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UltraDefrag v7.1.3 Updated

billon on 15 Aug 2019
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by pagliaro

UltraDefrag manages file fragmentation on to improve file access time and overall system speed of magnetic (non-SSD) drives. The program includes quick and full defragmentation modes for frequent or occasional (usually monthly) optimization on NTFS, FAT and exFAT-formatted drives. The program is optimized for efficiency and speed versus other available tools and can be paused mid-defrag. See FAQ for usage suggestions.

Supports over 40 world languages and includes a command-line version.

Alternatively, UltraDefrag Portable switches automatically between the 32/64-bit versions and cleans up the fragmentation details left behind on drives.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes. If reporting is disabled
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" ZIP package according to your OS bitness and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete hibernate4win.exe, LICENSE.TXT, and unnecessary language files in locale and po folders
  3. Launch ultradefrag.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Defraggler, WinContig
What's new? See:
https://ultradefrag.net/HISTORY.TXT
Latest comments
misan on 2013-08-14 21:12

Because of the different strategies of most defrag apps you can do more false then right:
if you're using Vista/7/8 use the build-in defragmenter on a regular basis,
if you use XP my favourite is DiskDefrag on a regular basis,
if you defragment your hard disk, please use only one app for it.

I'm not a 'fanboy' of Auslogics DiskDefrag or any of their other products.

avi-aryan on 2013-09-24 11:05

Ultra Defrag looks good and works fast . I downloaded it just after reading a review at http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-disk-de-fragmenter.htm . Just can't wait to see how it works when compared to all other defragmenters I have tried in the past.

PS - Can anyone help me how to enable Boot Time Defragmentation provided I use the portable version.

webfork on 2015-06-28 23:20

Avi-aryan: on the Boot Time Defrag, it's unfortunately still only available for the installed version.

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MiTeC EXE Explorer v2.3.0 Updated

billon on 15 Aug 2019
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by juvera

MiTeC EXE Explorer reads and displays executable file properties and structure. It is compatible with PE32 (Portable Executable), PE32+ (64bit), NE (Windows 3.x New Executable) and VxD (Windows 9x Virtual Device Driver) file types, as well as .NET executables.

The program identify compiler and packer/protector, enumerates introduced classes, used units and forms for files compiled by Borland compilers. It contains powerfull Resource Viewer that is able to abalyze and display all basic resouce types and some extra ones as JPEG, PNG, GIF, AVI, REGISTRY and Type Library viewer that enumerates all objects and creates import interface unit in Object Pascal language. Every type of resource can be saved to file.

Program data can be output to a text report.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch EXE.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PPEE, pestudio
What's new?
  • Added certificate listing.
  • Bug fixes.
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2018-02-06 16:21

All MiTeC software that I use, writes to registry.
MiTeC HexEdit 6.1.0
MiTeC Icon Explorer 4.2.0
MiTeC Mail Viewer 2.3.0
MiTeC Network Scanner 4.0

Therefore Ive used JauntePE060Nightly to make it true stealth.

CornHolio the Gringo on 2018-02-06 16:27

All MiTeC software that I use, writes to registry.
MiTeC HexEdit 6.1.0
MiTeC Icon Explorer 4.2.0
MiTeC Mail Viewer 2.3.0
MiTeC Network Scanner 4.0

Therefore Ive used JauntePE060Nightly to make it true stealth.

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streamWriter v5.5.0.0 Updated

billon on 14 Aug 2019
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by I am Baas

streamWriter is a feature-rich Internet radio client with the ability to record both the played stream and any number of other stations simultaneously. The program includes a searchable browser for thousands of available sources of every kind (rock, rap, talk, sports etc.), an audio splitter that looks for silence to separate tracks, and includes a basic player for recorded files. The program supports scheduled recordings, audio file wish list and block list, equalizer and allows connections with the streamWriter community to report on available radio streams.

Functional in 64-bit. Add-ons are available for additional features such as audio conversion, post-processing and tag edition.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable without installation" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch streamwriter.exe
  3. When prompted, choose "Save data to application path"

Optionally, enable Addons in the File - Settings - Addons menu and check boxes next to required Addons, which will download automatically to the application folder.
Similar/alternative apps: RadioSure, Screamer Radio, Pocket Radio Player
What's new?
  • streamWriter is now compatible with Delphi 10.
  • Added window for setting regular expressions for streams.
  • Fixed minor bugs.
  • Updated libraries.
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-09-07 21:37

freakazoid: Cool, thanks. I've been using this program for years now and I never noticed that.

afh on 2015-09-08 15:14

Is it possible to connect via proxy which requires user and password?

freakazoid on 2015-09-08 17:29

afh: Doesn't look like you can add a user and password for the HTTP proxy. You could try something like 'user:password@yourstream.com' for the host. This might work, but I'm not sure.

If that doesn't work, you could request this feature from the developer.

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RegistryChangesView v1.21 Updated

billon on 14 Aug 2019
  • 156KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by billon

RegistryChangesView allows you to take a snapshot of Windows Registry and later compare it with the current Registry, Registry files stored in a shadow copy created by Windows, or other snapshots. When comparing two snapshots, exact changes are displayed, with optional export of the changes into a standard .reg file.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RegistryChangesView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Regshot, RegFromApp
What's new?
  • Added 'Case Sensitive' option to the Quick Filter window.

GPU-Z v2.24.0 Updated

billon on 13 Aug 2019
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by JohnW

GPU-Z is a lightweight system utility designed to provide vital information about your video card and graphics processor. It supports AMD, ATI, Intel and NVIDIA graphics devices.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download GPU-Z.x.xx.x.exe to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a blank text file in the same folder and name it GPU-Z.ini
  3. Launch GPU-Z.x.xx.x.exe
What's new? See:
https://www.techpowerup.com/download/techpowerup-gpu-z/
Latest comments
abc on 2012-07-21 18:57

It's not mentioned but it requires admin rights to install a driver. Does it remove the driver on system reboot? I don't know, I couldn't find out very much information besides "there's no installation required". The developer proclaims "It's so simple to use, you don't need documentation." LOL. So much for that.

Last but not least GPU-Z and CPU-Z just share similar names, they are developed independently afaik.

veyselcelik on 2013-09-13 21:53

It's not stealth. Where the files or regs stored?

I am Baas on 2013-09-14 01:28

@veyselcelik

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TechPowerUP\Gpu-z

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MZCookiesView v1.57 Updated

billon on 12 Aug 2019
  • 74KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by ClausValca

MZCookiesView is an alternative to the standard cookie manager provided by Netscape and Mozilla browsers. It displays the details of all cookies stored inside the cookies file (cookies.txt or cookies.sqlite) in one table and allows you to save the cookies list into text, HTML or XML file, delete unwanted cookies and backup/restore the cookies file.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
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 mzcv.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Add Remark Line To cookies.txt' option. When it's turned on, '# Netscape HTTP Cookie File' header line is added to cookies.txt file format.
Latest comments
Shodan816 on 2011-03-01 06:34

Download working OK now.

fpb1386 on 2019-08-06 22:45

I want to downlaod this tool to check cookies

webfork on 2019-08-06 23:05

@fpb1386: if you're having download issues, please post in forums

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Windows Registry Recovery v2.1.0 Updated

billon on 15 Aug 2019
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by AlephX

Windows Registry Recovery allows to directly read files containing Windows registry hives and extract many useful information about the configuration and windows installation settings of the host machine.

Note that the program is not simply a registry editor: it works with other tools, including exported keys. It’s useful for seeing registry issues, sandboxing tools, and diagnostics. To your own computer's registry files, open a NTUSER.DAT system file but keep in mind that these are usually hidden by Windows to avoid accidental deletion.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WRR.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: RegistryViewer, RawReg
What's new?
  • Bug fixes.
Latest comments
Libor Šimánek on 2009-12-01 21:29

You do nothing wrong. It's a peace of SHIT !!! Waste of time !!! At least a single line of help how to use it would be decency!

Raj Sharma on 2009-12-26 02:11

I find it a good Program. Only one of its kind. You should know where your registry hives are.

joeyjuviyani on 2010-02-02 00:17

Get the awesome guide on "Monitor, clean and optimize the Windows registry" at:
http://forums.techarena.in/guides-tutorials/1298105.htm

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FileZilla v3.44.2 Updated

billon on 15 Aug 2019
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client, including secure options SFTP and TLS. The program interface includes an easy-to-use tabbed window, drag-and-drop capability, bookmarks, remote and recursive file search, remote file editing and a managable upload/download queue. Internally, it supports connection throttling, keepalive, timeout detection, IPv6, SOCKS 4/5 and HTTP 1.1 proxy etc.

Alternatively, Filezilla Portable is pre-configured as portable and automatically adjusts paths, as well as X-Filezilla.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. For Windows XP, an older and unsupported version is available.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the main folder, create a 2 new folders named cache and settings
  3. Open the Docs folder and edit the file fzdefaults.xml.example using a programmer's notepad such as Notepad2 or Notepad++
  4. Change the following strings:

    <Setting name="Config Location">$SOMEDIR/filezilla/</Setting>
    to:
    <Setting name="Config Location">settings</Setting>

    and
    <Setting name="Cache directory">$USERPROFILE/Documents</Setting>
    to:
    <Setting name="Cache directory">cache</Setting>
  5. Save the modified file to the main folder as fzdefaults.xml
  6. Launch FileZilla.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WinSCP, Bitvise SSH Client
What's new? See:
https://filezilla-project.org/versions.php?type=client
Latest comments
giulia on 2017-05-26 17:08

hi
is not stealth anymore editing fzdefaults.xml
check c:\Users\NAME\AppData\Local\FileZilla\
there are several png files inside the folder

smaragdus on 2017-05-27 06:44

@giulia
See this forum comment- https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=86763#p86763
"How to extract:" instructions should be redacted accordingly.

smaragdus on 2017-06-03 03:56

@billon
Thanks for updating "How to extract".

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WebBrowserPassView v1.91 Updated

billon on 8 Aug 2019
  • 383KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by guinness

WebBrowserPassView is a password recovery tool that reveals the passwords stored by Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, SeaMonkey, Chromium, Google Chrome, Safari, Vivaldi and Yandex Web browser. This tool can be used to recover your lost/forgotten password of any website, including popular Web sites, like Facebook, Yahoo, Google, and GMail, as long as the password is stored by your Web Browser.

Currently, WebBrowserPassView cannot retrieve the passwords if they are encrypted with a master password.

To work with Chrome and Opera portable versions, go to 'options' and set the location of the portable browser folder. Select the user data folder in Chrome, and wand.dat for Opera. (Thanks to user "deer".)

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 WebBrowserPassView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PasswordFox, IE PassView, ChromePass, OperaPassView
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: WebBrowserPassView crashed when reading Firefox key file (key3.db) without a master keys.
Latest comments
chdchan on 2015-09-23 03:14

Portable browser e.g. Firefox's passwords can be viewed by manually setting Options->Advanced Options:
For example,
Firefox Profile=D:\Firefox\Data\profile
Firefox Installation=D:\Firefox\App\Firefox

Checker on 2015-12-30 17:50

@IanFromBarrie: Good spot!
@joby_toss: Thanks for correcting ;)

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RegScanner v2.36 Updated

billon on 8 Aug 2019
  • 91KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by FlightGeek

RegScanner scans the Windows registry for values that match a specific search criteria and displays them in one single list for editing and viewing. No longer do you have to press F3 indefinitely to locate the right value. The list can also be exported into a .REG file that can be used in RegEdit.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / 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 RegScanner.exe.
What's new?
  • Added option to start the remote Registry service when scanning the Registry of remote machine.
Latest comments
patrickdrd on 2019-06-20 04:56

2.36 is latest version released

patrickdrd on 2019-06-21 05:22

my mistake, I was referring to registryfinder

Midas on 2019-06-21 14:12

@patrickdrd: please delete the erroneous version info, then.

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BrowsingHistoryView v2.21 Updated

billon on 8 Aug 2019
  • 405KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Aug 2019
  • 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 Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey, Pale Moon, Opera, Google Chrome, Safari, Vivaldi, Yandex Web browser and Chromium-based Edge 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.
Similar/alternative apps: MZHistoryView, IEHistoryView, ChromeHistoryView
What's new?
  • Added option to specify the time range in local time (instead of GMT).
Latest comments
pacofdez on 2019-01-20 08:26

Is it possible to see the history of applications that use the IWebBrowser2 interface of IE/Edge?
For example µIE: http://pacofdez.cf/mie

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CrystalDiskInfo v8.2.3 Updated

billon on 11 Aug 2019
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by guinness

CrystalDiskInfo monitors disk health status and temperature, monitoring/graphing of S.M.A.R.T. diagnostic information. The program also tells you how many times the hard disk has been turned on and how many hours.

Functional with magnetic and solid state disks.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
.NET 2.0+ (only required for Alert Mail)
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, delete License, gadget, opus folders, unnecessary languages and themes, AlertMail.exe and AlertMail4.exe
  3. Launch DiskInfo32.exe or DiskInfo64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: PassMark DiskCheckup, HDDScan
What's new?
  • Added:
    • HiDPI support for Task Tray Icon (from 16×16 to 32×32);
    • Green Mode support for Task Tray Icon.
  • Fixed Temperature Color for Main Dialog and Task Tray Icon:
    • Alert Temperature >= Current Temperature: Red
    • Alert Temperature < Current Temperature: Blue or Green
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2011-09-01 01:27

it has OpenCandy bundled with it now according to that Gizmo site.

rodger123 on 2012-09-22 17:41

Woked fine on my USB storage drive-Hallers version at portable apps better,cleans up itself,slick program.

SYSTEM on 2012-09-26 14:31

@rodger123: This "worse" version only leaves files in Internet Explorer's cache. IMHO, the overhead caused by PortableApps.com Launcher is not worth it.

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qBittorrent Portable v4.1.7 Updated

billon on 5 Aug 2019
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by rbon

qBittorrent is a file sharing client modeled as an open alternative to µTorrent. It includes a torrent search engine, support for all extensions (DHT, Peer Exchange, crypto, Magnet/BitComet etc.), web interface, RSS, scheduler, IP Filtering (eMule and PeerGuardian compatible), IPv6 compliance and more. Uniquely, it includes a program lock to password-protect the interface.

The program includes torrent creation and even tracker capabilities (for serving content).

qBittorrent Portable is PortableApps.com version of the program. Alternatively, X-qBittorrent is also available. Clients are also available for other platforms (Mac, Linux, FreeBSD, OS/2) and in ~25 world languages.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch qBittorrentPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: µTorrent, Free Download Manager
What's new? See:
https://www.qbittorrent.org/news.php
Latest comments
Peter202 on 2019-05-02 13:25

Getting constantly I/O errors. This program is so bugged.

thepiney on 2019-05-04 04:02

I've used the PA version for several years at least and never had a single issue, although, I don't recall ever using magnet links.

I switched from uTorrent but don't recall why.

appsuser on 2019-05-06 20:41

@thepiney: Same here. I've used magnet links no problem. The only time I've had errors is when the program loses access to the downloaded torrent files while it's still trying to share them (if you deleted or moved the downloaded files without deleting the torrent file). I moved from uTorrent because they started adding advertising, but there are settings tweaks to remove it.

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ThisIsMyFile v2.81 Updated

billon on 3 Aug 2019
  • 264KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by billon

ThisIsMyFile is a program for unlocking protected files or folders. The program can delete stubborn files or remove them at system reboot, as well as make a copy for further analysis.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file and name it ThisIsMyFile.ini
  3. Launch ThisIsMyFile.exe or ThisIsMyFile_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: Unlocker, FileASSASSIN
What's new?
  • Some fixes and improvements.
  • Update the languages.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2018-01-20 12:03

Could not "unlock" or delete 3 files I tried :(
MIKLO

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SearchMyFiles v3.01 Updated

billon on 2 Aug 2019

SearchMyFiles is a powerful alternative to the standard Windows search. It allows you to easily find files by wildcard, last modified/created/last accessed time, file attributes, content (text or binary search) and file size. File types available for search includes Microsoft Office and PDF files. The program also be detect duplicate files via the "Search Mode" drop-down box.

Note that the program is non-indexing, meaning it searches the drive directly, which is often slower but more accurate.

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 SearchMyFiles.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SwiftSearch
What's new?
  • Added "Don't Save Search Options Window". If you turn on this option, SearchMyFiles will not save the settings of 'Search Options' in the .cfg file and the next time you run SearchMyFiles - this window will be loaded with the default settings.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-08-14 17:29

SearchMyFiles 2.50 is out.

Checker on 2014-08-14 18:34

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

MIKLO on 2018-04-06 14:57

I have tried and used several search apps before and was not very impressed but as soon as I saw that this product was from NirSoft I knew I had to try it. NirSoft makes so many great apps that I use a lot, its difficult to say something new about them due to the fact that just about everything they make works great and is pretty awesome overall. One thing is 4sure the native Micro$oft search engine is close to worthless, so just about anything will be an improvement.
MIKLO

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Blender v2.80 Updated

billon on 30 Jul 2019
  • 230MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by Danilo

Blender is a powerful, integrated 3D creation software suite with character/solids modeling, animation, rendering, rigging, shading, motion tracking and post-processing tools. It lets users create high quality 3D graphics, movies and replay real-time, interactive 3D content. Its features can be extended with a variety of plug-ins, scripts, templates and more.

Available for 64-bit and cross platform (Mac, Linux). The program has been used for a variety of functions including a variety of impressive short films.

Alternatively:

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the 2.7x sub-directory, create a new folder and name it config
  3. In this config folder, create an empty text file and name it startup.blend
  4. Launch blender.exe

See this thread for more information.
What's new? See:
https://www.blender.org/features/2-80/
https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Ref/Release_Notes/2.80
Latest comments
webfork on 2012-04-28 23:06

Added a note about films because I watched that Sintel short film created with Blender, which was in some areas even better than the work Pixar and Dreamworks are putting out commercially.

Checker on 2012-10-03 18:17

Watch Blender's fourth Open Movie "Tears of Steel" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6MlUcmOul8

Checker on 2015-09-18 18:21

If you want to try: v2.76 rc-1 ( http://www.blender.org/ )

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PingInfoView v1.86 Updated

billon on 29 Jul 2019
  • 82KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by Checker

PingInfoView allows you to easily ping multiple host names and IP addresses, and watch the result in one table. It automatically ping to all hosts every number of seconds that you specify, and displays the number of succeed and failed pings, as well as the average ping time. You can also save the ping result into text/html/xml file, or copy it to the clipboard.

Useful for checking connectivity or uptime of frequently used servers and websites.

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 PingInfoView.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • Option to specify IP addresses range in CIDR format (e.g.: 192.168.0.0/24).
  • Option to choose another font (name and size) to display in the main window.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2019-07-29 09:39

PingInfoView v1.86

Notable helpful new option:
Processing of CIDR-format IP address ranges, such as 200.0.16.0/24,
which will ping every IP address from 200.0.16.0 to 200.0.16.254

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Miranda NG v0.95.10.3 Updated

billon on 28 Jul 2019
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Miranda NG is a multi-protocol instant messaging client supporting most common protocols by default including Facebook, GG, ICQ, IRC, Jabber and MSN. However, additional protocols (including Discord, Skype, Tox, Twitter etc.), plugins and languages are available via "Main menu > Show full plugin list" (see online list).

As the program is a code fork of Miranda IM, an FAQ about the differences is available.

Alternatively, Miranda NG Portable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "stable" 7z package and extract (using 7-zip or a compatible program) to a folder of your choice
  2. Open mirandaboot.ini in a text editor and change the line

    ProfileDir=

    to

    ProfileDir=.\Profile

  3. Save the file and launch miranda32.exe or miranda64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: Miranda IM, Pidgin
What's new? See:
https://wiki.miranda-ng.org/Changelog
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-01-05 02:55

smaragdus: My understanding is that they include all the popular plugins inside the distro. This is because plugin fragmentation and version issues were part of the reason for the Miranda NG code fork.

maxi on 2015-04-20 21:36

new skype support in developer version. skypeweb plugin found on there board

webfork on 2016-02-16 02:52

I really didn't like not being able to hit "enter" and have the message send. You can configure this behavior under options - Message sessions - General tab - Sending messages - checkbox "Send message on 'Enter'"

If that seems like a lot to go through to configure something fairly basic, that's kind of how this client works: a little confusing with a trade-off of intense customization.

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AppNetworkCounter v1.25 Updated

billon on 26 Jul 2019
  • 113KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by billon

AppNetworkCounter counts and displays the number of TCP/UDP bytes and packets sent and received by every application on your system. For every application, the following information is displayed: the number of sent and received bytes, number of sent and received packets, number of sent/received IPv4 bytes and number of sent/received IPv6 bytes. It also displays the version information of the application - Product Name, Product Version, File Description and Company Name.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights (Vista+)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AppNetworkCounter.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • New columns 'First Activity Time' and 'Last Activity Time'.
  • 'Hide Inactive Items' option.

ImBatch v6.6.0 Updated

billon on 26 Jul 2019
  • 29MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by Midas

ImBatch is a image processing tool with a long list of available tools for modifying one or more files. Available options include resize, rotate, convert colors, metdata, PDF, blur, shadow, crop and more. The program can also optimize images, add to an existing PDF, create animations (GIF) and upload the results to a remote server.

Supports a wide range of formats, command-line operations and batch task settings for easy load/unload of operations.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the installer and launch. When prompted for version, select "portable", and then choose a folder of your choice. Launch ImBatch.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: XnConvert, Tinuous
What's new? See:
https://www.highmotionsoftware.com/download-center/imbatch

Pale Moon Portable v28.6.1 Updated

billon on 25 Jul 2019
  • 49MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by infimum

Pale Moon is a fork of a previous version of Firefox focusing on efficiency and ease of use. Unlike Firefox, there is no support for accessibility features or parental controls.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves the following empty folders behind:
  • %appdata%\Mozilla
  • %appdata%\Mozilla\Extensions
  • %appdata%\Moonchild Productions
  • %appdata%\Moonchild Productions\Pale Moon
Unicode support: Yes
License: MPL v. 2.0 + redistribution restrictions
How to extract: Download the "Portable" self-extracting package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Palemoon-Portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Firefox Portable, SeaMonkey Portable, K-Meleon
What's new? See:
https://www.palemoon.org/releasenotes.shtml
Latest comments
freakazoid on 2018-09-06 00:20

Pale Moon 28 essentially uses Firefox 52 ESR as a base. Likewise for SeaMonkey 2.49.

Happy.Camper2 on 2018-12-06 21:43

Happy Holidays To You All :)
Just wondering...Do any of you fine folks have the Palemoon Portable Browser v28 installed on a Vista Home Premium 32-bit OS?
Well, if you do, would you please tell me how? I've DL'ed a couple of v28's and installed them and they wouldn't launch.
To my knowledge of what I've been reading, Palemoon v28+ is for Windows 7+.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Moon_%28web_browser%29

Please tell me your tips & tricks so I can go back to using Palemoon. Thanks so much.

Take care.

freakazoid on 2018-12-08 22:06

@Happy.Camper2 - You can probably use New Moon by Roy Tam. Check the MSFN forums for a link.

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3D Youtube Downloader v1.16.11 Updated

billon on 23 Jul 2019
  • 40MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by Napiophelios

3D Youtube Downloader searches and downloads a variety of media from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, LiveLeak and many other sites for playing outside the browser or offline viewing. The program even downloads subtitles and 3D video from YouTube and Dailymotion. High speed download is available with multipart downloads and HTTP compression, as well as proxy support to help circumvent network restrictions.

The search tool includes a variety of criteria including size, detail, ratings and many more. The interface provides options for different types of users including advanced for detailed view of available formats and quality levels, as well as a conversion mode for moving files to a different format altogether. The program supports a variety of media file quality and formats including WebM, MP4, FLV (video) and M4A, OGG, MP3 (audio), as well as conversion to AAC, WMA, SPX and many more.

The program can view YouTube RSS aggregators so you can see and download the latest in a series. A separate, non-free version is available for batch operations, but it is possible to run multiple instances of program for concurrent downloads.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select Portable Installation and choose the destination folder
  3. Launch 3dyd.exe
Similar/alternative apps: YouTube Downloader HD, YouTubePal
What's new? See:
https://yd.3dyd.com/changelog/details/
Latest comments
TP109 on 2017-03-19 11:20

I've always used the batch program and not the standard version, although it works well too. The batch is superior for downloading multiple videos. I use an older free version of the batch program that's limited to a max of 5 simultaneous downloads. From what I understand, the new batch version doesn't work at all without purchasing a license.

MIKLO on 2017-08-21 13:05

If it ain't free it ain't 4me..... jus sayin :)

MIKLO

rowleys on 2019-06-12 12:05

Is anybody else getting what looks like Arabic language when launching the installer? I don't want to click on any buttons because I have no idea what they mean.

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MiTeC XML Viewer v5.7.0 New

billon on 21 Jul 2019
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by 4sydney

MiTeC XML Viewer include simple XML Editor with xml validation, very fast SAX parser, support hierarchical and text preview, text searching, Base64 decoding, SVG preview, attribute listing, image interpretation, Web and Content preview and large files up to available memory.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch XMLView.exe or XMLView64.exe.
What's new?
  • Facelift.
Latest comments
agam on 2016-12-19 12:24

sorry, it is not portable - wrotes settings to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MiTeC

billon on 2016-12-19 12:51

@agam:

DO NOT select "Persistent settings"

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BulkFileChanger v1.65 Updated

billon on 22 Jul 2019
  • 133KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by guinness

BulkFileChanger allows you to gather a list of files via drag-and-drop, explorer, or wild card searches. Users can then execute a command, change properties (time/date/hidden/read-only etc.), export file list, or copy/move files to another location.

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 BulkFileChanger.exe.
What's new?
  • BulkFileChanger now allows you to change and copy the date/time values stored inside media files (.mp4, .mov).
    • You can change/copy 3 date/time values: Item Date, Date Encoded, Date Acquired.
    • This feature works on Windows 7 and later.
    • Be aware that the effect of changing these date/time values might be different on different versions of Windows operating system.
Latest comments
Fredrik Lonn on 2010-10-18 20:54

Good simple program that can bulk shift time + or - for video files for example that has been taken in a different timezone without changing the camera time before the shots.

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GetWindowText v3.15 Updated

billon on 22 Jul 2019
  • 116KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by lautrepay

GetWindowText lets you grab text from static system messages via drag-and-drop. The program lets you work with most windows containing text including Edit, Static, Groupbox - Controls etc.

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 GetWindowText.exe or GetWindowText_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: SysExporter, Textify
What's new?
  • General optimisation and small improvements.
  • New language: Vietnamese.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-08-28 22:13

GetWindowText 2.57 released.

Checker on 2014-08-28 22:26

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

TP109 on 2017-11-02 22:47

Easy to use and works good - just drag and drop over the window or dialog box. Seems more reliable and lite weight compared to similar apps.

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SimpleWMIView v1.38 Updated

billon on 22 Jul 2019
  • 131KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by Checker

SimpleWMIView is a tool for developers, testers, and system diagnosis, displaying the result of WMI queries in a simple table. The program allows for easy export to text/csv/html/xml file, or to copy the selected items to the clipboard and then paste them to a spreadsheet application (like Excel).

With SimpleWMIView you can get extensive information about your system, like a list of running processes, services, drivers, user accounts, hardware and so on.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SimpleWMIView.exe.
What's new?
  • When pressing F5 (Refresh) the refresh process is smoother, keeping the selected item and scroll position.

MiTeC JSON Viewer v1.3.0 New

billon on 21 Jul 2019
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by billon

MiTeC JSON Viewer include simple JSON Editor with JSON validation, support hierarchical and text preview, text searching and Base64 encoding/decoding.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch JSONView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: JSONedit
What's new?
  • Facelift.

WinSCP v5.15.3 Updated

billon on 21 Jul 2019

WinSCP is a feature-rich tabbed file transfer client with a variety of views including single-window, dual-pane and tree view interfaces. The program supports standard FTP as well as secure connections using WebDav, S3, SSH, SSL/TLS and legacy SCP. The program can search, perform directory synchronization between local and remote, change properties, and edit text/binary files.

Includes support for scripting, task automation, various authentication tools, proxy, SSH tunnels and IPv6.

Alternatively, WinSCP Portable is multilingual and supports PuTTY Portable. X-WinSCP, packaged in winPenPack's format, is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create winscp.ini with the following content:

    [Configuration\Interface]
    RandomSeedFile=.\winscp.rnd
    DDTemporaryDirectory=.\

  3. Launch WinSCP.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Bitvise SSH Client
What's new? See:
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/history
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-02-28 16:03

@ bamanzi: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2014-08-21 13:26

WinSCP 5.5.5 (5.5.5 Build 4605) has been just released.

webfork on 2017-10-12 21:03

I've been a huge FileZilla fan since it came out back in 2001, but got a chance to test it today and WinSCP is amazing. I was able to resolve an issue with WebDAV via that program that no other program seemed capable of.

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OpenTTD v1.9.2 Updated

billon on 20 Jul 2019
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by mcfroogle

OpenTTD is a business simulation game in which the player aims to earn money through transportation of passengers and freight by road, rail, water and air. The program is based upon the popular game Transport Tycoon Deluxe, written by Chris Sawyer for Microprose and attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible while extending it with new features.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create an empty openttd.cfg file. Launch openttd.exe.

To save space, delete unnecessary items in the lang folder.
What's new? See:
https://www.openttd.org/

QTranslate v6.7.3 Updated

billon on 20 Jul 2019
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by I am Baas

QTranslate is a front-end for various translation websites. Open the main window to enter or paste text or simply select text and press a hotkey for a popup translation window. The program also has the ability to search in offline XDXF dictionaries, speech recognition, text to speech synthesis, image text recognition, spell checking, virtual keyboard, search the web and more.

Supported translation services are Google Translate, Bing Translator, Promt, Babylon, Yandex.Translate, youdao, Baidu, Naver and DeepL; dictionaries: ABBYY Lingvo Live, Babylon Dictionary, Google, ImTranslator, Multitran, Oxford Learner Dictionary, Reverso, Urban Dictionary, Wikipedia and WordReference.

Although the hotkeys can be modified, the following are available by default:

  • Show the translation window: CTRL+Q (press CTRL twice for the main window)
  • Speak text: Ctrl+E
  • Perform a web search: Ctrl+W

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Internet Connection
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QTranslate.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary locales and themes.
What's new?
  • Fixed Microsoft, youdao, Google search and Multitran services.
  • Removed SDL and Definr services.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-03-13 12:53

@__philippe
I never ever thought of using the installer, I was just testing the download link- the problem with the installer download doesn't appear for the first time. However both primary download links (installer & archive) work fine now.
Thanks to the developer for maintaining and improving the program and for not ruining the interface (so far) like many other freeware developers did recently.

__philippe on 2017-03-13 13:34

@smaragdus

Just teasing, of course...;-)

hamasaki on 2018-07-15 22:43

Download error:

"This application is temporarily over its serving quota. Please try again later."

Seems to happen from time to time. Looks like this guy needs a better hosting package.

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Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition v68.0.1 Updated

webfork on 20 Jul 2019
  • 345MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by Eu Gene Lim

Mozilla Firefox 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 syncronization of passwords and browser state across devices. Additional features and customizations 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: GNU 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
Emka on 2019-07-14 06:06

Is it really stealth? I have only recently switched to Firefox Portable and I always find Mozilla folders in AppData and ProgramData.

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.

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LastActivityView v1.35 Updated

billon on 18 Jul 2019
  • 165KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by Checker

LastActivityView collects information from various sources on a running system and displays a log of actions made by the user and events that occurred on the machine. Events include running .exe files, any open/save dialog-boxes, opening file/folder from Explorer or other software, software installation, system shutdown/start, application or system crash, network connection/disconnection and more.

You can easily export this information into csv/tab-delimited/xml/html file or copy it to the clipboard and then paste into Excel or other software.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch LastActivityView.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • 'Data Source' column, which displays the Registry key or filename where the activity information was found.
  • 'Add Header Line To CSV/Tab-Delimited File' option (turned on by default).
Latest comments
Checker on 2016-05-26 20:38

@Allen: Link tested ... works fine.

__philippe on 2017-01-18 14:32

LastActivityView v1.26

The new "Sleep" activity indicators ("Sleep/Resumed from sleep") display correctly under Win7.

Sadly, the Sleep indicators do not show at all under WinXP...:-(

MIKLO on 2017-04-20 14:14

Very nice and way useful thanks to the maker for your work on this project :).
MIKLO

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Rufus v3.6 Updated

billon on 18 Jul 2019
  • 1010KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Rufus, or Reliable USB Formatting Utility (with Source), is a small and fast utility that helps create bootable external drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks etc. The program is ideal for use with installation media from ISOs (Windows, Linux etc.) for working on a system without an OS, flashing device BIOS or other firmware, or you want to run a low-level system utility.

Functional on 64-bit systems.

Rufus Portable also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable" rufus-X.Xp.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new? See:
https://github.com/pbatard/rufus/releases
Latest comments
DarkShadow on 2016-02-15 17:43

v2.7 released !

stisev on 2017-03-27 12:55

FYI I logged in to post this

The "p" in the rufus executible name makes it portable; otherwise, it writes to reg.
For example:

rufus-2.12p.exe is portable
rufus-2.12.exe is not.

Was driving me insane finding reg keys.. :)

TP109 on 2017-11-12 17:02

Great program. Small footprint and quick. Good tool for formatting USB drives and for making USB drives bootable with ISOs or DOS.

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MediaInfo v19.07 Updated

billon on 17 Jul 2019
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by remialdo

MediaInfo displays a variety of technical and metadata/tag information from audio/video files. It features many different available layouts to display the information, as well as the ability to create custom layouts. The program can be used to find missing codecs or get more information about a given media file.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the 7z package "GUI (32 bit only without installer)" and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete MediaInfo_InfoTip.dll and unnecessary language files
  3. Launch MediaInfo.exe
  4. Shell extension and Shell InfoTip should be unchecked before choosing OK
What's new? See:
https://mediaarea.net/MediaInfo/ChangeLog
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2013-06-10 17:18

I have no idea why the "GUI version without installer" has the .man extension, but it's only a simple archive and can be extracted with 7zip or UniversalExtractor. So "How to extract" field is still displaying correct information.

joby_toss on 2013-06-11 09:35

You are right! My Opera is at fault here. My beloved Opera failed my once more...again... Maybe it's finally time to put it to rest...

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ESEDatabaseView v1.63 Updated

billon on 17 Jul 2019
  • 138KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by Checker

ESEDatabaseView reads and displays the data stored inside a database used by a variety of Microsoft programs known as Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) database (aka Jet Blue or a .edb file). It displays a list of all tables available in the opened database file, allows you to choose the desired table to view, and then when you choose a table, it displays all records found in the selected table.

The program also allows you to easily choose one or more records, and then export them into a variety of formats including CSV, HTML and XML, or copy and then paste them into a spreadsheet program.

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 ESEDatabaseView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed to display GUID columns (in previous versions, the code to display GUID columns was missing and the GUID columns remained empty).
Latest comments
Midas on 2013-01-15 12:17

In case (like me) you're left wondering what is this good for, here's a quote from the Wikipedia relevant article:

"ESE is notably a core of Microsoft Exchange Server and Active Directory. Its purpose is to allow applications to store and retrieve data via indexed and sequential access. Windows Mail and Desktop Search in the Windows Vista operating system also make use of ESE to store indexes and property information respectively."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extensible_Storage_Engine

MIKLO on 2017-01-04 16:36

Well that sure clears that up lol, but really like many apps a user has a need and finds a solution that works for them and then passes along their work for others to freely use. In my mind that's the way its supposed to be.
MIKLO

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Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition v60.8.0 Updated

webfork on 20 Jul 2019
  • 125MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jul 2019
  • 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: GNU 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/60.8.0/releasenotes/
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2018-08-13 18:23

@webfork
You need to update the GIF.
Its out of date...

webfork on 2018-08-16 13:49

CornHolio: updated

Emka on 2019-07-14 06:07

Is it really stealth? I have only recently switched to Thunderbird Portable and I always find it leaving folders in AppData

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Tor Browser v8.5.4 Updated

billon on 9 Jul 2019
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by M@tty

Tor Browser enables secure, anonymous web access to help bypass various forms of censorship and tracking. It includes the Vidalia Tor client along with Firefox ESR, as well as a variety of configuration changes including the NoScript and HTTPS Everywhere add-ons to enhance privacy. The official browser bundle from the makers of Tor.

Note that the Tor site has some additional precautions that careful users may wish to follow.

Functional in 64-bit. Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer, launch, and extract a folder of your choice
  2. Launch Start Tor Browser.exe and answer a few quick questions about your connection
  3. When prompted, uncheck the option to add items to your Desktop or Start Menu
Similar/alternative apps: Advanced Onion Router
What's new? See:
https://blog.torproject.org/category/tags/tor-browser
Latest comments
ronbo on 2015-06-16 13:40

Version 4.5.2 available.

smaragdus on 2015-09-05 03:36

I needed to connect to an onion site and downloaded the latest version (5.0.2) but Australis makes Tor Browser absolutely terrible and unusable- I do not want to install heaps of add-ons just to restore features the Mozilla idiots removed. I had an earlier version of Tor Browser (3.6.0- before the advent of the abominable Australis) but the perpetual blinking of the Tor button urging for update is unbearable and cannot be disabled. It can be removed from the tool-bar but this way one cannot acquire new identities.

rbon on 2018-09-22 16:46

Starting from version 8.0 Tor project builds both version of TorBrowser: 32 bit and 64 bit.
- TorBrowser page: https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html
- TorBrowser repository: https://dist.torproject.org/torbrowser/8.0.1/
So You can add on description the link for download 64 bit version 'torbrowser-install-win64-8.0.1_en-US.exe'

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PhotoRec v7.1 Updated

billon on 9 Jul 2019
  • 28MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by Jack Ruffey

PhotoRec is designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CDROMs and removable storage. It recognizes the header formats of supported file types, so it will work even if the filesystem is severely damaged or formatted.

Download includes the also-portable TestDisk.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application files are located in the win subfolder
  3. Launch photorec_win.exe
What's new? See:
https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_7.1_Release
Latest comments
Bill G on 2008-10-22 15:02

This is by FAR the ABSOLUTE BEST recovery software I've ever used. I do wish that it had a window interface... but it just recovered files that would've taken me 2 hours to recreate. Fantastic. (By the way... I tried 3 other favorites including RECUVA before using this. None of them worked. This did. I think RECUVA probably would've worked with a deep scan, but I don't have the 2 hours to sit and wait for that hope!)

Doc on 2010-07-01 17:13

Need administrator rights.

Mick G on 2010-07-02 10:53

The functionality of this Photorec *free* program is great. The fact that it is free is even better. I've tried it, I like it, i will use it again and I WILL DONATE (honest guv). Fair is fair. Good Karma.

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TestDisk v7.1 Updated

billon on 9 Jul 2019
  • 28MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by AlephX

TestDisk is a powerful drive and data recovery software that is designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again. This can be caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses, or of course human error (such as accidentally deleting your partition table).

The program is cross-platform with recovery tools for a long list file systems and includes the also-portable recovery software PhotoRec.

Note: Use with caution; it's recommended that you read the documentation and take your time. The software can easily made dramatic and difficult-to-reverse system modifications.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch testdisk_win.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_7.1_Release
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-12-30 00:36

shnbwmn: The documentation on the website gives an effective breakdown: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step

webfork on 2019-06-29 22:21

@juverax: given the nature of the program, I think I'd prefer to list non-beta tools in the entry, as they are presumably the most reliable. Still, good to see they're still making progress. I love this program.

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IPInfoOffline v1.55 Updated

billon on 9 Jul 2019
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by guinness

IPInfoOffline allows you to view information about IP addresses. The program uses an internal database and does not use an external server for information.

For each IP address, a variety of information is available: IP block range, Organization (RIPE, ARIN, APNIC, LACNIC or AFRINIC), Assigned Date, Country Name and Country Code. After retrieving the information about the desired IP addresses, you can copy the information to the clipboard, or save it into text/html/xml/csv file.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / 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 IPInfoOffline.exe.

Optionally, download and extract the latest: or to the same folder to keep an up to date database to the one contained in the exe.

In order to fill the 'ASN' and 'Company Name' columns, you have to download and extract into the same folder
GeoLite2-ASN-Blocks-IPv4.csv and GeoLite2-ASN-Blocks-IPv6.csv
What's new?
  • Added support for IPv6 addresses, when using the GeoLite2 City/Country/ASN database.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2015-05-04 10:13

IPinfoOffline v1.41 released as of 03-MAY-2015

Checker on 2015-05-04 19:18

@ __philippe: Thanks ... and updated ;)

__philippe on 2019-05-28 14:26

At long last !
First Nirsoft IP-related utility to provide pertinent ASN information !
Betting CountryTraceroute will follow suit shortly...;-)

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UninstallView v1.31 Updated

billon on 8 Jul 2019
  • 173KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by billon

UninstallView collects information about all programs installed on your system and displays the details of the installed programs in one table. You can use it to get installed programs information for your local system, for remote computer on your network and for external hard-drive plugged to your computer. It also allows you to easily uninstall a software on your local computer and remote computer (including quiet uninstall if the installer supports it).

Category:
System Requirements: 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 UninstallView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MyUninstaller
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: UninstallView failed to load Windows Apps information from external profiles.
  • Fixed to display error message on the status bar when there is an error during the loading process or while running the uninstall command.
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2017-05-01 14:30

"UninstallView replaces the old MyUninstaller tool." NirSoft web site. http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/uninstall_view.html

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HxD v2.3.0.0 Updated

billon on 7 Jul 2019
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by nullx42

HxD is a carefully designed and fast hex editor including raw disk editing, modifying foreign RAM and handling files of any size. The program includes search/replace (ASCII | Unicode), export, checksum/digests, insertion of byte patterns, file shredder, concatenation or splitting of files, statistics and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" installer inside the ZIP package, extract it and execute. Launch HxD32.exe or HxD64.exe.
What's new? See:
https://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/changelog.php
Latest comments
Special on 2018-07-17 21:51

v2.0.0.0 is now out in stable, after almost 10 long years, and it's still the best Hex editor!

__philippe on 2018-07-18 09:54

Seconding Special's praise for HxD 2.0

HxD was remarkably useful yet in its former v1.1.7 incarnation.
Ten years on, the v2.0 release, resurrected from limbo, Phoenix-like,
offers an amazing list of new features and enhancements, such as:

• New Data Inspector
• New Unicode support
• Enhanced Search window
• …

https://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/changelog.php

Recommended.

pacofdez on 2019-01-17 17:14

The solution to [Scrolling on Windows 10 tablet problem] is appreciated.
https://forum.mh-nexus.de/viewtopic.php?f=3&amp;t=929

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SwiftSearch v7.5.1 Updated

billon on 6 Jul 2019
  • 610KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by infimum

SwiftSearch is a lightweight program whose purpose is to help you quickly find the files you need on your Windows machine without ever requiring you to index your drives. It completely bypasses the file system (only NTFS supported) and reads the file table directly every time, which speeds up search significantly. Program also supports path-based search, regular expressions and full directory sizes.

Command-line version is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: CC BY-NC 2.0
How to extract: Download SwiftSearch32.exe or SwiftSearch64.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
  • Add experimental search to limit search to directory subtree.
  • Fixed:
    • Crash on 32-bit;
    • XP bug;
    • Menu checkboxes not toggling;
    • (Mostly) icons not getting loaded;
    • "Dump to table" forgetting to include columns other than Path.
Latest comments
xor on 2018-04-11 10:53

Pretty fast on my test, fits perfectly in my workflow, a keeper for me :)

Midas on 2018-06-06 07:19

v7.1.3 released ("fix crashes").

Nh on 2018-11-02 02:43

Not dynamic, no settings, no customization.

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RapidCRC Unicode v0.3.28 Updated

webfork on 4 Jul 2019
  • 976KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

RapidCRC Unicode is a hashing program capable of checking and verifying the integrity of files, folders, or whole drives. The program includes process priority, ability to pause/resume analysis, job queuing, easily copy hashes to the clipboard and multi-threaded checks. If using checksum files (e.g. .sfv or .md5) for future verification, options include the ability to generate for every analyzed file, directory, or a single checksum with all hash data.

Includes direct support for CRC hashing in the filename (common for anime releases) for example: "MyFile [45DEF3A0].avi") Other algorithms range from fast to secure, including SFV(CRC32), MD5, ED2K, SHA-1/256/512 and Blake2sp.

Based on the original RapidCRC but updated with extended Unicode support.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Archive" or "Archive (x64)" RAR package and extract using 7-Zip or similar program to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete rcrcshex.dll or rcrcshex64.dll
  3. Create an empty text file called options_unicode.bin in the same folder
  4. Launch RapidCRC.exe
Similar/alternative apps: FileVerifier++
What's new?
  • Added support for Blake2sp.
  • Grouped some buttons.
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-08-02 02:05

This is currently my go-to program. I tend to add it to the "send to" menu on machines I'm currently using and it works beautifully to check one or more files. Also, the ability to insert the hash directly into the file name makes so much sense. Just drag-and-drop it into the window and instantly know if there's a problem. Great solution to the multi-step check.

shoover on 2016-02-21 09:17

I think there is something wrong with the "CRC into Filename" function. This occurs with files that lack a file extension.

webfork on 2016-02-22 21:20

shoover: The dev has been pretty responsive if you want to reach out: https://github.com/OV2/RapidCRC-Unicode/issues

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AdiIRC v3.5 Updated

billon on 30 Jun 2019
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Jun 2019
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

AdiIRC is an IRC client with multi-server support and a customizable interface. It offers all the standard IRC features including private chats, basic Identd features, system informations, SSL, IPv6, chat logging and DCC Chat/Transfers.

It also offers now playing support for various media players, advanced scripting, themes, MTS themes, plugins, and dockable/undockable activity monitors that lets you monitor many channels at once.

Note: Additional Themes and Language files are available from the homepage.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework v4.5/2.0 or higher
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AdiIRC.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: KVIrc Portable, HydraIRC, PChat, HexChat
What's new? See:
https://www.adiirc.com/download.php?v=3.5
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2015-04-02 04:37

This feature (Favorites) is already planned, yes.

smaragdus on 2016-10-04 21:35

@joby_toss
"Added server favorites menu"
Is this what you needed? ;)

joby_toss on 2016-10-05 13:04

It might be, but I have no idea how it works (always greyed-out)... :)

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AlternateStreamView v1.56 Updated

billon on 30 Jun 2019
  • 73KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jun 2019
  • Suggested by castman

AlternateStreamView lets you scan your NTFS drive and find all hidden alternate streams stored in the file system. After scanning and finding the alternate streams, you can extract these streams into the specified folder, delete unwanted streams, or save the streams list into text/html/csv/xml file.

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 AlternateStreamView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added /RunAsAdmin command-line option for running AlternateStreamView as administrator.
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-01-11 00:40

@ vmars316: Alternate (Data) Streams are a data structure for holding additional structured data within a file in addition to the main data.
The Windows NTFS file system allows so-called Alternate Data Streams (ADS). With this function, data can be stored invisibly tied by the user to a file.

goodsignal on 2016-10-17 17:54

Dropbox had a bug a while back (https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Syncing-and-uploads/com-dropbox-attributes/m-p/63351) and polluted every file with an alternate data stream. Any copy action thereafter from our NTFS drive to a thumb drive (usually FAT32) was interrupted by a warning, "Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties?" Very annoying! AlternateStreamView quickly and easily fixes the problem, as discovered here (http://superuser.com/questions/814312/is-it-possible-to-remove-the-are-you-sure-you-want-to-copy-this-file-without-it)

MIKLO on 2017-08-25 14:21

I thought streams were small bodies of water that flow through the forest, sorry couldn't resist :) This really software really is helpful in finding and seeing data that was cleverly concealed until using this. Thanks for some helpful software another hit from Nirsoft, keep em coming please.
MIKLO

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Detect It Easy v2.04 Updated

billon on 29 Jun 2019
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jun 2019
  • Suggested by zzz

Detect It Easy (DIE) is a packer identifier in order to help define a file type. Comes in handy to analyze a file, determine its type and packer.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch die.exe.
What's new? See:
https://n10info.blogspot.com/search/label/Detect It Easy
Latest comments
juverax on 2018-08-04 09:27

Detect It Easyv2.00
I checked two files in virustotal:
1) die.exe virustotal = 4/67 https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/3933bcc5ab10f3fc065c982d6b035af28aa10a33d2861e2c12896f960dae0ac8/detection
2) diel.exe virustotal = 3/66
https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/2f5b85c917cdc837fa93b3bd33adb5560084f4479d521256a52bc67d7b23540d/detection

Since the author also releases the source code, it must be false positives.

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Lintalist v1.9.8.4 Updated

lintalist on 29 Jun 2019
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jun 2019
  • Suggested by lintalist

Lintalist is a context sensitive text-expander with abbreviations, shortcuts, plugins, scripts and search. It allows you to store and (incrementally) search and edit texts in bundles and paste a selected text in your active program. The text can be interactive, for example you can automatically insert the current time and date, ask for (basic) user input or make a selection from a list etc and finally it can also run a script. You can use keyboard shortcuts or abbreviations to paste the text (or run the script) without opening the search window. You can also use formatted text (html, markdown and rtf) and images.

Written in AutoHotkey

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. The program can create shortcuts (lnk) on your desktop and/or startup folder for you.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Lintalist.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Texter
What's new? See https://github.com/lintalist/lintalist/blob/master/changelog.md
Latest comments
TP109 on 2017-03-27 11:24

An amazingly useful and versatile program. Many possibilities and I'm finding new uses for it all the time. Can be used effectively without any AHK knowledge, but possessing even a basic familiarity with AHK further expands its usefulness.

nickodemos on 2019-05-26 09:05

I agree with TP109 that this program just works. Currently I have close to a thousand snippets that average 25 lines and the program still runs smoothly.

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Autoruns v13.96 Updated

billon on 29 Jun 2019
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Jun 2019
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Autoruns shows programs that run during system bootup or login, as well as entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce and other Registry keys. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond the MSConfig utility.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Alternatively, Autoruns Portable is stealth and will only show the EULA once.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract all files except autorunsc.exe, autorunsc64.exe, Autoruns64.dll and Eula.txt to a folder of your choice. Launch Autoruns.exe or Autoruns64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Startup Control Panel
What's new? See:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals/
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-09-12 10:36

Autoruns v13.80 released 11SEP2017

SysInternals' changelogs, scrimpy as they used to be, have disappeared altogether.

See gripes about SysInternals' site recent overhaul...:-(
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=87869#p87869

__philippe on 2017-09-13 14:07

I'll be damned ! Sysinternals' utilities changelogs ersatz have not quite vanished, after all,
but are definitely (deliberately?) well hidden from sight:

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals/2017/09/

PS
Looks like one of TPFC's eminent updates contributor was in the know all along ...;-)

MoisheP on 2018-12-10 21:35

Though v. 13.93 is available here, at Portable Freeware, the MS site only has v. 13.91 . Is this version again being recalled by MS?

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Process Explorer v16.26 Updated

billon on 29 Jun 2019
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Jun 2019
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Process Explorer is an advanced task manager. It is an indispensable tool for both beginners and power users. I use it all the time to kill tasks that refuse to be killed, or find what which processes are still holding on to a particular file or DLL so it refuses to be deleted.

Alternatively, Process Explorer Portable is also available, which is stealth.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete Eula.txt. Launch procexp.exe or procexp64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Process Hacker
What's new? See:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals/
Latest comments
__philippe on 2018-12-11 07:39

Glad to report Process Explorer v16.22 still runs merrily under WinXP,
despite SysInternals warnings to the contrary...;-)

Peter202 on 2019-04-04 08:38

I don't think it is portable. I just reinstalled Windows 7 and after launching Process Explorer i found that all settings are lost.

Midas on 2019-04-05 07:21

@Peter202: as noted above, Process Explorer saves settings to the Windows registry so is in fact not conventionally portable. It has been allowed, though, due to its nature and the trivial settings kept. If you want complete portability, check the Portable Apps package, also linked in the entry.

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