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Tor Browser v9.5.1 Updated

billon on 1 Jul 2020
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Jun 2020
  • 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:
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
  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/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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BlueLife Hosts Editor v1.3 Updated

billon on 23 Jun 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by klon

BlueLife Hosts Editor is a lightweight utility aimed to easily manage your Hosts file, allowing you to add, delete, block and update domain names. The program can also flush the DNS cache, rebuild the default Windows hosts, and backup/restore the Hosts file.

Category:
System requirements: 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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch hEdit.exe or hEdit_x64.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • x64 version.
  • Block YouTube, Twitter, Facebook examples.
  • Replace Custom IP besides 127.0.0.1 and 0.0.0.0.
  • Additional Command-Line parameters.
Fixed:
  • Buttons are too small.
  • BlueLife Hosts Editor add itself to the “Windows Defender” exclusions list automatically and this causes false positive.
  • Some minor bugs and code weaknesses (code improvements).
Latest comments
Midas on 2012-11-16 12:09

Last time I tried it, I was unable to redirect domains to 0.0.0.0 (an invalid IP, I know, but enabling much snappier redirection). Apart from that, it works well -- but there are other similar options.

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Revo Uninstaller Free v2.1.5 Updated

billon on 18 May 2020
  • 32MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 May 2020
  • 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:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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?
  • Added – Uninstall confirmation dialog with info review and backup control.
  • Improved – Scanning algorithms for leftovers.
  • Fixed minor bugs.
  • Updated language files.
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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DriveCleanup v1.6.1 Updated

billon on 10 May 2020
  • 99KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 May 2020
  • Suggested by guinness

DriveCleanup removes all currently non present "Storage Volumes", "Disk", "CDROM", "Floppy" USB drives and their USB devices from the device tree. Furthermore it removes orphaned registry items related to these device types. Both are not removed by similar programs on the site and take up space on the registry, eventually slow down a computer over time.

To preview program actions, start with argument -T (test mode).

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

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DriveCleanup.exe either in the Win32 folder or x64 folder for a 64-bit OS
Similar/alternative apps: USB Oblivion
What's new? See:
https://www.uwe-sieber.de/drivetools_e.html#drivecleanup
Latest comments
TP109 on 2011-06-18 02:02

Useful app. Cleaned up over 75 obsolete entries on a laptop.

Emka on 2015-04-22 17:38

v1.0.0 out

Checker on 2015-04-22 19:21

@ Emka: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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BleachBit v4.0.0 Updated

billon on 20 Apr 2020
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Apr 2020
  • 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:
System requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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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