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Privoxy is a free Opensource Non-Caching proxy aimed at blocking ADs, Banners, Image Ads and enhance Online privacy. Privoxy is based on Internet Junk Buster and has more enhanced filtering capabilities.

Apart from the main functions of Cookie management, AD/Banner blocking, Privoxy can also has the following special features

Can run as an "intercepting" proxy, which obviates the need to configure browsers individually.

Sophisticated actions and filters for manipulating both server & client headers
Integrated browser based configuration and control utility at (or http://p.p/) and can be chained with other proxies. Controllable on a per-site or per-location basis, configuration more powerful and versatile over-all

Web page filtering (text replacements, removes banners based on size, invisible "web-bugs", JavaScript and HTML annoyances, pop-up windows, etc.)

Modularized configuration that allows for standard settings and user settings to reside in separate files

Support for Perl Compatible Regular Expressions in the configuration files, and a more sophisticated and flexible configuration syntax
Improved cookie management features (e.g. session based cookies).

GIF de-animation.

Bypass many click-tracking scripts (avoids script redirection).

Multi-threaded (POSIX and native threads).

User-customizable HTML templates for all proxy-generated pages (e.g. "blocked" page).

Auto-detection and re-reading of config file changes

Privoxy can run on most Linux Unix versions, Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, MacOS and Windows. For more information, detailed manuals and a solid FAQ, please visit Privoxy homepage here

The latest stable version is 3.0.8 and can be downloaded from Sourceforge here

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  1. by Privoxy - Enhanced Non-Caching proxy to block ADs Banners etc -- Windows Reference, on March 15 2008 @ 5:16 pm


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