Iron Portable

Submit portable freeware that you find here. It helps if you include information like description, extraction instruction, Unicode support, whether it writes to the registry, and so on.
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Re: Iron Portable

#16 Post by webfork » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:35 pm

I tested SRware Iron Updater to see if it would work with the portable version of the program
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/B ... ater.shtml

I set the values for each field respectively:

SRware Iron Location: c:\whatever\iron.exe
Update URL: http://www.srware.net/en/software_srwar ... wnload.php
Download URL: http://www.srware.net/downloads/IronPortable.zip

Edit: The program will check for version number but I don't think it can automatically extract the files the way it wants to with the installer. I wasn't able to test this completely, but I'd be surprised if it worked.

Posted something to GHacks about it, but evidently the moderator didn't find it worthwhile.

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Re: Iron Portable

#17 Post by joby_toss » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:31 pm

Found an interesting read over at portableapps.com forums: http://portableapps.com/node/34465

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Re: Iron Portable

#18 Post by freakazoid » Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:58 pm

Yup, as I stated here in the comments section of Iron Portable:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1459#22026

I stopped using Iron a long time ago.
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: SRWare Iron - spyware

#19 Post by smaragdus » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:57 pm

According to this article SRWare Iron is spyware.

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Re: Iron Portable

#20 Post by appsuser » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:26 pm

According to this article SRWare Iron is spyware.
Most of the tests on this site are a year or two old. I'm not doubting the data, just would be interesting to see more recent results, especially with the outing of large companies selling user data in the news. Probably not much change for products like Iron Portable, but I'd like to see if there's any improvement for products like Brave, etc.

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Re: SRWare Iron - spyware

#21 Post by freakazoid » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:48 pm

smaragdus wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:57 pm
According to this article SRWare Iron is spyware.
Unlike the Slimjet article on Neocities, I agree with this one :D

This is old news though!
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: SRWare Iron - spyware

#22 Post by webfork » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:28 pm

freakazoid wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:48 pm
This is old news though!

I think the broader suggestion here is that we take down the "privacy enhanced" notice on the entry. An analysis from back in 2013 from Cnet at minimum suggested it's no better or worse than standard Chrome: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/three-priva ... -compared/

More recently, Howtogeek noted the same thing and that they were behind on their updates: https://www.howtogeek.com/108384/6-alte ... le-chrome/

I think that's plenty of evidence so I'm going to update the entry.

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Re: Iron Portable

#23 Post by billon » Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:05 pm

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come on guys, only four left!

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