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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

A proxy is only as good as its filter set, so the fact that Privoxy hasn't updated since 2004 should not be taken lightly. The interface is primarily text files, which makes it easy for advanced users to update the filters. Novice users will appreciate that this utility is easy to install, but will dislike that it isn't easy to configure. There really isn't a help file. The configuration file does mention how to enable the proxy in your browsers, but most users would miss the required information. Privoxy only works for browsers that can use a proxy, so don't expect any help with your instant messenger programs.

Though the filter is more than two years old, it still blocks many types of pop-ups and pop-unders. Unfortunately, it isn't easy to set to ignore the pop-ups you want to allow. We did like the blocked pages log that Privoxy displays, making it easy to track pop-up URLs. However, most novice users would find that it shows information they simply don't need. All that said, this freeware is useful for those users advanced enough to add to the filter, but everyone else would prefer a proxy that's easier to configure.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.0.23

Version 3.0.23 is a bug fixing release.


Publisher The Privoxy Project
Publisher web site
Release Date January 29, 2015
Date Added April 29, 2015
Version 3.0.23


Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 497.08KB
File Name privoxy_setup_3_0_23.exe


Total Downloads 31,742
Downloads Last Week 2


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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