Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Rilla927, Mar 20, 2008.
Anyone using this program?
I just want to know how well it does it's job.
proxomitron does a very good job at filtering unwanted code including ads, java, flash etc. just do a google seach or a forum search to see how good it does its job, also have a look for add on filters. It can also be used in conjunction with freecap and an ssh tunnel.
I agree, & have used it for a couple of years with only the default filters.
It also blocks browser referrer.
A few resources:
Okay guys thanks.
You mention it blocks browser referrer; can you still login to your web mail accounts okay?
Yes. However, sometimes the Proxo filters may block some features of
some websites that you need. In that case, just right click the
Proxo systray icon, and click the "bypass" option to temporarily
bypass all filters. That also goes for some types of software
updates. SUPERAntispyware comes to mind as one which requires that
you bypass Proxo filters to download updates. I'm not a programmer,
so I can't explain why. I expect that if you played around with
selectively disabling individual filters, you could figure out which
one it is.
I hage to say this, because I've been using Proxo for many years, but I think Admuncher is better. Thus, I've switched to it. It bothers me how ofter css filters are broken because of code changes; case and point: Google theme filters. Other than that I've like Sidki's set very much.
One thing I can say for AM is that it just works as it's supposed to without having to worry about adding site to lists, not having to worry if important elements are blocked, etc. Proxo is without a doubt powerful. But without constant upkeep it quickly becomes outdated, which if why I like AM with daily updates.
Thanks for the info. I will be one step a head if I install it.
I looked at AM and it says it filters pages but it doesn't say a word about what type of filtering.
I think AM Wiki will answer your questions
BTW, Proxomitron does not have an box to check off to set it to
automatically start on boot. If you want it to do so, you need to
add a shortcut to the StartMenu Startup folder in Docs & Settings.
That's not technically true. Depending on what filterset you use, Sidki's (here) or Grypen's (here) that entries may be created for you; as is the case with Grypen's.
That is not true. Just look at the log and select "Triggered Filters and Options" from the drop-down list.
100% agreed. Admuncher is brilliant. It works with any browser and requires no extra browser setup.
I also agree I prefer admuncher as well.
admuncher also blocks browser referrer and web bugs etc
admuncher in combination with the firefox no script filters out 90 percent of the crap on the net
To be fair, it's worth noting that Proxo is by far the most powerful and versatile filtering program on the net. The problem is that it can be complicated at times and it requirees a lot of upkeep.
Depending on what filters are used Proxo can do all this too. If you know CSS Proxo can be your best friend.
Can you use Proxomitron and admuncher ?? or would they conflict with each other??
You should be able to set them up together (configure your browser to connect to Proxomitron, configure Proxomitron to connect to Admuncher) but it could result in hard-to-diagnose problems if any conflicts arose between Proxomitron's and Admuncher's filters. For this reason, it would be better to use one filter only.
Two things in Proxomitron's favour - it is free and it is one of very few filters that can handle https: traffic (though extra files are needed - see the The Dangers of HTTPS thread for more details)..
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