NirLauncher 1.19.53

3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 (482 votes)


Windows 7/2000/Server 2003/Vista/XP / Freeware / 47,186 downloads

NirLauncher is a package of more than 100 portable freeware utilities for Windows, all of them developed for NirSoft Web site during the last few years.

Reviews of NirLauncher

  1. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.19.34 (May 21, 2015)

    I love Nir software, but I could do almost the most the same things by downloading and putting them all into a folder.
    -1 Star for not having all Nir Apps in it.
    -1 Star for not trying to help hide your nir software. 7z or RAR with no compression will hide from most antivirus until you load the software, extracting to run wlll at least disperse the warnings instead of giving you 50 (just making up a number) of warnings at once, and take up almost no extra programming effort. Using a specific folder for that would make adding an exclusion rule easy as it already is (yet still annoying).
    -1 Star because if this program was perfect, it would find a way to randomly encode each file differently on install, and avoid all the false positives completely. Perhaps doing this in one database type of file so it's not just an incomplete gui.
    ==Conclusion: This program is lucky I didn't take off another Star since I could have made the same thing in VBScript using a HTA file, and it would be better then this. Look nicer and be more customizable while friendlier to use at the same time. another 1-2 hours later it would be dynamically pull every app and description on the webpage so it always had everything up to date, if though so chose.

  2. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.19.31 (May 3, 2015)

    NirLauncher is continually great software, each utility does what it says it does without any frills.

    I have to agree with DrTeeth though, as I've learned from experience there's little point in contacting the developer (Nir Sofer). On the few occasions I've contacted him about a bug or a wish-list suggestion he's never even acknowledged the correspondence.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.19.18 (Jan 20, 2015)

    Have to agree with the above and thanks for sharing

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.18.62 (Jun 12, 2014)

    Great software. The dev is an unfriendly knob though.

  5. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.18.57 (May 7, 2014)

    @Peeps. Read what @Hilbert says.. (3 posts below).
    Then look at the list of rejections by NOD another 2 posts below that.
    >>> Look at the names of the .exe files In the list.
    Files with those type of name (view, sniff, pass) are gonna raise Alarms.
    Not by their names lol ... Because they are Intrusive/Invasive.

    The code in those files WILL be seen as malicious by any Anti-Virus.
    If your A/v doesn't trigger, I would Seriously think about an A/v change.

    Open candy & toolbars are a Damn nuisance, But can be opted out of during
    Install. "OR" Learn "how to" Unpack Installers if you want better Safety.

    The Tools in the Nir package are Very, very good. & noobs can learn lots by Trying/Using them. The launcher is useful for categorization. Personally I don't use it. ALL apps in this package are Safe to use.
    The only Crap in there is OCSetupHlp.dll (open candy).

    My list (below) was posted as a reference for Peeps/Members to check against.
    I shred the files I listed (& others) because I don't need them.... Keep Safe.

Discuss NirLauncher

  1. Sep 12, 2012 - 1:02 AM

    downloader beware!

  2. Sep 14, 2011 - 9:02 PM

    Read my review! Riddled with severe viruses!