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Slovak language builds of Firefox Portable, Thunderbird Portable, and SeaMonkey Portable added

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Submitted by John T. Haller on July 11, 2017 - 7:37pm

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.

Mitigating DLL Hijacks Revealed in Vault 7/Fine Dining With The PortableApps.com Platform

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Submitted by John T. Haller on March 13, 2017 - 10:57pm

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 (file archiver) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on July 25, 2016 - 6:33pm

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.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the PortableApps.com Platform.

PortableApps.com Carbide Has a New Lower Price and Special Discount Codes This Week and Month

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Submitted by John T. Haller on September 16, 2015 - 3:54pm

PortableApps.com Companion DriveThe 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 Removed From App Directory Due to Malware-Like Behavior

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Submitted by John T. Haller on May 8, 2015 - 4:51pm

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.

Re-releasing Some Apps, SHA-2/SHA256 Digital Signature Bugs On Windows XP and Vista

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Submitted by John T. Haller on March 24, 2015 - 4:41pm

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.

Drupal 7 Upgrade Partially Complete - Please Pardon Our Dust As We Continue

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Submitted by John T. Haller on March 10, 2015 - 4:18am

We have partially completed the Drupal 7 upgrade over the past 7 hours. We began working on it off hours on a Monday night at 10pm New York time, our slowest time of the week when standard support staff is available. The basic site is now available for use so users can continue to download software and use the forums.

Please note that some site functionality will be temporarily unavailable or partially functional:

PortableApps.com Website Maintenance For 1 to 2 Hours Tonight At 9pm New York Time

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Submitted by John T. Haller on March 9, 2015 - 5:49pm

UPDATE: We're Back! - Get the details on the website upgrade process.

The PortableApps.com website will be offline tonight, March 9th, 2015, beginning at approximately 9pm New York time. We will be performing some scheduled maintenance and site upgrades. It is estimated that the work will take 1 to 2 hours but may take longer if any issues not encountered in our test work are encountered.

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