billon's favorites (229)

OpenedFilesView v1.86

billon on 12 Sep 2018
  • 105KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Sep 2018
  • Suggested by milentechie

OpenedFilesView displays the list of all opened files on your system. For each opened file, the handle value, read/write/delete access, file position, the process that opened the file etc. are displayed. You can also close one or more opened files, or terminate the processes that opened these files. This is particularly handy when you are trying to delete/move/open a file and Windows complains that the file is "locked".

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_NIRSOFTOPENEDFILESDRIVER
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract a folder of your choice. Launch OpenedFilesView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed OpenedFilesView to send the data to stdout when specifying an empty string (e.g.: OpenedFilesView.exe /scomma "").
Latest comments
Mark on 2011-02-20 09:13

There is a 64-bit version available:

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ofview-x64.zip

MIKLO on 2016-05-12 14:49

A very helpful program thanks for the hard work to develop this.
MIKLO

misan on 2016-05-13 16:45

It's a ~ GUI for openfiles.exe.
Nir Sofer gives us so many (to many?!)~ GUIs.
TU.

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HTTPNetworkSniffer v1.63

billon on 3 Sep 2018
  • 187KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Sep 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

HTTPNetworkSniffer is a packet sniffer tool that captures all requests/responses sent between the Web browser and the Web server and displays them in a simple table. For every HTTP request, the following information is displayed: Host Name, HTTP method (GET, POST, HEAD), URL Path, User Agent, Response Code, Response String, Content Type, Referer, Content Encoding, Transfer Encoding, Server Name, Content Length, Cookie String and more...

You can easily select one or more HTTP information lines, and then export them to text/html/xml/csv file or copy them to the clipboard and then paste them into Excel.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Capture driver (e.g. WinPcap Capture Driver or Microsoft Network Monitor), Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HTTPNetworkSniffer.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug from version 1.62: HTTPNetworkSniffer crashed when selecting network interface without connection information.
Latest comments
Ascend4nt on 2012-01-07 17:17

Under Windows 7 (and probably Vista), you may need to run this program as Administrator for it to work.
'SmartSniff' (also from Nirsoft) already has a manifest that will ask for Elevated Privileges.. not sure why this one was missed?

I am Baas on 2012-01-08 05:54

@Ascend4nt

Thanks. Entry updated.

bzl333 on 2013-03-13 02:50

pretty cool program. useful for adding domains to a hosts file or IP addresses to a PeerBlock type of app.

works on raw sockets for me on winXP SP3 so no need to install anything.

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WebCookiesSniffer v1.30

billon on 3 Sep 2018
  • 160KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Sep 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

WebCookiesSniffer captures all cookies sent to and from the Web server, displaying them in a simple table. The upper pane displays the cookie string and the Web site/host name that sent/received it. When selecting a cookie in the upper pane, the program parses the information in name-value format in the lower pane.

The program is browser-independent, using a packet sniffer to gather data.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Capture driver (e.g. WinPcap Capture Driver or Microsoft Network Monitor)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WebCookiesSniffer.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Auto Size Columns+Headers' option.
  • Fixed bug: WebCookiesSniffer failed to remember the last size/position of the main window if it was not located in the primary monitor.
  • The information of the selected network adapter is now displayed in the window title.
Latest comments
webfork on 2011-10-15 21:00

juvera: Bleachbit (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1561) claims support for Flash and "evercookies".

lautrepay on 2011-10-16 11:17

@juvera: BetterPrivacy (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/?src=search) is compatible with Firefox 8.*

webfork on 2011-10-16 20:58

lautrepay: also a great suggestion -- been using that for over a year.

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ImageCacheViewer v1.20

billon on 31 Aug 2018
  • 103KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Aug 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

ImageCacheViewer scans the cache of your Web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Pale Moon, SeaMonkey, Google Chrome, Chromium, Opera, Vivaldi and Yandex) and lists the images displayed in the recently visited Web sites. For every cached image file, program displays the URL of the image, browser used, image type, image and browsing date/time and file size. Selecting an image from this list shows the image in the lowe rpane and you can copy the image to the clipboard (Ctrl+M) for pasting elsewhere.

The program is useful for getting around some image protection schemes, web development testing and tracking down a specific image when you're not sure of its associated website.

Note: The author recommends closing all windows of your Web browser before using to ensure that all files are saved to the disk. Additionally, the program won't work if the browser is configured to clear its cache on closing (for privacy or space reasons).

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 ImageCacheViewer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FBCacheView
What's new?
  • Added support for the new 'Simple Cache for HTTP' cache format of Chrome Web browser.

PPEE v1.12

billon on 27 Dec 2019
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Aug 2018
  • Suggested by billon

PPEE (Professional PE file Explorer) allows analysis of malformed and crafted PE files, making it handy for reverse-engineering, malware researchers and more. The program includes PE Export, Import, Resource, Exception, Certificate (relies on Windows API), Base Relocation, Debug, TLS, Load Config, Bound Import, IAT, Delay Import and CLR.

The program includes a HEX editor and supports Virustotal and OPSWAT's Metadefender query reports.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
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. Delete Plugin folder. Launch PPEE.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: pestudio, MiTeC EXE Explorer
What's new?
  • Rich Header supported (experimental).
  • Resolve ordinal to name in imported APIs.
  • Added:
    • Filter/Search box for listview;
    • PE type icon in statusbar;
    • SHA256 and ImpHash in FileInfo plugin.
  • .ini file converted to UTF.
  • Bugfixes.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2018-04-12 09:27

@doctor__philippe
What other kind of maladies do you cure? Or only software ones?

__philippe on 2018-04-12 17:50

Now that you mention it, I have been known to cure images hosting service broken links...;-)
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=89747#p89747

smaragdus on 2018-04-13 00:12

@@doctor__philippe
Thanks for the new cure!

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SmartSniff v2.29

billon on 20 Aug 2018
  • 135KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by milentechie

SmartSniff is a network analysis/diagnostic tool that allows you to capture TCP/IP packets that pass through your network adapter. You can view the captured data as sequence of conversations between clients and servers in ASCII mode (for text-based protocols, like HTTP, SMTP, POP3 and FTP) or as hex dump (for non text-based protocols, like DNS).

On Win2K or above, SmartSniff is able to capture TCP/IP packets using raw sockets. This method has some limitations and problems, but it does not require any additional installation. A better way to capture TCP/IP packets is to install the open-source WinPcap capture driver, functional on Windows 98 and later.

Category:
System requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / 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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch smsniff.exe.

Optionally, add IPToCountry.csv or GeoLiteCity.dat in the same directory as SmartSniff to show the Country of origin for each IP address.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug from version 2.28: SmartSniff crashed when selecting loopback interface or other network interfaces without connection information.
Latest comments
SnowStorm on 2011-02-04 21:22

There is a more recent version of Wireshark (portable)

Kermode on 2011-08-30 23:14

@Zadadka
No I'm not - a portable program is one that doesn't install files.

@SnowStorm:
It still isn't portable since it wants to install WinPCap

bzl333 on 2013-03-13 02:53

@kermode - it works on raw sockets in winXP SP3, so it is portable for some users at least.

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PDFTK Builder v3.10.0

billon on 14 Jul 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Yucca

PDFTK Builder is a tool to combine (collate), split, decrypt, add background/stamp, password protect and other security features. It is a graphical user interface (front-end) to the command-line PDFtk.

Note: double-click on "Document Protection" for available security features.

Alternatively, PDFTK Builder Portable is a PortableApps version of the program.

Category:
System requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch PDFTKBuilder.exe

Optionally, update PDFtk to the latest version (download the installer and extract pdftk.exe and libiconv2.dll to the application folder).
Similar/alternative apps: UnityPDF
What's new?
  • Bugfix: Minor collating page range bug.
Latest comments
Joe on 2014-10-28 16:36

PDFTK Builder works in Windows 7 x64 and Windows 8.1 x64 too.

Checker on 2014-10-28 19:30

@ Joe: Thanks ... and updated ;)

PAFuser on 2019-10-03 13:33

libiconv2.dll does not seem to in setup. Works without it.

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ProcessThreadsView v1.29

billon on 4 Jul 2018
  • 159KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

ProcessThreadsView displays extensive information about all threads of the process that you choose. Information includes ThreadID, Context Switches Count, Priority, Created Time, User/Kernel Time, Number of Windows, Window Title, Start Address and more. When selecting a thread in the upper pane, the lower display covers strings found in the stack, stack modules addresses, call stack and processor registers.

ProcessThreadsView also allows you to suspend and resume one or more threads.

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 ProcessThreadsView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed the lower pane to switch focus when pressing Tab key and to use the appropriate font size in high DPI mode.

MZHistoryView v1.65

billon on 30 May 2018
  • 87KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 May 2018
  • Suggested by ClausValca

MZHistoryView reads the history data file of Firefox/Mozilla/Netscape Web browsers (history.dat or places.sqlite) and then displays the list of all visited Web pages in the last days. For each visited Web page, URL, First visit date, Last visit date, Visit counter, Referrer, Title and Host name are all displayed.

Data can be exported to text/HTML/XML.

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: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MozillaHistoryView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: BrowsingHistoryView
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 MZHistoryView will instantly filter the browsing history, showing only lines that contain the string you typed.
Latest comments
apometron on 2017-10-29 20:18

I am using Firefox 57 Developer Edition and it do not finds the history. How to do it?

webfork on 2017-10-29 22:10

@apometron: this program may not be compatible with the Mozilla nightly builds, especially as there have been some rather intense changes to the FFox code of recent.

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TTclock v1.44

billon on 24 Apr 2018
  • 182KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

TTclock is a simple, compact alarm clock, countdown timer and stopwatch that can be minimized to the system tray. It has two display modes: pure clock and control panel.

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 TTclock.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Hourglass, Digital Clock, TheAeroClock
What's new?
  • 64 bit version available.
  • Arrow keys for digits: up/down swapped.
  • PureBasic compiler ver. 5.62.

Tree Notebook v1.1.0

smaragdus on 14 Apr 2018
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by MakoSoft

Tree Notebook is a hierarchical notes manager designed for keeping personal information in a tree-like structure of notes and folders, and any folder can contain more notes and sub-folders. Any item can include text of any size and can keep attachments like images or other files.

The program consists of a public and an encrypted area that requires a password. Data can be imported from from OneNote and Evernote and exported to Evernote and simple RTF formats.

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 "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch tnote.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CherryTree, CintaNotes, Flashnote, MemPad
What's new? See:
http://www.treenotebook.net/history.htm

HandleCountersView v1.00

billon on 2 Apr 2018
  • 107KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by billon

HandleCountersView shows the current number of handles (File, Directory, Token, Job, Thread and so on...) opened by every process running on your system and the change in number of handles since the last time that you reset the counters.

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 HandleCountersView.exe.

AllThreadsView v1.00

billon on 1 Apr 2018
  • 102KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by billon

AllThreadsView displays a list of all running threads from all processes on your system in one table. For every thread, the following information is displayed: Thread ID, Creation Time, Kernel Time, User Time, Duration, Start Address, Priority, Base Priority, Context Switch Count, Context Switch Change (Since the last refresh), Wait Reason, Process ID, Process Path.

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 AllThreadsView.exe.

KeyboardStateView v1.00

billon on 2 Apr 2018
  • 107KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by billon

KeyboardStateView displays the current state and virtual key code of every key you press. It also allows you to view the current state of all keyboard keys.
For every key, the following information is displayed: Key Name (VK_XXXX), Description, Key Code (Decimal), Key Code (Hexadecimal), Key Pressed Status, Key Toggled Status (Useful for Num Lock, Caps Lock) and last time that the key was pressed.

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 KeyboardStateView.exe.

PassMark OSFMount v2.0.1001

billon on 7 Apr 2019
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Stone Tablet

OSFMount is a collection of virtual drive tools that allows mounting local disk image files as a drive letter, RAM disks and mounting CD or DVD images (for simplicity or speed). Supported image types include IMG, DD, ISO, BIN, NRG, SDI, AFF, AFM, AFD, VMDK (used by VMware), VHD (Virtual PC) and more.

The program is ideal for machines without a CD/DVD drive and, as most images are bit-for-bit copies of disk partitions, many programs will treat them as the real thing, enabling programs that require a program disc. For disk images, the program can give access to these files without booting or other required visualization software. RAM disks have a variety of uses including high speed caches, programs with frequent/intense disk reads/writes and some database applications.

Command line tools are also included.

Note: The developer warns: "it is recommended that 64-bit Windows is used when large disk image files are to be mounted."

Category:
System requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_OSFMOUNT

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\OSFMount
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the files in {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch OSFMount.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Portable WinCDEmu, DiskInternals Linux Reader
What's new?
  • Updated/added warning and error messages when using format option on command line when specifying a ram drive that is smaller than 260MB.
  • Fixed issue with detecting partitions for ImageUSB images.
  • Microsoft signed OSFMount.sys driver for Windows 10.
Latest comments
skall on 2015-02-23 10:21

whenever i try to mount an image (different formats), the message 'wrong parameter' appears and the new drive is not selectable? i am using the 64bit version and have admin rights.

any hints what might cause this?

i might be wrong, but it seems like this is the only up to date portable virtual cdrom software for win8.1?

Portable Reviewer on 2015-09-15 12:36

@Midas CDmage works like a charm unlike PassMark OSFMount despite "being ancient". Nothing ancient about it. PassMark OSFMount couldn't detect my image file properly as @freakazoid experienced. In fact very few free portable mount tools could handle my image file properly. I'm surprised you don't use CDmage to mount......

billon on 2019-04-07 13:48

Updated to v3.0.1000 and... see more in the forum topic

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RTMPDumpHelper v1.22

billon on 21 Feb 2018
  • 168KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

RTMPDumpHelper easily downloads video/audio streams used by live streaming websites such as Hulu, justin.tv and others. Open a Web page containing an RTMP-format video stream in your favorite Web browser and, while watching the video, it is saved to your disk automatically as a .FLV or .MP4 file.

Requires proxy server toolkit "RTMPDump toolkit", which must be downloaded separately.

Category:
System requirements: 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. Download the Windows build of RTMPDump toolkit, and extract rtmpsuck.exe and rtmpsrv.exe into the same folder
  3. Launch RTMPDumpHelper.exe
What's new?
  • RTMPDumpHelper now temporary disables the DLL protection mechanism of Firefox in order to load RTMPDumpHelper.dll into Firefox.
    Also, be aware that Firefox is now installed as 64-bit Web browser by default, so you have to use the 64-bit version of RTMPDumpHelper if you have 64-bit system.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-09-17 23:23

For me RTMPDumpHelper is the most useful of all Nir Sofer tools. It is rarely updated but it is still working fine.

freakazoid on 2016-09-17 23:59

I use youtube-dl (command line) almost exclusively nowadays.

TVideoDownloader is a frontend GUI for youtube-dl:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2640

Also, there's some more info about youtube-dl on the forums:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21879

smaragdus on 2016-09-18 18:37

@freakazoid
Thank you for your input. In fact I know TVideoDownloader. I have used another youtube-dl front-end- Moo0 YouTube Downloader:
https://is.gd/2UqwMT
It is not portable (perhaps it can be made portable?) and I update youtube-dl.exe manually. But I have not tested neither TVideoDownloader nor Moo0 YouTube Downloader with RTMP streams- I didn't know that youtube-dl supported RTMP protocol.
Note- I used url shortener because the actual link of Moo0 YouTube Downloader:
http://www.moo0.com/?top=http://www.moo0.com/software/YouTube/
is not shown properly by this site.

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PhotoDemon v7.0.1

webfork on 30 Jun 2019
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

PhotoDemon is a fast, feature-rich photo editor with rotate, resize, crop, etc. and a variety of color, contrast, filters and other graphics tools. The program also allows adding text, a metadata viewer/editor, on-canvas paint tool, layers, screenshot too, and works with common graphics formats including BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF, JP2, JXR, PPM, TGA and WEBP.

The program also supports macro edition and batch processing.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: BSD
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PhotoDemon.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Paint.NET, GIMP Portable, PhotoFiltre
What's new? See:
https://photodemon.org/news/
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-11-11 15:12

@webork - Special Treat...;-)

PhotoDemon v7.0-ß1 07NOV17 Beta release (to supersede current v6.6 dated 08APR15)
http://photodemon.org/

https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=88355#p88355

webfork on 2017-11-19 18:15

@__philippe: It's so far really, really great. I'm tempted to bump up the current version to the beta just because it's such a leap in available features and (so far) quite stable.

TalkOrBell on 2019-07-21 08:07

Hey...ALERT-ALERT! PhotoDemon has improved...If you wander to the nightly builds & DL (7.2.2 AlphaXXX) You getta version with layered PSD support. Tested last night.

So GET IT! Go...Get outa here!!

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ServiWin v1.71

billon on 15 Jan 2018
  • 80KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

ServiWin utility displays and provides access to controls for a list of installed drivers and services on your system. For some, a variety of information is displayed such as file description, version, product name, company that created the driver file and more. The program allows the stop, start, restart, pause and continue function of a service or driver, as well as changing the startup type of service or driver (automatic, manual, disabled, boot or system).

A list of services and drivers can be saved to file or a view HTML report of installed services/drivers can be opened in your default browser.

Category:
System requirements: WinNT / 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 serviwin.exe.
What's new?
  • Added option to export services/drivers list of external drive from command-line, for example:
    ServiWin.exe /shtml services "c:\temp\serv.html" K:\Windows.
Latest comments
navi on 2010-10-29 23:32

this should be great!..

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Password Inventor v1.0.5.0

webfork on 8 Feb 2020
  • 702KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jan 2012
  • Suggested by Mixture

Password Inventor gives numberous ways to generate one or more strong, memorable, or pattern-driven passwords. Generated passwords can have almost any lengths and type (upper and lower case, numbers, special characters, etc.). The program supports templates, letter substitution (e.g. A = @), as well as password lists.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / 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 PInventor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PWGen, PassworG

LICEcap v1.28

billon on 8 Dec 2017
  • 444KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

LICEcap can capture an area of your desktop and save it directly to animated GIF files. Features include: move the screen capture frame while recording, pause and restart recording, with optional inserted text messages, global hotkey (Shift+Space) to toggle pausing while recording, adjustable maximum recording framerate, basic title frame, with or without text, record mouse button presses, display elapsed time in the recording.

You can run multiple LICEcap window simultaneously, even of another LICEcap.

Cross-platform with a version available for Mac OS.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract licecap.exe to a folder of your choice
  2. In this folder, create an empty text file and rename it to licecap.ini
  3. Launch licecap.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GifCam
What's new?
  • LCF: fix crash when error opening output file.
  • GIF: use WDL_FileWrite to write to disk rather than fopen()/_wfopen(), lock files while writing.
  • New icon.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-08-27 11:47

LICEcap version 1.26 is out, changes:
v1.26 - August 26 2015
+ Windows 8.1+ high-DPI fix, thanks to Betsegaw Tadele

Checker on 2015-08-27 19:22

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

Cornflower on 2018-01-18 11:41

This is excellent! I'm already creating demos with it.
Of the 2017 utilities, I use this one and Calculor the most.

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iNFekt v1.0.1

billon on 3 Dec 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

iNFekt is a text viewer application that has been carefully designed around its main task: viewing and presenting NFO files. It comes with three different view modes (Rendered, Classic and Text Only), basic ANSI Art support (16+ colors), export functionality and lots of options.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "portable release" RAR package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch infekt-win32.exe or infekt-win64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new?
  • New option to allow bold fonts.
  • Fixed:
    • Scrolling set to scroll by page instead of by x lines;
    • Malformed files from PNG export;
    • Version information.
  • Compiler upgrade to fix rendering in certain situations.
  • Library update to cairo 1.15.8, libpng v1.6.34 (includes important bugfixes).
Latest comments
Midas on 2012-06-09 22:14

NFO Pad (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2164) is my preferred option for this -- it can double as a capable Notepad replacement, too...

I am Baas on 2013-05-14 16:33

There's also iNFekt "Super Compact Version!"

Details at http://code.google.com/p/infekt/downloads/detail?name=iNFekt-v0.8.8-SuperCompact.rar

smaragdus on 2016-11-03 22:13

iNFekt version 0.9.6 is slightly lighter (uses less RAM) than previous version 0.9.5, good job.

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USB Disk Ejector v1.3.0.6

billon on 3 Dec 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by milentechie

USB Disk Ejector allows you to quickly and easily remove USB devices. It is useful when dealing with devices that refuse to eject, multiple devices, or if you don't want to see the "Now safe to remove this device" dialog. The program includes a variety of available advanced features including hotkeys, has available post-eject actions and more.

Functional from the command-line.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch USB_Disk_Eject.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ProEject
What's new?
  • Added /CFGDIR command line switch - this lets you specify a different location for the cfg file that stores all the settings. Normally this file is located in the same directory as the program, but some people wanted a way to change this.
Latest comments
GtAkReYz on 2008-09-19 09:43

aka Muttley, try to disconnect 5 USB devices using that method and then try to disconnect the same 5 USB devices with this program. Then you'll see the difference... It's just much easier, and requires less clicks in diferent places! ;)

JCATech on 2008-09-23 20:41

I'm using this program for over 8 months without any problem.
It works great, a run an autoit script that close Pstart and other custom programs from my USB drive and then executes the USB Disk Ejector.

shsa546 on 2011-11-18 08:04

Didn't work for me on win7 pro ent sp1!

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TimeZonesView v1.06

billon on 19 Nov 2017
  • 104KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by billon

TimeZonesView displays all world time zones. For every time zone, the following information is displayed: name, description, current date/time in this time zone and date/time that daylight saving time begins and ends.

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 TimeZonesView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'DST Active' column (Yes or No).
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-08-02 14:26

Very nice, works great, thanks for some great software that does exactly what I want it to do.
MIKLO

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Advanced Onion Router v0.3.1.5

billon on 5 Nov 2017
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Nov 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, AdvOR 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? Updated:
  • geoip_c.h with GeoIPCountryWhois.csv released on October 4'th; there are 163953 IP ranges having 32 ranges in the fake "A1" country; all 32 ranges were approximated to real countries.
  • The OpenSSL library to 1.1.0g.
  • Directory authorities according to https://atlas.torproject.org/#search/flag:Authority.
Latest comments
Qoz on 2011-09-04 15:36

Opera 11.51 usb + AdvOR 0.3.0.1e
http://my.opera.com/Recheck/blog/opera-re-usb-international
Screenshot
http://ompldr.org/vYTc2YQ/en-03.png

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.

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WirelessNetView v1.75

billon on 16 Oct 2018
  • 86KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

WirelessNetView is a small utility that monitors the activity of wireless networks around you. The program runs in the background and displays SSID, Last Signal Quality, Average Signal Quality, Detection Counter, Authentication Algorithm, Cipher Algorithm, MAC Address, RSSI, Channel Frequency, Channel Number and more.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch WirelessNetView.exe
  3. Optionally, download oui.txt to the same folder to show the company name associated with the MAC address (e.g. Intel network devices always start with code 00A092)
Similar/alternative apps: WifiInfoView
What's new?
  • Added 'MAC Addresses List' option (Ctrl+F8), which allows you to create a list of MAC addresses and their description. The description specified in this list will be displayed under the 'Description' column. The MAC addresses list is saved in 'WirelessNetView_MAC_List.txt' located in the same folder of WirelessNetView.exe.
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-02-05 12:23

http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21445

@__philippe: though less disguised, you'll meet Further Discussion here, too. ;)

__philippe on 2016-02-05 13:23

Leaner is better, that's my motto !
Give Midas a cigar for a tighter URL...;-)

MIKLO on 2016-09-01 15:02

@_philippe I couldn't agree more, this program does exactly what I want and need without a lot of worthless things taking up space, and doing nothing or very little. Thanks for a great program.
MIKLO

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LoadedDllsView v1.01

billon on 26 Jul 2017
  • 121KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by billon

LoadedDllsView scans all running processes on your system and displays the list of all DLL files loaded by these processes. The program also shows the number of processes that load each DLL in the list. When selecting a file in the upper pane, the lower pane displays the list of all processes that use the selected file. You can also select one or more DLL files and then export the list into comma-delimited/tab-delimited/html/xml file.

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 LoadedDllsView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: The text-box of quick filter disappeared when pressing Enter or Esc key.

Media Player Classic - Home Cinema v1.7.13

SYSTEM on 21 Jan 2018
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by Rick

Media Player Classic - Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is a lightweight player with broad format support. It includes keyboard shortcuts, audio/video controls, a web interface for remote control and more. The program is derived from Media Player Classic (MPC), a media player that mimics the interface of Windows Media Player 6.4, and adds support for EVR rendering, H.264 and VC-1 video hardware acceleration, bugfixes, additional languages, decoders and more.

Alternatively, there is an unofficial updated build.

Versions from WinPenPack and PortableApps are also available: X-MediaPlayerClassic_HomeCinema and Media Player Classic - Home Cinema Portable.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP or 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary language files
  3. Create an empty text file and name it mpc-hc.ini or mpc-hc64.ini
  4. Launch mpc-hc.exe or mpc-hc64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SMPlayer
What's new? See:
https://mpc-hc.org/changelog/
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-04-05 15:45

@starshakur

.ini fixed, innit ? ...;-)

billon on 2017-07-16 19:12

"v1.7.13, the latest, and probably the last release of our project…"
:(

MIKLO on 2017-08-26 13:58

No matter what IMO Media Player Classic has always been, and will always be the best overall Media Player. I've been using for a very long time on many different OS's and it fulfilled my needs on all of them. I like the look and all the rest, maybe I'm being partial but so what it works 4me :) Great job by the makers so thanks for the hard work.
MIKLO

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NetMeter v1.1.4 BETA

billon on 23 Apr 2020
  • 296KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Aug 2009
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

NetMeter is a small network bandwidth monitoring program with numerous parameters for customization. You can view daily, weekly or monthly usage reports, as well as projected usage based on extrapolation of current data.

Note that the latest version of this program (Netmeter Evo) is not portable.

Category:
System requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. The application files are located in {app}.
  3. Launch NetMeter.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: NetWorx
What's new?
  • This is the first open source release of NetMeter.
  • Fixed bugs related to interface detection on Windows Vista.
Latest comments
loin2kolpotoru on 2013-06-23 16:37

The last release of NetMeter is Version 1.1.4 BETA.

I am Baas on 2013-06-23 18:06

You mean 1.1.41 BETA. That's Oopepe's mod (see jt's comment above). It's not portable.

Emka on 2013-12-18 06:38

NetMeter Evo v2.0 is out

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WebSiteSniffer v1.51

billon on 7 Jun 2017
  • 300KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

WebSiteSniffer is a packet sniffer tool that captures all the components of a given Web site and stores them in a folder of your choice. A variety of file types can be captured including HTML, Text, XML, CSS, Video/Audio, Images, Scripts, and Flash (.swf) files.

While capturing the Web site files, the main window of WebSiteSniffer displays general statistics about the downloaded files for every Web site / host name, including the total size of all files (compressed and uncompressed) and total number of files for every file type (HTML, Text, Images, and so on).

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Capture driver (e.g. WinPcap Capture Driver or Microsoft Network Monitor)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WebSiteSniffer.exe.
What's new?
  • Added /cfg command-line option, which instructs WebSiteSniffer to use a config file in another location instead if the default config file, for example:
    WebSiteSniffer.exe /cfg "%AppData%\WebSiteSniffer.cfg".
Latest comments
mukhi on 2012-05-24 06:58

does this capture files played online through adobe flash player?

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WinUpdatesList v1.33

billon on 2 Jun 2017
  • 72KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

WinUpdatesList displays the list of all Windows operating system updates (e.g. Service Packs and Hotfixes) installed on your local computer. For hotfix updates, files updated with these hotfixes are also listed. The program includes official Microsoft links for selected updates and ability to uninstall an update.

You can copy the update information to the clipboard or save it to text/HTML/XML file.

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 to a folder of your choice. Launch wul.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: UninstallView
What's new?
  • Fixed issue: The 'Installation Date' column displayed the time in GMT instead of local time.
Latest comments
carbonize on 2011-03-31 18:18

@Transcontinental - Try actually clicking the link. It points to this site for click through tracking.

guinness on 2011-03-31 18:21

If you click on the link it will take you there. The link that is shown in the status bar is just the redirection page.

apfelgluck@trashmail.net on 2011-04-01 07:21

Roger, guys. Link points to nirsoft.net -- Looks like I anticipated a certitude before facts :)

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Clipboardic v1.15

billon on 29 May 2017
  • 65KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 May 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

Clipboardic is a small utility that monitors clipboard (whenever you copy or cut) activity and automatically saves the data into a Windows clipboard file. When you need the copied data again, you can simply select the right clipboard file, and Clipboardic will automatically insert it into the clipboard (to paste).

Clipboardic also allows you to easily share the clipboard data between multiple computers on your local network.

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 Clipboardic.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • 'Always On Top' option.
  • Lower pane that displays image preview of the selected clipboard item (only when the select clipboard item is bitmap).
Latest comments
Harold on 2011-03-14 00:49

Exactly waht I needed for copying multiple database fields for pasting onto a webpage. Thanks.

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YouTube Pal v3.4

Andrew Lee on 8 Feb 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Sep 2016
  • Suggested by bzl333

YouTube Pal is a tiny video downloader for YouTube videos. It supports video format and video quality selection, download queue, pause/resume, download history, clipboard monitoring, stay on top and more.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch YouTubePal.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: 3D Youtube Downloader
What's new?
  • Fixed inability to find and download some videos.
Full changelog at http://ravib.com/youtubepal/relnotes.htm
Latest comments
Wizzer on 2018-02-03 04:26

This program worked first time (Windows 7 64bit). A small sized application, compared to some of the others on Portable Freeware, I found that it has the essential functions that are required to find and download videos.
Choice of available download quality.
User can set (try right click on the download directory shown in blue).
Quick download of videos in the queued list.

__philippe on 2019-01-11 13:01

YoutubePal v3.4 (released SEP-2016) is broken for recent Youtube videos.

Attempts to download recent videos invariably fails with error message
"Could not parse the Youtube page for URL
- May be due to change of Youtube page structure"

YTP's Author Ravi Bhvnani is aware of the issue, which should be rectified
in next release, tentatively scheduled for February.

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InsideClipboard v1.15

billon on 7 May 2017
  • 65KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 May 2017
  • Suggested by JohnW

InsideClipboard displays the binary content of all formats that are currently stored in the clipboard, allowing you to save the content of specific format into a binary file. This is helpful because although something copied or cut from an application can be in many different formats, Windows' main clipboard application only displays text or bitmaps. InsideClipboard can display many more stored formats.

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 to a folder of your choice. Launch InsideClipboard.exe.
What's new?
  • Added support for displaying UTF-16 strings in the lower pane.

Greenfish Icon Editor Pro v3.6

billon on 15 Sep 2017
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by risk

Greenfish Icon Editor Pro is a tool for creating icons, animated or static cursors and other small images. Can extract icons and cursors from executable files and icon libraries, batch convert image files to icons or other image formats and supports advanced selection handling (marquee, lasso and wand tools, saving/loading selections from files). Offers various gradient styles for filling shapes, and includes many filters such as remove matte, drop shadow, inner/outer glow and bevel etc.

The program opens and saves in ICO, CUR, ANI, PNG, XPM, BMP, JPEG, WebP and TGA formats and creates icons and cursors up to 256x256 @ 32-bit, which can also be PNG-compressed for use in Vista and above.

Include Greenfish Image Converter (for processing TIFF and SVG files), which requires .NET Framework 3.5.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder). Alternatively, a PortableApps version is also available: Greenfish Icon Editor Pro Portable.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch gfie32.exe or gfie64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • New:
    • Linux support;
    • Load/Save WebP, Portable AnyMap and TGA (Targa) files;
    • Contrast adjustment in Exposure dialog.
  • Improved: RGB Formulae (alpha adjustment, new operations).
Latest comments
olliebean on 2013-06-15 14:44

WARNING: this no longer comes as a direct download of the zip, but as an executable downloader which downloads the zip, but in the process you have to decline installation of about four different annoyanceware toolbars and addons. Also the downloader itself is not portable; it leaves folders in AppData.

thepiney on 2013-06-18 21:24

When you click the download link, a page opens with the download, just un-check the "Use our download manager and get recommended downloads" box. You'll get the zip file that you want. My Avast keeps blocking the site/file so I just disabled. After download I checked using VirusTotal and comes up clean.

billon on 2017-04-06 10:17

If you want load/save WebP under XP, DL v.0.5.0 -
https://storage.googleapis.com/downloads.webmproject.org/releases/webp/index.html

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MiTeC Mail Viewer v2.3.0 Updated

Midas on 11 May 2020
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by NickR

MiTeC Mail Viewer for several common email clients including Outlook Express, Windows Mail/Windows Live Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird message databases as well as single EML files. It displays list of contained messages with all needed properties as ordinary e-mail client. Message can be viewed in detailed view including attachments (save ability) and HTML preview.

The program includes search and filtering capability, and allows the extraction of attachments or email addresses from all emails in opened folder.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Registry, if "Persistent settings" option is enabled (they'll be saved to 'HKCU\Software\MiTeC\MailViewer').
Stealth: ? Yes. But only if no settings saved; otherwise see "Writes settings to" above.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MailView.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • Mozilla Thunderbird store browser updated.
Latest comments
robzuc on 2016-12-19 21:54

Trying to download the zip file, a Firefox warning says: "This file may harm your computer. This file is disguised as a helpful download, but it can make unexpected changes to your programs and settings".
This is the first time I see this FF warning...

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PngOptimizer v2.5.1

billon on 14 Feb 2017
  • 312KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by Replika

PngOptimizer is an easy-to-use program to compress common graphics formats to PNG format with no quality difference. Files can be added one at a time or in batch to the program icon or window. Images can also come from the clipboard by pressing CTRL+V while the application is in focus. Graphics formats supported include BMP, GIF, TGA, as well as further compressesing PNG files. Animated GIF and PNG files (APNG) are also supported. Size decrease for PNG files varies widely on the original editor, but GIF and BMP conversions can be as much as 40% and 95% respectively.

Cross-platform with clients available for Linux. A CLI version is available.

Alternatively, PngOptimizer Portable automatically switches between 32-bit and 64-bit and adjusts the screenshots path.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the same folder, create a text file called PngOptimizer.ini
  3. Launch PngOptimizer.exe

Optionally, to save images from the clipboard to the PngOptimizer application folder, right-click on the window and select Custom for the target directory and enter a period (.) in the box below.
Similar/alternative apps: FileOptimizer
What's new?
  • Fixed: window position would be always centered instead of being restored to the previous position.
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-05-31 23:08

Note about the 2.3 update: definitely takes full advantage of multi-processor systems. I tested it on Win7x64 with an i7 quad core and it got very close to 90% (few programs can do that). Definitely a big speed bonus over time there and good to see those kind of optimizations in freeware.

Checker on 2014-05-30 09:29

@ billon: Thanks ... and updated ;)

DarkShadow on 2014-06-10 16:35

There is a v2.4.2 for x64 !

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MyEventViewer v2.25

webfork on 30 Jun 2017
  • 92KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by fred65

MyEventViewer is intended as an improved alternative to the standard Windows event viewer. The program allows the viewing of multiple event logs combined into one list, as well as the event description and data in the main window.  The program lets you easily select multiple event items and then save them to HTML/Text/XML file, or copy them to the clipboard (Ctrl+C) and paste them into Excel.

Vista+ users are encouraged to use the updated FullEventLogView utility.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 MyEventViewer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FullEventLogView
What's new?
  • Added option to specify time range filter in local time ('Advanced Filter' window).
  • Fixed to save the time range settings to the .cfg file.
Latest comments
Mark on 2010-03-13 19:06

I forgot to mention that heuristic detection only indicates that something MIGHT be amiss, not that there IS something wrong.

zadadka on 2010-05-12 16:44

Connect to (other) computer would be handy.... :)
Still useful though.

NickR on 2011-07-23 00:36

It will Connect to other computer

The link to Nir's site above explains three methods:

'Connecting a remote computer in your network'
'Reading External .evt files'
and a further blog post
'How to connect a remote Windows 7/Vista/XP computer with ...'

Nir's software is always handy :)

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GDIView v1.26

billon on 5 Dec 2016
  • 73KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Dec 2016
  • Suggested by JohnW

GDIView displays the list of Graphics Device Interface (GDI) handles including brushes, pens, fonts, bitmaps, and more opened by every process. It displays the total count for each type of GDI handle, as well as detailed information about each handle. This tool can be useful for developers that need to trace GDI resources leak in their software.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 GDIView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Save All Items' menu item.

DLL Export Viewer v1.66

billon on 16 Nov 2016
  • 79KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Nov 2016
  • Suggested by Checker

DLL Export Viewer displays the list of all exported functions and their virtual memory addresses for specified DLL files. You can easily copy the memory address of the desired function, paste it into your debugger, and set a breakpoint for this memory address. When this function is called, the debugger will stop in the beginning of this function.

For example: If you want to break each time that a message box is going to be displayed, simply put breakpoints on the memory addresses of message-box functions: MessageBoxA, MessageBoxExA, and MessageBoxIndirectA (or MessageBoxW, MessageBoxExW, and MessageBoxIndirectW in unicode based applications) When one of the message-box functions is called, your debugger should break in the entry point of that function, and then you can look at call stack and go backward into the code that initiated this API call.

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: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch dllexp.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed to display the dll filename in the window title when dragging a file from Windows Explorer.
Latest comments
vmars316 on 2016-11-18 16:36

Which debugger does this work with ?

__philippe on 2016-11-18 19:25

Prime (freeware) suspect: OllyDbg v2.01

https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=226

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Just Manager v0.1 Alpha 54

webfork on 28 Oct 2016
  • 1022KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Aug 2014
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Just Manager is a feature-rich, customizable, multi-tabbed and multi-pane file manager. Supports drag-and-drop, file/folder highlighting, favorites, up to 16 file panes, and includes FTP client.

Functional in 64-bit.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch JustManager.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FileVoyager, Multi Commander
What's new?
  • 1. Added correct handling of locked file delete situation.
  • 2. IThumbnailProvider interface support added.
  • 3. %INACTIVE_PATH% parameter added for custom commands.
  • 4. Folder update monitoring improved.
  • 5. Thumbnails crash fixed.
  • 6. Incorrect system folders names under Win XP - fixed.
  • 7. file:\\ prefix handling added.
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smaragdus on 2016-10-27 17:45

Perhaps Just Manager became public too late as it is unlikely to see any new releases in the future. At least billon, Checker and SYSTEM will be spared the effort to update the entry. Although labelled Alpha, Just Manager seems to be very stable and the built-in FTP client works fine.

Atari800xl on 2016-10-28 08:39

Great for bare bones Windows PE, it runs without any dependencies, it seems, very useful in x64, too bad it's not supported anymore...

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QWinFF 0.2.1

webfork on 28 Oct 2016

QWinFF can convert audio and video files into other formats. It includes a rich set of presets and allows advanced users to adjust conversion parameters like bitrate and sample rate in detail. The program is an interface for the powerful, command-line FFmpeg.

Note that you can add other media formats for conversion in the presets.xml file, including images and other formats that FFmpeg can handle.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the "Portable" self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch qwinff.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: XMedia Recode
What's new? See:
http://qwinff.github.io/news/

WinCrashReport v1.25

billon on 1 Aug 2016
  • 283KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Jul 2015
  • Suggested by I am Baas

WinCrashReport provides an alternative to the built-in crash reporting program of the Windows operating system. When an application crashes in your system and displays a message, WinCrashReport can provide an extensive report. The crash report is displayed as simple text or in HTML, and includes crash memory address, exception code, exception description, strings found in the stack, call stack, processor registers, modules list, threads list, and more...

The program is useful for developers to find problematic software or to help find workarounds.

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 WinCrashReport.exe.
What's new?
  • Added R8 - R15 processor registers to the 64-bit crash report.
  • Fixed bug: WinCrashReport freezed if the crashed thread had a very large stack.
  • Changed the default report type to HTML.

AkelPad v4.9.8

billon on 28 Oct 2016
  • 554KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jul 2016
  • Suggested by Fluffy

AkelPad is a plain text editor focused on speed and a small size. The program includes unicode support, available single-document and tabbed interfaces, unlimited file size, and multi-level undo, etc.
Support plugins.

Alternatively, AkelPad Portable portablizes recent files and search history and has both the 32- and 64-bit versions together and chooses the right one. X-AkelPad is also available.

Category:
System requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. If you set Recent Files and Search History to 0 as these are stored in the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of drive-less absolute path (eg. \docs\personal\work.doc without the drive letter)
License: BSD
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In AkelPad.exe folder, use a Unicode-aware editor to create AkelPad.ini the following four lines:

    [Options]
    SaveSettings=2
    RecentFiles=0
    SearchStrings=0


  3. Save AkelPad.ini as a Unicode-encoded file
  4. Launch AkelPad.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Notepad++, EditPad Lite
What's new? Added:
  • Flag 128 in the manual parameter "PaintOptions" - unit of vertical scrolling is line (default is pixel).
  • Optional parameter for commands 4103,4106:
    1 - force to use last directory.
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__philippe on 2013-12-08 13:07

Akelpad v 4.8.6 released.

__philippe on 2015-06-04 09:04

Akelpad v4.9.4 released 03-JUN-2015 :
http://akelpad.sourceforge.net/en/download.php

Scores of plugins updated likewise :
http://akelpad.sourceforge.net/en/plugins.php

Wolfghost on 2015-06-04 12:10

@__philippe tx updated

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Fsum Frontend v1.5.5.1

webfork on 14 Jul 2016
  • 461KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 May 2008
  • Suggested by otaku

Fsum Frontend allows to compute message digests, checksums, and HMACs for files and text strings. It supports drag-and-drop and can function on batches of files at once either for creation or verification.

The program supports a host of different hashes including common like CRC32, MD5, and SHA256 as well and many obscure hashing methods (96 total). Allows both batch creation and verification.

As the name implies, the program uses FSUM.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FsumFrontEnd.exe.
Optionally, download FSUM ZIP package and extract to the same folder.

InnoEx v0.9.2

billon on 21 Jul 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jan 2016
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

InnoEx is a small and simple front-end for InnoUnp for viewing and extracting of resources from Inno Setup installers. It is fast and easy to use, it supports drag and drop (both ways) and Windows shell integration.

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 RAR package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch InnoEx.exe.

InnoUnp can be updated manually.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal Extractor, Universal Extractor 2
What's new? See:
https://web.archive.org/web/20171023090855/http://fec.usermd.net:80/innoex_changelog/
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juverax on 2018-07-21 08:29

The website and download link moved to:
http://www.havysoft.cl/

billon on 2018-07-21 09:14

@juverax:

InnoEx and InnoExtractor are two different programs

juverax on 2018-07-21 14:46

Sorry for the confusion.
Maybe my comment should be removed ... or maybe not if it helps people be aware of the risk of confusion.

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DiskSmartView v1.21

billon on 19 Jun 2016
  • 70KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

DiskSmartView is a small utility that retrieves useful insights on the health of your drives. The program uses standard diagnostic data from the "S.M.A.R.T," or Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology data drawn from IDE/SATA disks. This includes the model/firmware/serial number, cylinders/heads, power-on hours (POH), internal temperature, disk errors rate, and more.

This data can help you determine if there are any significant problems with your drive and whether it may be nearing end-of-life.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 DiskSmartView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: HDDScan
What's new?
  • You can now turn on/off the features added on version 1.20 ('Use ATA Command' and 'Retrieve S.M.A.R.T from USB Drives') Be aware that the 'Use ATA Command' option is now turned off by default, because I got report that it caused a blue screen on RAID 1 system.
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Emka on 2011-02-17 01:00

Does not display anything on my machine (Win7x64, SATA drive)...

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RawReg v1.3

billon on 16 Dec 2016
  • 636KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Dec 2011
  • Suggested by joby_toss

RawReg allows to edit offline registry hives. It can be used (for example) to edit BCD hives, NTUSER, software and many other registry hives found inside Windows 2000 and above, including those created by Sandboxie. Information is provided on the physical offset position of each registry key on the hive file, useful for debugging a registry hive with the aid of an hexadecimal editor.

The program can browse the registry, change value data, edit value titles, and show a map with information on the data in each area.

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 RawReg.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Windows Registry Recovery, RegistryViewer

Process Hacker v2.39

billon on 29 Mar 2016

Process Hacker is a feature-packed tool for manipulating processes and services on your computer. Includes a simple, customized tree view, detailed performance graphs, list of network connections, comprehensive process list (including hidden), full control over processes, rootkit termination, and DLL controls.

Alternatively, Process Hacker Portable is stealth.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Settings location is specified by passing the -settings parameter to Process Hacker, together with the full path to the settings file.
Stealth: ? No. To make stealth:
  1. Delete/rename kprocesshacker.sys before launch or start the program with -nokph argument. Note that this will disable some advanced features
  2. Delete/rename plugins\UserNotes.dll before launch. The UserNotes plugin saves its settings in %APPDATA%\Process Hacker 2\usernotesdb.xml
  3. Although there is no automatic update checker, avoid this option in the Help menu as it will leave a trace in the Internet Explorer browser cache
License: GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file named ProcessHacker.exe.settings.xml in the x86 subfolder for 32-bit or x64 for 64-bit
  3. Launch ProcessHacker.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Process Explorer
What's new?
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misan on 2016-02-02 17:39

btw the link for the BAT launcher seems to be broken.

SYSTEM on 2016-02-03 07:48

I added a link to Process Hacker Portable.

misan on 2016-02-04 20:15

Thank you.
It's a great app, I personally prefer it over Process Explorer.

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Opera (Presto) v12.18

webfork on 16 Feb 2020
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by Chris Mehl

Version note: This program has not been updated since 2016 and may contain security vulnerabilities. Please see this entry for the latest version of Opera.

Opera (Presto) is a discontinued version of the Opera web browser, meaning feature development and maintenance for this version of Opera has ceased. Compared to the newer version based on Google Chrome, it features a leaner memory footprint, more user-interface customization, an RSS reader, integrated e-mail client, IRC chat, and native BitTorrent support. A variety of extensions are available to further extend functionality.

Alternative Portable versions:

Category:
System requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Opera Software
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. Select Options and, from the Install menu, choose Stand-alone installation (USB)
  3. Set the Install path to a folder of your choice and click Accept & Install
  4. opera.exe will auto-launch after install
Similar/alternative apps: SeaMonkey Portable, Firefox Portable, Chromium Portable, Google Chrome Portable
What's new? See:
http://www.opera.com/blogs/security/2016/02/opera-12-and-opera-mail-security-update/
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billon on 2016-02-15 18:59

UPDATED TO 12.18!!!11
no changelog yet on off. page

Specular on 2016-02-16 07:31

@billon mmm, it's odd. Just had a pop-up informing of a new version to download which is apparently v12.18 yet no official changelog has been released.

However did find an old My Opera stalwart who posted some of the changes over on the Vivaldi forums. Will continue this discussion on the PF thread...

Checker on 2016-02-26 18:15

Opera@USB v12.18 is available.

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BabelMap Portable v8.0.0.5

billon on 20 Dec 2019
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

BabelMap is a character map application that allows you to browse through the entire Unicode character repertoire of over 110,000 characters, or search for a particular character by name or by code point. Characters can then be copied to the clipboard for use in any Unicode-aware application.

BabelMap Portable is a version of the software packaged in PortableApps.com format.

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 self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BabelMapPortable.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.babelstone.co.uk/Software/BabelMap_Versions.html
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mik.y on 2012-11-28 09:02

wrong link for download:"Referrer Blocking"

MIKLO on 2014-07-02 18:37

:) It Worked fine 4me and a useful program that allows me to get characters I otherwise would not be able to use.Thanks for your hard work.
MIKLO

billon on 2020-03-17 18:17

BabelMap latest version is 13.0.0.2, supports Unicode 13.0

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