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Privoxy is a web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for protecting privacy.

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Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying web page data, managing HTTP cookies, controlling access, and removing ads, banners, pop-ups and other obnoxious Internet junk. Privoxy has a flexible configuration and can be customized to suit individual needs and tastes. Privoxy has application for both stand-alone systems and multi-user networks.

Privoxy is based on Internet Junkbuster (tm).

The most recent release is 3.0.8 (stable).

Available for:
Mac OS X    
Solaris 10    


In addition to the core features of ad blocking and cookie management, Privoxy provides many supplemental features, that give the end-user more control, more privacy and more freedom:

    * Can be run as an "intercepting" proxy, which obviates the need to configure browsers individually.
    * Sophisticated actions and filters for manipulating both server and client headers.
    * Can be chained with other proxies.
    * Integrated browser based configuration and control utility at  Browser-based tracing of rule and filter effects. Remote toggling.
    * 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, 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.
    * 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.
    * Improved signal handling, and a true daemon mode (Unix).
    * Every feature now controllable on a per-site or per-location basis, configuration more powerful and versatile over-all.
    * Many smaller new features added, limitations and bugs removed, and security holes fixed.
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