Free privacy software

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by YODA, Jul 21, 2002.

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  1. YODA

    YODA Registered Member

    Jul 15, 2002
    Hey guys,

    Sorry i don't know to much about the privacy software area, but wut are some good free privacy software that are out there? I already have Ad-aware, is the Anti-keylogger ne good? Ne one ever found a keylogger program with it? heh....

  2. snowman

    snowman Guest

    There are numerous free surprisingly in many cases the free programs are better than the shareware programs...of course not in all cases.

    for e mail there is "mailwasher" or "EMC" (pop accounts only)

    for cookies there is "cookieMuncher" others also
    for "scripts" there is "script defender"

    for proxies there is "proxo" " web washer" Naviscope"
    *proxo" is lite on its feet..yet powerful but has a rather
    steep learning curve. worth the effort.

    there is "Jap" to hide your completely

    there is "Adshield" *very useful*
    there are several "blocklists" available...
    Don't overlook "fileprotector" by javacool...and IdBlaster by one and the same....that javacool is getting to be a real Robin to just lorv his style.
    these are just a very few of many.....I do strongly suggest that if you are new at this that not go installing just any old freeware program..but instead used programs that have been well tested by the members here....they wont lead you wrong.
    my apology for not offering the links to the programs...I just reformated an lost my links......but you can check these;

    of course wilders freetools has most everything you may need.........hope this gets you started....wishing you the best....oh..don't hesitate to ask how to config any of these programs....someone here is always willing to help


    you do have a firewall...anti-virus...trojan scanner ?
  3. snowman

    snowman Guest


    unless you have a particular concern that a keylogger may be placed on your would not imo be the top priority......PREVENTION is; preventing viruses..trojans keyloggers...spyware....tracking...bad scripts...bad yes bad websites....before they are able to cause cleaning if they do cause damage....that is place to my humble opinion.
  4. snowman

    snowman Guest

    after re-reading my previous posts I am reminded that each person has his/her own particular privacy needs......also....that for a person new to security it can be overwhelming mentioning alot of programs all at once.
    so...the following are my suggestions as programs to begin with.

    Script Defender
    Adshield (with a block list)
    Cookie Muncher

    I realize that for experience users there are many more programs that could be each program would server a yet...remembering my newbes days I would have been frustrated and overwhelmed if too many programs were suggested at I suggest to keep it fun and enjoyable....go just enjoy yourself.


    of course always use a firewall and anti virus
  5. spy1

    spy1 Registered Member

    Dec 29, 2002
    Clover, SC
    Very good advice, snowman!

    Add things one at a time and make sure you have them set correctly, that they're functioning right and that they haven't impacted anything else negatively on your system.

    You have simply got to read ( and understand!) all the 'Help', 'FAQ's', 'readme's'. 'Known Issues' and (if they have them) forums for all the information they have for all programs you install on your computer - especially security-related programs!

    A badly-setup security program can be worse than no security program at all.

    Yod@ - Didn't you read this thread?;start=15 . Covers the same question. Pete
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