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Zhen-Xjell
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Privacy Enhancement Software Reviews

Hello, and welcome.

This post can be considered as a Table of Contents. Please use it as a reference for this particular set of formal reviews, and certain informal reviews.

The formal reviews done here cover the following applications:
    •Naviscope
    •AdSubtract CE
    •Proxomitron
    •Internet JunkBuster
Informally, the following were reviewed:
    •WebWasher
The intent of these reviews was to test each application against a standard set of URLs:
    CNN.com
    ABCNews.com
    TheStandard.com
    Google.com
    Space.com
    Yahoo.com
    Discovery.com
    •A particular promiscuous site Ethics used for AdSubstract testing {IM myself or Ethics for the location, since this is a family site}.
    WebWasher.com
    Privacy.net
Rest assured other sites were tested per member request, but not across the board, so they are not mentioned in this post.

The following is a list of URLs that should be read from lowest number to highest in order:
    This initial thread contains three reviews excluding Internet Junkbuster. The following links are clickable, please click the ones you want to read: Naviscope review, Proxomitron Review, AdSubtract CE Review Number 1, AdSubtract CE Review 2, AdSubtract PRO Review by Ethics
    JunkBuster Review
    My default config file for Proxomitron version Naoko 4 (Beta 4)
    Next release of My Proxo config file
    Proxomitron Beta 5 Full Default Release
    Getting Proxomitron to work with different browsers, and setting up the right Proxy.
    Check here for the Proxo Naoko-4 (Beta 4) Cfg. Startup BypassList.
    Poll asking which privacy tool is used by you?
    My final comments on this entire review.
Some additional threads that could be read in any order follow:
    •Thread titled: Something I don't understand about WebWasher - 4 pages.
    •Thread titled: Web Washer feedback (contains more links within the first post).
    •Thread titled: Tiny + WebWasher Users.
    •Thread titled: Online ads get in your face.
    •Thread titled: Ad Filtering Programs keep Ports open.
    •Thread titled: Wildcatboy - how did I do this?: This link covers Proxomitron, and how a filter can be modified to check for exclusion URLs.
    This link covers the Proxomitron Text Matching Language. This entire web page goes into technical detail on how Proxomitron works. This link has a less technical help page on Proxomitron.
    This link takes you to the Proxomitron Yahoo Groups Forum.
    Stupid proxomitron tricks II
    This link takes you to Ethic's review on PopKi mentioned to us by Meeow.
These links are but just a few to get one started.

If you have any questions, please feel free to post in the forum. Thank you.




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