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Free UPX v2.3 Updated

webfork on 17 Feb 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by jack

Free UPX allows you to compress or decompress EXE, DLL, OCX, BPL, CPL and other files. It offers easy access to all documented and undocumented UPX parameters without the need for accessing the command-line.

The program is an advanced interface for the UPX (Ultimate Packer for eXecutables). It uses the Microsoft Portable Executable and COFF Specification.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch fupx.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PortableApps AppCompactor
What's new?
  • Added support for the latest version of the UPX: 3.93.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-02-21 04:56

@jack
First- I do not know you and I have nothing against you. I suppose you may be a very nice guy. Nothing personal here. My sister uses Facebook and I have no respect for her because of that. The same applies to my niece and to anyone who uses Facebook, I make no difference between family, friends, acquaintances. If Jesus Christ was using Facebook I would not have any respect for him either. I make no exceptions. I believe that Facebook is evil and that anyone who uses it is an accomplice in spreading of evil. I have the same attitude towards those who use Windows 10 because I believe that it is evil as well. There are two users at the forum who I know that they use Windows 10- they are nice, they have helped me a lot, I like them, I am thankful to them for their help but I do not respect them either just because by using Windows 10 they accept evil and help evil propagate. I also had Facebook but I deleted my account because if I had kept using it would have lost respect for myself. Anyway, I appreciate your work as developer of free programs. In case some day you decide to delete your Facebook account I will provide the link I once used below:
"How do I permanently delete my account?"
https://www.facebook.com/help/224562897555674/

webfork on 2017-02-21 22:51

@smaragdus & @jack: Recommend pushing this discussion to forums.

__philippe on 2017-02-22 13:39

For the Facebook-allergic crowd, might as well use directly the original Command-Line UPX engine:

Terse CLI simplicity:

upx  -l sample1.exe  (Checking whether PE is packed with UPX)
upx -d sample1.exe  (Decompressing an UPX-packed PE)
upx     sample2.exe  (Compressing a plain PE)


UPX engine additional pointers:
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=85420#p85420

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PortableApps.com AppCompactor v3.4.0 Updated

billon on 7 Feb 2017
  • 787KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

PortableApps.com AppCompactor allows you to compress whole directories including applications, file libraries, and zip files. The program is a powerful compression tool that unites 7-zip and UPX inside a user-friendly wizard. For applications, this saves disk space and increases performance when running from a slow media (like flash drives). For archives, this will recompress DLL, EXE, ZIP, JAR, IRC, PYD and BIN files to their maximum compression settings, as well as an option to decompress an app's binary files that were previously compressed with UPX.

All files are tested using UPX's test feature after compressing. Files smaller than 4K are automatically skipped as compressing will not save space on the drive. The standard Microsoft Visual C runtimes are skipped to prevent antivirus false-positives. Advanced configuration can be done with apps in PortableApps.com Format.

Note: As UPX will alter the EXEs and DLLs (reversible using the Decompress option in the AppCompactor) and some apps may have issues with Zip or Jar files compressed further, users should backup software and test it after processing.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PortableApps.comAppCompactor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemAll
What's new?
  • This release updates to the latest 7-Zip and UPX.
Latest comments
webfork on 2010-09-15 20:07

tommyD: Disadvantages are that it breaks some programs, and it may be slightly more CPU-intensive to decompress libraries and executables on the fly.

double0 on 2011-04-13 05:31

I agree with wf; where is operaportable?

I am Baas on 2012-02-17 00:34

Version 2.4 is up.

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Universal Extractor 2 v2.0.0 Beta 4

billon on 26 Oct 2016
  • 60MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by Mikhoul

Universal Extractor 2 is an easy-to-use extraction program that works on a long list of file types including standard compression formats like ZIP, RAR, and 7Z files, as well as program installers, disk images, audio/video, and many more. The program also includes an "scan" option to view available data on a setup file, integrated updater, improved status box, new detection methods for files, batch extraction, plugin support, and more.

The program is an unofficial fork of Universal Extractor.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Included libraries may write to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch UniExtract.exe

Optionally, in the setup wizard:
  • In the Context Menu Entries screen, click Next to skip (this feature is not portable)
  • In the Support for Video Files screen, click Download to enable decompression of a long list of audio and video formats.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal Extractor, PeaExtractor
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Bioruebe/UniExtract2/releases/latest
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-04-29 06:35

I've been using this frequently as a replacement for the original Universal Extractor and it's so far saved me a lot of time and energy.

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7-Zip Portable v16.04

webfork on 26 Jan 2017
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

7-Zip is an archive manager that can view and create a wide variety of formats. The program includes folder favorites, optional two-pane view, checksum calculator, file split/combine capability, and more. Individual archives can be created with high speed or high compression settings, update options (including update, add/replace, synchronize), split volumes, and more. Archives can be secured with standard zip or more secure AES encryption.

Although the official archiver for the open, high-compression "7z" format, the program also supports the creation of multiple formats including ZIP, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, and WIM. It will extract a long list of other formats, among them RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, RPM, VHD, VMDK, etc.

7-Zip Portable is a wrapper from PortableApps.com, auto-detecting 32 or 64-bit automatically. Alternatively, X-7zip is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Program: Freeware/Open Source
Launcher: GPL
7z format: LGPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 7-ZipPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Peazip, BandiZip
What's new?
Latest comments
Special on 2017-01-23 16:53

Archive encryption in 7z has been broken since 2009, maybe even longer, its been reported time and time again but the dev stance about this has been that it's not a priority.

All that is required is a plain .txt file to break the view protection of a passworded 7z file. If you need simple single file encryption I would suggest AxCrypt for that.

billon on 2017-01-24 01:58

@Special:
What? What are you talking about? What broken, what reported, what plain .txt file? Can you elaborate?

Special on 2017-01-24 02:20

Normally you would need to know the password to access a passworded 7z archive or to even look inside one, but by using the 7z file manager you can still add stuff into a passworded archive by just dragging & dropping stuff onto it, for example a blank .txt file, that is the first part, then with the use of a simple Hex editor (HxD) you can break the password "lock" if you know what to look for. What I'm saying is, use 7-Zip for your compression needs, but for encrypting sensitive stuff you plan on uploading onto the web, look elsewhere.

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InnoEx v0.9.2

billon on 23 Jun 2016
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jan 2016
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

InnoEx is a small and simple front-end for InnoUnp for viewing and extracting of resources from Inno Setup installers. It is fast and easy to use, it supports drag and drop (both ways) and Windows shell integration.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the RAR package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch InnoEx.exe
InnoUnp can be updated manually.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal Extractor, Universal Extractor 2
What's new? See:
http://fec.usermd.net/innoex_changelog/