Thursday, August 6, 2009

Google Chrome Beta Portable + simply portable launcher with anonymize unique ID and IE8 UA String, Features user scripts & extensions enable

Google Chrome Beta Portable is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. It has one box for everything: Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages. Will give you thumbnails of your top sites; Access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.* - *quantserve.* - *quantcast.* [com]*

Google Chrome is an open source web browser developed by Google. Its software architecture was engineered from scratch (using components from other open source software including WebKit and Mozilla Firefox) to cater for the changing needs of users and acknowledging that today most web sites aren't web pages but web applications. Design goals include stability, speed, security and a clean, simple and efficient user interface.

• Sandboxing. Every tab in Chrome is sandboxed, so that a tab can display contents of a web page and accept user input, but it will not be able to read the user's desktop or personal files.
Google say they have "taken the existing process boundary and made it into a jail". There is an exception to this rule; browser plugins such as Adobe Flash Player do not run within the boundaries of the tab jail, and so users will still be vulnerable to cross-browser exploits based on plugins, until plugins have been updated to work with the new Chrome security. Google has also developed a new phishing blacklist, which will be built into Chrome, as well as made available via a separate public API.
• Privacy
Google announces a so-called incognito mode claiming that it "lets you browse the web in complete privacy because it doesn’t record any of your activity". No features of this, and no implications of the default mode with respect to Google's database are given.
• Speed
Speed improvements are a primary design goal.

• Multiprocessing
The Gears team were considering a multithreaded browser (noting that a problem with existing web browser implementations was that they are inherently single-threaded) and Chrome implemented this concept with a multiprocessing architecture. A separate process is allocated to each task (eg tabs, plugins), as is the case with modern operating systems. This prevents tasks from interfering with each other which is good for both security and stability; an attacker successfully gaining access to one application does not give them access to all and failure in one application results in a "Sad Tab" screen of death. This strategy exacts a fixed per-process cost up front but results in less memory bloat overall as fragmentation is confined to each process and no longer results in further memory allocations. To complement this, Chrome will also feature a process manager which will allow the user to see how much memory and CPU each tab is using, as well as kill unresponsive tabs.

User interface
• Features
Chrome has added some commonly used plugin-specific features of other browsers into the default package, such as an Incognito tab mode, where no logs of the user activity are stored, and all cookies from the session are discarded. As a part of Chrome's V8 javascript virtual machine, pop-up javascript windows will not be shown by default, and will instead appear as a small bar at the bottom of the interface until the user wishes to display or hide the window. Chrome will include support for web applications running alongside other local applications on the computer. Tabs can be put in a web-app mode, where the omnibar and controls will be hidden with the goal of allowing the user to use the web-app without the browser "in the way".
• Rendering Engine
Chrome uses the WebKit rendering engine on advice from the Gears team because it is simple, memory efficient, useful on embedded devices and easy to learn for new developers.
• Tabs
While all of the major tabbed web browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox) have been designed with the window as the primary container, Chrome will put tabs first (similar to Opera). The most immediate way this will show is in the user interface: tabs will be at the top of the window, instead of below the controls, as in the other major tabbed browsers. In Chrome, each tab will be an individual process, and each will have its own browser controls and address bar (dubbed omnibox), a design that adds stability to the browser. If one tab fails only one process dies; the browser can still be used as normal with the exception of the dead tab. Chrome will also implement a New Tab Page which shows the nine most visited pages in thumbnails, along with the most searched on sites, most recently bookmarked sites, and most recently closed tabs, upon opening a new tab, similar to Opera's "Speed Dial" page.

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Program Date are stored in "Chrome" - your settings goes to "Profil".
Loader is Autoit:
Run("Chrome/chrome.exe --user-data-dir=Profil")

To start a incognito session please start with IncognitoLoader =)

That's all, folks ;)


other builds:


UnChrome 1.1

won't work with portable chrome. UnChrome search for the profile folder in default chrome profile folder, missing settings to change it by UnChrome.

The changed file from unchrome done into portable root dir and add to the batch a second line to copy / replace this file with the existent one in portable \profil with: copy /y locals~1 Profil

Each time the loader start/chrome start, the unique ID will be overwritten with null values. the file located in Chrome\Profil\Local State
in file Local State
the tool change with null

"user_experience_metrics": {
"client_id": "0",
"client_id_timestamp": "0",
"initial_logs": [ ],
"num_bookmarks_in_other_bookmark_folder": 0,
"num_bookmarks_on_bookmark_bar": 3,
"num_folders_in_other_bookmark_folder": 0,
"num_folders_on_bookmark_bar": 0,
"num_keywords": 6,
"ongoing_logs": [ ],
"security": {
"renderer_on_default_desktop": 0,
"renderer_on_sbox_desktop": 0

Portable starter will each time Chrome start overwrite the unique user id with
zero user info

UnChrome replaces your unique ID with Null values so your browser cannot be identified any longer and you can regain your privacy.
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The easiest way is to install the Adblock from Lex1 inside Chrome:

adblock.crx (adblock.user.js) - Blocks ads.
How to operate:
Click Alt + B on the advertisement. If you click and hold Alt, then will not count/show the number of elements on the page, which is sometimes useful. Alt + E allows you to edit or delete styles.

Flash Block:

flashblock.crx (flashblock.user.js) - Blocks Flash, similar as the expansion Flashblock. Turn off/on the flash on the current site, using hotkey Alt + F while holding over a flash element.

Other ways to Block annoying Ads and save bandwidth, improve browsing speed: - AdBlock+ by Lex1, or Ad Muncher, Outpost Pro with Ad blocking.

AdSweep detect on UA Iron or Chrom(ium). It doesn't work if send MSIE 8. Here AdSweep.user.js made with IE 8 UA string compatible.

Other goods included:
show original image size on mouse cursor over image press Shift, show password on form by mouse over, skip redirect, Skip redirect waiting time on meta ref. Extract in \Profil\User Scripts: User Scripts.7z (25 KB)

Alternative Portable loader to place in main folder next to \Portable_Google_Chrome_3.0.195.4\ChromeLoader.exe

Batch content:
With overwrite unique ID each time Portable Chrome start
copy /y locals~1 Profil
cd Chrome
chrome.exe --enable-user-scripts --enable-extensions --user-data-dir=../Profil --user-agent="Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0)"

+ enabled user scripts in profil folder
+ enabled use of extensions
+ send IE 8 as User Agent = User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0)
+ Overwrite unique user id and info with null each time Chrome start

chrome-no-unique.exe 45.00 KB

Portable starter batch 48.63 KB
Made with Bat To Exe Converter Note: the file 'Local State' without any user info or conf. is inside chrome.exe [portable start launcher] attached

Not very sure, I use Chrome for the very first time since a few hours

Portable Google Chrome has been release which contains only a single change that reverts the tab focus experiment.

changes as above (Google Chrome Beta Portable + simply portable launcher with anonymous unique ID and IE8 UA String, Features user scripts & extensions enabled)

Search engines MSN updated to bing, Google by search request without sending Web browser ident name by queue, Google auto-suggest off, Yahoo de to international com, Ask.De to international, cleaned sqlite3 database \Profil\Default\Web Data,...

Add Lexi's Chrome Scrips/Addon's and set a Bookmark for instruction in English

By Flashblock, click on a flash embedded element ALT + F or symbol to enable/disable single Flash elements

Vacuum on all sq-lite databases to optimize them are done. Safe browsing filters (for incognito session - IncognitoLoader) *.* optimized sql3 databases ~ 5mb less size, faster speed. Rest sqlite3 databases optimized.

scripts which works are added to the User Scripts folder (display original image, hold mouse cursor over an image and click 'shift'), Added simply hide Ads bookmarklet in addition on the toolbar.

To start run Chrome.exe in root folder of the extracted 7zip sfx, that's: ..\Portable_Google_Chrome_3.0.195.4\Chrome.exe (in same folder as the other Chrome loaders ChromeLoader.exe and IncognitoChromeLoader.exe resist)

Download Google Chrome Portable
Download [updated 07/08/2009]:
Portable_Google_Chrome_3.0.196.2-new.exe 16.95 MB

If u started chrome.exe (size > 800 kb) from subfolder Chrome, located in ..\\Chrome\Chrome.exe (not the portable launcher) or have ever run the Google Chrome installer/setup,
You are save to Delete the old profile folder 'Google' under C:\Documents and Settings\[-Computer-UserLogon-Name-]\Local Settings\Application Data\Google

First of all Check out Lex Homepage, one of the best source for Chrome and Opera Extensions/Addons - English - Russian:

...many more good User Scripts which works with Google Chrome can be found here:

Google Chrome Dev Portable

Updated in this Version: Win7 support of offline jumplist package, as well as new music player interface.

Portable_Google_Chrome_3.0.197.11.exe 17.07 MB

Google Chrome is compiled with Visual Studio 2005 SP1 - Microsoft Visual C++ v8.0

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