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Why is VeraCrypt triggering UAC?

Submitted by PrincessColumbia on November 1, 2017 - 3:18pm

So my understanding of the whole philosophy of PortableApps was to have software that would normally require Admin rights to the computer installed in such a way as to not require that. "Set your PC free" and all that.

So why is it that attempting to run VeraCrypt is hitting me with a prompt to enter admin credentials? If I had admin credentials, I wouldn't need the portable version of the app.

Am I just doing something wrong?

Spybot - Search and Destroy V2.5 portable install fails

Submitted by lowell.dennis@g... on January 12, 2017 - 1:44am

When installing Spybot - Search and Destroy V2.5 Portable (which I downloaded from here) I get the following error:

Error opening file for writing:


Click abort to stop the installation,
Retry to try again, or
Ignore to skip the file

I have tried and gotten this error on two separate systems with two separate USB keys.

Has anyone else seen this? Is there a fix or workaround?



"Download Error: Redirection (302) on file..." during updates and/or download.

Submitted by GaijinPanda on November 16, 2016 - 9:31pm

This particular error happened while updating McAfee Stinger, which makes me particularly suspicious.

Can anyone tell me what this error means exactly. I know what the definition of redirection is but, is this just a badly named error for something else, or is it possible that someone is trying to inject a payload into the exe file during an update?

I've also seen this same error while trying to install a database viewer app a month ago.

[Fixed] Password Safe Portable last safe not saved

Submitted by Swwright on October 26, 2016 - 7:24pm

I upgraded to version 1.40 using the automatic update feature of PortableApps. I don't use it every day, so it was a couple of days before I discovered this trouble.

When I open Password Safe Portable, it used to show me the last safe it opened, and I just had to type in my key to unlock the safe.

GPGPlugin deleted ALL my Files!- How get it return? nedd HELP!!!

Submitted by bodobob on October 19, 2016 - 10:30am

i need very Importen HELP!
Last Night i´d downloaded and updated Thunderbird Portable on my extern HD, there are all my Files and some PortableApps stored. Thunderbird.exe is in the Main Dir.
By the way, downloaded and installed I the GPG from the Thunderbird PortableApps- Site also in the Main- Dir where the Thunderbird.exe stored.
Your are knowing my Probleme?
After installing GPG are ALL my Files deleted on the HD!!! Horror!

How i become my Files back?
Recuva (Piriform) find only older Files who can repair/ recovery.

VeraCrypt doesn't mount selected volumes upon logon

Submitted by fkbreitl on September 11, 2016 - 6:23pm

It seems like VeraCrypt of PortableApps does not "Mount selected volume upon logon".
However the portable version of VeraCrypt does this without problem if this options is set.
So something seems to be wrong with the PortableApps version of VeraCrypt.
If would appreciate if this could be fixed.

NSIS vulnerable to Dll hijacking SHFOLDER.DLL

Submitted by FIlipe Oliveira on August 8, 2016 - 5:06pm

I found out that NSISPortableANSI 2.5.1 loads a DLL (SHFOLDER) without supplying the absolute path, thus vulnerable to DLL Hijack. It may be possible for an attacker to place an arbitrary DLL in specific paths in order to execute malicious code in the context of the loading process.
I found this while analyzing wireshark portable and skype portable, the issue might affects other portable apps.