Today marks the conclusion of the trial partnership with DuckDuckGo, the Internet privacy company, to host some of the downloads you get from PortableApps.com. DuckDuckGo's popular search engine, tracker blocking extension, and mobile app are built around user privacy and security, so it was a natural fit. While the download hosting has worked well and been a hit with users, it unfortunately doesn't line up with DuckDuckGo's current product focus. So, we're announcing an end to the trial.
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PortableApps.com is happy to announce that Slovak language builds have been added to our builder setup for the portable versions of Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, and all 5 channels of Firefox that support individual language builds thanks to new translator Juraj Cigáň. These builds are available from within the PortableApps.com Platform when set to Slovak / Slovenčina, the recommended way to get the builds and automatically update them.
Over the past few days, Wikileaks posted a series of documents purported to be from the CIA in a dump of files dubbed "Vault 7". Within those documents are references to a project called "Fine Dining" which details how a field agent can alter their own software on a portable device to include additional functionality to enable spying and other covert activities while appearing innocuous to those who happen to see the agent using their portable software.
PeaZip Portable 6.1.0 has been released. PeaZip Portable is an easy to use PeaZip file archiver with support for 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, RAR files and more packaged as a portable app. It's packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Platform. And it's open source and completely free.
The PortableApps.com® Carbide™: The Safest, Most Secure USB Flash Drive on Earth, now has a new, lower price. The 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB sizes are all less expensive than before because the costs for us have gone down. And if you buy one
this week the next two weeks with our special discount codes, you can save a whole $65 off the old price of the 32GB drive. For the unfamiliar, it's got military-grade hardware encryption compatible with every operating system. It's water, shock, dust and tamper-resistant. It comes with a full FIVE years of commercial USB antivirus protection. It has an industry-leading 5 year warranty. It comes with the PortableApps.com Platform pre-installed so you can take your favorite software with you. Optional laser-etching of your name, URL or phrase is included in the price. And there's a hassle-free 30-day return policy for non-custom drives. The PortableApps.com Carbide is available at WorldsBestFlashDrive.com.
McAfee Stinger has been removed from the Portable App Directory due to malware-like behavior. Running the current releases of McAfee Stinger on any Windows PC will automatically install the 'McAfee Validation Trust Protection Service' (mfevtps.exe) to the local machine without a prominent notice to the user. There is a reference to it only buried in the EULA. Once installed, these files are exceedingly difficult to remove.
PortableApps.com will be re-releasing a handful of apps released within the past few weeks due to bugs within Windows XP and Windows Vista's code signing certificate handling. These apps will be posted over the next few days with the standard announcements and automatic updating via the PortableApps.com Platform. They'll happen with either new releases of apps that have new versions available or revisions (example: Rev 2) of existing releases. We're including a technical explanation of the issues below to help others that may come across this issue.