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ArchiCrypt Stealth

By Softwareentwicklung Remus Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

Bring your Web surfing to a dead stop with this privacy software. That wasn't the intention of the publisher, but it is the result of using many of the proxy servers found by this utility. ArchiCrypt Stealth's interface isn't the most professional looking you'll find in this genre, but buttons are well labeled, and there is a good internal consistency to the various pages. Novice users would do well to read the overview before wading into this app.

Web surfing privacy software lives and dies by how good are its proxies. Save for one, every proxy we tested that was found through this utility brought our surfing to a standstill. The program's other functions worked well, although they were not all well designed. The Web site blocker stops select pages from loading, but adding sites to the blocked list was tedious. The Content Filter and Cookie Manager also suffered from an inability to quickly add multiple sites to the blocked list. A very simple spyware component did make it simple to filter Active-X components.

ArchiCrypt Stealth's functions are well extended with plug-ins, and the program's plug-in editor makes it possible for experienced users to create their own functions. The demo is limited to listing 10 proxy servers. This isn't the perfect Web-surfing privacy tool, but intermediate to advanced users might find some use for the extras if not for its proxy capabilities.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.23.1

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added October 10, 2006
Version 4.23.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server

Popularity

Total Downloads 7,403
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

Defeat local snooping, protect your privacy, and surf the Web anonymously. Any Web administrator is able to collect information about anyone who visits his website. Via your IP address, it is possible to clearly determine, who you are, when you visited which Internet sites, which browser and operating system you are using. ArchiCrypt Stealth brings this spying to an end.

Version 4.23.1 adds automatic support for about 15 browsers.