United States of America
4.5 (Jun 5, 2003)
Proxomitron is an important part of a complete breakfast in the fight for privacy and security. The computer you bought is yours. Out of the box, Proxomitron can block cookies, hide your browser's identity and hide the URL that sent you to a page (the referrer). With the right filters, you can even customize them instead of simply removing them. Along with a firewall and a virus scanner, doing things on the Internet is a lot safer.
While Proxomitron is a great tool, if your browser lets you customize a feature, use it! Like their operating systems, Microsoft continues to make Ignorance Exploiter do what developers want rather than what users want. You're better off switching to Mozilla or Opera. Mozilla is getting more and more pro-user features such as popup controls, cookie controls, minimum font size and no scripting in mail and news messages and will have a easy-to-use interface to pick the options.
The default skins are annoying but it's not a big deal since you can turn them off. Click Config, uncheck "Don't use textures", save your config then reload it. Proxo should now look like a normal dialog box.
Bottom line: Thanks to Proxomitron I can give it 10 stars! (But I won't know if the FileForum server will accept it until after I submit my review. =)
BTW, the japanese on the site means "It went out" or "it disappeared". The author recently decided to give it up for a variety of reasons. He always said he wrote Proxo for his own use, so I doubt he'll stop working on it. We may not see another release for a long time, if at all. Whatever he does, I wish him the best. :)
22.214.171.124 (Nov 19, 2002)
I've been using TMPGEnc through several versions. The MPEG Tools (very simple multiplex/demultiplex and merge/cut) alone make it worth the download.
BTW, is that a version number or an IP address? :)
1.0 RC1 (Apr 19, 2002)
FTR, Idiot Exploiter 1.0 came with MS Plus! CD that was released at the same time as Windows 95 in 1995. Then again, IE is based on Spyglass Mosaic (even 6.0 credits NCSA and Spyglass) and Mosaic is even older than Netscape. [an unknown voice says, "This a review board, not a discussion forum."] Oh yeah, Mozilla is sweet browser and will only get better so long as AOL doesn't kill it.
0.722 (Feb 6, 2002)
Great proggie! I give Trillian a 5, though I wish they would move to a plugin setup like Winamp so support for the various messaging services are contained in separate DLL files. That way only the plugin needs to be updated when AOL changes the protocol for the umpteenth time.
0.722 (Oct 30, 2003 - 11:19 PM)
So this is how AOL is reducing the amount of popups on their service as claimed in some of their ads I saw on TV.
0.722 (Oct 9, 2003 - 3:07 AM)
"it could have easily been netscape but everyone knows there's no money there"
There's no Netscape either. :)
Seriously, you're right. The Mozilla Foundation is very concerned about this case.
0.722 (Oct 3, 2003 - 11:56 AM)
That has to be the longest beta cycle I've ever seen.
0.722 (Nov 3, 2002 - 2:10 PM)
When has Microsoft not acted in its own best interest?
0.722 (Nov 1, 2002 - 11:03 PM)
... but soon the European Commission will crash the party.