OK I have a question about webwasher and adshield

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by notageek, Jul 23, 2002.

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  1. notageek

    notageek Registered Member

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    I have web washer and just finished downloading adshield. Which one of these should I use for blocking ads and pop ups? I mean I like the fact that web washer blocks web bugs. Is that really a big concern on the internet now a days?


    Oh yeah have anyone ever heard or a program named IECookieView? You can find it at webattack.com. If you heard of and know anything about i need to know how do I delete the cookies from the view deleted cookies files.

    Thanks to all who reply. Oh yeah this forum rocks keep up the good work guys.
     
  2. spy1

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    notageek - A lot of the sites that serve web bugs are blocked or crippled by such programs as IE_SpyAd, S.Martin's 'hosts' file, SpyBlocker, etc.

    Are you currently running any of those? Because if you are, then you've got a lot of dupication-of-effort going on.

    But, of the two programs you mentioned (WW and AS), there really shouldn't be any conflict, nor much resource drain. AS isn't as versatile as WW - it's more of a complement to what you already have.

    Sorry, don't know anything about IECV. Pete
     
  3. snowy

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    Notageek

    USE BOTH!!!! if your computer can handle the resource useage.....use both programs TOGETHER!! my suggestion.
    combined use of these two programs compliment each other very well....the same applies to adshield and proxo...

    install a block list in adshield....or make your own list...it does not need to be complicated....or it can be as complicated as you want to make it (the list) the same goes for webwasher or proxo

    as for the cookie manager you mentioned.....there is also CookieMuncher....and CookieWall.......both of which I have been around awhile......***note: webwasher can filter cookies...however...for those times when you want a cookie one of the above programs can be used....an the cookie filter in webwasher can be dis-able


    snowman
     
  4. snowy

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    very much agree with Spy 1 in regards to the duplication issue........(although I am at fault of doing this myself)

    snowman
     
  5. notageek

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    Spy1 thanks for the help. I'm not using any of the programs you listed. I'm only using WW and AS.


    Snowy Thanks for the help. I need to find a block list now. I do use cookiewall. I been using it for a long time now. I was just in the mood to try something new. I tried emeiling the person that made IECookieVIew and they never replied yet.
     
  6. JacK

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    Hello,

    A good way to block cookies : simply with IE, just allow the few cookies you may need.*

    Give a try to : IE SPy Ad : http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/resource.htm
    to add a lot of tracking sites, ad servers, etc... to the restricted zone

    Use WW to block referrers, webbugs and banners by size.

    The Xenobar (shareware) for handling popups : http://www.s-studio.net/xenobar/

    An update Hosts file (072202) : d/l : http://websec.arcady.fr/HOSTS.zip?Hosts=
    (to paste on Win9* or Me in X:\Windows ; if Win 2Kk/XP paste it in
    X:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc

    You will have a good privacy protection without consumming a big amount of resources.
    More explanations on http://www.optimix.be.tf (but French, sorry )

    http://babin.nelly.free.fr/images/banner.gif
     
  7. snowy

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    NotA


    about in the middle of the page>>>>list for adshield


    http://mywebpages.comcast.net/winhelp2002/hosts.htm


    snowman
     
  8. JacK

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    Hi Snownan ;)

    This Hosts counts about 2500 entries.

    Which I mentionned and maintain for different security sites counts about 12.000, it's a compilation of all hosts files found on the web plus personal entries (entries from spyblocker, smartin, etc...) and I update it on a monthly basis.

    There is a free tool for editing easily Hosts: Hostess

    Rgds,

    JacK
     
  9. notageek

    notageek Registered Member

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    thank you guys for the help.

    Snowy i'm gonna look at the web page now. thanks
     
  10. snowman

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    NOTA

    always you are most welcome.......hope you enjoy using your new programs.

    snowman
     
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