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The Free Portable Privacy Machine

This version of the Portable Privacy Machine is no longer maintained nor supported. A new version is in development using updated software and operating system. -MetroPipe Support July 2008

Compatible with Windows, Linux

New Version 1.3 Released December 6, 2006


Feature Overview

  • v1.3 is Faster than before and usable for regular usage. (Based on DSL and QEMU releases.
  • Includes Firefox + Privacybar + NOSCRIPT Extensions
  • Built in MetroPipe Anonymous Surfing for Tunneler Gold Customers.
  • Carry your entire Internet communication system on a tiny USB drive.
  • Contains a complete virtual Linux machine with privacy-enabled Open Source Internet applications.
  • Carry your Internet applications, email, bookmarks, history, web cookies, download files in your pocket.
  • Perfect for travellers - nothing to be scanned, started, poked, or prodded at the airport.
  • Get English keyboard support no matter what computer you use.
  • No installation needed - just plug the drive into any Windows or Linux computer, and click on the Virtual Privacy Machine icon and you're ready to go.
  • The VPM's network connection will auto configure and run seamlessly on any machine with a working internet connection..
  • All Internet session data (cookies, history, downloads, etc.) are stored on the VPM, not the host computer.
  • Runs on any rewriteable media (USB drives, Flash Memory cards, Secure Digital devices, iPods, etc.)
  • This PR1-2 release runs on Windows and Linux - OS X support is also possible, details in the readme.txt.
  • Runs in full screen mode (CTRL-ALT to Exit Grab and CTRL-ALT f to Toggle Fullscreen)
  • Includes the Latest Firefox Browser with MetroPipe Privacybar for Firefox and the NOSCRIPT Extension Pre-installed.
  • Includes Mozilla Thunderbird News/Email client (with Enigmail plugins for PGP email encryption)
  • Persistent Home directory, changes, bookmarks are saved to the PVPM and available on next reboot.
  • Created from 100% Open Source GPL code and binaries.

In the Press

The Portable Virtual Privacy Machine was featured on:
Slashdot: PVPM: Secure, Portable, Virtual Privacy Machine
Wall Street Journal: (subscription required) and by WSJ columnist Jeremy Wagstaff.
Also: A Directory Of Programs Designed For USB Drives written about in WSJ article.


The Portable Virtual Privacy Machine may be downloaded from via the link below. Size: 82 MB Download (108 MB uncompressed)



At this time we cannot provide support for the Portable Privacy Machine.

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