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CCleaner Free v5.76.8269 Updated Adware

billon on 14 Jan 2021
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Ennovy

NOTE: Recent press about CCleaner indicates it may represent a privacy concern.

CCleaner is a feature-rich system optimization and privacy tool. The program cleans unused, temporary and log files from your system, as well as traces of online activities such as Internet history and flash cookies. The program contains startup controls for Windows, major internet browsers and context menu entries. Includes a separate registry cleaner, duplicate search, system restore tool and can wipe both deleted files and drive free space for security.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder). Monitoring functions are only available in the pro version.

Additional cleaner rules can be using an unofficial set of community-developed set. It should be noted that many of these rules are alpha and the developers will not provide support for these rules, a thread in the users forum is dedicated to supporting the add-on rules.

Alternatively, ccPortable is also available.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License.txt and unnecessary language files
  3. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS)

If the "Portable" ZIP package is not yet available:
  1. Download the installer and extract CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe and necessary language files using 7-Zip to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a file named ccleaner.ini in the same folder
  3. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS)

Don't forget to disable usage data sharing in 'Options' - 'Privacy'.
Similar/alternative apps: BleachBit, PrivaZer
What's new? See:
https://www.ccleaner.com/knowledge?c=release-announcement
https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/version-history
Latest comments
Special on 2018-08-04 15:43

5.45 was officially pulled and replaced back with 5.44, so yes.

camilasaunder89 on 2020-08-11 03:15

It is a nice tool. All I can say is that my system is relieved from extra files which were making my system slow.

Emka on 2020-10-19 05:50

No longer stealth, isn't it? Writes to my registry on Win10x64.

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KMPlayer v4.2.2.48 Updated Adware

billon on 11 Jan 2021
  • 80MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Fluffy

KMPlayer is a audio/video player that supports a wide range of file formats, including AVI, MKV, MPEG, OGM, MP4, ASF etc. without any additional codecs installed. It also has full VCD/DVD playback functionality. In addition, it is able to play incomplete/damaged AVI files, or media files that are locked while downloading or sharing.

Note: In the past, this application managed open source components against the terms of their respective licenses. The current status of this is unclear.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Launch KMPlayer.exe.
  3. Open "Preferences" window, click on "General", and check "Store Settings to KMPcfg.ini".

Alternatively, before launching KMPlayer.exe create a file called KMPCfg.ini in the EXE folder with these lines of text:

[\Software\KMPlayer\KMP4.0\OptionArea]
ConfigUseIni=int:1
AutoUpdate=int:0

The folders $TEMP and $PLUGINSDIR may also be removed to save space.
Similar/alternative apps: Light Alloy
Latest comments
kanu on 2017-05-23 05:20

webfork: Thanks for answering. It looks like the file I got from MajorGeeks is corrupted because I redownloaded and still didn't extract correctly. I searched for another host and now all the files extract as usual.
(Looks like I can't post vtotal urls here)
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(1) SHA256: 9163946ab2c859240f1d5372710ee3d9acb6a74b62b034d2c6f61e359bafedee
(2) SHA256: c4cf673211a6c894786666c2018f9563be63fe1b45cc67784fb1476638553e2a

apometron on 2017-09-30 15:50

The Brazilian Portuguese is not the real language, because Files in Brazilian are not "ficheiros". They are called "Arquivos". =( I have to change to English, because Portuguese of Portugal is not my preference.

bitcoin on 2018-07-20 20:11

forum link goes to a thread on PM Wiki

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Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition v84.0.2 Updated

billon on 8 Jan 2021
  • 345MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jan 2021
  • 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:
Runs on: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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calibre v5.9.0 Updated

billon on 8 Jan 2021
  • 140MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by I am Baas

calibre is a feature-rich e-book library management application with a variety of useful functions including viewer, editor, online book and news search/download, device-specific e-book conversion, batch metadata tools, and content server for online access to your collection.

The program syncs automatically with many different physical devices. It supports a variety of ebook and document formats.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Alternatively, Calibre Portable and X-calibre, as well as a WinXP-compatible version are also available.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Trolltech
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable installer" and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch calibre-portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TEBookConverter
What's new? See:
https://calibre-ebook.com/whats-new
Latest comments
olliebean on 2018-02-24 08:29

Incidentally there's an official portable version available on the Calibre website (https://calibre-ebook.com/download_portable), which works fine and appears to be stealth. (No Trolltech keys.)

AndTheWolf on 2020-07-17 14:13

calibre-ebook.com/download_windows states that current Calibre versions are for Windows 8 and higher, and the last version to fully support Window 7 is calibre 3.48. Downloads for 3.48, including the portable installer version, are at download.calibre-ebook.com/3.48.0/. You should change the system requirements.

JohnTHaller on 2020-07-20 20:36

AndTheWolf - Although not officially supported, the current release works fine on Windows 7. PortableApps.com is testing every release for compatibility with Windows 7 as part of packaging calibre Portable. One of us will update the listing if something changes in the future.

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FileZilla v3.52.0.5 Updated

billon on 8 Jan 2021
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jan 2021
  • 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:
Runs on: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
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".

rb161 on 2020-07-27 22:17

Having used it for many years, Filezilla has lost its way now in my opinion. The irritating pop up balloon on every successful upload is just one of the annoyances. The latest update seemed to corrupt something on my Windows and I was reduced to about one fifteenth of the normal upload speed. Going back to an ancient version hasn't fixed the issue and the portable versions are the same. However WinSCP works fine so it's that for me from now on.

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