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TeamViewer v15.10.5 Updated

billon on 22 Sep 2020

TeamViewer is a screen sharing, remote control and collaboration tool connecting devices for troubleshooting, presentations or installations. Supports standard chat, high-quality voice and video, file transfer, whiteboard, session recording, remote printing, screen sharing and more. The program can work with paranoid firewalls, functions as a VPN between clients, will display quality based on connection speed and includes browser access.

Clients are also available for Mac, Linux, iOS, ChromeOS/Android and more with support for many world languages.

Alternatively, a PortableApps version is also available: TeamViewer Portable.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. 'HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\TeamViewer,' only on 64-bit versions of Windows.

TeamViewer10_Logfile.login \AppData\Roaming\TeamViewer
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TeamViewer.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language resources.
Similar/alternative apps: Skype Portable, Brosix
What's new? See:
https://community.teamviewer.com/t5/forums/filteredbylabelpage/board-id/Change_Logs_EN/label-name/windows
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-05-23 01:57

CornHolio: That's really something for the forums.

JohnTHaller on 2016-02-18 00:44

The publisher seems to have pulled the new release and is serving the 11.0.53254 release from December for both standard and portable downloads even though the main download page still shows 11.0.55321 as the current version.

JohnTHaller on 2016-02-18 17:49

And now it's updated.

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CCleaner Free v5.71.7971 Updated Adware

billon on 14 Sep 2020
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Sep 2020
  • 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
PAFuser on 2018-08-04 10:49

portableapps.com has 5.45.6611 (Date Updated: 2018-07-26, product version: 5.545.190.6611), Aug 3 version (above) is 5.44.6575 download (64bit) is 5.44.162.6575. Is this an update?

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.

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PrivaZer v4.0.10 Updated

billon on 11 Sep 2020
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by lautrepay

PrivaZer scans and cleans your computers and storage devices, including external disks, USB flash drives, iPods, SD cards or network drives. It safeguards your privacy by removing unwanted traces of internet activities, software usage, USB history, registry and files.

The program includes an available secure delete function that overwrites files to prevent recovery.

WARNING: some users have reported problems that cause system stability issues. Recommend backing up data before use.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable version" PrivaZer.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: BleachBit, CCleaner
What's new? See:
https://privazer.com/changelog.php
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2018-02-03 02:23

I had similar issues, so never used it again. I had to reinstall a backup to fix most things.

Midas on 2018-02-03 22:01

As with all registry cleaning utilities, user discretion is utterly advisable. I use it on occasion and have never had such issues. Until proven that the issues reported are particular to Privazer, I would like for it not to be taken offline.

The_PrivaZer_Team on 2019-11-19 04:34

Hello to all,
here is the PrivaZer Team.

Sorry for the issues you had. The cause was a change in Windows Update impacting the way it was cleaned.
It could lead, in some cases, to the problems you described.

It has been fixed for good in v3.0.47 released in May 2018

Sorry again, really, and we hope we can have you on board again...

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FileOptimizer v14.40 Updated

billon on 6 Sep 2020
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FileOptimizer is a broad format file compression tool used to reduce file size without changing the quality, known as "lossless." This is done via wide variety of optimization and recompression tools and techniques. Original files are sent to the recycle bin for restoration in the event the uncompressed version is preferred. A list of the 400+ supported formats include audio/video (MP3, OGG, M4A), image (GIF, JPEG, PNG), office formats (DOCX, XLSX, ODT, PDF) and system files (DLL, EXE).

Supports drag-and-drop of files into the window or onto the program icon. Note that by default the program removes metadata for many file types. This information reduces overall file size and protects privacy but is important to some users (e.g. photographers) and file search tools.

A 64-bit version is available within the folder, the author reports the program is functional in WINE, and can be used on the command line.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU AGPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileOptimizer32.exe or FileOptimizer64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

At startup, the program will optionally show ads to support program development. These can be disabled at any time.

Optionally, to save space:
  • 32-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer64.exe and the \Plugins64 folder
  • 64-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer32.exe and the \Plugins32 folder
  • Delete unnecessary language files
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemALL!, PngOptimizer, RIOT
What's new? See:
https://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.io/static.php?page=FileOptimizer
Latest comments
mcodex on 2018-12-24 11:44

That's not portable. I can only get a setup file installing in C: drive.

kilouiski on 2019-09-20 12:09

I just tried to reduce the size of a video and it has left me exactly the same and with either option: fast and the best.
Any explanation?.
Best regards.

webfork on 2019-10-06 22:40

@kilouiski: FileOptimizer exists because so few programs take the time and energy to fully compress your files with available tools. It sounds like the program used to generate your video was an exception.

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qTox v1.17.2 Updated

webfork on 28 Jun 2020
  • 45MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by smaragdus

qTox is an easy, secure instant messaging and VoIP client for the distributed Tox network. The program includes standard features like chat between users, group chats, file transfer with image preview, as well as high-quality audio and video calls with group call capability.

The program is peer-to-peer, meaning no central server is necessary for the network to function.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac, Windows, FreeBSD and Android.

Category:
Runs on: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Windows 8 and 10: Empty folder written to \AppData\Roaming\tox
Windows 7: Duplicate user files saved to \AppData\Roaming\tox
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the setup-qtox-XXX-release.exe file and extract
  2. Copy the contents of setup-qtox-XXX-release.exe\_•€\bin to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch qtox.exe
  4. Create a username and optional password
  5. Click settings (gear icon), choose the Advanced tab, and select "Make Tox portable"
Optionally, close the program and delete the folder C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\tox\ (this makes the program more stealth)
Similar/alternative apps: Isotoxin, Ricochet, TorChat
What's new? https://github.com/qTox/qTox/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-04-27 01:44

Portability may be lost after update- re-enable it from "Settings" - "Advanced" - "Make Tox portable".

webfork on 2018-01-15 19:20

@billon: Thanks, posted something in forums about it.

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SterJo NetStalker v1.4

billon on 16 Jan 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jan 2020
  • Suggested by joby_toss

SterJo NetStalker is a basic, lightweight firewall manager to trust or kill processes that seek access to the Internet. The program is fully configurable with regard to inbound TCP connections, and with pop-up dialogs for outbound connections.

Functional in 64-bit Windows.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License Agreement.txt and unnecessary language files
  3. Launch NetStalker.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Peerblock, Firewall App Blocker, Windows Firewall Notifier
What's new?
  • Some bugs fixed and minor changes.
Latest comments
Midas on 2013-11-03 18:02

Does what it says, lightweight and free, but 32 bit only.

Similar utilities from TPFC's forum: Sordum's FAB (Firewall App Blocker, http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=20693) and Wokhan WFN (Windows Firewall Notifier, http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=20460).

mik.y on 2013-11-05 08:13

Terrible app, I clicked on few buttons and it does nothing:D

Midas on 2015-08-07 15:45

Thanks, billon. Updated. :)

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Windows File Analyzer v2.8.0

billon on 14 Jan 2019
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jan 2019
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Windows File Analyzer decodes and analyzes to provide cached information for forensic analysis. Includes a tabbed interface with a multiple-document window and horizontal/vertical/cascade view settings. Analysis results can be printed in user-friendly form. The program includes a variety of analysis tools useful for seeing how much information your computer leaves behind that could represent a privacy risk or for trying to detect nefarious activity.

Features include thumbnail viewers available for Windows XP, ACDSee, Google Picasa, FastStone Viewer, and HP Digital Imaging files, displaying content with stored data and image preview. A Prefetch Analyzer looks at recent programs run and stored in the Prefetch folder while the Shortcut Analyzer for all shortcut files in specified folder and data stored in them. An Index.DAT Analyzer looks at Internet Explorer cookies, temporary files or history while a Recycle Bin decoding tool displays Info2 files that hold recycle bin content (Win2k and XP only).

A PDF-format help file is available from the author website.

Category:
Runs on: 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 WFA.exe.
What's new?
  • Windows 10 compatibility.
  • Enhanced information.
  • Print fixes.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-07-08 20:53

Categories classification:

Currently, WindowsFileAnalyser can be looked up under 2 categories
- Files -> Miscellaneous (25)
- Security -> Privacy Tools (42)

Would it be appropriate to expand the list with the newly created "Security -> "Forensic Tools" subcategory ?

__philippe

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Isotoxin v0.4.528

billon on 24 May 2019
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Isotoxin is a feature-rich secure messenger that lets you connect over your local network or the Internet. The program supports audio and video, desktop sharing (view only), file/folder sharing, inline images, group chats and user profiles. Available extras include spell check, avatars, themes, auto gain / noise filter for audio and much more.

The Tox protocol is peer-to-peer, meaning no central server is necessary for the network to function.

Includes basic support for the XMPP (Jabber) protocol.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP archive and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch isotoxin.exe and choose Portable mode
  3. Click Join network, select LAN, Tox or Jabber protocol, and choose a name
Similar/alternative apps: qTox
What's new?
  • Markdown syntax parsing can be disabled.
  • Compact view of contact list.
  • Received image treated as new message.
  • Bugfix: file transfer resume.
  • toxcore updated to toktok 0.2.0.
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-09-05 15:13

@Realist: I haven't tested it because, unlike Isotoxin, WhatsApp is only out for Win8 and higher, closed source, and and is owned by Facebook. Their Wikipedia page lists some other concerns.

freakazoid on 2016-09-10 19:34

@Realist - Just go to web.whatsapp.com. Their "app" is just a wrapper for that.

zorro on 2019-05-24 05:27

The Homepage and dwnload links seem to be gone / the project moved to GitHub:
https://github.com/isotoxin/isotoxin/releases

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Bitmessage v0.6.2

smaragdus on 3 Mar 2017
  • 28MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Bitmessage is a secure messaging system functioning like a peer-to-peer email service. The decentralized program resists tracking and includes encrypted connections, blocklist, channels, subscriptions, and any number of addresses can be created and discarded as needed. Messages sent via the network have a required expiration date of 28 days or less and are text-only.

Supports unlimited accounts and multiple instances.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac, Linux, and FreeBSD.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder: keys.dat
Stealth: ? No. Writes to \AppData\Roaming\PyBitmessage and writes some Trolltech registry entries
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT (source)
How to extract:
  1. Download Bitmessage-[version].exe to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, rename the file to remove [version] numbers
  3. Launch Bitmessage.exe
  4. From the Settings menu, select Settings and check Run in Portable Mode

To generate a new address, click New Identity
Similar/alternative apps: Isotoxin
What's new? See:
https://bitmessage.org/wiki/Changelog

gpg4usb v0.3.3-2

webfork on 23 May 2018
  • 29MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jan 2016
  • Suggested by gpg4usb

NOTE: This project is outdated and may be insecure or incompatible with more recent versions of GPG.

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gpg4usb is a basic, tabbed notepad tool with easy-to-use text and file encryption tools. Using the Gnu Privacy Guard (GPG) security system means you can exchange encrypted text and files with someone you've never met, where most programs require a communicated password. Additionally, users can digitally "sign" and verify information to help establish integrity, ownership, or agreement.

Users need only exchange a "public key" with one another in order to communicate. New users will need to generate a key, while users of other compatible software can import their existing keys.

Functional in Linux (see How to Extract). GPG is a compatible, open source alternative to commercial PGP.

Category:
Runs on: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes. UTF-8
License: GPL v3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch start_windows.exe.

Linux users: Download the same package and run start_linux_32bit or start_linux_64bit.
Similar/alternative apps: CryptoTE
What's new?
Latest comments
gpg4usb on 2012-04-18 12:16

Hello,

In the last week we integrated 4 new languages.

@procyon: Thanks for the hint, we've put it on our bug list and already located the appropriate line in source, which causes this bug. So this will be fixed in the next release.

@mixture: We weren't sure, if we should integrate this, because it could confuse beginners, who read in other tutorials, that the should use the maximum keysize possible. Would be great, if you write your opinion to our mailing list. In fact we're not sure, if we should reduce the maximum key size again to 8192 (which is the maximum key size of any other gpg program We know).

@webfork: We've already integrated generation of RSA keys for the next release. So this will be possible soon. And the size of the DSA key is always 1024 bit (given by gpgme I think), the size of the EL Gamal subkey can be set higher...

gpg4usb on 2012-09-11 19:48

gpg4usb 0.3.2-1 released today!

0.3.2-1 generates safer gnupg-keys by default, with RSA and 1024bit minimum.
Including gpg binary was updated to version 1.4.12.

Bugfix:
Fix creation of empty Windows registry key on import from existing GnuPG

Have fun! http://gpg4usb.cpunk.de/

gpg4usb on 2014-08-20 20:22

New stable release 0.3.3-1

* gpg4usb-0.3.3-1 additionally contains a 64-bit linux binary now, so there's no need to have 32-bit compatibility libraries installed on a 64-bit linux system anymore

* we updated the included GnuPG-binaries from 1.4.16 to 1.4.18 for fixing some security issues

New alpha release 0.4

This release additionally contains binaries for MacOS. But since we had to rewrite the whole core, this release needs a lot of testing. So, if you want to be sure, better get the stable release. If you want to have a look what is planned for the release when it is finished have a look on our TODO-List.

-> Download: http://gpg4usb.org

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