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    May 16, 2006
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    Free to try (2000-element filtering trial); $34.95 to buy
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Editors' Review

This program demonstrates good performance against the majority of Net-borne ads but also provides a couple of handy extras. As is the case with many ad-fighting utilities, FilterGate sits in your system tray; right-clicking the small, green icon lets you access its bland but well-organized control panel. You can choose to allow ads on the fly by pressing a hot key, but you won't find a dedicated whitelist. This program did a good job of suppressing just about every pop-up, banner, and Flash ad we tossed at it, but even though we enabled sound notification, it didn't alert us when it quashed an ad. Therefore, we had to view the log to confirm the app lives up to its promises. FilterGate also can block cookies, referrers, and Web bugs to give you additional privacy protection. The AdultFilter feature, which prevents access to Web sites containing pornography, profanity, and violence, is a nice touch but produces mixed results. For testing purposes, we visited two well-known smut sites, but AdultFilter only blocked one of them. Thankfully, you can forbid certain URLs by adding them to a blacklist. We recommend FilterGate to privacy-concerned home users, especially those with children.
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5 stars

"Good Program"

October 22, 2008  |  By CyberTanger

2008-10-22 13:20:19  |  By CyberTanger

 |  Version: FilterGate 5.21


This is a Good Program to block adult and porn sites


It didn't let me use some chat and music sites that use new pop ups


I think the owner of such great program should fix it for a better use. Thank you.

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1 stars

"pop-ups are first shown, then blocked"

August 08, 2006  |  By J Watson

2006-08-08 00:54:12  |  By J Watson

 |  Version: FilterGate 5.21


This piece of popup blocker software almost always allows a popup window to get to your desktop and eyes and only then it is destroyed. This creates ugly user experience when pop-ups flicker before your eyes which annoys you though less than popups themselves but still annoys you. I recommend to turn your attention to other popup blocking software without this annoyance

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1 stars

"Its use defeats the purpose"

August 05, 2006  |  By drumul

2006-08-05 04:58:03  |  By drumul

 |  Version: FilterGate 5.21




I couldn't play anything using Win media Player, I was gwtting all displayed windows

popping up garbled with the tool bars moving accross the monitor, showing up in different places. 1 star is too much.

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1 stars

"Too restrictive in pop-up removing"

July 25, 2006  |  By Solaria

2006-07-25 05:04:57  |  By Solaria

 |  Version: FilterGate 5.21


During trial FilterGate removed too much popups even those which are supposed to open when I click on a link on my own to open a new pop-up. I tried to turn on its SMART bypass option but it appeared not too smart :) and useful popu-ups were blocked all the same

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2 stars

"A waste of money"

July 15, 2006  |  By AbnoticReviews

2006-07-15 11:00:00  |  By AbnoticReviews

 |  Version: FilterGate 5.21


It has nice features that can help you block pop ups almost exactly as you want.


The software is too hard to use. It costs way too much. I don't see why someone would buy this when they can get one for free.

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1 stars

"couldn't get it to work"

May 29, 2006  |  By Steve Shell

2006-05-29 01:26:10  |  By Steve Shell

 |  Version: FilterGate 5.21


I agree with the previous reviewer, this program blocked access to all sites, too, and I couldn't surf at all until I removed it from my computer

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1 stars

"This product blocked access to all sites"

May 26, 2006  |  By Hopst

2006-05-26 00:57:00  |  By Hopst

 |  Version: FilterGate 5.21


I haven't had a chance to notice any!!!


After I installed it on my computer my Intenet Explorer browser stopped working at all refusing to load and display any sites. I tried it with a dozen of my favorite sites and all I saw was either a blank screen or a pile of junk in the browser window instead of web sites. After deinstallation of this terrible product, the browser started working normally as previously. I do not recommend trying this product It's just a waste of time!

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Full Specifications

Publisher FilterGate
Publisher web site
Release Date May 16, 2006
Date Added May 16, 2006
Version 5.21
Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 700.74KB
File Name fgsetup.exe
Total Downloads 160,963
Downloads Last Week 3
License Model Free to try
Limitations 2000-element filtering trial
Price $34.95

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