View Full Version : Adware, Spyware & Content Filtering

10-19-2003, 12:52 AM
Test your popup killer here with this easy step-by-step guide. The test will take you about five minutes. No pop-up blocker is perfect, but some are definitely better than others. Our mission is to help you determine if you have downloaded a worthy popup ad stopper.


Pop-Up Blockers
Stop-the-Pop-Up (http://www.bysoft.se/sureshot/stopthepop/index.html) FREE, Stop-the-Pop-Up is a pop-up and pop-under blocki prventing all annoying pop-up windows from appearing as you surf the web.
Window Shades (http://www.g-m-m.com/Software/WindowShades/index.php) FREE, is an Internet ExplorerŠ plug-in used to filter pop-up windows. It allows you to filter all pop-up windows or use advanced features such as per site filters.
Bayden PopupPopper (http://www.bayden.com/popper/) FREE & No Spyware. (120kbs)
NagScreenKiller (http://www.lual.at/nagkiller/) FREE pop-up closer
PopOops (http://gasanov.net/PopOops.htm) FREE
MagicKillah (http://www.magickillah.nl/) FREE popup-killer for Windows 9x, Me, NT4, 2000 and XP. The latest version is 1.50
The Ad-Police (http://www.deepeshagarwal.tk/) FREE, will block 21000+ known Ad-Servers
Pop-Up Stopper (http://www.panicware.com/product_psfree.html) Free Edition,
WebFree (http://www.falken.net/webfree/) (MACINTOSH ONLY) allows you to be the editor for the web sites you visit.
Ad Buster (http://www.tpasoft.com/adbuster/) serves one purpose: to empower AOL users with the tools to regulate the amount of advertising they receive while signed onto AOL
ZeroServ (http://www.ranish.com/zeroserv/) is a special purpose web server that blocks banner ads and popups.
CloseIEx (http://www.geocities.com/closeiex/) FREE Closes all instances of IE except for the one you are viewing.
EMS Free Surfer mk II (http://www.kolumbus.fi/eero.muhonen/FS/fs.htm) is multilanguage supported freeware popup stopper, cache cleaner and surfing companion
Zero Popup Killer (http://www.tooto.com/zeropopup.htm)
Popup and Privacy Defender (http://www.synergeticsoft.com/)
AdSubtract (http://www.adsubtract.com/)
WebWasher (http://www.webwasher.com/client/download/index.html) filters out unwanted ads, protects surfer's privacy by filtering cookies, referrer strings and Web bugs.
0pop (http://www.0pop.com/) Automatically detect ad popup window and non-ad popup in IE
Winwash A.S.C (http://perso.club-internet.fr/galban/asc/anglais/index.html) Protect your privacy and keep your system clean with Action Surf Cool
AdPurger (http://www.adpurger.com/) is a powerful ad blocking software that works as a plug-in for Microsoft Internet Explorer.
AdsGone Popup KillerŽ (http://www.adsgone.com/), Banner ad Stopper, Spyware Detector Software.
AD Blocker Pro (http://www.3bsoftware.com/products/adblocker.html) $9.99
AdShield (http://www.ad-blocker-software.com/) It blocks banner ads, popups, delayed poups, flash ads, and other types of annoying marketing advertisements automatically.
Hercules Ad Blocker (http://www24.brinkster.com/herculesadblock/) disables the Windows Messenger Service on your computer and blocks any attempts made by spammers to send you a pop up advert.
AbsoluteShield IE Popup Blocker (http://www.sys-shield.com/popupblocker.htm) Unlike some other popup killer which closes the Ad window after they appear, AbsoluteShield IE Popup Blocker blocks the creation of Ad windows so that they will never appear.
ScripTrap (http://keir.net/scriptrap.html) FREE, 46k. will warn you when Microsoft Word and Excel files are about to run, possibly saving you from executing documents that could contain malicious macro code by giving you that important second chance after inadvertently opening an email attachment.

Content Filtering Proxy's
ZeroClick (http://u1.netgate.net/~snowcat/zeroclick/) FREE It's a web proxy server that runs (usually) on the same machine as the browser and replaces adverisements with transparent images and documents that quickly close popup windows where they are displayed.
Ad Buster (http://lide.punknet.cz/miri/adbuster.html) Simple personal proxy, which removes unwanted advertising banners on the Web
Muffin (http://muffin.doit.org/) a content (WWW) filtering system
MyProxy (http://my-proxy.port5.com/) kills pop-ups and ad banners, DNS-caching
Privoxy (http://www.privoxy.org/) is a web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for protecting privacy, filtering web page content, managing cookies, controlling access, and removing ads, banners, pop-ups and other obnoxious Internet junk.
Proxy Stopper (http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Heights/5287/) This application runs as a local proxy server that allows you to block or modify HTTP requests made by your web browser.


Spyware Removal Programs

Cwshredder & Hijack This (http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html) Removes CoolWebSearch Trojan.
Installspyware (http://www.mjleaver.com/Software/software.htm) (FREEWARE) :added (2004-2-29)
This is not spyware, but a program to help you discover spyware! Track any and all changes to the registry and file system, and also record all shell notification events (e.g. media inserted), when a program is installed, uninstalled, or run. This can warn you of programs trying to install new services, programs that are set to run on reboot, changes to your home page, etc. It's a highly configurable program that allows you to catch any change to your system. Filtering lets you zoom down to the details that are most important to you.
Windows Startup Inspector (http://www.windowsstartup.com/) FREE, helps users to manage Windows startup applications. Windows Startup Inspector provides information on the programs that are running at your Windows startup process. Whether a program is necessary to the system, or is the program a spyware.
a˛ free (http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/) is able to recognize more than 19.000 different malware programs (trojans, backdoors, hacktools, batch viruses and trojans, internet worms, irc worms, java scripts, webserver scripts, vbs scripts, virus construction kits, denial of service tools (DoS), distributed denial of service tools (DDoS), flooder, keylogger, nuker, sniffer and unix viruses).
Abtrusion Protector (http://www.abtrusion.com/Downloads/) SHAREWARE (60days), requires Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 or Windows XP. prevents Windows from running software that has not been safely installed.
SpywareGuard (http://www.wilderssecurity.net/spywareguard.html) FREE, provides a real-time protection solution against spyware that is a great addition to SpywareBlaster's protection method.
Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner (http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/index.html) FREE, detects a multitude of spyware, adware, trojan, keylogger and trackware components
BHODemon (http://www.definitivesolutions.com/bhodemon.htm) FREE, a guardian for your Internet browser: it protects you from unknown Browser Helper Objects (BHOs), by letting you enable/disable them individually
SpybotSD (http://spybot.eon.net.au/index.php?lang=en&page=download) FREE
Browser Hijack Blaster (http://www.wilderssecurity.com/bhblaster.html) protects your system from browser hijackers and spyware that alters your Internet Explorer settings
Settings Sentry (http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads/spyblocker/settings+sentry.php) Stop malicous web pages, software and other types of sneakware from changing Internet Explorer settings. Settings Sentry works like a firewall for vulnerable Internet Explorer settings.
SpywareBlaster (http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html)doesn't scan and clean for spyware - it prevents it from ever being installed.
StartPage Guard 2.5 (http://www.pjwalczak.com/spguard/)FREE, protects from Start Page hi-jacking
Spyware Inoculator (http://camtech2000.net/Pages/Spyware_Inoculator.html), Prevents Spyware from ever being installed
SpySites Plus (http://camtech2000.net/Pages/SpyChaser.html), cookie scanner, monitor & manager, Restricted Zone manager
Spy Chaser (http://camtech2000.net/Pages/SpyChaser.html)
SPYWARE NUKER (http://www.spywarenuker.com/)
Spyware Killer (http://www.spywarekiller.net/)
SpyCop (http://www.spycop.com/)
Xblock (http://www.xblock.com/)
SpyFerret (http://www.onlinepcfix.com/spyware/spyware.htm) will scan your computer for more than 305 of the most notorious spyware / adware programs
SpyKiller (http://www.spykiller.com/index3.asp?ref=2336)
Spy Sweeper (http://www.webroot.com/wb/products/spysweeper/index.php?rc=257&ac=362)
STOPzilla (http://www.stopzilla.com/site/download_select.asp?AID=10136&S=2&type=DOWNLOAD&topic=&source=&dd=&SID=16380219-20036-10-19-41-33&AAID=&dre=&OAID=10136&CID=) stops Internet spawned popups, "Adware" and "Spyware" spawned popups
Spyware BeGone (http://spywarebegone.com/freeware/download.html) Shareware, also Free Scanner version available will scan for FREE but to clean infection you must purchase a license.
Spy Sweeper (http://www.webroot.com/wb/products/spysweeper/index.php) Shareware

Additional Security Apps added March 09, 2004
IE-SPYAD (http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/resource.htm#IESPYAD)
Please note that IE-SPYAD is not an ad blocker. It is a Registry file (IE-ADS.REG) that adds a long list of sites and domains associated with known advertisers, marketers, and crapware pushers to the Restricted sites zone of Internet Explorer. Once this list of sites and domains is "merged" into your Registry, most marketers, advertisers, and crapware pushers on the Net will not be able to use cookies, ActiveX controls, Java applets, or scripting to compromise your privacy or your PC while you surf the Net. Nor will they be able to use your browser to push unwanted pop-ups, cookies, or auto-installing programs on you.
Enough is Enough (http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/resource6.htm)
Is a lockdown utility for Internet Explorer 5 and 6. When you install Enough is Enough!, it will: Lock down your Internet and Restricted sites zones with restrictive settings for dangerous options like ActiveX, Java, scripting, and a few others. Install Microsoft's IE PowerTweaks WebZone Accessory, putting two new options on your IE Tools menu, with corresponding buttons on your Toolbar: "Add to Trusted Zone" and "Add to Restricted Zone."

For Various Anti-Virus apps check this posting
http://www.oldversion.com/talk/index.php?a...&st=0#entry4022 (http://www.oldversion.com/talk/index.php?act=ST&f=2&t=1236&st=0#entry4022)
For Various Firewalls check this posting
http://www.oldversion.com/talk/index.php?a...&st=0#entry2970 (http://www.oldversion.com/talk/index.php?act=ST&f=2&t=951&st=0#entry2970)