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mikey
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 8:33 am    Post subject: What do you use... Reply with quote

...for content filtering?

No, this isn't one of those stupid polls. I'm just curious as to what folks are using to protect their privacy other than the standard things like FWs and the reactive non-productive bot killing apps. I made this response @ NI today and it got me to thinking about what others may be using or more importantly, whether folks even know that there are means to control what gets in and out. http://forums.net-integration.net/index.php?showtopic=22672

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Another popup control testing site; http://www.popup-killer-review.com/test.htm

EDIT: Note that almost all review sites like the ones posted by me and others in this thread are affiliate sites whos reviews may be tainted by the fact that they want to sell something.

I personally use a combo of Proxomitron and AdShield. I see no popups or any other content I don't want to. I've been testing privacy software for many years and have found this combo to produce the most powerfull content filtering sys on the planet. AdShield allows me to simply 'click away' any content I don't ever want to see again...very handy for sites frequented that have heavy FX all over the pages(especially nice for DUN users). Because of Prox, I see NO third party images which means I see very few ads. In addition to the filtering capacities offered precfged, you can create your own filters and even munge ALL info generally collected by all servers. I broadcast ONLY what I want them to know and nothing more.

The online browser test sites all return NOTHING;

http://www.cyscape.com/showbrow.asp?

http://bcheck.scanit.be/bcheck/

http://gemal.dk/browserspy/

http://browsercheck.qualys.com/info.php


EDIT: BTW I haven't found a single highjacking site yet that can get past my filters.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello
i use zap,s add and popup blocker ,and firefox and addblocker
veriuses host apps.
swg
swb
sbsad
ad-ware
sy-adds
a2
norton
ewido
ss
cc

etc.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Dave, while a few of the tools you mention do have a very limited content filtering ability, most of what you mentioned has little to no web content filtering.

SG & SB - very limited

SSD & AA - very limited(IMO not even worth enabling)
EDIT: Please don't confuse SSD's Teatimer for SSD's web content filters. Note my comments about the SSD BHO in the lower half of this page; http://www.voiceofthepublic.com/SSD/SI/teatimer.swf.html

IE SPYADS - very limited

a2 norton ewido ss & cc - none to speak of

Hosts file - very limited

None of the browsers that incorporate popup blocking pass all tests and have very limited or no capabilities toward content filtering either.

BTW Did you try the browser tests to see what info you give out with every single request made?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some powerful tools there Mikey Wink

Yep, I did run the browser scans.

Opera
Hosts file
Spywareblaster
Thunderbird
Mailwasher
Half a brain

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes i ran all but the first comes up 404
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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