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Opera v45.0.2552.881 Updated Adware

billon on 26 May 2017
  • 137MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 May 2017
  • Suggested by Specular

Opera is a fast and secure web browser with tabbed, customizable interface. Features integrated searches, themes, device sync, and mouse gestures. Also available is a service that includes a bookmarks and password sync along with an "off-road" mode that uses server-side compression to speed up browsing especially for low speed internet connections (account signup required). A variety of add-ons are available to extend functionality.

Based on Google Chrome, the program is available for Mac, Linux, Android, and a variety of mobile phones and tablets. Opera v12 (Presto) is also available and includes many features not present in the newer version.

Alternative Portable versions:

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Opera Software, HKCU\Software\MozillaPlugins, HKLM\Software\MozillaPlugins.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and launch Setup.exe
  2. Select Options and choose Stand-alone installation (USB)
  3. Set Install path to a folder of your choice and click Accept & Install
  4. Launch launcher.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Vivaldi, Google Chrome Portable
What's new? See:
https://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/windows/
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2016-08-02 02:13

Thanks

pamu on 2016-08-02 20:46

I followed the instructions, but I get installed Opera v36.0
I suspect this Opera v39 is not for WinXP :(

PAFuser on 2017-05-09 20:10

Opera has not changed download yet, still 44. 45 available at: http://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera/desktop/45.0.2552.635/win/Opera_45.0.2552.635_Setup_x64.exe
Setup for portable and desktop 45, used a temporary folder for portable version, copied everything except profile to portable Opera folder.

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BrowsingHistoryView v2.05 Updated

billon on 15 May 2017
  • 402KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 May 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 'Load history from remote computer' option in 'Advanced Options' window. Be aware that this option works only when you have full admin access to the remote computer. Also, the history of IE10/IE11 is only available before the user logged-on to the system, because after the log-on the history database of IE10/IE11 is locked.
  • Fixed bug: 'Copy Selected Items' worked improperly when setting the 'Unicode/Ascii Save Mode' to 'Always UTF-8'.

Advanced Onion Router v0.3.1.3 Updated

billon on 15 May 2017
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 May 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?
  • When a client uses an unrecognized Socks5 login, the request will be allowed; however, a warning will be shown that contains the username and the password to allow users to find bad configuration settings (this solves the problem with replacing Tor with AdvOR in the Tor Browser Bundle).
  • The files Help\Firefox\readme.txt and Help\Firefox\AdvOR.ini were updated to work with the 6.5.2 version of Tor Browser.
  • Updated language strings: 3262, 3263.
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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Vivaldi v1.9.818.50 Updated

billon on 16 May 2017
  • 157MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 May 2017
  • Suggested by Nh

Vivaldi is a customizable, tabbed web browser based on the same engine as Google Chrome. Its appearance and capabilities can be extended with themes and extensions. It features a bookmark manager, speed dial, notes, custom search engines, sessions, tab stacks, web panels, mouse gestures, keyboard shortcuts, user interface scaling, adaptive interface color and much more.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: In the User Data folder, which is created in the same root as "Application" folder.

Note that the program resets some settings, including the list of installed extensions, when you move between PCs.
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Vivaldi
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract it using 7-zip to a temporary folder
  2. Extract the resulting vivaldi.7z archive with 7-zip to a folder of your choice
  3. In the Vivaldi-bin folder, create an empty text file with the following contents:

    // Vivaldi Standalone

  4. Rename the text file to stp.viv
  5. Rename the Vivaldi-bin folder to Application
  6. Launch Application\vivaldi.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Otter Browser, Opera, Google Chrome, Slimjet, SRWare Iron
What's new? See:
https://vivaldi.net/en-US/content/news

SRWare Iron v58.0.3050.0 Updated

billon on 4 May 2017
  • 160MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 May 2017
  • Suggested by freakazoid

SRWare Iron is a privacy-enhanced web browser based on Chromium, the open source project behind Google Chrome. By default, Iron sends out less information as compared to Chrome (e.g., creating a unique user ID or the submission of entries to Google to generate suggestions), making it potentially more privacy friendly and secure in operation.

Iron supports both official and unofficial themes and some extensions from Chrome. Additionally, to enable blocking ad servers, a 'adblock.ini' is present in the program folder, and Opera's 'urlfilter.ini' can easily be converted to Iron's accepted format by following these instructions (or see comments below).

Note: It is recommended you change the homepage. The Iron default homepage may contain ads or links to fake adware-containing downloads.

Alternative packages:

  • Iron Portable (adds password portabilization, path portabilization, registry cleanup and Java support)
  • X-Iron (idem)

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. It creates some registry keys in 'HKCU\Software\Chromium'. Start with --incognito parameter to prevent saving history and cookies after program closes.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: BSD
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch IronPortable.exe.

XP/Vista is no longer supported but the last release version 49 is available.
Similar/alternative apps: Chromium Portable, Google Chrome Portable
What's new?
  • Bug/Security fixes.
Latest comments
Fixitman on 2015-10-17 05:48

version 45: No flash support whatsoever. It also disables all but a two plugins. I understand this is a security issue, however, if you do need Flash, this is not the browser for you. You cannot add Flash support to version 45 of Iron. The former plug-ins do not work, and the latest download which would be supported in Iron contains malware, checked by over 40 different engines and cannot be installed if you have ANY anti-malware engine running. If you don't, be aware you're installing malware. If you have no need for Flash or most other browser plug-ins, feel free, you'll be secure (but missing quite a bit of content.)

Alternatives: Do not update to 45. Install 43, which still supports the (old) flash players (be they however insecure.)
Chrome itself has a built in alternative to Flash in the latest version. Maybe someone will figure out how to "port" this to Iron without doing a bunch of stuff in file explorers etc.
Note: trying to install the latest Adobe Flash for Firefox crashed my XP system, XP is basically no longer supported with version 19. the latest update to Flash 18 works, however.
I have Flash disabled on all but two sites which use the older version just fine.

random17 on 2016-08-07 14:16

Just noting that Iron Portable and SRWare Iron Portable, as well as GoogleChromePortable and X-Chromium, create these registry keys:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions

HKU\*\Software\Google
HKU\*\Software\Google\Chrome
HKU\*\Software\Google\Chrome\Extensions

Also note that the HKLM key is hidden in regedit. I can see it being created using Regshot and get to it and delete it with an alternate registry editor. I don't know how the key is protected. (Any info appreciated.)

The only Chromium browser that doesn't create these keys is Chromium Portable (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2169).

They also create the following folders/files:

C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad\metadata
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad\reports
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad\settings.dat

webfork on 2016-08-09 00:09

random17: thanks for the info but, as that addresses multiple programs and not just Iron, posts like that really belong in forums.

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