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Downloads From PortableApps.com Working Again

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Submitted by John T. Haller on July 28, 2022 - 10:47am

Previously, we posted that Google Safe Browsing Is Incorrectly Blocking All Downloads From PortableApps.com. Google has still not responded despite it being longer than their 72hr promised turnaround. In researching and testing, it seems that based on a single false positive in a single file, Google Safe Browsing blocked all downloads being passed through our site's redirector which keeps stats on how many downloads of each app occur.

Google Safe Browsing Incorrectly Blocking All Downloads From PortableApps.com (Workaround Done)

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Submitted by John T. Haller on July 23, 2022 - 1:38am

Google Safe Browsing is currently blocking all downloads from PortableApps.com. The example file containing malware is GoogleChromePortable_103.0.5060.134_online.paf.exe which is verifiably not malware according to VirusTotal, another Google property. This file has false positive detections in Jiangmin, Antiy-AVL, and Malwarebytes. Antiy-AVL and Malwarebytes have been informed of their issue.

Adding 12 More Languages To Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey Builds

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Submitted by John T. Haller on May 5, 2022 - 6:54pm

We're happy to announce that we've added 12 more languages to builds of the Mozilla apps, expanding access to hundreds of millions more users. We cut down on unused languages for the Beta, Dev, ESR, and Nightly channels to free up build time and have now added Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Lithuanian, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Serbian, Swedish, Thai, and Vietnamese to all 3 apps where available.

How to upgrade the platform manually to fix issues with connectivity and corruption

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Submitted by John T. Haller on April 11, 2022 - 9:08pm

Some users have had issues here and there when upgrading the PortableApps.com Platform. Most recently when the platform switched to https-only connections before we added in the ability to fall back to http on some machines. If you've come across an issue, you can manually upgrade the PortableApps.com Platform which should fix most of your issues. Our apologies for the folks affected.

Now accepting donations in 23 currencies around the world!

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Submitted by John T. Haller on March 10, 2022 - 6:16pm

Eraser logoBy popular request, PortableApps.com is now accepting donations in 23 currencies in dozens of countries around the world. Over the years, we know many users who have wanted to donate but been unable to donate in US dollars. PortableApps.com now accepts US Dollar $ (USD), Euro € (EUR), Australian Dollar A$ (AUD), Brazilian Real R$ (BRL), Canadian Dollar C$ (CAD), Czech Koruna Kč (CZK), Danish Krone kr (DKK), Hong Kong Dollar HK$ (HKD), Hungarian Forint Ft (HUF), Israeli New Shekel ₪ (ILS), Japanese Yen ¥ (JPY), Mexican Peso $ (MXN), New Taiwan Dollar NT$ (TWD), New Zealand Dollar NZ$ (NZD), Norwegian Krona kr (NOK), Philippine Peso ₱ (PHP), Polish Złoty zł (PLN), Pound Sterling £ (GBP), Russian Ruble ₽ (RUB), Singapore Dollar S$ (SGD), Swedish Krona kr (SEK), Swiss Franc (CHF), and Thai baht ฿ (THB). All are now available on the PortableApps.com Donation page. Donations are also accepted in Bitcoin (BTC), Dogecoin (DOGE), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and Monero (XMR) as well as check and money order by physical mail.

Please consider making a donation today and thank you for supporting PortableApps.com and helping us to serve our users!

PortableApps.com Format 3.6 Update: .Net Framework/Core, 83 languages, and more

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Submitted by John T. Haller on March 9, 2022 - 2:45pm

PortableApps.com Format, the world's most popular portable software format, has been updated to 3.6.0. This new release adds support for all .Net Framework, .Net Core, and .Net versions as introduced in PortableApps.com Platform 21.0 as well as our updated set of 83 supported languages.

Ukrainian homepage and Firefox/Thunderbird builds added, more languages coming soon

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Submitted by John T. Haller on February 25, 2022 - 12:22am

We've added a new Ukrainian language homepage / landing page as well as builds of all current channels of Firefox and Thunderbird alongside our other supported languages like Arabic, German, Spanish, Russian, French, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazil and Europe), Turkish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), and more.

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