GhostSurf Platinum

GhostSurf Platinum

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 55 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1
  • Total Downloads:
    132,339
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 02, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $49.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    27.51MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    47
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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1 stars

"P.O.S. DO NOT DOWNLOAD"

April 22, 2011  |  By nutz4206

 |  Version: GhostSurf Platinum 5.1

Pros

NOTHING IS GOOD ABOUT IT

Cons

AFTER INSTALL THERE IS NO WAY TO UNINSTALL SPYCATCHER FROM PC

Summary

DO NOT DOWNLOAD. A BUNCH OF CRAP

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1 stars

"COMPLETE P.O.S.!!! STAY AWAY!!!LOCKS COMPUTER UP!!!!"

March 30, 2009  |  By krun55

 |  Version: GhostSurf Platinum 5.1

Pros

NOTHING!! JUNK SPYWARE!!!!

Cons

LOCKED MY COMPUTER UP!!! NOTHING WORKS NOW!!!hAVING TO REBOOT FROM SYSTEM DISC!!!!STAY AWAY!!!!PURE JUNK!!

Summary

JUNK!!!!!STAY AWAY!!!

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1 stars

"Avoid, wont let you uninstall once its on your system."

November 12, 2008  |  By Het123

 |  Version: GhostSurf Platinum 5.1

Pros

nothing at all

Cons

Once installed there was no way of uninstalling it. Played havoc with my pc-stay away!!

Summary

Didnt work and dangerous for your PCs system

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5 stars

"Excellent security, easy, good performance"

October 17, 2008  |  By lrnmsch

 |  Version: GhostSurf Platinum 5.1

Pros

I had no problem installing and using GhostSurf. There are a lot of great security features - anonymous surfing, antispyware, secure file storage, etc. Also, it caught spyware on my PC that anothers missed. Good performance on Vista.

Cons

None that I can see yet.

Summary

Excellent product, worth the investment.

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4 stars

"No problem installing and anonymous surfing works great"

October 17, 2008  |  By kenofalltrades

 |  Version: GhostSurf Platinum 5.1

Pros

Easy to install and configure anonymous surfing for both IE and Firefox. The package includes SpyCatcher, their anti-spyware product which seems to do a good job without hogging the cpu. Has a number of other utilities which I haven't tried yet.

Cons

Wish the trial was longer, but I'll probably buy it anyway since it isn't expensive.

Summary

GhostSurf works as advertised which is more than you can say for a lot of software and with the inclusion of SpyCatcher and other utilities it is a great way to get a bunch of security software that will protect you when you're out on the internet.

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1 stars

"Misrepresented and frustrating"

October 14, 2008  |  By icon-oclast

 |  Version: GhostSurf Platinum 5.1

Pros

It didn't crash the system.

Cons

Set-up and uninstall issues

Summary

(1) "Free" trial of IP spoofer requires purchase - something of a misnomer.
(2) Anti-spyware app bundled with app installs before Ghostsurf.
(3) SpyCatcher finds fault with all sorts of legit apps / files - but it does not have a
quick way to mark them as safe and frequently failed in accomplishing this, even using the default multi-step default procedure so I had a choice of disabling a reliable application or SpyCatcher - easy choice that, after the third boot session it was headed for "termination with extreme prejudice."
(4) But while I had to load SpyCatcher first, there was no way to uninstall it by itself through Control Panel Add / Remove - no remove option at all. The controlling app of Ghostsurf did, but removing that from the system left SpyCatcher behind. Nor was there an uninstall executable in the subdirectory to which it had been installed. I had to find another application, an uninstall specialist, download and install that, then run it, before I was finally free of this annoying bit of software.

All in all, I wouldn't try this company's products again if they *paid _ME_* for doing so and the only reason I gave it one star was because there was no lower rating.

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5 stars

"Good product - easy to use, increased safety"

October 13, 2008  |  By snagok

 |  Version: GhostSurf Platinum 5.1

Pros

Easy-to-understand interface, doesn't take much CPU %% , "proxy" feature works great!

Cons

None so far

Summary

Downoladed and installed the product. It has all features necessary to safely browse on-line, including some security features for files on my drive(s) ( "Vault"). Overall good product - recommended to my friends already.

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1 stars

"terrible not a free trial and slow my system by 60%"

October 07, 2008  |  By abatwork

 |  Version: GhostSurf Platinum 5.1

Pros

i couldnt find any

Cons

is not a free trial not able to test and slowed my system down is a piece of !@#$%^&*()_+

Summary

i hate to be lied to is a trial or not i'm verry dissapointed with the marketing strategy and the non funtional and system desestabilizer program you sell

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.1
Version 5.1 include unspecified updates.
General
Publisher Tenebril
Publisher web site http://www.tenebril.com/
Release Date October 02, 2008
Date Added October 02, 2008
Version 5.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 27.51MB
File Name ghostsurf-platinum-trial-5.1.0.2.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 132,339
Downloads Last Week 47
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $49.95

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