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Pale Moon Portable v28.3.0 Updated

billon on 15 Jan 2019
  • 49MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jan 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: Vista / 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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Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition v64.0.2 Updated

billon on 15 Jan 2019
  • 254MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jan 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. A powerful add-on system allows for thousands of specialized functions, as well as a customized look and feel.

Versions available for Mac, Android, iOS, Linux and supports many world languages.

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
CornHolio the Gringo on 2017-12-01 20:46

FF v57 uses pingsender.exe to telemetry Your usage.
To awoid this, just delete the pingsender.exe file.

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/10/14/what-is-pingsender-exe-on-windows

webfork on 2018-08-04 12:00

AndTheWolf: thanks, billon got that updated.

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SRWare Iron v71.0.3700.0 Updated

billon on 11 Jan 2019
  • 160MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jan 2019
  • Suggested by freakazoid

SRWare Iron is a privacy-enhanced web browser based on Chromium, the open source project behind Google Chrome. By default, Iron sends out less information as compared to Chrome (e.g., creating a unique user ID or the submission of entries to Google to generate suggestions), making it potentially more privacy friendly and secure in operation.

Iron supports both official and unofficial themes and some extensions from Chrome. Additionally, to enable blocking ad servers, a 'adblock.ini' is present in the program folder, and Opera's 'urlfilter.ini' can easily be converted to Iron's accepted format by following these instructions (or see comments below).

Note: It is recommended you change the homepage. The Iron default homepage may contain ads or links to fake adware-containing downloads.

Alternative packages:

  • Iron Portable (adds password portabilization, path portabilization, registry cleanup and Java support)
  • X-Iron (idem)

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. It creates some registry keys in 'HKCU\Software\Chromium'. Start with --incognito parameter to prevent saving history and cookies after program closes.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: BSD
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch IronPortable.exe.

XP/Vista is no longer supported but the last release version 49 is available.
Similar/alternative apps: Chromium Portable, Google Chrome Portable
What's new?
  • Several minor improvements.
  • Bug-/Securityfixes.
Latest comments
random17 on 2016-08-07 14:16

Just noting that Iron Portable and SRWare Iron Portable, as well as GoogleChromePortable and X-Chromium, create these registry keys:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions

HKU\*\Software\Google
HKU\*\Software\Google\Chrome
HKU\*\Software\Google\Chrome\Extensions

Also note that the HKLM key is hidden in regedit. I can see it being created using Regshot and get to it and delete it with an alternate registry editor. I don't know how the key is protected. (Any info appreciated.)

The only Chromium browser that doesn't create these keys is Chromium Portable (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2169).

They also create the following folders/files:

C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad\metadata
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad\reports
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad\settings.dat

webfork on 2016-08-09 00:09

random17: thanks for the info but, as that addresses multiple programs and not just Iron, posts like that really belong in forums.

MIKLO on 2017-08-15 13:51

Very nice have been using for a long time and really like, thanks.
MIKLO

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Opera v57.0.3098.116 Updated Adware

billon on 9 Jan 2019
  • 137MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jan 2019
  • Suggested by Specular

Opera is a fast and secure web browser with tabbed, customizable interface. Features integrated searches, themes, device sync, mouse gestures, and built-in ad blocking. Also available is a service that includes a bookmarks and password sync along with an "off-road" mode that uses server-side compression to speed up browsing especially for low speed internet connections (account signup required). A variety of add-ons are available to extend functionality.

Based on Google Chrome, the program is available for Mac, Linux, Android and a variety of mobile phones and tablets. Opera v12 (Presto) is also available and includes many features not present in the newer version.

Alternative Portable versions:

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Opera Software, HKCU\Software\MozillaPlugins, HKLM\Software\MozillaPlugins.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Adware (was initially freeware when added to the database)
How to extract:
  1. Download and launch Setup.exe
  2. Select Options and choose Stand-alone installation (USB)
  3. Set Install path to a folder of your choice and click Accept & Install
  4. Launch launcher.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Vivaldi, Google Chrome Portable
What's new? See:
https://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/windows/
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2018-01-03 12:12

Opera 50 is available. Not Beta. https://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera/desktop/50.0.2762.45/

jcaiken on 2018-10-17 15:39

Opera is built on Chromium, the open-source version of Chrome, and as well as having its own extensions is compatible with most Chrome extensions (but not Chrome Applications).
The reference to the older version of Opera (v12) should also identify that it also lacks many of the modern features that are only available in the newer versions, e.g. Chrome compatibility, built in ad-blocker and free VPN, etc.

webfork on 2018-10-17 21:36

jcaiken: Thanks for the suggestions but these entries really aim to just be a summary of the application. There's really no way to make sure we're highlighting all the tech, features, and difference from other applications, but you're right that the ad-bocking by default is notable so I'll add that in.

Also, should note that the included "VPN" is really just a proxy.

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Otter Browser v1.0.01 Updated

billon on 2 Jan 2019
  • 111MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jan 2019
  • Suggested by de3v0ol

Otter is a tabbed web-browser with a customisable interface, speed dial, password manager, bookmark manager, mouse gestures, URL completion, spell checking, content blocking, user style sheets and more. The program attempts to re-create the best features of the old Opera browser (Presto engine).

The program is cross-platform with a client available for Linux and uses the WebKit browser engine.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the same folder create an empty text file file named arguments.txt and paste the following:

    --portable

  3. Launch otter-browser.exe

Alternatively, Otter can be started in portable mode by launching otter-browser.exe --portable
Similar/alternative apps: Opera (Presto), QupZilla, Slimjet, SRWare Iron, Vivaldi
What's new? See:
https://github.com/OtterBrowser/otter-browser/blob/master/CHANGELOG
Latest comments
Emka on 2018-01-13 14:34

RC4 is out, seems like v1.0 is not far away

bitcoin on 2018-01-14 14:14

seems to be a good project but they dont get too many downloads

webfork on 2018-01-15 19:15

@bitcoin: think it'll see a bigger splash once it gets out of beta.

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