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Average User Rating:
out of 55 votes out of 55 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Apr. 30, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $49.95 to buy
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Editors' Review

Ghostsurf Platinum offers a solid suite designed to address several aspects of online security. The Privacy Control Center does a decent job of setting your security level, enabling you to block cookies, hide IP addresses, and encrypt all transferred data. The antispyware module, Spycatcher, lets you schedule and run spyware scans and remove malicious components fairly effectively, though we noticed a few false positives in our tests. You can create a password in the Personal Data Vault to keep files, documents, and passwords safe from prying eyes. The Adarmor component customizes the advertising content displayed on Web pages and automatically blocks pop-up ads. The final component of the suite, Trackscleaner, automatically detects and deletes browser histories and the cache quickly.

We like being able to take care of most aspects of Web surfing security from one app. The interface is clean and intuitive. Each component is easily accessible and quick summaries of each inform us about what we're getting before launching. One concern is that setting the Privacy Control Center to its highest level made it impossible to get to some of our favorite sites, but in most cases surfing was not affected. Overall, we found this suite a solid defense against several types of intruders. Though each component may have better alternatives, this suite is a solid choice for those who want to ensure a secure Web surfing environment with the convenience of one program.

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Full Specifications

Publisher Tenebril
Publisher web site
Release Date April 30, 2009
Date Added April 30, 2009
Version 5.5
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 27.51MB
File Name ghostsurf-platinum-trial-
Total Downloads 134,623
Downloads Last Week 7
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $49.95
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