January 26th, 2006 by Quatrux

I use privoxy for a long time and I really feel happy about it, I don’t see the banner ads, the popups, bad sites are blocked and what is the best it is fully configurable and can do various things..

Privoxy is a web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for protecting privacy, modifying web page content, managing cookies, controlling access, and removing ads, banners, pop-ups and other obnoxious Internet junk. Privoxy has a very flexible configuration and can be customized to suit individual needs and tastes. Privoxy has application for both stand-alone systems and multi-user networks.

It is very easy to install it and use it, just download the latest stable release and install it somewhere on your hdd, it has an easy to use installer for windows and furthermore it is available on OS’es like Linux, Mac, Amiga…

You wonder how to use it ? well just make your browsers to use proxy, usually you can make it http proxy: and same for https, but if you were using a proxy before, you can edit your privoxy configuration to forward to another proxy while using it, also if you do it I recommend to make the proxy not work for address’s you do not need, for example .us . the dot means no forwarding, well the configuration file is fully explained, so it is easy to understand also on their site it has a fully written FAQ and Documentation.

Download and Read about Privoxy ;)

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