Zero Trace Applications
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Aircrack-ng is a complete suite of tools to assess WiFi network security. It focuses on different areas of WiFi security. Monitoring: Packet capture and export of data to text files for further processing by third party tools. Attacking: Replay attacks, deauthentication, fake access points and others via packet injection. Testing: Checking WiFi cards and driver capabilities (capture and injection). Cracking: WEP and WPA PSK (WPA 1 and 2). All tools are command line which allows for heavy scripting. A lot of GUIs have taken advantage of this feature.
Archive Manager is a utility program to help you extract compressed files and create your own compressed files in several different formats. With these tools you can easily send large quantities of information or open compressed files you receive without hassle. Archive Manager supports the following file formats: 7z (.7z), ar (.ar), ARJ (.arj), gzip (.tar.gz , .tgz), bzip (.tar.bz , .tbz), bzip2 (.tar.bz2 , .tbz2), xz (.tar.xz), compress (.tar.Z , .taz), Portable Executable (.exe, .dll), lzip (.tar.lz , .tlz), LZO (.tar.lzo , .tzo), JAR archives (.jar , .ear , .war), LHA archives (.lzh), RAR archives (.rar), StuffIt archives (.bin, .sit), tar, ZIP archives (.zip), Zoo archives (.zoo), Single files compressed with gzip, bzip, bzip2, compress, lzip, LZO, xz, ISO images (.iso) (read-only), DEB (.deb) (read-only), RPM (.rpm) (read-only) and many more! This is incredibly useful when downloading ZIP or RAR file products from popular sites like MEGA.NZ , ANONFILE, and other file hosting services.
Audacity provides you with a full set of tools that you can use to edit audio files and add effects through a clear and accessible interface. Users of all experience levels will benefit from this app's intuitive interface and nice list of features. The list of effects you can use on your audio files through this program is long and comprehensive. It includes items like Amplify, Auto Duck, Compressor, Hard Limiter, Leveler, and many more. You can also record your own voice directly through the app to add into an existing recording. We provide this tool just in case you have any audio recording needs that need to be kept private, or even for our younger customer base who would like to record music on a school computer without being monitored.
Bookletimposer is an utility to achieve some basic imposition on PDF documents, especially designed to work on booklets. This is a great tool to create compilations of documents and compressing several different files into one. Whether you're creating a master guide or writing a book that you have saved in different chapters/files, this tool will make it easy to make into one concise file and allow easy printing.
Brasero for Linux is an application to burn CD or DVD for the Gnome Desktop. It is designed to be as simple as possible and has some unique features to enable users to create their discs easily and quickly. Using the app you can make audio CDs, DVDs, and even startup disks for Windows and Mac OS. If you are an avid movie enthusiast, you can use this feature to download movies and create DVDs all inside Zero Trace. This means your downloads, torrents, and DVD burning will be kept private and anonymous.
Calculator is -- wait for it! -- a calculator. A desktop calculator.Like the built-in Windows Calculator and most of the rest of the competition, it's designed to look and function like an old-style desktop calculator, the kind that sat on top of your desk and had real buttons you could push. Use this to do quick math, calculate profits, convert currencies.
Dasher is an information-efficient text-entry interface, driven by natural continuous pointing gestures. Dasher is a competitive text-entry system wherever a full-size keyboard cannot be used. This is great for people who use Zero Trace on touchscreen devices or without a keyboard. If you have reason to believe your computer is bugged and has a key logger installed, we HIGHLY recommend you use Dasher's On-screen keyboard to navigate around Zero Trace. All inputs sent through the app will be private and hidden from any surveillance software.
Disks (formerly GNOME Disk Utility) is an open source software that lists mounted storage devices and virtual disk images, allowing users to manipulate them in any way possible.The application looks exactly like the Disk Utility software of the Mac OS X operating system. It lets users to view detailed information about a certain storage device, such as model, size, partitioning, serial number, assessment, and device path.In addition, for each drive, the software can display detailed volume information in both graphical and text modes, such as partition type, size, absolute path, filesystem type, and mounted point.
Evince is a document viewer for multiple document formats. It currently supports PDF, postscript, djvu, tiff and dvi. The goal of evince is to replace the multiple document viewers that exist on the GNOME Desktop with a single simple application. The integrated search displaying the number of results found and highlights the results on the page. When index information is included in a PDF Evince will display it in a tree format. Evince can open PDF documents that have been encrypted. It implements ATK interface, so it's accessible.
Electrum Bitcoin Wallet
Electrum is one of Bitcoin’s most popular wallets. This wallet will come incredibly handy when conducting business on the dark web, as most dark web sites only accept cryptocurrency as payment. Due to the fact that Electrum is running on the Zero Trace drive, this means all connections to the blockchain for sending and receiving are sent via the Tor Network. You can rest assured that your bitcoin wallet and transactions will be completely anonymous and have zero link to you.
Nautilus provides a way to manage your files and applications. You can use the file manager to create folders and documents, display your files and folders, search and manage your files, run scripts and launch applications, customize the appearance of files and folders, open special locations on your computer, write data to a CD or DVD, and install and remove fonts. The file manager lets you organize your files into folders. Folders can contain files and may also contain other folders. Using folders can help you find your files more easily. Nautilus also manages the desktop. The desktop lies behind all other visible items on your screen. The desktop is an active component of the way you use your computer.
GNU Image Manipulation Program
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted. GIMP is written and developed under X11 on UNIX platforms.
NGtkHash is a desktop utility for computing message digests or checksums. Most well-known hash functions are supported, including MD5, SHA1, SHA2 (SHA256/SHA512), SHA3 and BLAKE2. This will allow you to check the integrity of files, especially the ones downloaded from the internet (unknown sources).
The Help app will guide you on how to setup your desktop, users, email, etc. It's like any other help app you usually find in Windows or Mac OS. Not to worry, this app is only for quick tips, we will be providing a very detailed video tutorial on how to use Zero Trace via the members only area.
Image Viewer supports a variety of image file formats. Image Viewer will allow you to open any images downloaded from the internet. The following list is the default supported file formats for reading ANI - Animation, BMP - Windows Bitmap, GIF - Graphics Interchange Format, ICO - Windows Icon, JPEG - Joint Photographic Experts Group, PCX - PC Paintbrush, PNG - Portable Network Graphics, PNM - Portable Anymap from the PPM Toolkit, RAS - Sun Raster, SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics, TGA - Targa, TIFF - Tagged Image File Format, WBMP - Wireless Bitmap, XBM - X Bitmap, and XPM - X Pixmap.
Inkscape creates, converts, and edits images, applies filters and effects, and packs a host of brushes, stamps, templates, and tools. Inkscape can manage and modify layers, paths, and extensions, and its Help menu includes a manual, tutorials, FAQs, a Command Line option, and many more resources, not to mention the support and regular updates typical of open source projects.
KeePassX saves many different information e.g. user names, passwords, urls, attachments and comments in one single database. For a better management user-defined titles and icons can be specified for each single entry. Furthermore the entries are sorted in groups, which are customizable as well. The integrated search function allows to search in a single group or the complete database. KeePassX offers a little utility for secure password generation. The password generator is very customizable, fast and easy to use. Especially someone who generates passwords frequently will appreciate this feature.The complete database is always encrypted either with AES (alias Rijndael) or Twofish encryption algorithm using a 256 bit key. Therefore the saved information can be considered as quite safe. KeePassX uses a database format that is compatible with KeePass Password Safe. This makes the use of that application even more favorable.
LibreOffice is a suite of apps for creating and opening text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. Being fully compatible with Microsoft Office file formats, you get nearly all the functionality of expensive word processing and other programs without the hefty price tag. This is a great tool if you plan on downloading and viewing eBooks, guides, tutorials, and "methods" privately.
LibreOffice Calc is a powerful office tool that helps you to create, edit, and share spreadsheets in your browser. Wizards will guide you through a comprehensive range of advanced spreadsheet functions. Open database files, organize your profiles/data, and do everything Microsoft Excel lets you do anonymously.
Draw lets you produce anything from a quick sketch to a complex plan, and gives you the means to communicate with graphics and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is a an excellent package for producing technical drawings, brochures, posters and many other documents. Draw lets you manipulate graphical objects, group them, crop them, use objects in 3D and much more.
In Impress, creating and editing slides is very versatile thanks to different editing and view modes: Normal (for general editing), Outline (for organizing and outlining your text content), Notes (for viewing and editing the notes attached to a slide), Handout (for producing paper-based material), and Slide Sorter (for a thumbnail sheet view that lets you quickly locate and order your slides). This is basically Microsoft PowerPoint without the high price tag.
Writer has all the features you need from a modern, full-featured word processing and desktop publishing tool. It's simple enough for a quick memo, but powerful enough to create complete books with contents, diagrams, indexes, and more. You're free to concentrate on your message, while Writer makes it look great. We consider this the best alternative to Microsoft Word.
MAT (Metadata Anonymization Toolkit)
MAT (Metadata Anonymisation Toolkit) is a toolkit that anonymizes and removes metadata from your files. Why do we include this app? Because just about every file being uploaded to the internet contains metadata. From Office documents to .flac audio files and beyond, they all have metadata embedded, and that metadata tells the world where, when, and most crucially, who uploaded it. This defeats the purpose of Zero Trace and our ‘Get Away With It’ mantra.
Onion Circuits will give you more info on your current connection with the Tor network. By showing you all 3 relays you are using, you can easily asses your spoofed identity and where it might appear you are connecting from. If you aren't connected to the Tor network then internet access on all applications will be denied. This is for your own protection. You can rest assured that as long as Zero Trace is open and running, your internet connection will be encrypted and anonymous.
Before OnionShare, sending files to a colleague online was either a massive pain, or required the use of services like Dropbox or Google, which would surveil, index, censor, and share files with governments and advertising partners. OnionShare not only conveniently circumvents this problem but also adds an extra layer of anonymity with the Tor Network, meaning you’d be able to share files with people anonymously.
Passwords and Keys
Passwords and Keys creates and stores security tokens, helping to keep your information secure on your computer, and secure when you send information over a network. Using Passwords and Keys, you can: (1) Copy and save passwords that are difficult to remember. To group related passwords, create keyrings. (2) Create and manage PGP keys. (3) Create and manage SSH keys. These 3 components are great for dark web business. PGP is one of the most popular ways of sending encrypted messages on forums and marketplaces, if you plan on doing business online we highly recommend you getting familiar with PGP.
Pidgin IM Client
Pidgin is a program that lets you login to your accounts from multiple chat apps. Supported apps include Facebook Chat, AIM, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Google Talk, GroupWise, ICQ, IRC, MSN, MXit, MySpaceIM, SILC, SIMPLE, Sametime, XMPP, Yahoo, and Yahoo Japan. Due to the fact that many Dark Web entrepreneurs prefer to communicate via ICQ, IRC, and XMPP, this app will help you chat with whomever you need to privately and anonymously. Once again, thanks to Zero Trace, all chats take place inside the Tor Network.
Poedit is a translations editor for translating apps and sites. This includes most Linux programs as well as PHP or WordPress. Thanks to its distraction-free approach, you'll translate faster and easier with it. Just you and the translation, no distractions. Poedit suggests possible translations for you. It fetches the suggestions from a vast online database that contains hundreds of millions entries and, combines with your personal translation memory and adds state-of-the-art machine translation into the mix. And that's in addition to your personal translation memory that the app maintains. Need to speak with some Russians on ICQ? No problem. Need help translating a Russian forum to English? No problem. By not using Google Translate, you avoid possible surveillance and further increase your anonymity.
Power Statistics is a simple app that will give you an analysis of your computers battery performance. You can view the health, manufacturer, and charging speed of any laptop by launching this app. This will help you diagnose any issues you may have with your current set up. Besides providing this info, Power Statistics is the app responsible for telling you how much battery you have left (on the upper right hand corner of you PC).
This app is the equivalent of Command Prompt on Windows. Do you know how to type commands? Need to install additional software? Then this app is self explanatory. We don't recommend you mess with this app unless you know what you are doing.
Screenshot lets you take pictures of your screen. It provides several options, including capturing the whole desktop or just a single window, a time delay function, and some image effects. These options are also bound to keyboard shortcuts, PrtSc for whole screen, Crtl-PrtSc for current window, and Shift-PrtSc for area of the screen, which then automatically saves the screenshot to a file in the home directory.
Scribus is a free desktop publishing program that lets you create all kinds of documents, from brochures to business cards, quickly and efficiently. You can use one of the included templates for your project, or just start from scratch and use the included tools to design a finished project that's perfectly in line with your vision. Great tool if you plan on making your own digital products and sell them on your favorite marketplace.
Search For Files
Search For Files is exactly what it sounds like. Use this app to find any file stored on Zero Trace. This will come in handy once you start saving documents, PDFs, and other files from the Dark Web. You may remember the name of the file but forgot where you saved it. This is where this app comes in.
The Settings app is self explanatory. We've arranged all the major components of Zero Trace so that you can change the Display, Internet, Language, Printer Settings and much more. Use this like the control panel for your Windows or Mac PC.
Simple Scan allows you to preform scans of physical documents using your printer. Whether your scanning an ID, an SSN Certificate, Bills, or any other personal information; Simple Scan will help you do so privately and securely. This app is incredibly helpful when needing to provide verification documents and/or selling information online. Use wisely and ethically.
Sound Juicer is a simple and clean CD ripping tool. It allows you to extract the audio from audio compact discs and convert them into audio files that your computer can understand and play. Sound Juicer can also play the audio tracks directly from the CD, allowing you to preview the CD before ripping it. Sound Juicer is designed to be easy to use, and to work with little user intervention. When you start Sound Juicer, it will examine the CD in the drive and try to locate information about the audio tracks using the MusicBrainz service.
Sound Recorder is an app that provides users with a modern and basic application for recording sounds on their desktop environment. This can come in handy if you need to record a voice memo or sound. By allowing you to record sound directly onto Zero Trace you run zero risk of anyone else getting their hands on the files. Sound Recorder takes voice memos to the next level of anonymity. You can use these recording and upload them to Audacity to further tweak the recordings.
Synaptic Package Manager
The Synaptic Package Manager is an app for installing other apps. Instead of using the Terminal app to download and integrate new applications, you can use the Synaptic Package Manager to automate the process for you. Simply select the app you wish to install and the app will do the rest. We DO NOT RECOMMEND installing new unapproved applications unless otherwise verified by our team. Doing so may leak your privacy and anonymity, proceed at your own risk.
System Monitor is a process viewer and system monitor with an attractive, easy-to-use interface, It has features, such as a tree view for process dependencies, icons for processes, the ability to hide processes that you don't want to see, graphical time histories of CPU/memory/swap usage, the ability to kill/renice processes needing root access, as well as the standard features that you might expect from a process viewer. Consider this an advanced Task Killer.
Documentation app is everything you need to know about the base operating system of Zero Trace. Here you can learn how to use Zero Trace to its max potential. Not to worry, we will provide videos detailing everything so if you are a visual learner, then head on over to our members only section.
Terminal is just like Root Terminal but with less privileges. Consider it a temporary fix such as running command prompt with out administrator settings. This Terminal emulator will allow you to access the UNIX shell while remaining on your graphical desktop.
Thunderbird E-mail Client
Thunderbird is a program that offers a range of privacy options for all of your email needs. You can use it to login to almost any of the popular email providers with complete anonymity. Thanks to Zero Trace, all of Thunderbird's activity (sending and receiving email) will be sent through the Tor Network. Zero Trace also includes the Enigmail extension to encrypt and authenticate emails using OpenPGP, this is very important when exchanging sensitive information.
Tor is a unique web browser that utilizes the Tor Network to help you stay anonymous online. It will allow you to visit hidden websites (.ONION) as well as regular sites (.COM, .NET, .ORG, etc) without revealing your online identity. That means your IP Address and location will be disguised every time you visit a website. This is especially important if you are visiting dark web marketplaces, secret forums, or conducting questionable Google searches.
Unlock VeraCrypt Volmues
Unlock VeraCrypt Volmues works by unlocking any encrypted volumes you create on the flash drive. If for some reason you would like to encrypt a portion of the flash drive, which can only be accessed by using a passkey, then here is where you would unlock it. We will show you how to set this up via our private videos further on.
We've included this application for Wifi Login purposes. Sometimes when using public wifi, you may encounter a guest login page. Due to the Tor Browser automatic encryption and spoofing, you will not be able to sign in with it. Instead, you are to use the Unsafe Browser just for this purpose. Once authenticated, close the browser, and start your online activities. Do not surf the internet with the Unsafe Browser, even though your MAC Address is hidden this does not mean your connection is private. ONLY use this app for Wifi authentication purposes.
Videos is a default video player for Zero Trace. It is one of the best encrypted video players which is very simple to use. Videos support a lot of video types including M3U, SMIL, Real Audio format and Windows Media Player format. It will offer you other additional features like still capturing, subtitles, adjust contrast, brightness, and saturation during video playback. Use this to open downloaded videos without leaving any trace.
WhisperBack is an application written specifically to report bugs anonymously from inside Zero Trace. If you are not able to use WhisperBack, contact us via our support line (you will need to confirm you are a member). WhisperBack will help you fill-up a bug report, including relevant technical details and send it to us encrypted and through Tor.