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Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Mediocre
Average User Rating:
out of 1 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2
  • Total Downloads:
    1,940
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 05, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try (8-day trial); $14.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    3.9MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Convoluted setup, slow or missing proxy servers, and a poor interface is what you'll get with this disappointing privacy tool. XMicro Internet Security: Anonymous Surfing's tool-tray interface opens to a poorly constructed dialog that obscures function buttons and program information. You can work your way around the interface, but it only leads to more problems. When you do get everything working, you'll find settings affect only Internet Explorer. Confusingly, the Help file lists options not available with this application.

The Anonymous Surfing Tool is the only component to this utility. It's a proxy server that helpfully searches for the best available server. Unfortunately, that list is short and most servers are unresponsive or slow. Each time you want to change servers, the list must be reverified. It's a slow process, although there is an option to automatically change servers every 15 minutes to 3 hours. There is an easily set option to enter the IP address of a known proxy server, but you could simply enter the IP directly in Internet Explorer without using this utility.

Without a speedy proxy server, this program proves more of a hindrance than a helpful privacy tool. Novices won't find it simple enough, and advanced users won't be pleased with the features. You won't need the full eight-day demo to know that this program has little to offer users of any level.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher XMicro
Publisher web site http://www.xmicro.com
Release Date July 05, 2007
Date Added July 05, 2007
Version 2
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 3.9MB
File Name xm-00004.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,940
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 8-day trial
Price $14.99

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