JonDo


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 11 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
00.12.005
File Size:
34.02MB
Date Added:
April 05, 2010
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista
Total Downloads:
97,583
Downloads Last Week:
94
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Software designed to enable anonymous Web browsing has been around a long time, but it's notoriously complex to use. However, there are more reasons than ever to want to ensure safe and private surfing, like sophisticated hackers and advertisers that track your every click. JonDo, a free anonymizer that uses multiple proxy servers and layered encryption, is the best of its kind yet. It works best with JonDoFox, a Firefox add-in.

JonDo's polite installer asks for permission for just about everything it does, including asking if you want a standard installation or to send the program to a flash drive for portable use. A detailed wizard simplifies what would be complex setup process involving numerous options, and an attractive, well-designed interface helps take a lot of the complexity out of configuring Web browser security features. The JonDoFox add-in integrates seamlessly as a Firefox profile and offers the option to choose it or one of your other Firefox profiles when you start browsing. The hardest part of configuring your system for anonymous Internet surfing is setting up the security software to work with your browser, your antivirus software, and your ISP. JonDo takes pains to make sure your connection and browser work properly, explaining each step as it walks you through the setup. Excellent online and built-in Help resources speak volumes about the JonDo community's expertise and commitment.

JonDo is open-source software; it's free to use, edit, link to, and distribute. It's certified for Windows 7 and is compatible with PortableApps.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    2.7

    out of 11 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 5
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
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    Results 1-8 of 8

  • 3 stars

    "Hard to use"

    May 30, 2011   |   By DoctorOFDoom

    Version: JonDo 00.12.005

    Pros

    Promises excellent quality protection

    Cons

    Difficult to configure with Google Chrome but easy to use with Firefox IF you use Firefox...Chrome is faster but without this less secure. It requires you address the HTTPS host name and SSL/FTP hostnames and ports. Might be difficult for beginners

    Summary

    Could be useful if configured to work easily with Google Chrome or IE 8 or IE 9

    Updated on Jun 6, 2011

    Entirely waaay too difficult to use....
    Might be easier if you use Mozilla Firefox...
    Little or no directions for use with IE9 pr Google Chrome

    Updated on Jun 6, 2011

    Useless unless you use Mozilla Firefox

    Updated on Jun 7, 2011

    Horrible....unless you have Mozilla Firefox you can not figure out how to configure it... instructions are almost non-existent....

    I tried on both IE 9 and Google Chrome and just could not configure it. They need to give clear concise instructions for those of us who like Google Chrome IE 8 or 9 and any of the other browsers,. So we can use this thing

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  • 5 stars

    "This is Easy & Works Great!!!"

    December 02, 2010   |   By Xgates

    Version: JonDo 00.12.005

    Pros

    This is very easy to use, don't listen to all the people who can't handle this, it's ridiculously simple to use and works!

    Cons

    There are no cons other than the clowns posting negative things on this site complaining about a great product who have no clue!

    Summary

    Listen to the clueless and you'll end up one too!

    Listen to a Pro which I am an IT Tech and learn something, which is the tool works and it's one of the simplest to use, along with the Tor Browser for Firefox.

    Granted depending on where you live the connection could be slow but there are 4 free ones to choose from and I'm in the states and they work fast for me!

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  • 4 stars

    "Easy to use."

    November 30, 2010   |   By rawr-kyro

    Version: JonDo 00.12.005

    Pros

    I love the speed it has it you can find the right server to connect to. It's fast and very simple once you know what to do. You don't have to pay to use multiple servers, and theres a portable version of it.

    Cons

    The product could use more faster servers.

    Summary

    It's fast, best proxy product i've used and i'm sticking with it. And anyone that complains that it's horrible, they're most likely ignorant and didn't read the instructions fully. (Install Firefox Jondo & install Jon Do; connect to an experimental server because it's faster)

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  • 1 stars

    "Errors trying to download."

    October 31, 2010   |   By JtJt12944

    Version: JonDo 00.12.005

    Pros

    None-could not get the download to work.

    Cons

    Showed errors on every attempt to download.

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  • 5 stars

    "very fast and smart"

    October 05, 2010   |   By alex011998

    Version: JonDo 00.12.005

    Pros

    simply to use

    Cons

    nothing as well

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  • 4 stars

    "It works! once your figure it out !"

    September 15, 2010   |   By cla_mal

    Version: JonDo 00.12.005

    Pros

    It does what it supposed to,even provide a testing site to see if your set up is correct, which is very useful !
    It is FREE ! It did allow me to access most blocked sites, sites blocks by the ISP or govt agency !

    Cons

    You have to follow the set up correctly and once you get it right it is easy the next time round, otherwise..( it took me 40 min to get it work the 1st time!) Sometimes, the line cut without notice.

    Summary

    It work better and faster than most VPN i tried, and it is really free unless you want faster connection. expect the ini set up problem, once you get the hang of it, it is easy to use. Cnet is corret to gives it 5 stars rating !
    My advice, read JONDO set up instruction clearly 1st, don't jump into the set up page !
    Apart fm the set up,it is aok. also, the google serach will be in other language ( just reset the English google as default home page to by pass this )
    For a free software, it is very fine !

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  • 1 stars

    "Free MY A**!"

    August 29, 2010   |   By MexicanMalena

    Version: JonDo 00.12.005

    Pros

    None really, it ssssslllllllllllooooooooowwwwwsssssss everything so much! Hard to understand, difficult to operate, I do not know who in cnet revewed this but he/she needs glasses... OR them to gift us with bigger broadbands and/or faster pcs...

    Cons

    Hard to understand, too limited to actually provide efficient IP coverage. It is very polite indeed, if you live in Europe, it might work for you, otherwise it is just a blatant blob.

    Summary

    Furthermore, if you want to "speed tings up" you have to purchase a third party offer to "encourage" them to improve the product... don't think so.

    so it not only does not provide you with the "simple" and user friendly platform that you were promised (you have to set up everything yourself and by hand) you need to test and test and test and the browser will go SO slow that you might get things done faster by leaving your office, jumping on a plane and flying to that other country!

    It is also the worst case of internet marketing! forcing you to purchse comething from third party companies and dubious products so that you can actually access the part that you are interested! *** & WTH? Do they think that all we do in the western side of the world is watch XXX sites?

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  • 1 stars

    "Piece of C*@P"

    April 16, 2010   |   By bluprynt

    Version: JonDo 00.12.005

    Pros

    Loaded easily

    Cons

    Kept switching my pages to German, French, Canadian, whatever it chose no matter how many times I config'd correctly!

    Summary

    I'd like to be able to read what I'm surfing for...

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