Favorite no-install software?

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  1. L815

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    What is(are) your favorite piece(s) of software which doesn't require an install?
    Doesn't necessarily have to be a usb app, but in general :)


    Mine are:
    uTorrent
    Xampp lite
    Pidgin (portable)
    Hfs
    Miranda
     
  2. InfinityAz

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    SpiderPlayer
    TrueCrypt
    XnView
    Notepad++
    Filezilla
    CCleaner
    Cpuz
    FreeCommander
    HWMonitor
    7-zip
    Izarc
    Restoration
     
  3. acr1965

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    process explorer
    currports
    ipnetinfo
    locknote
     
  4. Meriadoc

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    AVZ
    rtrap
    DeviceTree
    Ollydbg
    process explorer
    procmon
    autoruns
    tcpview
    perfmonitor
    siw
    atf
    mplayer
     
  5. HAN

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    I have many but without THE one, I'd be lost. ShadowProtect Desktop Recovery CD.
     
  6. wilbertnl

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    Drivesnapshot is a wonderful example of software that runs without any installation required.

    Within Windows but also from a DOS floppy, just one single executable!
    A true gem!

    drivesnapshot.png

    Also: Media Player Classic 6.4.
    Anti rootkit: GMER.
    Remote Control: Teamviewer. (not really favorite, but it doesn't require installation)
    Bitdefender 8 Online virus scanner. (does install activeX in browser)
    Nirsoft MyUninstaller.

    (I will add more later, stay tuned)
     
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  7. Longboard

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    Hhmm, I know what you are asking, and thismay not be quite what you are looking for

    any live CD with LINUX !! :D

    For Linux -utilities- to deal with disc issues: Knoppix rules,
    Live gparted ( as a stand alone tool)
    IFD
    BING
    Sysinternals suite.
    Nir Sofer's tools
    Bart's, UltimateBoot etc
     
  8. wat0114

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    Without a doubt, UBCD4Win is my favorite, followed by my Acronis boot cd.
     
  9. ThunderZ

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    BING :thumb: :thumb: Among others, that I am to tired to remember right now. :rolleyes:
     
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    I have the feeling that the OP is asking for Windows applications that function without installation. No?
     
  11. WSFuser

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    Autoruns
    CCleaner
    Halite
    Miranda IM
    MyUninstaller
    Process Explorer
    SumatraPDF
    XnView
     
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    One site I forgot about is Nirsoft. He produces many useful no-install software. For me Nirsoft and SysInternals run neck and neck in producing free, useful and usually no-install software.
     
  13. lucas1985

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    XYplorer, but there are so many good portable/self-contained software.
     
  14. MikeNAS

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    Almost all of my programs are portable. Still seeking the best portable music player. I have tested XMPlay, Xion and Spider Player <- Best ATM.

    FreeCommander
    Sumatra PDF
    XnView
    Popcorn
    Notepad++
    PeaZip
    AutoRuns
    TCPView
    Process Explorer
    Process Monitor
     
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    According to eSafe at virustotal.com, uTorrent has a virus..
     
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  17. WSFuser

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    Just a false positive.
     
  18. daniel952

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    How can you be sure that it's a false positive? It's v1.7.7 from the utorrent web site.
     
  19. WSFuser

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    And what makes you think uTorrent is "dirty"? Afaik uTorrent is clean so any detection is most likely a FP.

    Second, eTrust only detected it as "suspicious" so its not definitive.
     
  20. daniel952

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    Just thought those in the forum may want to be aware of the results. If it turns out to be clean, and the detection was a false positive. Thats ok. Just thought some would want to know. I don't truly know why it was picked up by eSafe as a suspicious trojan/worm file.
     
  21. Pinga

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    God forbid everybody here starts posting about what they 'don't truly know'.

    Back on topic: Any more honourable mentions?
     
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    XPlite is another no-installer.
     
  23. Pinga

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    Popcorn, my all-time favourite, was already mentioned. Another very cool one is ToDoList:

    'A rare form of task management tool, one that allows you to repeatedly sub-divide your tasks into more manageable pieces whilst still presenting a clean and intuitive user experience.'

    http://www.abstractspoon.com/tdl_resources.html
     
  24. lodore

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    drweb cure it
    firefox portable
    operausb
    autoruns
    process explorer
    notepad ++ portable
    image for dos recovery cd.
     
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  25. zopzop

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    numbers 1 and 2 are hard to argue against seeing as how they are entire operating systems with useful tools :D number 3 is useful for cleaning hosed pcs.

    1) ubcd4win
    2) knoppix
    3) dr web cureit
     
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