Arovax Smarthide 2.2.192 Released

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by btman, Apr 21, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. btman

    btman Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2006
    Posts:
    576
    In case you haven't already heard.. Arovax the company went through some struggles the last couple years.. Daniel Nowak, the Project Manager of Arovax Smarthide, posted on the Smarthide forums:

    More info here:
    http://forum.smarthide.com/showthread.php?t=1

    So now they are currently developing and supporting their lead product. Smarthide. Arovax Smarthide has always been a pretty stable, light, anonymizer and hopes to continouslly improve in the future. Arovax had been pretty silent before this re-packaging but from viewing their forums I think it's safe to say their support is back to a place it once was when Arovax's security products started to become known.

    Complete change log of Arovax SmartHide v.2.2.192:
    *New: Vista x64 compatibility
    *New: Revised user interface
    *New: Fast server switch from the tray menu
    *New: Improved VPN engine
    *New: Additional options in settings dialog
    *New: Possibility to enter sites into Visibility List
    *Fixed: Text links updating during language change
    *Fixed: News tab hanging up while opening
    *Fixed: After Personal IP selection and SmartHide restart the selection is not saved
    *Fixed: With the activated option “Reconnect” and deactivated “SmartHide server change” the connection status is shown incorrectly during the reconnection.
    *Fixed: Unstable News tab behavior
    *Fixed: Multiple memory leaks

    You can download at www.smarthide.com and if you have any questions about the product feel free to register for free at http://forum.smarthide.com/

    I almost forgot Danny is also posting all updates for Smarthide, some useful security tips, a bit of an FAQ, and general things about the Arovax Company @ http://blog.smarthide.com/ so feel free to check it out.
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2009
  2. pidbo

    pidbo Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2006
    Posts:
    198
    Is that register the software for free or register just to ask questions?
     
  3. fuzzylogic

    fuzzylogic Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2008
    Posts:
    149
    Has anyone used the paid version and whats the preformance like? Does one get to choose what servers they can connect to or is it just another proxy to the US?
     
  4. btman

    btman Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2006
    Posts:
    576
    Registering on the forums is to ask questions.

    It's not very heavy on performance at all in my usage. And I'm pretty sure you can choose the servers.
     
  5. tipstir

    tipstir Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Posts:
    830
    Location:
    SFL, USA
    So we have to paid to block the IP, but a free proxy app would do the same thing for free..
     
  6. lordpake

    lordpake Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2004
    Posts:
    563
    Location:
    Helsinki ~ European Union
    Tipstir, can you trust free proxies?

    Arovax as a a company deals with trust with this service. They help user to stay anonymous.
     
  7. btman

    btman Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2006
    Posts:
    576
    Hello I'm a little late on this one but anyway:

    Arovax SmartHide v.2.2.221 is released!

    The major change in this release is that Smarthide is now Windows 7 Compatible with a couple bug fixes and has some minor changes in the installation.

    www.smarthide.com

    Existing members can upgrade from
    http://www.smarthide.com/members/index.php
     
  8. caspian

    caspian Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2007
    Posts:
    2,301
    Location:
    Oz
    I would assume that it does more than just change the IP address. Hopefully it would also encrypt the connection. But if it is a US or UK company, I would be uncomfortable. It may be better not to use anything at all.
     
  9. markoman

    markoman Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Posts:
    188
    I was giving a quick look at the website, and I couldn't find many of the information that I believe are fundamental when choosing an anonimity service, and especially I can't see where the company is based nor what technology is used.
    Also, I read that the "Personal Subscription" gives you "Personal IP": not sure what it means, but if it means that the user is assigned an IP only for that user, this is not going to help in making his online activity anonymous.
     
  10. btman

    btman Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2006
    Posts:
    576
    To be honest for most users just trying to say safe, the website is a simplified resource (e.g. the whole "One Button Click" promo). If you have any questions feel free to post on the Arovax forums and the devs would be glad to answer you! They also have the blog I linked at the beginning of the thread which also might answer some questions.

    I don't think the "personal IP" thing is forced upon users either, I think they can turn it on or off.

    There's more info on the usefulness of it here though:
    http://forum.smarthide.com/showthread.php?t=54
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.