NoTRAX from Heidi

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Infinity, Oct 31, 2004.

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  1. Infinity

    Infinity Registered Member

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    I am browsing at the moment with NoTrax from Heidi.

    http://www.heidi.ie/notrax/

    it uses no java, active x, encrypted cache using blowfish, it uses no programfiles, no reg settings, ... ...

    NoTrax is a Secure Stand Alone Tabbed Internet Browser.* Easy to install and use.
    -Single 100% Independent EXE
    -It comes as a single EXE that is 100% independent of other systems being installed.
    -No need for Internet Explorer or any other external systems apart from the Operating System.
    -It does not run on top of any other browser.
    Can be run from a Floppy.
    -No Registry or Index.dat worries
    -No information is written to the Registry.* NoTrax does not use the Registry.* No Index.dat to worry about.
    - Erases the Browser's Cache
    -NoTrax erases the Cache during and after each browser session using -secure deletion methods.**
    -Cache is held in memory, not disk and is erased super fast.
    -Memory is pattern wiped on shutdown.
    -No information is stored randomly on your Hard Drive.
    -Favorites are stored in encrypted format on your Hard Drive.
    - Cache is Encrypted
    -Cache is encrypted using Blowfish Encryption - helpful in the event of PC crash.
    - Erases Cookies
    -Websites place cookies on your computer to track your internet activity. -NoTrax erases Cookies during and after each browser session using secure deletion methods.**
    - Erases History Files
    -History Files track what sites you've visited. NoTrax erases History Files during and after each browser session using secure deletion methods.**
    -Erases Swap File
    -NoTrax erases the Windows Swap file on shutdown.
    -No Application logs creation
    -No Application Logs are created.
    -No Recycle Bin to worry about
    -The Recycle Bin is not used.
    -SSL and TLS Support
    Supports SSL (Secure Socket Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security).
    Root Certificates are built-in.
    Automatic Shutdown during Inactivity
    You can set NoTrax to shutdown, if the keyboard or mouse are inactive for a certain number of minutes/seconds (you decide).
    Does NOT RUN the following...
    Spyware: See Dangers of Spyware below
    JavaScript: See Dangers of Browsing Javascript below
    ActiveX: See Dangers of Browsing ActiveX below
    Your own Homepage
    You can display your own homepage as the default page.
    Platforms
    Runs on 9x, ME, NT, 2000 and XP.
    Support
    Unlimited Support and 'Peace of Mind

    I am browsing at the moment and feels nice. not much resource hungry and the built in tools (eraser) is working OK


    can anybody say anything about notrax?

    Thanx
     
  2. Notok

    Notok Registered Member

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    Even if you didn't use it for everyday browsing, it looks like it would be good for using to do online banking, etc.
     
  3. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Notrax offers a 10 day trial, after which it costs $25 to register.

    I tried it.

    _/ On the plus side - It's nice looking. Skinnable. Tabbed. Easy to navigate. Evidently does a good job of protecting one's privacy while surfing.

    _/ On the *issues* side -

    It's significantly slower than my current browser (Dorian's build of K-Meleon)

    Only rendered the heading of Pitstop's page at HERE. It's a .asp page, so perhaps that is the reason?

    I installed Notrax on my d:\ drive. NoTrax couldn't find its help file there at first. I told Notrax the location, & Notrax opened the first page of help. When I tried to go to another page of help, however, Notrax lost it again. A minor bug.

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    IMHO, Notrax is a nice browser for someone who is willing to sacrifice a bit of speed in order to gain the added privacy.

    Another option -- FREE -- is the Off-by-1 Browser, which also is a stand-alone program that does NOT allow activeX or java. You can get it HERE.

    grace & peace to all... bellgamin
     
  4. Infinity

    Infinity Registered Member

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    Hi Bellgamin, I am writing this here with the k-meleon browser. damn, that is a fast one , you were right about that.

    what do you know of maxthon? previous known as myie2...it is better then IE? but not as good as FFX?

    thanx in advance
     
  5. azumi21

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    I have tried it and the specs seem nice.

    Main reason why I didn't buy it was
    it failed a browser security test.

    Test it at:

    http://www.pcflank.com/test.htm

    They might have fixed it / new version since then.
     
  6. Q Section

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    Maxthon is a little bit more secure than IE even though it uses the IE engine. It has some additional security features. Some say it is also faster than IE.
     
  7. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I used Maxthon for several months, back when it was called MYIE2. Then I discovered Phoenix (later known as Firebird, now known as Firefox) & changed to that. Then I discovered K-Mel & fell in love with its speed & infinite tweaking possibilities.

    MYIE2 was quite good when I was using it. As Q-section noted, it's an IE clone, but was, when I used it, waaaay faster than IE itself.

    As for K-meleon -- even now that I am on broadband, there is a noticeable improvement in speed when using K-mel (with user.js properly tweaked, of course).
     
  8. SecurityUser

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    I agree about K-M ...I have it as my secondary browser. It is definitely fassttt. However, I heard the development has been stopped? Any info on that?
     
  9. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Not stopped. Development of K-mel is proceeding apace. Version 0.9 is now in beta 2 status. Check out the forum at HERE.
     
  10. SecurityUser

    SecurityUser Guest

    That's great news! Thanks bellgamin for the info and link. Much appreciated!
     
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