Proxomitron

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Proxomitron, the Universal Web filter was created by Scott R. Lemmon and is a configurable personal web proxy tool. It can be configured to block popup ads, blinking banners and annoying sound clips through the use of regular expression filters. He distributed the program under a "ShonenWare" license; it was free to use, but if you bought a Shonen Knife CD and convinced him you listened to it, he would consider you a registered user.

The program can be hard to configure and can block more than the user intended. The Proxomitron was not designed to be user-friendly.

As of June 2003, the development has been discontinued at version 4.5 and the official site had the message:

"消えました" (kiemashita)

This translates to "it went out" or "gone."

But a few months afterwards, the page redirected to a GeoCities account with a witty message explaining that the project is dead. Nevertheless, the program can still be freely used and distributed.

The author, Scott R. Lemmon, died (http://castlecops.com/article-5228-nested-0-0.html) 1 May 2004 at the age of 36.

Download

Download the Proxomitron (http://www.proxomitron.info/files/index.html)

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External links

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