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Opera v52.0.2871.64 Updated Adware

billon on 11 Apr 2018
  • 137MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Apr 2018
  • 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 2017-05-30 20:14

Deleting "Add site" button on start page will stop ads being added. Use address bar icon to add to speed dial, or bookmark.

PAFuser on 2017-09-07 00:12

Download directory: https://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera/desktop/ Go to bottom of page for newest version, select win, then select your download:

PAFuser on 2018-01-03 12:12

Opera 50 is available. Not Beta. https://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera/desktop/50.0.2762.45/

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StorURL v3.0.21.0 Updated

billon on 25 Mar 2018
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

StorURL is a customizable bookmark manager that can import bookmarks from the most popular browsers or added manually. Added bookmarks can be organized in a unlimited number of categories. The program includes bookmarks verification, the ability to launch bookmarks in custom browser, grab website icons, search, always remain on top, minimize to tray (with bookmarks launched from the tray), floating tool-bar, password-protection and more.

Supported browsers include Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Opera. Bookmarks can also be imported from StorURL Online if registered.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET 3.5, MS Visual C++ 2005 SP 1 Redist Package MFC Security Update
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch StorURL.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FavoritesView, URL Monit@r
What's new? Added:
  • User agent for sites that don't respond properly to requests without one.
  • Ability to choose where to import IE favorites from instead of just defaulting to the current logged in user's Favorites directory.
  • Option in configuration to allow user to choose whether to follow redirects or not when verifying sites.
  • Rudimentary font size selection in the View menu, please report any bugs you find.
Fixed:
  • Issue caused by having a blank URL for a site that also includes a site icon.
  • Some bugs StorURL Online CSV importation code.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-06-20 06:49

StorURL may work under Windows XP/Windows Vista, testing and confirmation would be welcome.

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SRWare Iron v65.0.3400.0 Updated

billon on 19 Mar 2018
  • 160MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Mar 2018
  • 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?
  • New extension UI.
  • Bug-/Security fixes.
Latest comments
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.

MIKLO on 2017-08-15 13:51

Very nice have been using for a long time and really like, thanks.
MIKLO

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EagleGet v2.0.4.30 Updated

billon on 7 Mar 2018
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Midas

EagleGet helps create an easy-to-use, all-in-one method for downloads via the web including popular online audio and video sites or streams. The program includes speed limits, scheduling, proxy controls and the ability to pause, resume and categorize your downloads. It can be integrated to a variety of web browsers and uses a variety of tricks to try and boost your download speed.

Supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, MMS and RTSP protocols and works with Chrome, IE, Firefox, Opera and Maxthon.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes to HKCU\Software\EagleGet unless auto-update check is disabled as in extract instructions and key is deleted.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch EagleGet.exe. Note that the program will launch a browser at startup.

For greater stealth/portability, the following steps are also recommended:
  1. Open Options (a box next to the minimize button) and choose Configurations
  2. Uncheck Launch EagleGet on Windows Startup
  3. Check Disable Automatic Update Check
  4. Uncheck Join EUEP to Help us Improve EagleGet
  5. Click the Monitoring tab and then Uncheck all items under Browser Integration including monitoring for File Hosting Sites if present
Similar/alternative apps: Free Download Manager
What's new?
  • Improved:
    • The download speed;
    • The batch download.
  • Added the repair extension feature.
  • Fixed:
    • The download size from Google Drive;
    • The schedule issues in queues;
    • Other minor bugs.
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2018-03-29 04:56

Killer Youtube downloading feature. Free Download Manager stalled the same links, and the once mighty TVideoDownloader seems to be dead..

Midas on 2018-03-29 07:32

@shnbwmn: I use 3DYoutubeDownloader for that (https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2634)...

shnbwmn on 2018-03-30 02:13

Cheers Midas, excellent suggestion.

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BleachBit v2.0 Updated

billon on 28 Feb 2018
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

BleachBit quickly frees disk space, removes hidden junk and safeguards your privacy. You can erase cache, Internet history, cookies (including the much-maligned "evercookie"), DOM storage, unused localizations and temporary files of 70 applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Adobe Reader, APT and more. Additional applications can be added with the community authored winapp2.ini cleaner list in the Preferences - General tab (requires restart).

Includes wipe function to protect privacy, support for many languages, and available for Linux and Mac OS X.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bleachbit.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CCleaner
What's new? See:
https://www.bleachbit.org/news
Latest comments
1C3M4N on 2016-01-01 18:16

@I am Baas
The link didn't work some hours ago, that's why I asked.

Checker on 2016-01-01 18:25

@1C3M4N: Link seems to work fine now ;)

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