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Some portable antispyware

Some portable anti-spyware is needed or an anti-virus and antispyware program. Maybe malwarebytes would be a good one to make portable or something. Clam AV is just anti-virus.

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Spy-bot has previouly given

Spy-bot has previously given permission for a PortableApps.com version of their well known anti-spyware software. Unfortunately no one has yet picked it up.

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Wait a few weeks

Just wait a few weeks (plus or minus N), and you'll start to see a few interesting things happening, involving this area of the freeware market.

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Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes Portable is "out there", and it works, but it's at a site we're not allowed to link to. (Same site also carries Ad-Aware, but the version I tried last year didn't even start, so though they've posted updates, I haven't bothered.)

I use an installed anti-malware solution (Ad-Aware) but a portable one would be nice, too.

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Malwarebytes Portable is "out

Malwarebytes Portable is "out there", and it works, but it's at a site we're not allowed to link to. (Same site also carries Ad-Aware, but the version I tried last year didn't even start, so though they've posted updates, I haven't bothered.)

Then please stop not not mentioning it.

Thanks.

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Well...

I see where you're going there, but the point isn't to encourage people to use a site which has no regards for licenses and the law, it's just to show that, despite the fact that PortableApps.com has no anti-malware software (well, JTH just posted a rootkit cleaner in the beta testing forum, it has a lot of false positives, but looks promising), portablizing it can be done. And that it's been done should encourage "legitimate" portable anti-malware solutions, which will in turn discourage "illegitimate" ones.

In other words, the only portable versions of popular anti-malware apps are on a site most people here would rather not be associated with (and for good reason), so a legitimate one should be developed -- as mentioned, Spybot S&D's makers gave permission -- so as to keep this site a one-stop shop.

JTH, if you see this -- this post is as good a place as any, doesn't really deserve a topic of its own -- hit up "that site", pull up the search, and search for "norepeat"; those are the images (there are two) that rip off the PA.c logo. They host on Tinypic, which claims to respect copyright. Granted, he can just host them elsewhere, but if you got bored and wanted to fire a few shots across his bow, you could make a bit of trouble for him.

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I see where you're going

I see where you're going there, but the point isn't to encourage people to use a site which has no regards for licenses and the law, it's just to show that, despite the fact that PortableApps.com has no anti-malware software), portablizing it can be done.

We've never said it can't be done. We just don't have the time. I spent two hours working on the review of Eclipse Portable. Now, I'm not trying to be proud, but if I spend two hours just picking something apart to make sure that its good, how much more time do you think that it would take to write the actual program?

And that it's been done should encourage "legitimate" portable anti-malware solutions, which will in turn discourage "illegitimate" ones.

Yes, but, see the time issue mentioned above.

In other words, the only portable versions of popular anti-malware apps are on a site most people here would rather not be associated with (and for good reason), so a legitimate one should be developed -- as mentioned, Spybot S&D's makers gave permission -- so as to keep this site a one-stop shop.

I'm sure we'd love to to. But with pretty much one man making the majority of the releases (no offense John), we can only do so much.

JTH, if you see this -- this post is as good a place as any, doesn't really deserve a topic of its own -- hit up "that site", pull up the search, and search for "norepeat"; those are the images (there are two) that rip off the PA.c logo. They host on Tinypic, which claims to respect copyright. Granted, he can just host them elsewhere,

I'm sure John's done plenty of the bow shots. But its very hard to take anyone's internet existence away.

but if you got bored and wanted to fire a few shots across his bow, you could make a bit of trouble for him.

And I doubt John's bored Biggrin

Honestly, please just stop mentioning "The Site that Shall not Be Named". Your basically just naming it anyway. Your just using a euphemism. And it doesn't help, and is honestly kind of insulting. John's Quality Control is very strict. And as such, this site has the well deserved reputation for clean, reliable, safe releases. This site has everything I need. Why in the world would I go anywhere else.

As a totally unrelated rabbit trail, thank God for HTML codes Biggrin

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Points taken, but...

OliverKWe've never said it can't be done. We just don't have the time. I spent two hours working on the review of Eclipse Portable. Now, I'm not trying to be proud, but if I spend two hours just picking something apart to make sure that its good, how much more time do you think that it would take to write the actual program?

Launcher, you mean? The program is already written. Spybot, I mean, though Malwarebytes works as well. Even if we're not including freeware, those live launchers can automagically download freeware. So it's just a launcher. That said, I don't underestimate or underappreciate the work people put into any program or launcher. Still, I've made a couple launchers, just for personal use. Didn't check them with Regshot though, or mess with directory redirection to get the settings and savegames (NetHack) in the \Data folder, so it's a long way from release-ready.

OliverKI'm sure John's done plenty of the bow shots. But its very hard to take anyone's internet existence away.

I know he has, to the point of frustration and possibly resignation. I was just messing with it the other day when I hit a brick wall. In the case of copyright infringement, service providers (Tinypic and Blogger both) only want to hear from the copyright owners, not the peanut gallery. He can't have the Blogger site taken down; that has to be attacked by the companies whose programs are up there. Adobe and Mozilla, for starters.

OliverKAnd I doubt John's bored.

Honestly, please just stop mentioning "The Site that Shall not Be Named". Your basically just naming it anyway. Your just using a euphemism. And it doesn't help, and is honestly kind of insulting. John's Quality Control is very strict. And as such, this site has the well deserved reputation for clean, reliable, safe releases.

First, I never meant to be insulting. Let's be real, though. The PAF format is described as free and open. It's not a closed format. People we don't like are going to use it. It's insulting that the biggest producer of PAF-format portable apps releases non-commercial freeware and payware alongside open source software, yes, and I was using a euphemism, but a well-chosen one. I'm sure you recognize the Harry Potter reference. Everyone but Potter and his friends in Rowling's England are afraid to call Voldemort by name, like saying his name gives him power, but the opposite is the truth. For better or worse, that site is there, and pretending it doesn't exist doesn't hurt it, but making such a big deal about it will only drive more people to seek it out. Now, if there's an official rule ever put in place, I will of course abide by it -- my first policy in posting in Internet forums is to respect the owner/admin/whomever. Else, I leave. And I very much respect JTH & co. I have no respect for the people who run that other site -- they stole this site's logo, they imply affiliation when none exists, and they offer pirated software alongside freeware. (However, it should also be noted that they've added a nice little update check to their launchers that this site does not do. If you start an app and their site has an update for that program, it tells you and asks if you want to update; clicking Yes takes you right to the new version.)

OliverKThis site has everything I need. Why in the world would I go anywhere else.

Because you are using a PC, not an Xbox 360 or a Nintendo DS. Using a PC, you're not locked into one vendor. Again, PAF is an open format. Ideally we all want PAF, as a format, to be picked up by a lot of vendors, don't we? And PAF itself isn't the only way to run apps portably, it's just the cleanest, and it's a good uniform format. Additionally, as you have stated, John's one of the only ones releasing apps. I don't agree -- I see others' names on a lot of releases lately -- but he does do the format and the platform, so I'll certainly agree he's got his hands full.

OliverKAs a totally unrelated rabbit trail, thank God for HTML codes.

You type them manually? Thank God for Firefox and the BBCode extension, with its custom tags. For each quote I copy the text I want to quote to the clipboard, right click, go to BBCode > Custom Tags > PA.c Quote, and it bundles the copied text in the blockquote with the empty cite tag. I type in the name -- in this case, yours -- manually. I could do another custom tag for Cite, but when I copy the name -- again, e.g. yours -- the URL to your member profile gets copied to the clipboard, not the text of the username. So it's easier to type that. Yay for shortcuts, and that's what being a Windows user is all about, finding the fastest and easiest way to get something done.

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Launcher, you mean? Yes. But

Launcher, you mean?

Yes. But it is a program. Well sorta. Its compiled text that performs functions.

Additionally, as you have stated, John's one of the only ones releasing apps. I don't agree -- I see others' names on a lot of releases lately -- but he does do the format and the platform, so I'll certainly agree he's got his hands full.

He signs each one, and some all of these he's tested. Which is at least two hours a pop. He's still probably responsible for over half of the apps on this site.

For better or worse, that site is there, and pretending it doesn't exist doesn't hurt it, but making such a big deal about it will only drive more people to seek it out. Now, if there's an official rule ever put in place, I will of course abide by it -- my first policy in posting in Internet forums is to respect the owner/admin/whomever.

I'm not making a huge deal out of it. Just asking you to stop mentioning it. There's no reason to mention it, and it kinda irritates me that you do. I'm not gonna use it, I'm certainly not gonna send anyone else to use it. So why even mention that it exists? There's no point to that. I don't see why its so much of a problem.

Because you are using a PC, not an Xbox 360 or a Nintendo DS.

That's silly. Why would I use PAF on a 360? (Side note: I own a NES. Yes, the grey box that came out in the 80's. That's it. NO XBOX, no 360, no N64. K?)

You type them manually?

Yes. Keyboard > Mouse.

Note: Last post on the subject. It ridiculous to spend anymore time on the subject. Either you will or you won't. At any rate, I've asked, explained, reaffirmed explained again, etc. I'm stopping myself at this point Biggrin

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You're awesome!

Hahaha I still have an NES too! 8)

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Agreed

OliverKI don't see why its so much of a problem.

Nor do I, and that's much of my point.

OliverKThat's silly. Why would I use PAF on a 360?

OK, now that's just evasive. You wouldn't. The point was that being on a PC, you're not locked into one vendor. Nowhere on PortableApps.com (except the forum, perhaps) will you find any literature discouraging you from using PAF'd apps from other sites, or non-PAF portables.

OliverKLast post on the subject. It ridiculous to spend anymore time on the subject. Either you will or you won't. At any rate, I've asked, explained, reaffirmed explained again, etc. I'm stopping myself at this point

That's cool. Last post for me on this as well. We can agree to disagree on this without getting ugly over it.

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it would be

nice having a official malwarebytes or possible super anti spyware if they give us their permission

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