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Isotoxin v0.4.503 Updated

smaragdus on 18 Jan 2017
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Isotoxin is a feature-rich secure messenger that lets you connect over your local network or the Internet. The program supports audio and video, desktop sharing (view only), file transfer (with inline images), group chats, and user profiles. Available extras include spell check, avatars, themes, auto gain / noise filter for audio, and much more.

The Tox protocol is peer-to-peer, meaning no central server is necessary for the network to function.

Includes basic XMPP (Jabber) support.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL v3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP archive and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch isotoxin.exe and choose Portable mode
  3. Click Join network, select LAN, Tox or Jabber protocol, and choose a name
Similar/alternative apps: qTox
What's new?
  • number of backup files can be limited by size, time or amount
  • language can be selected via menu
  • better pad keyboard handling in editor
  • support ctrl+backspace and ctrl+delete in editor
  • XMPP: certificate check; Untrusted or not encrypted connections are highlighted
  • XMPP: added connection option "Allow only encrypted connection"
  • XMPP: added connection option "Allow only trusted connection"
  • Video call button
  • Maximize window by move it to top of screen
  • Try reconnect if network error
  • Unused (off) plugins are now unloaded from memory (plghost processes are terminated)
  • Now contacts are fully handled by Isotoxin itself (not by plugins, as it was in previous version). This led to a change in the profile format and (I hope) to fix a contact corrupt problem.

Important! New profile no longer compatible with old versions of Isotoxin's (profile will be automatically upgraded). If you want to use old version of Isotoxin, please, backup profile (btw, Isotoxin backups your profile every start, see backup path in system settings)

Full change log at: https://github.com/isotoxin/isotoxin/releases
Latest comments
Realist on 2016-09-05 11:04

What about WhatsApp!!!

webfork on 2016-09-05 15:13

@Realist: I haven't tested it because, unlike Isotoxin, WhatsApp is only out for Win8 and higher, closed source, and and is owned by Facebook. Their Wikipedia page lists some other concerns.

freakazoid on 2016-09-10 19:34

@Realist - Just go to web.whatsapp.com. Their "app" is just a wrapper for that.

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CCleaner v5.26.5937 Updated

billon on 17 Jan 2017
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jan 2017
  • 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.

Category:
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:
    • Firefox History and Session cleaning;
    • Opera History cleaning;
    • Thunderbird Session cleaning.
  • Optimized 64-bit build architecture.
  • Updated various translations.
  • Minor GUI improvements and bug fixes.
Latest comments
Guido76 on 2016-07-20 05:30

Hi,
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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PrivaZer v3.0.15 Updated

billon on 14 Jan 2017
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jan 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.

NOTE: some users have reported problems that cause system stability issues.

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?
  • New cleanup added: Windows Error Reporting (WER).
  • Improved:
    • Scheduled scans;
    • Automatic cleanups of internet activity.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-07-04 04:35

PrivaZer 2.33 has been released.

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.

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FileOptimizer v9.50 Updated

billon on 10 Jan 2017
  • 109MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FileOptimizer is a broad format file compression tool used to reduce file size without changing the quality, known as "lossless." This is done via wide variety of optimization and recompression tools and techniques. Original files are sent to the recycle bin for restoration in the event the uncompressed version is preferred. A long list of supported formats include audio/video (MP3, OGG, M4A), image (GIF, JPEG, PNG), office formats (DOCX, XLSX, ODT, PDF), and system files (DLL, EXE).

Supports drag-and-drop of files into the window or onto the program icon. Note that by default the program removes metadata for many file types. This information reduces overall file size and protects privacy but is important to some users (e.g. photographers) and file search tools.

A 64-bit version is available within the folder, the author reports the program is functional in WINE, and can be used on the command line.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileOptimizer32.exe (for 32-bit OS) or FileOptimizer64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, to save space:
  • 32-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer64.exe and the \Plugins64 folder
  • 64-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer32.exe and the \Plugins32 folder
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemALL!, PngOptimizer, RIOT
What's new?
  • Fixed a regression since FileOptimizer 9.30, that could avoid some plugin optimizations to not being applied.
  • Fixed a bug when LogLevel was 4, when Optimized Size could be reported as 0 bytes in some situations.
  • Updated pingo to 0.52c.
  • Updated ImageMagick 7.0.4.3 with HDRI support.
  • Some minor optimizations and code cleanup.
Latest comments
kozak on 2015-12-26 08:53

Can't start the app on WindowsXP - it misses BORLNDMM.DLL. Just plain adding of that .DLL doesn't resolve the issue...((
Any ideas for the solution?

Midas on 2015-12-27 03:05

@kozak: did you try registering that DLL with Windows?
(e.g., "regsvr32 BORLNDMM.DLL" at the command line)

webfork on 2016-02-26 00:23

Most images and files I post to portablefreeware go through this amazing compression tool. When compressing PDF files, I strongly recommend enabling the lossy DPI compression settings (usually around 150 or 200 is fine for most documents).

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TeamViewer v12.0.72365 Updated

billon on 16 Dec 2016

TeamViewer is a screen sharing, remote control, and collaboration tool connecting devices for troubleshooting, presentations, or installations. Supports standard chat, high-quality voice and video, file transfer, whiteboard, session recording, remote printing, screen sharing, and more. The program can work with paranoid firewalls, functions as a VPN between clients, will display quality based on connection speed, and includes browser access.

Clients are also available for Mac, Linux, iOS, ChromeOS/Android, and more with support for 30 world languages.

Alternatively, a PortableApps version is also available: TeamViewer Portable.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. 'HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\TeamViewer,' only on 64-bit versions of Windows.

TeamViewer10_Logfile.login \AppData\Roaming\TeamViewer
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TeamViewer.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language resources.
Similar/alternative apps: Skype Portable, Brosix
What's new?
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-05-23 01:57

CornHolio: That's really something for the forums.

JohnTHaller on 2016-02-18 00:44

The publisher seems to have pulled the new release and is serving the 11.0.53254 release from December for both standard and portable downloads even though the main download page still shows 11.0.55321 as the current version.

JohnTHaller on 2016-02-18 17:49

And now it's updated.

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