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Tor Browser v11.5.7 Updated

freakazoid on 18 Nov 2022
  • 261MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by M@tty

Tor Browser enables secure, anonymous web access to help bypass various forms of censorship, region-blocking, and tracking. The program uses a modified version of the Firefox ESR browser with additional privacy and security features, including always-on access to an anonymous network and no usage history.

Components include the Vidalia Tor client and the NoScript and HTTPS Everywhere add-ons to enhance privacy. The program is the official browser bundle from the makers of Tor.

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

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
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
  3. When prompted, uncheck the option to add items to your Desktop or Start Menu and then answer a few quick questions about your connection
Similar/alternative apps: Advanced Onion Router
What's new? See: https://blog.torproject.org/category/releases/
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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ChromeHistoryView v1.52 Updated

Andrew Lee on 20 Oct 2022
  • 205KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Oct 2022
  • Suggested by guinness

ChromeHistoryView reads the history data file of Chromium-based Web browsers and displays the list of all visited Web pages in the last days. For each visited Web page, the following information is displayed: URL, Title, Visit Date/Time, Number of visits, number of times that the user typed this address (Typed Count), Referrer and Visit ID.

Category:
Runs on: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 ChromeHistoryView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: BrowsingHistoryView
What's new?
  • If you try to delete history records while the history file is locked by the Web browser, ChromeHistoryView now displays the appropriate message.
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__philippe on 2017-03-15 12:28

ChromeHistoryView v1.30 realeased 14-MAR-2017

Changelog: Version 1.30
   "Added new columns: 'Transition Type' and 'Transition Qualifiers'."
   "You can read about the meaning of these fields here and here."

Since the Readme.txt file "here and here" pointers lead to...never-never land,
(and the equivalent *.chm help file entry generates some obscure error message)
the following real pointers might perhaps be more helpful in clarifying the added fields gist :

Transition Types explained:
https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/history

Transition Qualifiers explained:
https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/webNavigation

(Thanks @billon who obligingly provided alternative pointers in the What's new entry...;-)

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BleachBit v4.4.2 Updated

freakazoid on 13 Oct 2022
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Nov 2021
  • Suggested by guinness

BleachBit quickly frees disk space, removes hidden junk and safeguards your privacy. You can erase cache, Internet history, cookies (including the much-maligned "evercookie"), DOM storage, unused localizations and temporary files of 70 applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Adobe Reader, APT and more. Additional applications can be added with the community authored winapp2.ini cleaner list in the Preferences - General tab (requires restart).

Includes wipe function to protect privacy, support for many languages, and available for Linux and Mac OS X.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bleachbit.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CCleaner
What's new? See:
https://www.bleachbit.org/news
Latest comments
1C3M4N on 2016-01-01 18:16

@I am Baas
The link didn't work some hours ago, that's why I asked.

Checker on 2016-01-01 18:25

@1C3M4N: Link seems to work fine now ;)

zorro on 2020-03-15 15:13

BleachBit seems to leave traces in the last version (3.2) - after first run I found the folder ".dbus-keyrings" in the root of C:\USERS\user\
Would be interesting to put this folder to the user defined cleaners - Bleachbit then would clean up itsself...

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Revo Uninstaller Free v2.4.1 Updated

gbrao on 3 Oct 2022
  • 33MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Oct 2022
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Revo Uninstaller Free helps you remove any unwanted application installed on your computer. Additional clean-up tools include an auto-start manager, Windows tools manager, junk files cleaner, browsers history cleaner, office history cleaner, Windows history cleaner, unrecoverable delete tool and evidence remover.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RevoUPort.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Zsoft Uninstaller
What's new? See: https://www.revouninstaller.com/version-history/
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-08-06 12:08

@ahaider7: moreover, why not? Didn't you get what you needed?

PAFuser on 2016-12-14 22:23

Also available on Portable Apps com (http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/revo_uninstaller_portable), both 32 and 64 in one package

MIKLO on 2018-03-26 14:31

I've been using Revo for a very long time and it does everything I want and need it to do. I have not seen any other Un-installer anywhere near as good as Revo. Thanks to the makers for some great software, I appreciate your hard work, and it’s portable :)

MIKLO

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BrowsingHistoryView v2.52 Updated

Andrew Lee on 29 Sep 2022
  • 592KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Sep 2022
  • 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, Firefox-based and Chromium-based Web browsers.

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:
Runs on: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?
  • The status bar now displays the current scanned history filename.
  • Fixed the quick-filter text-box to copy to the clipboard when pressing Ctrl+C.
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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Crypto Notepad v1.7.3 Updated

Andrew Lee on 10 Sep 2022
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Sep 2022
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Crypto Notepad is a simple, notepad-like text editor that encrypts saved files. Other features include font and color customization, word wrap, shortcut keys, and auto-lock on minimize. You can press the lock icon to hide information without closing the application (will switch to a password prompt).

Utilizes the AES encryption algorithm with available 128, 192, and 256 key sizes.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1+
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Crypto Notepad.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: fSekrit, Steganos LockNote
What's new? See: https://github.com/Crypto-Notepad/Crypto-Notepad/wiki/Release-Notes
Latest comments
Hawk on 2017-02-13 14:20

Don't have tabs?

webfork on 2017-02-13 22:52

@Hawk: no but feel free to request that feature on the github site. Author is fairly responsive.

vmars316 on 2018-12-20 14:40

Couldn't open zip file , had to use 7z .

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RetroShare v0.6.6

lwc on 18 Aug 2022
  • 49MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by lautrepay

RetroShare is a feature-rich communications platform for small groups of users with a focus on privacy. The program includes an exclusive and secure toolset for instant messaging, chat rooms, forums, direct messages (e-mail), file server, VoIP, channels for distributing content and link exchange. It functions as an open, distributed alternative to many commercial groupware programs.

Additional features include RSS feed reader, status messages (away/busy), different modes for low traffic, transfer and disk space limits, plugins, skins and much more. Cross-platform (Mac, Linux, BSD).

Great for small businesses, groups, and a safer alternative to most file sharing methods. Networks can be small or large, but communications between users are limited by default to friends and friends-of-friends, with more specific controls available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "Portable" 7z package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch RetroShare.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: qTox, Brosix
What's new? See:
https://retroshareteam.wordpress.com/2021/03/15/release-notes-for-v0-6-6/
Latest comments
ozziguy on 2017-03-14 10:16

v0.6.2 QT5 does not run on xp because QT5 does not support xp anymore

XP users must use the accompanying v0.6.2 QT4 version

ozziguy on 2017-03-14 10:17

Forgot to mention the portable version is now chosen from the installer

webfork on 2017-03-17 23:00

@ozziguy: Looks like they're still offering the portable 7zip version, and it's 20% smaller. I'll go ahead and list both. Thanks for the note.

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O&O ShutUp10 v1.9.1429

Special on 5 Apr 2022
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Apr 2022
  • Suggested by MakoSoft

O&O ShutUp10 modifies system settings to help enhance user privacy. The program makes recommendations on available changes that are useful or rarely interfere with standard operations. You can disable tracking, personalized advertisements, and a variety of system data sharing.

Category:
Runs on:Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights required for some functions
License: Freeware
How to extract: Save the OOSU10.exe file to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: WPD
What's new? See: https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10/update
Latest comments
FireRabbit on 2021-03-25 16:50

The very first thing I do on a windows 10 computer is run this, than WPD, and then finally WinAero Tweaker.

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USB Oblivion v1.17.0.0

webfork on 30 Nov 2021
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Nov 2021
  • Suggested by I am Baas

USB Oblivion erases all traces of USB-connected devices, drives, and CD-ROMs from the registry. Since Windows keeps a record of all devices attached, this is useful both for privacy and for users who prefer "stealth" software.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. Creates setupapi.app.log in Windows\inf during run but then removes it.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch USBOblivion32.exe or USBOblivion64.exe if using a 64-bit OS.
Similar/alternative apps: DriveCleanup
What's new? https://www.cherubicsoft.com/en/projects/usboblivion/versions
Latest comments
GMBudwrench on 2020-07-14 23:40

hamasaki, on a whim, I renamed the 0 file, adding the zip file association name. That worked.

zorro on 2020-07-15 05:36

@ hamasaki: just change the extension to zip, it works

webfork on 2020-07-19 00:15

Thanks @zorro and @GMBudwrench - confirmed status and added a note to extract instructions.

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MZHistoryView v1.70

Andrew Lee on 4 Nov 2021
  • 87KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Nov 2021
  • Suggested by ClausValca

MZHistoryView reads the history data file of Firefox/Mozilla/Netscape Web browsers (history.dat or places.sqlite) and then displays the list of all visited Web pages in the last days. For each visited Web page, URL, First visit date, Last visit date, Visit counter, Referrer, Title and Host name are all displayed.

Data can be exported to text/HTML/XML.

Category:
Runs on: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 MozillaHistoryView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: BrowsingHistoryView
What's new?
  • MZHistoryView now reads the history database of Firefox directly without using the SQLite library from the install folder of Firefox. It means that you can now use this tool even if Firefox is not installed on your system, as long as you have the places.sqlite database file.
  • You can now send the data to stdout by specifying empty string as filename, for example: MZHistoryView.exe /scomma "" | more
Latest comments
apometron on 2017-10-29 20:18

I am using Firefox 57 Developer Edition and it do not finds the history. How to do it?

webfork on 2017-10-29 22:10

@apometron: this program may not be compatible with the Mozilla nightly builds, especially as there have been some rather intense changes to the FFox code of recent.

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