[Solved] Speccy Portable (PortableApps) - Not Detected (Bug)
For Recuva Portable there is no official new release available:
In the Piriform forums a moderator wrote me, that Speccy and also Recuva are available at PortableApps.com:
Therefore, I downloaded these versions for PortableApps.com.
Here the information extracted from the official portable version from Piriform:
File name and path: C:\Users\olive\OneDrive\PortableApps\PortableApps\_Speccy\Speccy64.exe Product Name: Speccy Internal Name: Speccy Original Filename: Speccy.exe File Description: Speccy Company: Piriform Ltd Legal Copyright: Copyright © 2005-2018 Piriform Ltd Legal Trademarks: Comments: Speccy File Version String: 188.8.131.520 File Version: 184.108.40.2060 Product Version String: 220.127.116.110 Product Version: 18.104.22.1680
Here the information extracted from the version from PortableApps.com:
App-Launcher from PortableApps.com
File name and path: C:\Users\olive\OneDrive\PortableApps\PortableApps\specPortable\specPortable.exe Product Name: specPortable Internal Name: PortableApps.com Launcher Original Filename: specPortable.exe File Description: specPortable (PortableApps.com Launcher) Company: PortableApps.com Legal Copyright: PortableApps.com Legal Trademarks: PortableApps.com is a Trademark of Rare Ideas, LLC. Comments: A build of the PortableApps.com Launcher for specPortable, allowing it to be run from a removable drive. For additional details, visit PortableApps.com File Version String: 22.214.171.124 File Version: 126.96.36.199 Product Version String: 188.8.131.52 Product Version: 184.108.40.206
File name and path: C:\Users\olive\OneDrive\PortableApps\PortableApps\specPortable\App\Speccy\Speccy.exe Product Name: Speccy Internal Name: Speccy.exe Original Filename: Speccy.exe File Description: Speccy Company: Piriform Software Ltd Legal Copyright: Copyright Piriform 2005-2020 Legal Trademarks: Comments: File Version String: 220.127.116.113 File Version: 18.104.22.1683 Product Version String: 22.214.171.1243 Product Version: 126.96.36.1993
File name and path: C:\Users\olive\OneDrive\PortableApps\PortableApps\specPortable\App\Speccy\Speccy64.exe Product Name: Speccy Internal Name: Speccy.exe Original Filename: Speccy.exe File Description: Speccy Company: Piriform Software Ltd Legal Copyright: Copyright Piriform 2005-2020 Legal Trademarks: Comments: File Version String: 188.8.131.523 File Version: 184.108.40.2063 Product Version String: 220.127.116.113 Product Version: 18.104.22.1683
Recuva is detected because the portable EXE file happens to match the same criteria as the original file, so avoiding to detect it as Recuve would be hard.
However, Speccy has a completely different filename, different properties and even a different version number, so tracking that is not trivial.
In general, any detection of portable apps isn't intentional, it is a coincidence, because the portable app, like Recuva, happens to have the same properties.
I can only encourage anyone who repackages apps as portable to do it the same way as the Recuva portable, it will ease the burden for all users of the portable app, and for us, to keep track of it.
When I use the official portable version that I still had in my download archive, then it is detected by VulnDetect.