Saturday, December 22, 2007

IE-SPYAD for Internet Explorer, Windows Hosts file and Agnitum Outpost Firewall Block Filter

Overview
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IE-SPYAD for ZonedOut contains a set of Internet Explorer "Restricted sites" lists for use with ZonedOut, a free Internet Explorer zone management utility:

http://www.funkytoad.com/content/view/15/33/

ZonedOut automates the process of loading the IE-SPYAD sites list into Internet Explorer's Restricted sites zone. In order to use the Restricted sites lists included in this package, you must download and use ZonedOut.

Like the "original" IE-SPYAD (which has been "retired" and is no longer available), IE-SPYAD for ZonedOut adds a long list of sites and domains associated with known advertisers, marketers, and crapware pushers to the Restricted sites zone of Internet Explorer. Once you merge this list of sites and domains into the Registry, the web sites for these companies will not be able to use cookies, ActiveX controls, Java applets, or scripting to compromise your privacy or your PC while you surf the Net. Nor will they be able to use your browser to push unwanted pop-ups, cookies, or auto-installing programs on your PC.

Please note that IE-SPYAD for ZonedOut is not an ad blocker. It cannot cause Internet Explorer to start blocking standard banner ads. You will still see most banner ads. IE-SPYAD merely enables Internet Explorer to impose limits on what advertisers, marketers, and crapware pushers can do with your web browser. For example, IE-SPYAD will:

* STOP UNWANTED CRAPWARE from being installed behind your back via "drive-
by-downloads";

* PREVENT THE HIJACKING OF YOUR HOME PAGE and other key Internet Explorer
settings;

* SHUT DOWN ACTIVEX, JAVA, AND SCRIPTING, all of which can be employed to
push obnoxious advertising on you and compromise your privacy and security;

* BLOCK COOKIES, which can be used to monitor and track your travels around
the Internet;

* COMBAT OBNOXIOUS SCRIPT-BASED POPUPS that clutter your screen and force
unwanted advertising on you.

These Restricted sites lists are based in part on info from:

1. discussions in major anti-spyware forums such as:

SpywareInfo Forums: (http://www.spywareinfo.com/forums/)
Spyware Warrior: (http://spywarewarrior.com/index.php)
CastleCops: (http://castlecops.com/forums.html)

2. the latest updates to well-known anti-crapware programs such as:

SpyBot Search & Destroy: (http://security.kolla.de/)
Lavasoft Ad-aware: (http://www.lavasoft.de/)
SpywareBlaster: (http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html)

3. other crapware reference sites such as:

and.doxdesk.com: (http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/)
CounterExploitation: (http://cexx.org/adware.htm)
Kephyr.com: (http://www.kephyr.com/)
PestPatrol: (http://www.pestpatrol.com/)
SpywareGuide.com: (http://www.spywareguide.com/)
Webhelper:(http://www.webhelper4u.com/)

4. the latest updates to HOSTS files from:

hpguru: (http://www.hosts-file.net/downloads.html)
MVPS: (http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm)

Windows Hosts file always updated: http://www.hosts-file.net/?s=Download
Extended with more Ads and Counter: HOSTS


AGNIS for Outpost Personal Firewall Pro
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AGNIS for Outpost contains a set of ad block lists for use with Agnitum Outpost Personal Firewall Pro. These block lists are ports of the original AGNIS block lists for AtGuard, Norton Internet Security, and Norton Personal Firewall (http://www.spywarewarrior.com/uiuc/resource.htm) and are made available to Agnitum Outpost users.

These block lists are based in part on info from:

1. discussions in major anti-spyware forums such as:

SpywareInfo Forums: (http://www.spywareinfo.com/forums/)
Spyware Warrior: (http://spywarewarrior.com/index.php)
CastleCops: (http://castlecops.com/forums.html)

2. the latest updates to well-known anti-crapware programs such as:

SpyBot Search & Destroy: (http://security.kolla.de/)
Lavasoft Ad-aware: (http://www.lavasoft.de/)
SpywareBlaster: (http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html)

3. other crapware reference sites such as:

and.doxdesk.com: (http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/)
CounterExploitation: (http://cexx.org/adware.htm)
Kephyr.com: (http://www.kephyr.com/)
PestPatrol: (http://www.pestpatrol.com/)
SpywareGuide.com: (http://www.spywareguide.com/)
Webhelper:(http://www.webhelper4u.com/)

4. the latest updates to HOSTS files from:

hpguru: (http://www.hosts-file.net/downloads.html)
MVPS: (http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm)

For a discussion of the reasons that sites and domains might be included in AGNIS, see the following web page:

Targeting & Inclusion Policy
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/uiuc/target-policy.htm

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Compatibility
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The AGNIS for Outpost block lists can be used with any of the following versions of Agnitum Outpost Personal Firewall Pro:

version 1.0 - version 4.0

The "full-original" AGNIS list is divided into the following sections:

PHRASES
PREFIXES
WEB BUGS
EMAIL NASTIES
BIG AD DOMAINS
MISC AD DOMAINS
CRAPWARE DOMAINS
DIALERS
ADULT NETWORKS\SERVICES
ADULT HOSTING
MISC SERVERS
HYBRIDS
NOT FOR EVERYONE
REMOVED

Installation & Use
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In order to import a block list file do the following:

1. Open up the Outpost interface.

2. Select Plug-ins >> Ads from the menu tree (highlight it).

3. Right click and select Properties.

4. Go To Import Filter select file type all

5. Open the block list you wish to import from the directory
where you saved your custom ad-blocking list files:

ag-ads.ctl: extended ad list for Oupost, based on the original AGNIS list

For IE Pro Filter.ini converted
Latest Version:
IE7Pro v2.0 Beta 4


Outpost Firewall Plugins v4.x latest:
Latest Blockpost + Filter
HTTP Log
Trafic LED
etc..
Outpost Plugins.zip

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