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Advanced Onion Router v0.3.1.1 Updated

billon on 28 Apr 2017
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Apr 2017
  • 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.

Category:
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?
  • Added support for Unicode command line arguments; main() will use argv[] arguments converted from Unicode to UTF-8.
  • Corrected some memory allocation problems that could had caused deallocation of invalid memory regions.
  • The procedure that searches the memory allocated for xul.dll for a function that can be called to delete cookies from Firefox when changing the identity was removed.
  • Starting with this version, configuration options used by both 0.3x and 0.4x versions of AdvOR will be saved to AdvOR.ini.
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 0.3.0.19

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Tor Browser v6.5.2 Updated

billon on 19 Apr 2017
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by M@tty

Tor Browser enables secure, anonymous web access to help bypass various forms of censorship and tracking. It includes the Vidalia Tor client along with Firefox ESR, as well as a variety of configuration changes including the NoScript and HTTPS Everywhere add-ons to enhance privacy. The official browser bundle from the makers of Tor.

Note that the Tor site has some additional precautions that careful users may wish to follow.

Functional in 64-bit. Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Open Source (including GPL and MPL)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch Start Tor Browser.exe and answer a few quick questions about your connection.
Similar/alternative apps: Advanced Onion Router
What's new? See:
https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-browser-652-released
Latest comments
Joe on 2015-04-28 20:37

Your instructions above say "Launch Start Tor Browser.exe and answer a few quick questions about your connection". Those instructions are misleading and confusing. I was stumped for a while until I realized the "Start Tor Browser" file is a shortcut, NOT an executable. Please correct the instructions by removing the text ".exe".

ronbo on 2015-06-16 13:40

Version 4.5.2 available.

smaragdus on 2015-09-05 03:36

I needed to connect to an onion site and downloaded the latest version (5.0.2) but Australis makes Tor Browser absolutely terrible and unusable- I do not want to install heaps of add-ons just to restore features the Mozilla idiots removed. I had an earlier version of Tor Browser (3.6.0- before the advent of the abominable Australis) but the perpetual blinking of the Tor button urging for update is unbearable and cannot be disabled. It can be removed from the tool-bar but this way one cannot acquire new identities.

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DriveCleanup v1.4.0 Updated

billon on 11 Apr 2017
  • 97KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

DriveCleanup removes all currently non present "Storage Volumes", "Disk", "CDROM", "Floppy" USB drives and their USB devices from the device tree. Furthermore it removes orphaned registry items related to these device types. Both are not removed by similar programs on the site and take up space on the registry, eventually slow down a computer over time.

To preview program actions, start with argument -T (test mode).

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch drivecleanup.exe either in the Win32 folder or x64 folder for a 64-bit OS
Similar/alternative apps: USB Oblivion
What's new?
  • Cleans:
    • EMDMgmt and BitBucket;
    • Volume Shadow Copy volumes.
Latest comments
TP109 on 2011-06-18 02:02

Useful app. Cleaned up over 75 obsolete entries on a laptop.

Emka on 2015-04-22 17:38

v1.0.0 out

Checker on 2015-04-22 19:21

@ Emka: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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BrowsingHistoryView v2.00 Updated

billon on 6 Apr 2017
  • 400KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

BrowsingHistoryView reads the history data of popular Web browsers and then displays the browsing history in one table. The program includes visited URL, title, visit time, count, browser and user profile. It supports Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, SeaMonkey, Safari, Vivaldi and Yandex Web browser.

The program allows you see the browsing history of all user profiles in a running system, as well as backed-up profiles, and is useful for usability testing, administrators, and parents.

Data can be exported into a spreadsheet, html, or xml file from the user interface. Includes command-line options.

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 BrowsingHistoryView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Visit Type' column for Chrome and Firefox Web browsers (Link, Typed URL, Bookmark, and so on).

Revo Uninstaller v2.0.3 Updated

Ennovy on 4 Apr 2017
  • 32MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Revo Uninstaller helps you remove any unwanted application installed on your computer. Additional clean-up tools include an auto-start manager, Windows tools manager, junk files cleaner, browsers history cleaner, office history cleaner, Windows history cleaner, unrecoverable delete tool, and evidence remover.

A Pro version is available with more features.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Adware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RevoUPort.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Zsoft Uninstaller
What's new?
  • Fixed minor bugs
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-08-06 12:08

@ahaider7: moreover, why not? Didn't you get what you needed?

PAFuser on 2016-12-14 22:23

Also available on Portable Apps com (http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/revo_uninstaller_portable), both 32 and 64 in one package

Orca on 2017-04-05 14:11

I like and use Revo Uninstaller Free: I don't like "A Pro version is available with more features." in the description above.
This is The Portable FREEWARE Collection: why promote a commercial product?

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