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µTorrent v3.5.5.45776 Updated Adware

billon on 9 Aug 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by Vurlix

µTorrent (or uTorrent) is a lightweight BitTorrent client that supports multiple simultaneous downloads, file level priorities, configurable bandwidth scheduler and speed limiters, even the ability to only run while user activity is detected. Also includes boss key, built-in search function and RSS capability for subscribed downloads.

Note that this software was changed to adware after being added to the Portable Freeware database.

Alternatively, µTorrent Portable is also available, which automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Adware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer, extract Carrier.exe with 7-Zip to a folder of your choice and rename it to uTorrent.exe
  2. Create an empty text file called settings.dat in the same folder
  3. Launch uTorrent.exe
Similar/alternative apps: qBittorrent Portable, Halite
What's new? See:
http://www.should.keepfree.de/utorrent_alltime_changelogs.txt
Latest comments
ashghost on 2017-12-24 23:19

@robzuc: see 'What is "portable"' on the "about" page: https://www.portablefreeware.com/about.php Not leaving stuff behind is not "stealth" in the parlance here, and uTorrent works fine when moving from machine to machine and saves your settings.

Peter202 on 2019-05-17 14:49

After i extracted uTorrent.exe 3.5.5 with 7-zip in the extracted folder there are couple of .dll files. Are they needed? Can i delete them?

billon on 2019-05-17 20:35

@Peter202:

No, only file you need is Carrier.exe renamed to uTorrent.exe
And created settings.dat

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Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition v68.11.0 Updated

billon on 30 Jul 2020
  • 125MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by Eu Gene Lim

Mozilla Thunderbird is a skinnable, feature-rich email, calendar, task and instant messaging client with support for plugins and many protocols. It comes with advanced search tools, message filtering, Bayesian spam detector, built-in spell checker, mailbox compression and many more. Program features can be extended with add-ons, including a specialized version of email encryption tool GPG.

Email protocols include SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, NNTP and RSS and chat support for IRC, Twitter, XMPP and Google Talk.

Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition is a special build licensed by Mozilla. Alternatively, X-Thunderbird is also available.

Category:
System requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. Note that available add-ons may or may not break stealth status, writing to AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Launcher: GPL, Thunderbird: MPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ThunderbirdPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: i.Scribe, Sylpheed
What's new? See:
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/68.11.0/releasenotes/
Latest comments
i_messed_up on 2020-05-22 15:13

I've noticed a folder in AppData/Roaming/Thunderbird/Crash Reports containing a file "InstallTime20191031083309" and an empty folder "events."

i_messed_up on 2020-05-26 21:32

Another folder: /AppData/Local/Thunderbird/updates/31986B0A98BCC43C

i_messed_up on 2020-05-30 22:26

Also found this key in the registry: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Thunderbird\Crash Reporter

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Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition v79.0 Updated

billon on 28 Jul 2020
  • 345MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Jul 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:
System requirements: 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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Google Chrome Portable v84.0.4147.105 Updated

billon on 28 Jul 2020
  • 150MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

Google Chrome is a web browser designed for simplicity and speed. Its minimalistic appearance and capabilities can be extended with themes and extensions. The rendering and underlying code is similar to Apple's Safari browser.

Available for Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.

Google Chrome Portable is PortableApps.com version of the program. It and includes automatic support for jPortable to enable web-based Java apps. For users interested in the cutting edge, the Beta, Development and 64-bit channels are also available.

Category:
System requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Uses Windows' certificate manager
Unicode support: Partial
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch GoogleChromePortable.exe.

NOTE:
  • Some settings are tied to individual computers and are not portable, including certificates and passwords. See this thread for more information.
  • Optionally, to run in a more stealthy mode, start with --incognito to avoid saving history and cookies after program close.
Similar/alternative apps: X-Chromium, SRWare Iron
What's new? See:
https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/search/label/Stable updates
Latest comments
JohnTHaller on 2016-04-08 13:25

There was a Crashpad issue causing the APPDATA directory to be left behind that was fixed in today's releases. I can't reproduce the others on any OS. Please post a complete bug report in the support forum here: http://portableapps.com/forums/support/other_apps We have hundreds of apps and bug reports as comments on another site often won't be seen and won't wind up being addressed, at least not in a timely manner.

Ennovy on 2016-04-08 13:42

@JohnTHaller: Thank you for the new release. Regarding the registry entries that are left behind I will post in the forum.

bitcoin on 2019-03-28 17:43

google sucks

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LibreOffice Portable v6.4.5 Rev 2 Updated

billon on 25 Jul 2020
  • 493MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

LibreOffice is a complete productivity suite including word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, database, drawing tool and more. Includes strong compatibility for 100s of file formats including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio etc.). The program is similar to OpenOffice, a program that it was derived from, but has added many new features and improvements.

LibreOffice Portable is a special build developed in conjunction with the publisher. On systems without Java installed, some functions such as document creation wizards and the Base database application etc. can be enabled by adding jPortable, though this is optional and can be skipped if those functions are not needed. Alternatively, X-LibreOffice is also available.

Other available portable versions:

  • Still - more tested and stable but with fewer features/capabilities
  • Legacy - for WinXP/Vista users (unsupported)

The program is cross platform with versions available for Mac, Linux/BSD (comes default with most distros) and supports a variety of extensions.

Category:
System requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: GPL/LGPL
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch LibreOfficePortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: OpenOffice, SoftMaker Office
What's new? See:
https://www.libreoffice.org/download/release-notes
Latest comments
JohnTHaller on 2018-03-20 00:21

LibreOffice Portable Still 5.4.5 was released almost a month ago and fixed the shared DLL issue on Windows XP.

CornHolio the Gringo on 2018-08-13 18:28

LibreOffice Portable 6.10 is out at http://www.winpenpack.com

CornHolio the Gringo on 2018-09-01 13:58

LibreOffice 5.4.7 is last ever version for WinXP

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