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Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition v81.0 Updated

billon on 23 Sep 2020
  • 345MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Eu Gene Lim

Firefox Browser is a fast, powerful and secure web browser that supports open standards and many of the latest web technologies. The program includes smart search, easy bookmark management, web development tools and built-in download manager. Smart content blocking for ads and trackers is available in both standard and private browsing modes.

Versions available for Mac, Android, iOS, Linux, with synchronisation of passwords and browser state across devices. Additional features and customisations are available via the add-on system, which allows for thousands of specialized functions.

Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is a special build licensed by Mozilla. It includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit builds and selects the appropriate one for each PC. Beta, Developer and Extended Release versions are also available. Alternatively, X-Firefox is also available.

Category:
Runs on: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Launcher: GPL, Program: MPL v. 2.0
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FirefoxPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Pale Moon Portable, SeaMonkey Portable
What's new? See:
https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/notes/
Latest comments
webfork on 2019-07-14 17:39

@Emka: Can you post in forums about what you're seeing? Sometimes if you have an add-on it will write to appdata.

Emka on 2019-07-16 07:43

Hm, now I can't reproduce it... I'll post in the forums if I encounter it again. I already did so for Thunderbird Portable.

PAFuser on 2020-06-11 12:24

64 bit system: save 181 MB by deleting firefox folder, and renaming firefox64 to firefox. Beta, standard, and ESR work fine.

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Tor Browser v10.0 Updated

billon on 22 Sep 2020
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by M@tty

Tor Browser enables secure, anonymous web access to help bypass various forms of censorship, region-blocking, and tracking. The program uses a modified version of the Firefox ESR browser with additional privacy and security features, including always-on access to an anonymous network and no usage history.

Components include the Vidalia Tor client and the NoScript and HTTPS Everywhere add-ons to enhance privacy. The program is the official browser bundle from the makers of Tor.

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

Category:
Runs on: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer, launch, and extract a folder of your choice
  2. Launch Start Tor Browser
  3. When prompted, uncheck the option to add items to your Desktop or Start Menu and then answer a few quick questions about your connection
Similar/alternative apps: Advanced Onion Router
What's new? See:
https://blog.torproject.org/category/tags/tor-browser
Latest comments
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.

rbon on 2018-09-22 16:46

Starting from version 8.0 Tor project builds both version of TorBrowser: 32 bit and 64 bit.
- TorBrowser page: https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html
- TorBrowser repository: https://dist.torproject.org/torbrowser/8.0.1/
So You can add on description the link for download 64 bit version 'torbrowser-install-win64-8.0.1_en-US.exe'

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HTTP Downloader v1.0.3.6 Updated

billon on 12 Sep 2020
  • 625KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by smaragdus

HTTP Downloader is tiny and light, high-performance, multi-part download manager that offers browser integration via extensions (available for Chromium and Firefox browsers). It supports FTP, pause and resume, drag and drop; URL drop window, download history (export and import), system tray (minimize to tray, close to tray, add URL(s) from tray), always on top, thread pool count, SSL/TLS, proxy and more.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty file and name it portable (without extension)
  3. Launch HTTP_Downloader.exe
Similar/alternative apps: EagleGet , Free Download Manager, Web Downloader
What's new? See:
https://github.com/erickutcher/httpdownloader/blob/master/HTTP_Downloader/changelog.txt
Latest comments
SpaceGhost on 2020-08-31 21:42

I wonder if it supports ajax methods that typically require websockets or similar newer technologies to pull data down, or even HTTPS? If it doesn't do ajax, I may as well just wget on chron. I don't really need pause/resume/multipart type stuff.

Just trying to automate huge amounts of downloads, then test for removal of the source material later if it gets a takedown request. Then, obviously, my script automatically deletes said material from my own machine to comply with the spirit as well as the letter of the law. Any other strategy would be indecent and/or seditious, particularly with takedowns on wikileaks and similar sites. =)

Maybe I should make my Banned Autoremover standalone and give it to this site. Anybody interested? We could call it AutoB& or AutoBahn. :P

Midas on 2020-09-03 07:04

@SpaceGhost: Care to discuss your ideas further in the forums? Follow the speech balloon icon above if you will.

freakazoid on 2020-09-05 18:13

Tiny file size and very-functional download manager.

Great to use for servers that limit download speeds to a low KB/s.

My only tiny nitpick is probably to change the default download parts from 1 to 2 or maybe 4. Other than that, thumbs up!

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Pale Moon Portable v28.13.0 Updated

billon on 4 Sep 2020
  • 49MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by infimum

Pale Moon is a fork of a previous version of Firefox focusing on efficiency and ease of use. Unlike Firefox, there is no support for accessibility features or parental controls.

Category:
Runs on: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves the following empty folders behind:
  • %appdata%\Mozilla
  • %appdata%\Mozilla\Extensions
  • %appdata%\Moonchild Productions
  • %appdata%\Moonchild Productions\Pale Moon
Unicode support: Yes
License: MPL v. 2.0 + redistribution restrictions
How to extract: Download the "Portable" self-extracting package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Palemoon-Portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Firefox Portable, SeaMonkey Portable, K-Meleon
What's new? See:
https://www.palemoon.org/releasenotes.shtml
Latest comments
Happy.Camper2 on 2018-12-06 21:43

Happy Holidays To You All :)
Just wondering...Do any of you fine folks have the Palemoon Portable Browser v28 installed on a Vista Home Premium 32-bit OS?
Well, if you do, would you please tell me how? I've DL'ed a couple of v28's and installed them and they wouldn't launch.
To my knowledge of what I've been reading, Palemoon v28+ is for Windows 7+.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Moon_%28web_browser%29

Please tell me your tips & tricks so I can go back to using Palemoon. Thanks so much.

Take care.

freakazoid on 2018-12-08 22:06

@Happy.Camper2 - You can probably use New Moon by Roy Tam. Check the MSFN forums for a link.

qj3328 on 2019-10-31 01:02

Pale Moon has become my default and favorite browser. It is laid out for the convenience of users rather than being handicapped to keep up with the latest in look, touch and feel that kills productivity. Pale Moon is for those that want to get work done, with as little time as possible lost to the eternal quest to locate moved, missing or deleted features that are too common in other browsers at every update. As for all browsers, sometimes pages are not rendered correctly and if so, I just jump briefly to a different browser - but I always end up returning to Pale Moon. In recent years the collection of Pale Moon-specific add-ons has increased dramatically, making it a fine substitute for Firefox.

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BrowserDownloadsView v1.25 Updated

billon on 3 Sep 2020
  • 381KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Special

BrowserDownloadsView displays information on both Firefox and Chromium-based browsers downloads. Displayed elements include filename, download/web page URL, start and end time, duration, size, specific browser and more. You can also calculate the MD5/SHA1/SHA256/SHA512 hash of the downloaded files.

The program will show a list of downloads from your user profile or all visible user profiles, as well as from from networked computers or an external hard drive. Details can be exported to to many formats including CSV, HTML, XML and JSON.

Category:
Runs on: 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 BrowserDownloadsView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FirefoxDownloadsView
What's new? Added:
  • 'File Exists' column, which tells you whether the downloaded file still exists on your drive (this feature works only for local drive).
  • 'File Size' column, which displays the actual size of the downloaded file on your drive (this feature works only for local drive).