Referrer block?

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  1. Number99

    Number99 Registered Member

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    I have ESS 3.0.551.0 installed and I just did a test on the PC Flank website. Did the Browser test and got this message:

    "Referrer check

    While visiting web sites your browser reveals private information (called 'referrer') about previous sites you have visited.

    Recommendation

    We advise you to get personal firewall software. If you already have a firewall program adjust it to block the distribution of such information (referrer)."


    Now, is it possible to block this information in ESS? I know I could do it in Outpost Firewall Pro.
     
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    afaik ESS does not block referrers.
     
  3. Number99

    Number99 Registered Member

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    Hmm, that´s to bad.:rolleyes:
     
  4. MasterTB

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    Actually not. Yo can block them if you use Opera (my case) or Firefox. A firewall should never deal with that kind of thing. Beter find a safe browser well configured that try to do it with the firewall.
     
  5. WSFuser

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    If you use Firefox you can use the RefControl extension.
     
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