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PrivaZer v3.0.32 Updated

billon on 16 Nov 2017
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by lautrepay

PrivaZer is a cleaning tool that scans and cleans your computers and storage devices, including external disks, USB flash drives, iPods, SD cards or network drives. It safeguards your privacy by removing unwanted traces of internet activities, software usage, USB history, registry and files.

Includes an available secure delete function that overwrites files to prevent recovery.

WARNING: some users have reported problems that cause system stability issues. Recommend backing up data before use.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable version" EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch PrivaZer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: BleachBit
What's new? See:
http://privazer.com/download.php#tab-changelog
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-07-04 17:15

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

FileHandler on 2016-08-20 17:50

Desaster. It broke my Windows system beyond repair. Several programs won't start anymore. Office and Windows lost their service packs. Updates fail, same with restore points. Error messages all over the place.

webfork on 2017-11-21 03:45

@FileHandler As the disclaimer on the entry notes, you're not the first person to have problems with this. If we keep getting issues like this, I'll recommend we take it offline. I don't want to recommend something that doesn't work right.

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R-Undelete Home v6.2.169945 Updated

webfork on 19 Nov 2017
  • 57MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by pplknownothin

R-Undelete recovers files from external USB disks, digital photo and video camera memory cards and other devices with the FAT (FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and exFAT) file system. In addition, it also uses the scan for known file types, which makes R-Undelete an ideal solution for the recovery of lost digital photos, movies and music.

Note: the majority of Windows storage solutions use NTFS and ReFS, which can only be recovered with the pro version.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the installer and select "portable USB option" while installing. Launch r-undelete.exe.
What's new? See:
http://forum.r-tt.com/r-undelete-version-history-t8140.html
Latest comments
Happy.Camper2 on 2017-08-22 17:47

It's obvious to me that the version history is lagging behind seeing that the last entry is for
5.1 build 165337 Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:24 pm

As for v6.1 build 169323 - the date released on their site is Jul 23 2017 - I always try to give the link that my comment(s) refer to in order to make your job easier.

Happy.Camper2 on 2017-08-25 20:17

Now at==>
Version:6.2 build 169533
Date Released:Aug 24 2017
File Name:RUndelete6.exe
Download Size:62.92 MB
http://www.r-undelete.com/downloads/RUndelete6.exe

Referral Link:http://www.r-undelete.com/Download.shtml

AyrA on 2017-11-17 06:55

From their website: R-Undelete run in the free Home mode has no limitations for recovery from FAT partitions and also allows you to evaluate how the software recovers lost files from the NTFS file system, for which it has a limitation to recover files larger than 64KB. [filelist] can be previewed to estimate recovery chances before you upgrade the Home version for recovery from NTFS partitions

Seems that recovery from NTFS costs money and thus makes this application almost useless today.

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PasswordFox v1.58 Updated

billon on 6 Nov 2017
  • 123KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by JohnW

PasswordFox is a small password recovery tool that allows you to view user names and passwords stored by the Mozilla Firefox Web browser. By default, PasswordFox displays the passwords stored in your current profile, but you can easily look at the passwords of any other Firefox profile. For each password entry, the following information is displayed: Record Index, Web Site, User Name, Password, User Name Field, Password Field and the Signons filename.

If a "master" password has been set, this must be entered before information can be viewed.

A 64-bit version is available (for use with Firefox 64-bit and Waterfox).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / 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 PasswordFox.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WebBrowserPassView
What's new?
  • Fixed PasswordFox 64-bit to automatically detect the installation of Firefox 64-bit (in previous versions it only detected Waterfox).
Latest comments
JR on 2010-09-07 06:26

This has been flagged as malware by AVG and other programs.

AdrianK_IT on 2012-05-05 13:30

This is one of the NirSoft utilities, and trustworthy. It is flagged as malware as it clearly can be used for malicious reasons ie extract passwords for nefarious purposes. However, it can also be used for good reasons ie extract passwords for recovery purposes etc!
I have learnt to temporarily disable 'real time protection' in AV software when downloading/moving/using these utilities.
I also use them as a simple test of AV software effectiveness; if it doesn't pick up these utilities as potentially malicious, then the AV software is clearly useless!

ixz on 2014-05-06 15:20

anyone got this working together with firefox portable? i read that it is possible when pointing to the profile folder but it just fails here.

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UNetbootin v6.57 Updated

billon on 24 Oct 2017
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by donald

UNetbootin allows you to create a bootable operating system on a USB drive without burning a CD. Can use regular ISO files or download from any of the major Linux and FreeBSD distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, NetBSD, etc.) as well as bootable system utilities for repair, recovery, testing and more.

Also available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download unetbootin-windows-xxx.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal USB Installer, Rufus
What's new? See:
https://github.com/unetbootin/unetbootin/releases
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2013-07-27 00:36

up to version 5.85 now at sourceforge.

TP109 on 2014-11-26 02:56

This is ideal for installing Linux distros. Has worked flawlessly so far. Can't say the same for similar apps.

webfork on 2016-10-10 22:00

I used this program successfully to get Ubuntu set up on an old Mac.

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ChromePass v1.45 Updated

billon on 27 Aug 2017
  • 255KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

ChromePass is a small password recovery tool that allows you to view the user names and passwords stored by Google Chrome, Chromium, Opera, Yandex and Vivaldi Web browser. For each password entry, the following information is displayed: Origin URL, Action URL, User Name Field, Password Field, User Name, Password and Created Time.

You can select one or more items and then save them into text/html/xml file or copy them to the clipboard.

Category:
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 ChromePass.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Run As Administrator' option (Ctrl+F11), which allows you to easily run ChromePass as administrator on Windows Vista/7/8/2008/10. You may need to run ChromePass as administrator when reading passwords from external drive.
  • ChromePass now displays an error message if it cannot access the files on external drive.
Latest comments
GMan on 2014-12-06 23:30

Download URL should be: http://www.nirsoft.net/toolsdownload/chromepass.zip

obava on 2017-01-11 19:52

Great tool, but here is another one doing the same job:
URL: http://www.sterjosoft.com/chrome-passwords.html

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Blank And Secure v4.44

billon on 24 Jul 2017
  • 92KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

Blank And Secure is a basic tool for permanently deleting files from your hard drive by overwriting them. The program includes drag-and-drop capability, multiple overwrites for greater security and a free space wipe feature to help prevent recovery of files already deleted.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch one of the following (based on Operating System):
    • ANSI version (Win9x/ME): BlankAndSecure_Win98.exe
    • Unicode version (WinNT or above, 32-bit): BlankAndSecure.exe
    • 64-bit: BlankAndSecure_x64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WipeFile
What's new?
  • Small corrections and optimization for NTFS filesystem.
  • Optimization in the Feature: Fill the free space with null.
  • Update the language files.
Latest comments
anon32028 on 2013-09-08 20:09

http://www.fileshredder.org/ is a better program, although it isn't "portable" (must be installed). I've been using it for years.

hamasaki on 2013-09-15 09:07

I agree, for me CyberShredder is a better option.

Beeber on 2015-06-05 18:43

I use shredder.exe. It is less than 150kb and fast. As I work, I can move files to be deleted into a 'new folder', planted anywhere. When I am done, shredder.exe takes the 'new folder', and seconds later, it is gone. Loading individual files works fine, too.

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WebBrowserPassView v1.86

billon on 3 Jul 2017
  • 394KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

WebBrowserPassView is a password recovery tool that reveals the passwords stored by Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, SeaMonkey, Chromium, Google Chrome, Safari, Vivaldi and Yandex Web browser. This tool can be used to recover your lost/forgotten password of any website, including popular Web sites, like Facebook, Yahoo, Google, and GMail, as long as the password is stored by your Web Browser.

Currently, WebBrowserPassView cannot retrieve the passwords if they are encrypted with a master password.

To work with Chrome and Opera portable versions, go to 'options' and set the location of the portable browser folder. Select the user data folder in Chrome, and wand.dat for Opera. (Thanks to user "deer".)

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / 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 WebBrowserPassView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Quick Filter' feature (View -> Use Quick Filter or Ctrl+Q). When it's turned on, you can type a string in the text-box added under the toolbar and WebBrowserPassView will instantly filter the passwords table, showing only lines that contain the string you typed.
Latest comments
chdchan on 2015-09-23 03:14

Portable browser e.g. Firefox's passwords can be viewed by manually setting Options->Advanced Options:
For example,
Firefox Profile=D:\Firefox\Data\profile
Firefox Installation=D:\Firefox\App\Firefox

Checker on 2015-12-30 17:50

@IanFromBarrie: Good spot!
@joby_toss: Thanks for correcting ;)

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Windows Registry Recovery v1.6.1

billon on 7 Mar 2017
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by AlephX

Windows Registry Recovery allows to directly read files containing Windows registry hives and extract many useful information about the configuration and windows installation settings of the host machine.

Note that the program is not simply a registry editor: it works with other tools, including exported keys. It’s useful for seeing registry issues, sandboxing tools, and diagnostics. To your own computer's registry files, open a NTUSER.DAT system file but keep in mind that these are usually hidden by Windows to avoid accidental deletion.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WRR.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: RegistryViewer, RawReg
What's new?
  • Bug fixes.
Latest comments
Libor Šimánek on 2009-12-01 21:29

You do nothing wrong. It's a peace of SHIT !!! Waste of time !!! At least a single line of help how to use it would be decency!

Raj Sharma on 2009-12-26 02:11

I find it a good Program. Only one of its kind. You should know where your registry hives are.

joeyjuviyani on 2010-02-02 00:17

Get the awesome guide on "Monitor, clean and optimize the Windows registry" at:
http://forums.techarena.in/guides-tutorials/1298105.htm

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MultiPar v1.2.9.9

webfork on 2 Jan 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2016
  • Suggested by MarkyMark

MultiPar helps protect backups and transfers with error detection and recovery. The program looks at information from any number of files and folders to function as insurance against data loss. The program generates companion "PAR" files that are built from a percentage of the originals, using more space for greater protection (e.g. 10% of the original for already safe methods, 50% for frequent failures).

The program has a wide variety of customizations including format, processor usage, and various other tools available to the standard PAR format. For backups, it can also choose PAR size by available free space (e.g. saving a 3 gig file to a 4.7 gig DVD will mean generating a 1.7 gig PAR file).

Functional in Linux/Mac via WINE. The program supports multi-threading, multiple processors, can recurse subfolders, and functions with standard formats including PAR, PAR2, and (experimental) PAR3 formats.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder; however shell integration and filetype associations will write to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GUI: Freeware (accepts donations). Console applications: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete:
    • MultiParShlExt.dll
    • MultiParShlExt64.dll
    • MultiParShlExt.ini
    • Any unwanted language files
  3. Launch MultiPar.exe
Similar/alternative apps: ICE ECC, RapidCRC Unicode
What's new? See:
http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA021385/
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-01-02 01:22

@shnbwmn: the .EU site's relationship to the .JP address is discussed at length in forums.

Multiparuser on 2017-09-03 08:58

From the author of Multipar:
BEWARE: multipar . eu is a malicious spam site with altered versions of MultiPar.

You should remove all links to it to reduce the Google rating.

webfork on 2017-09-04 22:21

@Multiparuser: if you go to the page we link to when you click "website" you can see what the author has posted about the .EU mirror, which is encouraging caution. He does not call it a malicious spam site.

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Tweaking.com Registry Backup v3.5.3

billon on 18 Nov 2016
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Nov 2016
  • Suggested by olliebean

Tweaking.com Registry Backup does live registry backups using Windows' own Volume Shadow Copy Service. The program is user-friendly and allows selection of specific registry files to backup or restore. Restored backups can be done via Safe Mode or from the recovery console.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the Portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch TweakingRegistryBackup.exe
  3. In the Settings tab, enter a relative path as the Backup Location

Note: If you are likely to want to restore from the recovery console, use a path relative to the drive root (e.g., "\RegBackup"), otherwise the restore script will fail.
What's new?
  • Updated ManageACL_32 and ManageACL_64 to v1.5.0.
  • Fixed and adjusted multiple areas of the user interface to better handle systems with high DPI enabled. Many new laptops are coming with HD screens that have a very large resolution and so their DPI is set very high to make programs and text readable. When this increase DPI was set many parts of the program didn't draw correctly. There are still a few areas that need adjusting but all the major ones have been fixed.
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-04-22 20:38

Please note that interface colors are customizable and, in setting the backup path, TRB v1.8.0 now accepts the following variables:

%CurrentProfile%
%WindowsFolder%
%WindowsDrive%
%CurrentDrive%
%AllUsersDocs%
%MyDocuments%

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Network Password Recovery v1.50

billon on 3 Aug 2016
  • 84KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Aug 2016
  • Suggested by Checker

Network Password Recovery finds the password saved when a machine connects to a remote server for the currently logged-on user. Saved passwords include LAN network shares or .NET Passport account. The program can also recover the passwords stored in Credentials file of external drive, as long as you know the last log-on password.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch netpass.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • Support for decrypting passwords from external drive / another user profile for all versions of Windows from Windows XP and up to Windows 10 (in 'Advanced Options' window - F9).
  • Advanced external drive settings which allows you to choose the desired Windows Protect folder and the Windows Credential folder (in 'Advanced Options' window - F9).
Latest comments
Me on 2011-04-10 18:10

get a alert from my Antivirus-Software: found "Generic.dx!vpm" (trojan)

raggedy on 2011-05-17 16:36

From the website - "False Alert Problems: Some Antivirus programs detect this utility as infected with Trojan/Virus. Click here to read more about false alerts in Antivirus programs"
(http://blog.nirsoft.net/2009/05/17/antivirus-companies-cause-a-big-headache-to-small-developers/)

This guy writes some good stuff!

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PreviousFilesRecovery v1.00

billon on 13 Jul 2016
  • 118KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jul 2016
  • Suggested by billon

PreviousFilesRecovery allows you to scan the shadow copies of your local hard drive and find deleted files as well as older versions of existing files. If the file you need is found in the shadow copies of Windows, you can easily recover it by copying it into existing folder on your drive.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PreviousFilesRecovery.exe.

Mail PassView v1.86

billon on 28 Jun 2016
  • 136KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by milentechie

Mail PassView is a password recovery tool that reveals the passwords and other account details for many email clients. For each email account, the following fields are displayed: Account Name, Application, Email, Server, Server Type (POP3/IMAP/SMTP), User Name and Password.

Supported clients: Outlook Express, Microsoft Outlook 2000 (POP3 and SMTP Accounts only), Microsoft Outlook 2002/2003/2007/2010/2013/2016 (POP3, IMAP, HTTP and SMTP Accounts), Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, IncrediMail, Eudora. If not encrypted with a master password: Netscape 6.x/7.x, Mozilla Thunderbird. If settings have password saved: Group Mail Free, Yahoo! Messenger application, MSN/Windows/Live Messenger, Gmail Notifier application, Google Desktop, Google Talk.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract a folder of your choice. Launch mailpv.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed to work with the latest version of ThunderBird (by handling logins.json file).
Latest comments
George on 2010-02-04 15:47

When I tried to install it, it did not run. Then my Panda Cloud Antivirus informed me "One virus newtrlized" - it was mailpv.exe

icemanx on 2011-04-14 16:47

what about the new windows live mail on a system ???

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TestDisk v7.0

billon on 15 Jul 2017
  • 28MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by AlephX

TestDisk is a powerful drive and data recovery software that is designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again. This can be caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses, or of course human error (such as accidentally deleting your partition table).

The program is cross-platform with recovery tools for a long list file systems and includes the also-portable recovery software PhotoRec.

Note: Use with caution; it's recommended that you read the documentation and take your time. The software can easily made dramatic and difficult-to-reverse system modifications.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch testdisk_win.exe.
What's new?
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-02-08 12:48

@bzl333: TestDisk is a multi-platform tool, so it has to speak some kind of computing Esperanto -- Linux users would be as puzzled as you are if it was the other way around... so you're right, it's an expert tool, as noted above.

shnbwmn on 2015-12-29 14:49

I'm sure this program is fantastic, if I can only figure out how to use it.

webfork on 2015-12-30 00:36

shnbwmn: The documentation on the website gives an effective breakdown: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step

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Quick Erase v0.6.4.649

webfork on 23 Feb 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Sep 2015
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Quick Erase is a simple drag-and-drop file shredder, helping to prevent file recovery by renaming, overwriting, and resetting file date. The program offers 12 different deletion methods that vary from fast 1 pass approaches (zero-out or British HMG IS5), up to very slow 23-pass mechanisms (Rizonesoft's own South African RSDP-23).

Notes

  • Only the most security-conscious users will require anything but 1-pass shredding
  • Program discontinued (linking to Softpedia and Archive.org)

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QuickErase.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CyberShredder
What's new?
  • New Icons and Graphics.
  • PAYNE-3163H no called South African RSDP-23 Method.

BulletsPassView v1.32

Checker on 2 Mar 2015
  • 104KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Mar 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

BulletsPassView is a password recovery tool that reveals the passwords stored behind the bullets in the standard password text-box of Windows operating system and Internet Explorer Web browser. After revealing the passwords, you can easily copy them to the clipboard or save them into text/html/csv/xml file.

Category:
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 BulletsPassView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Run As Administrator' option (Ctrl+F11), which allows you to easily run BulletsPassView as administrator on Windows Vista/7/8/2008. You should use this option is the software that has a password text-box is executed as administrator.
  • Fixed bug: BulletsPassView failed to remember the last size/position of the main window if it was not located in the primary monitor.
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AdrianK_IT on 2012-01-23 17:41

I'm a bit irritated by this, and a number of other recent programs, where the '64-bit' version downloads a zip file with 'x64' in the filename, however the executable contained within doesn't have 'x64' in the filename, but has the same name as the 32-bit version. Is the executable file within 32-bit, or 64-bit?

dany on 2012-01-23 18:09

@AdrianK_IT
64-bit. Unless the developer screwed up when uploading the latest package :P
If you're unsure, then use Process Explorer and under View -> Columns make sure Image Type is checked. It will show you the bitness of an application.
Another alternative is GNUWin's file utility at http://sourceforge.net/projects/gnuwin32/files/file/5.03/
I'm not sure about portability though (Cygwin stuff...) and am currently not in the position to test.

lautrepay on 2012-01-23 20:28

@AdrianK_IT & dany: The easiest way is analysing the file with PeStudio (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1950).
And the "64-bit" version of BulletsPassView is 64-bit.

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MessenPass v1.43

webfork on 11 Oct 2014

MessenPass is a password recovery tool that reveals the passwords of the following instant messenger applications:

  • MSN Messenger
  • Windows Messenger (in Windows XP)
  • Windows Live Messenger (in Windows XP/Vista)
  • Yahoo Messenger (versions 5.x and 6.x)
  • Google Talk
  • ICQ Lite 4.x/5.x/2003
  • AOL Instant Messenger v4.6 or below, AIM 6.x, and AIM Pro
  • Trillian / Trillian Astra
  • Miranda
  • Pidgin/GAIM
  • MySpace IM
  • PaltalkScene
  • Digsby

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mspass.exe.
What's new?
  • Removed the command-line options that export the passwords to a file from the official version. A version of this tool with full command-line support will be posted on separated Web page.
Latest comments
Useranou on 2010-05-02 00:11

!Warning!
Panda Cloud Antivirus detected Trojan Horse
!Warning!

nick on 2010-05-05 19:59

fake virus panda is just dtrying to show that this program is trying to reveal the pass..:P dont be afraid

webfork on 2010-06-18 01:09

Worked great on the latest version of Pidgin.

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Encopy v5.26

webfork on 6 Apr 2016
  • 75KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

Encopy rescues data from damaged media when standard system copy fails, freezes and or rejects the media. In cases where it is not possible to perform a full recovery, Encopy will try to copy as much data as possible from the damaged files.

Great for use in getting whatever data off a scratched CD or DVD whose copy would otherwise give up on a read error.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Personal use only
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch encopy5.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier
What's new? v5.26, released 14th June 2012
  • Optimized and minimized code
  • Design fixes
  • Few small bugs fixed
View Full Changelog Here
Latest comments
EndlessHorizons on 2009-11-25 22:14

This tool can be downloaded from here: http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Encopy-Download-21693.html

disapointed on 2010-01-10 17:16

Absolute useless software.

webfork on 2016-04-06 22:37

The program is freezing on launch for me in Win7x86

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WipeFile v2.4 Updated

billon on 28 Aug 2017
  • 907KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by AlephX

WipeFile is a secure file and folder deletion utility, overwriting data to prevent later recovery. Although most users will only require a standard 1-pass wipe, the program supports 14 different wipe methods, including high-security military standards. Higher security settings involve overwriting the data multiple times, which is dramatically slower.

For full drive wiping, the developer makes available an also portable WipeDisk program.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch WipeFile.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Blank and Secure, WipeDisk
What's new? See German change-log here.
Latest comments
mondou on 2013-07-28 09:56

This utility has simple and nice interface but I found a bug: it can't delete a file with asian name (eg: japanese). I got warning message: "Not all files / directories have been removed."

Ganamyde on 2013-09-23 13:27

Your right, it doesn't seem to support Unicode.
Sucks :/

mik.y on 2014-02-17 09:30

Yeah, unicode support must be one of the first features in such a app:/

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WipeDisk v1.3 Updated

webfork on 14 Sep 2017
  • 842KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Apr 2014
  • Suggested by Gaijin

WipeDisk is a tool for secure wiping of hard disks (both logical and physical), USB memory sticks and floppy disks to prevent file recovery. By default, the program will wipe a disk and all it's content, but the program includes a "Free Space" wipe, which includes deleted but recoverable files.

Although the "Low 1x" setting should be sufficient for most security needs, it supports 14 wiping methods for very high security, including US Navy, Airforce, DoD and NATO standards. Higher settings are slower.

The developer also makes a program for individual files WipeFile.

Note: No longer listed on the author's website -- linking to Softpedia.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the RAR package and extract using a program like PeaExtractor to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch WipeDisk.exe
  3. If the program doesn't default to English, select Extras from the menu and choose Sprache / Language - English

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: WipeFile
What's new? See German change-log here.
Latest comments
Dave on 2010-11-16 20:57

Can it be run from a bootable USB Flash Drive

Mixture on 2017-08-28 16:02

The software is no longer available at its website. I had to go to Download.com to acquire Wipedisk.

webfork on 2017-09-05 02:28

@Mixture: Yes, that's why we're linking to Softpedia.

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Undelete 360 v2.16

Emka on 15 Dec 2013

Undelete 360 recovers files unintentionally removed from your computer. It is made on fast and efficient algorithm that browse, search and recover files lost due to a different factors including accidental deleting, viruses, software or computer failures. It can recover files deleted from your Computer drives, USB drives, camera devices, memory cards and supports both file recovery and folder recovery.

For files you really don't want on your computer, it also supports secure file deletion.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights, GDIPLUS.DLL on Windows 2000
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download undelete-360.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Latest comments
portafreeuser on 2011-11-17 23:58

I had some good luck with this program recovering a file that Recuva could not recover. So I think it's good to use both programs.

smaragdus on 2013-12-15 21:35

The last version of Undelete 360- 2.1.6, is not really free but crippled- if the user clicks on 'Wipe Files' it says 'Wipe Files is not available in the Freeware version' and it offers to upgrade to Full version- http://www.undelete360.com/buynow.html
The last totally free and uncrippled version of Undelete 360 is 2.1.5.24. I can upload it if needed.

Midas on 2013-12-16 10:53

I haven't verified what smaragdus asserted, but if true then IMHO Undelete 360 should be frozen at the last freeware version...

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NTFS Undelete v0.94

Emka on 15 Dec 2013
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

NTFS Undelete is a straightforward tool that allows you to recover deleted files. It recovers files directly from hard drive, bypassing the Recycle Bin.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Dependencies: MSVCR71.DLL and MSVCP71.DLL
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch NTFSUndelete.exe.
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2012-06-24 05:30

@Midas

There is one now.

Midas on 2012-06-25 14:42

Thanks for that, I am Baas.

smaragdus on 2013-12-15 21:24

'About' says it's NTFS Undelete 0.93.

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OperaPassView v1.10

Checker on 21 Mar 2014

OperaPassView is a small password recovery tool that decrypts the content of the Opera Web browser password file (wand.dat) and displays the list of all Web site passwords stored in this file.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
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 OperaPassView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed to detect properly the passwords of login.live.com and probably other Web sites.
  • Added /RawExport command-line option to export Opera wand file into a raw text file (without detecting which fields are the user names and passwords). This option is useful when OperaPassView fails to detect the user name / password field properly and displays other fields instead.
  • Added /LoadWand command-line option to specify the desired wand file to load.
Latest comments
Frank on 2010-02-25 19:51

This is a great program. Allows you to copy one or all of the passwords and save to a text file. Steve313, did you load the wand.dat file through the options?

IzZzI on 2010-02-26 09:44

Now it's work. Thanks.

Wazzup on 2010-02-26 10:50

Yeah, the developer mailed me that the master pasword is the problem.

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SoftPerfect File Recovery v1.2

billon on 15 Nov 2016
  • 555KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jun 2015
  • Suggested by milentechie

SoftPerfect File Recovery helps you recover accidentally deleted files from floppy disks, hard drives, USB flash drives, CF and SD cards and other storage media. It supports the popular file systems such as FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS and NTFS5 with compression and encryption.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch file_recovery.exe.
Latest comments
Andy on 2007-04-06 23:41

Hi guys. I am a developer of this free tool. Let me clarify the 'hard drive' recovery. The software is able to restore accidentally deleted files from built-in hard disk drives as long as two the following conditions are met:

1. The file was deleted recently and no writing was made on the volume after that

2. Follows from 1. If you delete a file from a system volume (e.g. C:\), there are little chances to restore it because the OS is constantly writing on this volume (logs, registry branches, etc).

hudson on 2009-08-22 01:20

Excellent product. Recovered two files from flash memory. Simple and efficient, and no installation

Rolf on 2011-02-05 19:04

Odd The download says it is Version V1.2.0.0
but its size is 387KB. why? I have a 2009 copy
of V1.2.0.0 which is the correct size 272KB.
Andy can you explain. Looks a bit dodgy

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XP CD-Key Finder v2.0.0.0

webfork on 17 Dec 2015

XP CD-Key Finder allows you to quickly recover your products keys for Windows, Office and Exchange, including XP, Vista, 7, and Office XP, 2003, 2007. It will also allow recovery of keys from a system that won't boot thanks to support for external files.

This utility will also allow you to quickly access and save your IP address, computer name and current user account details.

Note: program home page offline, linking to softpedia

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MSVBVM60.DLL
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download XpKeyFinder.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2012-07-08 08:45

Fixed.

FreewareWire on 2013-01-21 07:47

In addition to not working for me, it also does not appear to be open source. On the creator's website it is listed as Freeware and I see no link to the source.

Emka on 2013-12-16 18:40

links again broken

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CD Recovery Toolbox v1.1.15.0

Checker on 3 Aug 2014

CD Recovery Toolbox helps recover damaged files from CD, DVD, HD DVD, Blu-Ray etc. You can use it to restore information lost as a result of some mechanical damage of the disk (scratches, chips, different spots on the surface) or as a result of incorrect recording. Thus, the program can recover data that was considered lost, depending on the degree and location of the damage.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Windows registry. It writes the most recently used file recovery path to the registry.
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application files are located in the {app} subfolder
  3. Launch CDRecovery.exe
Latest comments
Mabee on 2007-09-11 18:24

I have the same problem :(

Mabee on 2007-09-14 05:07

I installed to pc and it works, but if i move it to usb i does not see the cd/dvd drives.
Also the application files are not located in the {app} subfolder.
Am i doing something wrong?

mac on 2008-01-27 00:29

Right! Universal Extractor can't extract the installer... Any idea??!!

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CyberShredder v1.12

webfork on 20 Dec 2016
  • 490KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Sep 2008
  • Suggested by M. Maltbia

CyberShredder is an easy to use, drag-and-drop way to delete files and folders from your computer permanently. While normal file deletion remove a file's directory entry and allocation table information, the actual disk clusters that contained the file's data remains intact on your hard disk and can be recovered. CyberShredder overwrites the space occupied from a file with random data and then erases the file, so recovery tools cannot recover it.

Although the "very quick" shred should be more than adequate for most users, there are multi-pass methods available that overwrite the file multiple times.

Warning: Some users have reported issues when wiping directories with non-English characters in them.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CyberShredder.exe.
What's new?
  • Quicker abort, abandons operation even at the end of a file operation.
  • File operation progress gauge, shows progress of each file operation (pass).
  • Renames file multiple (26) times, not just once.
  • Remembers form position.
Latest comments
Midas on 2013-11-06 14:25

A possible portable alternative (untested!) is Quick Erase -- see http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/Quick-Erase.shtml.

hamasaki on 2013-11-11 12:03

@webfork. Sorry, only just saw this post. I don`t have a copy of that folder anymore as I`ve moved to a new laptop. Sorry.

Herki on 2014-06-18 12:57

I had precisely the same issue as hamasaki above - tried to drag and drop a folder that contained asian characters in its name and, to my horror, found Cybershredder began a rampage through a completely unrelated area of my hard drive.

From what I can tell, and this tallies with hamasaki's experience *if* he had placed the cybershredder.exe in 'program files', the glitch redirects the shred request to contents of the the folder one level above the folder in which cybershredder.exe is placed.

No idea why this happens, but be warned!

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ADRC Data Recovery Tools v1.1 Updated

webfork on 26 Oct 2017
  • 146KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jun 2008
  • Suggested by AlephX

ADRC Data Recovery Tools contains a collection of data recovery tools that supports a wide variety drives and file systems. It enables you to undelete files, create a disk image for backup, restore a backup image, copy files from hard disk with bad sectors, clone a disk, backup/edit/restore your boot parameters etc. As with most tools of this nature, administrator privileges are required to use the tools.

Note: ADRC Data Recovery Tools has the annoying habit of opening its user guide on the web in the web browser on startup. This behaviour cannot be disabled. It is not as stealthy as phoning home without your knowledge, but can be irritating.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ADRC_Data_Recovery_Tools_v1.0.exe.
Latest comments
Gnart on 2009-10-11 03:52

It doesn't produce a bit-stream copy (forensic safe). I restored a forensic safe image of a drive and then create an image with this software. I computed the hash values for the images, they don't match. I am albeit leary of this.

clement on 2010-07-25 10:07

I think to produce a forensic copy, you will need to connect the drive to a write block device. You can not use software this way to produce a forensic image.

dany on 2011-11-30 22:43

Note 2: apart from being irritating, it kinda defies the whole purpose of data recovery...

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Active Pixels v3.05

webfork on 5 Apr 2016
  • 24MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

Active Pixels is photo editor with a variety of intelligent auto-enhance options including shadow/hilight recovery, many filters like sharpen, colorize, correction and denoise settings. Various brushes and the ability to add text are also available.

Includes batch capabilities for many images including flip, rotate, resize, etc.

Note: Main site offline (thanks NickR). Linking to archive.org website and Softpedia download.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Local Folder
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch ActivePixels.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Fotografix
Latest comments
Franchina on 2008-11-04 08:23

it is too big and needs memory, but the author claims to reduce it in last version. Wonderful possibility: recover the shadow area in picture!!!

Cattleya on 2011-08-14 13:18

Two best of the best image editor I found on Portablefreeware:
Fotografix: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1549#comments
Artweave: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1390#comments

Fast and light. GIMP still weight.

NickR on 2011-08-14 14:45

No longer available through Website or Download links
Active Pixels has retired maybe

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Pandora Recovery v1.4

webfork on 24 Aug 2014

Pandora Recovery helps to recover permanently deleted files that cannot be found in the Recycle Bin. The program works with NTFS, NTFS5 and NTFS/EFS partitions. You can preview deleted files of certain type (images and text files) without performing recovery. A deep cluster scan mode is also available that is able to recover files whose MFT record has been overwritten, or when the file allocation table is missing or corrupted. In addition, Pandora Recovery supports recovery of archived, hidden, system, sparse, encrypted and compressed files, as well as ADS (Alternate Data Streams).

The program will ask you to fill up a survey upon exit when you run it for the first time, which you can skip by clicking the "Close" button.

Note: Latest version of this program is ad-supported and has not been tested for portability. A mirror for the 1.4 version has been contributed post in forums (thanks NickR).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: User profile folder. I am accepting this as portable because I am assuming it will be used on rare occasions when data recovery is more important than having portable settings.
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No
License: Free for non-commercial use<span style="font-style: italic; text-decoration: underline;"></span>
How to extract:
  1. Download the 7z file and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch PandoraRecovery.exe
Latest comments
zylstra on 2014-08-12 20:53

Why do you post non-portable software on your website?

webfork on 2014-08-20 00:12

zylstra: Sometimes the developer makes changes to their program that aren't free or portable, which we of course don't have any control over. In the case of Pandora, we tried to find a mirror or host for the old version without success.

Midas on 2014-08-20 13:39

@webfork: until such mirror is found, it's in your power to downvote this...

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FileExtractor v1.00

Checker on 3 Aug 2014
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

FileExtractor is a tool for recovering files from a binary data source such as digital cameras, partitions, hard drives, memory sticks or floppy disks. It also works on Linux partitions and image-files. It is possible to use the extractor itself (configurable to search certain types of file) or a wizard, specially in order to recover data from devices.

Note: If recovering a device, the program works by creating an independent image before attempting recovery. However, this is not the case when searching the internals of files.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the EXE and extract
  2. The application is within the {app} folder
  3. Launch FileExtractor.exe or FileExtractorWizard.exe (in the case you want to use the wizard)
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2010-01-26 23:44

Some problems here !!
When I double-clicking FileExtractor.exe I get this message:

C:\Documents and Settings\oaj\My documents\FileExtractor 1.00\\FileExtractor 1.00\FileExtractor.exe\zipextimporter.py:82: DeprecationWarning: The wxPython compatibility package is no longer automatically generated or activly maintained. Please switch to the wx package as soon as possible.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "FileExtractor.py", line 34, in
EOFError: EOF when reading a line

donald on 2010-06-17 19:51

Please note a version 1.04 is available.

I have not tested this but it would seem worth a try.

webfork on 2010-09-29 16:45

Information and links updated: seems to work fine. 1.04 appears to be Linux-only.

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ERUNT v1.1j

webfork on 18 Feb 2016
  • 575KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Michiel

ERUNT (Emergency Recovery Utility NT) creates a backup or restores your Windows registry. It also supports command-line switches so that automated registry backup can be performed without user interaction.

Alternatively, ERUNTgui is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package (scroll down on the web page) and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ERUNT.exe.
Latest comments
Pepi on 2007-01-16 23:55

There is NO zip file!
Only erunt-setup.exe

al on 2007-01-17 01:12

There is an zip file just scroll down. Reading is hard...

misan on 2016-05-14 20:47

new?

Works on Win7 64bit.
I use 'Registry Backup and Restore' now.

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FlopShow v1.2

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
  • 307KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Darkbee

FlopShow is a file recovery plus undelete tool for FAT12 partitions (eg. floppy disks). Like other recovery/undeletion utility, this program does not guarantee 100% recovery or undeletion i.e. the recovered/undeleted files may be corrupt. There is also a feature to create an image from a floppy disk and restore it later.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies:
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FlopShow.exe.
Latest comments
Bob on 2006-12-14 12:14

Have had to use this tool a couple times, and it's worked well for me.

Tet on 2007-02-15 03:37

Saved my day. Had to recover drawings from 7 year old disk.

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Advanced LAN Pump v2.32

Checker on 3 Aug 2014

Advanced LAN Pump lets you send files over the network with pause/restart options, automatic error recovery, even a queue for sending a list of files. Great for copying lots of data, particularly over WiFi networks, where the standard Windows copy function is just not robust enough to deal with intermittent network interference and failures.

Note: This program has gone payware. Last available freeware version available via the download link.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Windows registry. But given the nature of the application, I think it can be accepted as portable.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch alp.exe.
Latest comments
tomasSC on 2008-01-14 04:48

serginh0, I agree with you- KillCopy is a great app! I wouldn't want it to be completely portable though. It attaches itself to the right click context menu which is its greatest asset. That allows it to NOT run in memory like the others on this site.

donald on 2010-06-11 13:18

I have found it available in version 2.31 at http://www.ldmstudio.com/go/free.php?id=74

Onesimus Prime on 2010-07-06 04:58

The homepage is now http://www.softsolo.com/, but at almost $40 for the current version (3.1), it's DEFINITELY not freeware anymore!

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