use wipe features for both deleted files and drive free space.

See the official documentation for information on generating a list of covered programs search for "Export". An unofficial set of community developed cleaning rules can be found here however it should be noted that many of these rules are alpha and the developers will not provide support for these rules, a thread in the users forum is dedicated to supporting the add-on rules.

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

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights under Windows Vista or above
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CCleaner.exe (for 32-bit OS) or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new?
  • Added Opera 15 and newer Saved Form Information cleaning.
  • Added Opera Developer Channel support.
  • Improved ActiveX and Class Issue Registry cleaning.
  • Added Facebook and Twitter cookies to Intelligent Cookie Scan.
  • Improved Scheduler management (CCleaner Professional only).
  • Added Xilisoft Video Converter and DVD Ripper, dBpoweramp and SyncBackFree cleaning.
  • Improved Internet Download Manager, Oxygen XML Editor, Orbit Downloader, CA Anti-Virus, Microsoft AntiSpyware, and Vuze cleaning.
  • Minor GUI Improvements.
  • Minor bug fixes.
Latest comments
Ganamyde on 2013-03-26 18:53

Here is an updater for it, it also has an option to update Winapp2

DarkShadow on 2013-07-25 16:21

v4.04.4197 (July 25, 2013)

Checker on 2013-07-25 16:31

@ DarkShadow: Thanks ... and updated.

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PeerBlock v1.2 r693 Updated

JohnTHaller on 18 Jan 2014

PeerBlock is an filter that automatically blocks the addresses of organizations and corporations that may harm user privacy while using the Internet and P2P networks. The program also contains a "Block HTTP" feature for use with web browsers that blocks advertisements, sites associated with spyware, and more. PeerBlock is a fork of the popular but inactive PeerGuardian, adding features and fixes as well as Windows Vista/7/8 and 64-bit versions.

Alternatively, Peerblock Portable is stealth and automatically selects the proper Peerblock variant for the current PC.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrative rights
Stealth: ? No. Leaves registry entries: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_IPFILTERDRIVER and HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\IpFilterDriver\Enum
License: GPL and zlib/libpng
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package for your operating system and extract to a folder of your choice. Note that there are four variants: standard WinXP 32-bit & 64-bit, and Vista+ 32-bit and 64-bit
  2. Launch peerblock.exe
  3. When prompted, select types of organizations you would like to block
Similar/alternative apps: SterJo Netstalker
What's new?
  • Port Allow List - The new "Port Settings" tab allows you to unblock ports (incoming and/or outgoing). This means that PeerBlock will not filter any connections from/to those ports. This can for example be used if you're running PeerBlock on a public FTP server, or if you want to ensure that outgoing SMTP mail communications are never blocked. Many thanks to night_stalker_z for his hard work on this feature!
  • First-run Update Message - When you first run PeerBlock after upgrading, you will see a notice explaining why lists are only updating once per week. Hopefully this will help to alleviate people's confusion about this.
  • Better Weekly List-Updating - We've made some improvements that should help ensure that free users continue to get their free weekly list-updates.
  • I-Blocklist Subscription Settings - To make it easier for you to configure PeerBlock to use an I-Blocklist Subscription, new I-Blocklist Username/PIN fields have been added to the bottom of the "Settings 1" tab.
  • Separate Settings Tabs - Instead of having one Settings tab with those silly "Next" and "Prev" buttons on it, we've broken that out into two separate "Settings 1" and "Settings 2" tabs.
  • Improved List-Update Error Handling - We've worked with I-Blocklist, who hosts the vast majority of the lists people use, to create improved error messaging for the various problems that may occur when updating lists. If something occurs during update-checking, the error message displayed should be much more meaningful.
  • Improved List-update Error Window - Should you hit any errors while updating your lists - 429 or otherwise - we will now pop up a more informative error window, along with a button you can click to jump straight to our site to check for more information.
  • Updated Error Windows - If you encounter a catastrophic error, the message that appears will now tell you to go visit This will redirect you to a forum-post on which the most common error-messages are displayed, to help you figure out what has gone wrong, and what can be done to fix it.
  • (Re)Load Previously Downloaded Lists - Previously, there was a problem where if you disabled and then re-enabled a list in the List Manager, that list wouldn't be reloaded until it successfully downloaded an update. Now, if it can't update that list it will still load the last version you did successfully download.
  • Removal of Windows 2000 Support - Windows 2000 is quite old by now, we hope that nobody's still running it; if you are, you can continue using the previous PeerBlock version. This release does support all Windows variants from Windows XP through to Windows 8.1, including server variants. (But not Windows RT.)
Latest comments
Magibon on 2012-06-11 21:04

hey guys..
im using version 1.0+ (r484) BETA and it leaves 2 keys behind in the registry:


not sure about the stable version.

giulia on 2014-01-13 17:04

i guess Magibon is right

Wolfghost on 2014-01-13 21:56

I only get this:

HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU\2\2\0

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TorChat v0.9.9.553

Checker on 18 Dec 2013

TorChat is a basic instant messaging client focused on security and anonymity. Unlike other tools, it requires almost no setup: just share your randomly-generated username (like "bkmworoidjwxz5l") to connect with other TorChat users. These are easily created/discarded to help maintain anonymity.

The program uses the Tor network's hidden services feature to send messages between peers with authentication and encryption based on public key exchange.

Also available for Linux.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPL v3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Move files located in bin to a folder of your choice.
  3. Launch torchat.exe.
What's new? version
  • fix (regression) buddy context menu not working
  • windows: update the bundled tor.exe to current stable version

  • added Italian translation
Latest comments
-.- on 2011-11-12 04:46

sounds interesting to me too... with all the anonymous activity going on though... I'd be a bit suspicious of using this, not because of the privacy issues but because the ISP can still tell you are using this, if police requests info from them on possible people using things like this, could look bad on you :S

but I'd still keep this for us :D like I do with AdvOR :D

webfork on 2011-11-12 20:07

-.-: Generally speaking the more people that use tools like this, the less suspicious it becomes. Additionally, if everyone could trust their information to companies like Google and Facebook that run other chat services, tools like this wouldn't be necessary.

bankr on 2012-06-19 19:50

TorChat author has moved the project page.

+++ Feb-05, 2012: This project has been moved to github +++
Further development of TorChat will continue at github, effective immediately. I have not yet decided what should happen to this project page and repository here at googlecode, for now I will just leave it as it is and just not update it any longer, I will mark all downloads as deprecated and eventually remove the project page, close the issue tracker and maybe even commit an rm -rf to the svn repository.

May be it is worth to update the links.

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HiddeX v2.5 build 20

Emka on 14 Dec 2013

HiddeX is an easy-to-use security tool that enables hiding any window or program (browser, game, player, etc.) with one click or hotkey. The program instantly hides specified windows from your desktop and taskbar without closing them. Click once to hide and once more to restore all hidden windows. Additionally, the program hides any system tray icons and mutes audio.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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 HiddeX.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Clicky Gone Portable
What's new? V 2.5 build 20
  • (New) Hide active window.
  • (New) Added the ability to selectively hide windows.
  • (New) Adaptation of the interface under the enlarged font in the system.
  • (Fixed) Small minor bugs.

V 2.5 build 17
  • Fixed bugs.
Latest comments
@thehop on 2013-09-24 20:02

nice one! - but i prefer (since 1996 to this day) the traytool smarty "Hide-It!" :)

@thehop on 2013-09-24 20:08

PS: The "HiddeX" HotKey & Mouse Options are quite fine! From now on I use both! ;)

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