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Advanced Renamer v3.68 Updated

billon on 2 Nov 2015

Advanced Renamer can rename multiple files or folders using several different methods for calculating the new name, including multimedia tools for sound and picture files.

System Requirements: 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 ARen.exe.

Optionally, disable automatic updates in settings.
What's new?
  • New tags: , , and .
  • Romanian, Korean, Catalan translations.
  • Uses TVMaze instead of TVRage for TV Show information import.
  • Fixed: Calculation of file size only supported sizes up to 2 GB.
  • FileInfoBox: Don't load images if more than 30MB (it was too slow).
  • Reimplemented parts of the ExifTool integration. Hopefully it will become more stable.
  • Fixed: Update was not showing when changing created timestamp of folders.
Advanced Renamer 3.67 - 19. may. 2015
  • Fixed Timestamp and Attributes method changed files even if they were not checked in the list.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-05-06 22:20

Advanced Renamer 3.66 released.

Checker on 2015-05-07 19:18

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2015-10-14 00:47

The missing forum thread-

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Universal USB Installer v1.9.6.2 Updated

Midas on 4 Nov 2015
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Oct 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

Universal USB Installer creates a "Live," or bootable Linux distribution without installation, on an external USB drive. A long list of distributions are available organized by the major groups including Ubuntu, Redhat, and SuSE, as well as specialized distros for system management, rescue, security, and more.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch Universal-USB-Installer-vx.x.x.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer)
What's new?
  • Update Links, remove distributions that are no longer being developed.
Latest comments
Josh on 2011-02-22 01:08

Have a look at the license agreement page, which is displayed when the tool is run.

Pancho on 2011-06-03 01:21

Cool program!

Midas on 2012-03-20 18:48

By the same author(s), YUMI has the additional advantage of enabling multiple 'Live' distros to coexist on a portable USB drive:

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HWiNFO32 v5.10 Updated

Checker on 19 Nov 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Nov 2015
  • Suggested by Baas

HWiNFO32 is a professional hardware information and diagnostic tool supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards. Includes system health monitoring (Thermal, Voltage, Fan, Power), basic benchmarks, and multiple report formats (text, CSV, XML, HTML, MHTML).

HWiNFO64, a 64-bit version, as well as HWiNFO Portable, a 32-bit and 64-bit switching version, are also available from the publisher.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HWiNFO32.exe or HWiNFO64.exe.
What's new?
  • Enhanced support of Intel Knights Landing.
  • Enhanced support of Intel Kaby Lake and Denverton.
  • Added workaround for some Intel RSTe drivers causing crash.
  • Added new sensor to monitor current memory timings.
  • Restored lost Windows 98 compatibility.
  • Added monitoring of Thermaltake DPS PSUs.
  • Added monitoring of Enermax Digifanless PSUs.
  • Added monitoring of Corsair RMi and HXi series PSUs.
  • Enhanced sensor monitoring on ASUS H110 series.
  • Enhanced reporting of ATA features (security, version).
  • Fixed SMART reporting on Samsung NVMe drives (requires latest 950 Pro driver).
  • Added option to show average values in tray and to divide values by 1000.
  • Added ability to specify a custom period (last N samples) for calculating average sensor values.
  • Fixed monitoring of AMD Carrizo and Nolan CPU sensors.
  • Added monitoring of HID-capable UPS devices.
  • Fixed enumeration of some USB3 xHCI Controllers.
Latest comments
abc on 2012-07-29 21:52

The plethora of information to display including Fan speeds, CPU, HDD, and MOBO temps in the notification tray makes this thing perfect for me. I let Process Explorer handle the memory/cpu/network/etc usage and let this thing display cpu/mobo/etc temps and I get a wealth of information in one area. It doesn't use too much resources either. Highly recommended.

@Ateka: The most important part -- The driver is installed when you run and it is removed after you close it. The HKCU key is settings and not important. It's not stealth, it requires admin rights but it IS portable.

smaragdus on 2015-02-03 23:17

The latest version of HWiNFO32/HWiNFO64 is 4.50.

Checker on 2015-02-04 07:07

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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MobaXterm v8.4 Updated

Checker on 21 Nov 2015
  • 27MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Nov 2015
  • Suggested by Mobatek

MobaXterm provides a basic set of Unix commands (GNU/Cygwin) in a single file. The program integrates an X server and some network clients such as SSH, telnet, rlogin, SFTP, etc. accessible through a tabbed terminal.

Key features:

  • X server fully configured (based on Xorg)
  • Tab-based terminal with anti-aliased fonts and macro support
  • Easy DISPLAY export from any remote host
  • X11-Forwarding capability in OpenSSH
  • Numerous plugins including the GNU C/C++ compiler, GIT, SVN, MPlayer, and more.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: None
Stealth: ? Yes. Passwords are saved to the "ini" file by default (this can be a security risk if someone else has access to your USB drive). If you already have passwords in the registry, passwords will still be saved there.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file and paste the following:


  3. Save the file to the application folder as MobaXterm.ini
  4. Launch MobaXterm_Personal_[version number].exe
What's new?
  • New feature: Added "SCP" protocol for the graphical SSH-browser: MobaXterm can now use SCP in order to browse your remote server content. This experimental feature can be activated from your SSH session settings.
  • Improvement: Accelerated terminal display even in TrueColors mode.
  • Improvement: With SCP protocol, SSH-browser does not open a new SSH connection anymore, but makes use of the existing terminal connection instead (SSH multiplexing).
  • Improvement: With SCP protocol, SSH-browser is not "connected" anymore and thus it stays alive as long as the terminal SSH connection is enabled.
  • Improvement: Greatly improved SSH-browser transfer speed when using the new SCP protocol.
  • Improvement: If SSH-browser cannot connect using SFTP protocol, it will try SCP protocol instead.
  • Improvement: Renamed "SFTP browser" to "SSH-browser".
  • Improvement: Added a "Flicker Free" setting for MobaXterm main window.
  • Improvement: Added color support to "less" and "git" commands.
  • Improvement: Improved detection of running sub-process when starting or stopping MobaXterm.
  • Improvement: Starting a session from a file now opens it in a new tab if an existing instance of MobaXterm already exists.
  • Improvement: Added "OpenIniFile" command which allows to directly open MobaXterm.ini file from local terminal.
  • Improvement: You can now clear the screen AND the scrollback buffer by using the "Clear scrollback" right-click menu entry on any terminal.
  • Improvement: Using the "newtab" commandline switch now sets MobaXterm running instance to foreground.
  • Bugfix: Fixed a potential issue with open remote files through SSH when multiple instances of MobaXterm were opened and a file with same name is open on 2 different remote servers.
  • Bugfix: Fixed a vulnerability in "MoTTY" PuTTY-based terminal (CVE-2015-5309).
  • Bugfix: Fixed the filter field in "MobApt" package manager which displays "Filter packages" instead of "Filter sessions".
  • Bugfix: Fixed log file names which did not properly mention remote hostname in case a SSH gateway has been defined.
  • Bugfix: Fixed fullscreen mode on multi-monitors environment when 2nd monitor coordinates were negative.
  • Bugfix: Fixed bug on "paste" command which did not work properly with Windows files.
  • Bugfix: Fixed a bug with commandline SSH when default SSH username chosen in global settings contains special characters.
  • Bugfix: Fixed an issue in FTP sessions: When removing a folder, MobaXterm tried to perform a CWD in the removed folder after its deletion.
Latest comments
Nat on 2013-05-30 20:38

I use this software daily in all my network admin duties. It's a wonderful piece of software and I will gladly recommend this to all my friends.

__philippe on 2013-07-25 12:58

MobaXterm alternative: For a much more compact suite of Native Win32 port of stand-alone GNU utilities, *provided an X-Server is not required*, consider also

package download (3.36Mb):

The classic, finely honed, single-purpose Unix tools "cat | grep | head | tail ..." are all in there,
(all 118 of them), including the perennial soul-searching 'whoami' operator...;-)

Tested and found to be running fine under winXP. Recommended.


hamasaki on 2015-02-15 12:01

Absolutely terrific software.

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IrfanView v4.40

Checker on 6 Aug 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Jul 2015
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

IrfanView is a fast and easy-to-use viewer with support for a wide variety image, audio and video formats. The program includes batch processing, creation of panoramic images, editing of multi-page TIFF files, lossless JPEG rotate/crop, and effects such as sharpen and blur. Other tools such as screen capture, scanner, slideshow, plugin support, and ability to capture icons from EXE or DLL

Alternatively, IrfanView Portable is also available and updates drive letters and handles registry keys.

Note: The "setup" version of IrfanView is adware.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IrfanView]
Unicode support: Partial. There is a DLL that can be activated from the setting window but it doesn't cover everything.
License: Free for non-commerical use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete iv_uninstall.exe
  3. Optionally, download the plugins ZIP package and extract the contents to the Plugins sub folder
  4. Launch i_view32.exe
Note: Plugins adds 10 megs to the size and support for more graphics, audio, video, and more. Plugins for OCR and PDF tools are available separate download -- see thread in forums on how to enable them with portable installations.
Similar/alternative apps: XnView
FastStone Image Viewer
What's new?
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-06-25 10:53

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

billon on 2015-08-05 20:58

V. 4.40 released (2015-07-31)
now have also 64-bit version

Checker on 2015-08-05 21:52

@ billon: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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