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SoftPerfect Network Scanner v6.2.1 Updated

__philippe on 25 Jan 2021
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by NewKreation

NOTE: latest versions of this program has gone commercial; currently searching for a mirror of the last freeware version


SoftPerfect Network Scanner is a feature-rich, multi-threaded network scanner to find and identify network resources. Includes IP, NetBIOS and SNMP, can ping computers, scans for listening TCP ports, and shows what types of resources are shared (including system and hidden). In addition, it allows you to mount shared resources as network drives, browse them using Windows Explorer, filter the results list and more.

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

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
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. Select either 32-bit or 64-bit folder (depending on your OS)
  3. Launch the program by using "netscan.exe /ini" or "netscan.exe /xml"
Similar/alternative apps: Angry IP Scanner
What's new? Added:
  • Passing PowerShell scripts as Base64 to wrap DOS-unfriendly symbols.
  • New expressions "Less than" and "Greater than" to the filter conditions.
  • Conditional column highlighting if a row value meets a specific criterion.
  • A list of disregarded account names in User and Group Membership queries.
Latest comments
giulia on 2016-12-02 11:13

is not free anymore :(

olliebean on 2021-01-25 09:47

I'm getting a "403 Forbidden" error from the download links.

webfork on 2021-01-25 14:27

@olliebean: thanks, I've updated the entry with a note and contacted @userfriendly who helped us out with the original freeware mirror. I have a copy of the freeware version, but it's very old so hopefully we can find a better one.

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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.

Runs on: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?
Latest comments
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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FreeFileSync Portable v6.2

webfork on 27 Sep 2020
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Feb 2014
  • Suggested by bassiliin

FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization tool. It supports filters, file sizes greater than 4GB, delete-before-copy for large sync operations, and creation of batch files for automated synchronization. After compare process (by date or content) operations can be customized on a file-by-file basis.

FreeFileSync Portable is in Format, automatically adjusting paths.


  • The latest version of this program is adware (offers for installation of 3rd party software), may not be open source, and locks itself to a specific path (only the drive letter may change), but a more recent version of this program (v7.9) can be made portable. Note that the update check will run whenever the runtime path changes even if you disable it.
  • FreeFileSync versions 6.3 and later can not be run from a portable menu or scheduling software due to a unfixed bug in the app.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv3.
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch FreeFileSyncPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WinDataReflector, FolderSync, DirSync Pro, DSynchronize, Zback
Latest comments
wagner reatto on 2017-01-25 12:36

I liked this utility very much, but it stopped being portable to non-donors (being a donor in Brazil is complicated for many reasons). I looked for other similar utilities. Here I found fastcopy, I found it interesting. I had the happiness of finding SyncFolders, which is also portable. You can find it here I think could add it here.

Midas on 2017-01-25 13:07

@wagner reatto: SyncFolders has been suggested at the Forum (see where software garners more attention and testing. É só uma dica aqui do sítio... ;)

wagner reatto on 2017-01-25 13:17

thank you, Midas, i'll see.
(obrigado, Midas, verei).

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HerdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner v1.0.3.9 Private

Checker on 25 Dec 2015
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Dec 2014
  • Suggested by abc

HerdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner is a fast and free Windows desktop program which detects malicious threats, spyware and adware by utilizing 68 industry anti-malware scanners. It has no impact on your system resources and uses the herdProtect cloud-based scanning engine. The scanner is a second line of defense and is designed to work perfectly with your existing anti-virus software.

Runs on:Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Reason\HerdProtect
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch herdProtectScan.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Virus Total, Jotti Malware Scan

D-Fend Reloaded v1.4.4

lwc on 12 Mar 2019

The program provides an easy, graphical environment for DOSBox (which runs a wide variety of DOS-based games on and programs modern hardware), helping with the management of program details such as configuration and tweaking.

The program also includes helpful configuration files and pre-sets for a variety of popular DOS games.
DOSBox is included in the installation.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. Select "Custom installation" and then "Portable mode" in the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch DFend.exe
Note: A installer is also available. On the Download page, look in the "Other packages" section under "Other installation packages."
What's new?
  • All path names in conf files stored in archive files are made relaltive.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-04-02 22:37

Great tool! Using it now I can play my favourite DOS game BlockOut by California Dreams on my Widnows 8 system.

smaragdus on 2014-07-01 08:25

D-Fend Reloaded 1.4.0 is out.

Checker on 2014-07-01 14:41

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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