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CCleaner v5.23 Updated

billon on 18 Oct 2016
  • 18MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by Ennovy

CCleaner is a feature-rich system optimization and privacy tool. The program cleans unused, temporary, and log files from your system, as well as traces of online activities such as Internet history and flash cookies. The program contains startup controls for Windows, major internet browsers, and context menu entries. Includes a separate registry cleaner, duplicate search, system restore tool, and can wipe both deleted files and drive free space for security.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder). Monitoring functions are only available in the pro version.

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.

NOTE: due to ongoing issues with developer download capability, we are linking to Softpedia.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights under Windows Vista or above
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • Improved:
    • Microsoft Edge and Internet Cache cleaning;
    • Firefox History and Session cleaning.
  • Updated:
    • Microsoft Edge Tab cleaning;
    • Various translations.
  • Minor GUI improvements and bug fixes.
Latest comments
Guido76 on 2016-07-20 05:30

One more time, it's impossible to download Portable version. We are pulsed from page to page and finally landed on the original one.

IanFromBarrie on 2016-07-20 15:57

Same experience as @Guido76 at 11:45AM EST. Looking back over the comments, it seems that Piriform has got web platform problems. Hope that sort of sloppiness doesn't carry over into the actual product.

webfork on 2016-07-20 21:45

An alternative link to the Softpedia download has been added to the entry.

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Notepad++ v7.1 Updated

billon on 17 Oct 2016
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Notepad++ is a tabbed source code editor and Notepad replacement with a customizable interface. Includes source code "folding," allowing users to quickly reduce and expand sections of code to see the overall document. In addition, it features multi-language syntax highlighting, auto-completion, Perl-compatible regular expression search/replace, macro recording and playback, document map, etc. The program can access a long list of plug-ins via an easy-to-access menu with even more features and functions.

Alternatively, X-Notepad++ and Notepad++ Portable clean the local folder.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download ZIP or 7z package according to your OS and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete unnecessary localization files. Launch notepad++.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad PSPad EditPad Lite
What's new?
  • Check plugin architecture (32-bit or 64-bit) before loading.
  • Enhance Smart Highlighting feature: 1. match case 2. whole word only 3. use find dialog settings for both.
  • Reshow CallTip text on separator character.
  • Skip Auto-Complete self-closing HTML tags (<br>, <base>, <track>... etc).
  • Add option to skip word completion on numbers (default: ON).
  • Sort plugin menu by plugin name.
  • Fixed:
    • x64 crash on macro recording;
    • x64 crash on new language dialog of UDL;
    • Poor performance of hex XML entities;
    • 2 UI issues for RTL layout;
    • Folder as Workspace toolbar button inconsist behaviour;
    • Bookmarks toggled off's bug.
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-04-18 00:29

Peter202: the settings are written to "Explorer.ini" and "Favorites.dat" in the \plugins\Config folder. Try copying those over from the old version.

Peter202 on 2016-04-18 10:40

@webfork: Yes, that solved it. I just copied the plugin folder from the old Notepad++ to the new one. Good for me i kept a backup.

Fixitman on 2016-10-17 14:07

I use the following version (on XP) and see no need to update it.
If you're having problems try the old version (your problems might then be attributed to an updated OS such as Windows 7 or later, which I refuse to use, especially the buggiest of them all, Windows 10)
I see comments above about file extensions, but I've NEVER had that problem, don't those people do the "save as" button? This version has that.
When on Linux I don't need this, as it has its own text editors that are better than anything Microsoft ever issued, to start with!

"December 19 2010-- Notepad++ v5.8.6
In this new release, a minimalist package is added.
It contains only the files needed to run Notepad++ with no plugins, no themes, no autocompletion API files, no auto-updater and no localization files.
The package is much smaller and Notepad++ will run faster."

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Advanced Onion Router v0.3.0.25 Updated

billon on 14 Oct 2016
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Oct 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.

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?
  • The OpenSSL library was updated to openssl-1.0.2j.
  • geoip_c.h was updated with GeoIPCountryWhois.csv released on October 4'th; there are 145708 IP ranges having 31 ranges in the fake "A1" country; all 31 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

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7-Zip Portable v16.04 Updated

billon on 8 Oct 2016
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

7-Zip is an archive manager that can view and create a wide variety of formats. The program includes folder favorites, optional two-pane view, checksum calculator, file split/combine capability, and more. Individual archives can be created with high speed or high compression settings, update options (including update, add/replace, synchronize), split volumes, and more. Archives can be secured with standard zip or more secure AES encryption.

Although the official archiver for the open, high-compression "7z" format, the program also supports the creation of multiple formats including ZIP, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, and WIM. It will extract a long list of other formats, among them RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, RPM, VHD, VMDK, etc.

7-Zip Portable is a wrapper from, auto-detecting 32 or 64-bit automatically. Alternatively, X-7zip is also available.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Program: Freeware/Open Source
Launcher: GPL
7z format: LGPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 7-ZipPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Peazip, BandiZip
What's new?
Latest comments
JohnTHaller on 2015-12-26 04:19

br3: Unfortunately that is a limitation of 7-Zip itself. Each time you click extract it defaults to the folder that the archive is within.

albert on 2015-12-26 20:12

br3: You can 'imitate' that you want if you active the 2 panels view, with F9 o View / 2 panels. It's vey useful.

MIKLO on 2016-10-10 16:28

I've used most of the Compression/Decompression programs before but I always come back to 7-Z 4me its just one of the best if not the best overall. Its very nice to have a program that I can depend on to do what's expected every single time. Thanks so much 7-Z maker for the hard work to give us a really great program for "FREE".

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PicPick v4.2.1 Updated

billon on 30 Sep 2016
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Sep 2016
  • Suggested by Cornflower

PicPick is a versatile all-in-one tool for images on the desktop. Includes a powerful screen capture tool, editor, color picker and palette, pixel ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard, and more. Can upload images automatically to FTP, Facebook, Twitter, default e-mail program, or send to installed Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint).

Alternatively, PicPick Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves picpick in APPDATA, Cloud Explorer in LOCALAPPDATA, and picpick in ALLUSERSAPPDATA.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use. Note that without a blank picpick.ini file, the program will offer optional installation of the Bing toolbar.
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create a blank file called picpick.ini in the same folder. Launch picpick.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX
What's new?
  • Added Auto flatten shapes.
  • Language updates.
  • Small known bugs were fixed.
Latest comments
dmocha on 2015-01-24 08:58

For me it's different. I downloaded two days ago, as the version 4.0.3

AndTheWolf on 2015-09-23 19:10

PicPick now at 4.0.7

fullbug on 2015-09-24 01:32

Love this program, thanx!

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