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Privoxy

Privoxy

Privoxy (Privacy Enhancing Proxy) is a non-caching Web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying web page data and HTTP headers, controlling access, and removing ads and other obnoxious Internet junk. Privoxy has a flexible configuration and can be customized to suit individual needs and tastes. It supports both stand-alone systems and multi-user networks.

Privoxy uses the concept of actions in order to manipulate the data stream between the browser and remote sites.

 Privoxy 3.0.21

Price
Free to download

Size
1.7MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
Fabian Keil (lead developer), David Schmidt, and many other contributors

Website
www.privoxy.org

System Requirements
No special requirements

Support:
Manual, FAQ, SourceForge Project Page, Mailing List (Announce), Mailing List (Developers), Mailing List (Users

Selected Reviews:

Features include:

  • Ad blocking
  • Cookie management
  • Supports "Connection: keep-alive". Outgoing connections can be kept alive independently from the client
  • Supports IPv6
  • Tagging which allows to change the behaviour based on client and server headers
  • Run as an "intercepting" proxy
  • Sophisticated actions and filters for manipulating both server and client headers
  • Can be chained with other proxies
  • Integrated browser-based configuration and control utility. Browser-based tracing of rule and filter effects. Remote toggling
  • Web page filtering (text replacements, removes banners based on size, invisible "web-bugs" and HTML annoyances, etc)
  • Modularized configuration that allows for standard settings and user settings to reside in separate files, so that installing updated actions files won't overwrite individual user settings
  • Support for Perl Compatible Regular Expressions in the configuration files, and a more sophisticated and flexible configuration syntax
  • GIF de-animation
  • Bypass many click-tracking scripts (avoids script redirection)
  • User-customizable HTML templates for most proxy-generated pages (e.g. "blocked" page)
  • Auto-detection and re-reading of config file changes
  • Most features are controllable on a per-site or per-location basis

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