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GhostSurf 2007 Platinum

By Tenebril Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

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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What's new in version 5.5

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Date Added April 30, 2009
Version 5.5

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Developer's Description

GhostSurf Platinum makes you invisible on the Internet and ensures a secure surfing experience. GhostSurf enables even novice PC users to erase all traces of their online activity, encrypt their Internet connection and remove aggressive spyware automatically. Additional features provide a secure location to store confidential files and eliminate online ads. GhostSurf routes your surfing through proprietary anonymous hubs and lets you see every piece of data your computer emits over the Internet. It even erases your Web history, cache, clipboard, cookies and more using Dept. of Defense standards for data destruction. The SpyCatcher component employs a multi-pronged method for spyware detection to provide the most advanced spyware protection available. GhostMyMail stops spam and protects your online identity. In just seconds you can create anonymous email addresses to send and receive messages freely while hiding your identity from the outside world. Shop, surf, and chat on the Internet without worrying about your inbox being flooded with unwanted email, wasting your time and increasing your risk of falling victim to scams and viruses.