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Venusian
12-30-02, 01:07 AM
I searched for a thread on pop up stoppers and I saw a lot of you suggested Proxomitron. Well it works okay for me but i seem to have some problems.

when i go to the yahoo news page for example and then click on a category like "Top Stories Section" http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=index2&cid=716 (http://rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/news/subnav/1086/*Link

I get this page:

Error connecting to site
The Proxomitron couldn't connect to...
rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/news/subnav/1086/*http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=index2&cid=716
The site may be busy or the web server may be down.



If I get rid of the part in front of the * it works fine...so i think the * is messing it up. I could put Yahoo on the bypass page but that kinda defeats the point of killing the ads.

TheMadMonk
12-30-02, 10:06 AM
Well, I use the proxomitron, and did what you just said, and the page loaded fine.

Venusian
12-30-02, 11:52 AM
the link you clicked had a * in it?

weird, I wonder why it won't work here. you change any of the settings?

TheMadMonk
12-30-02, 12:40 PM
I don't think I actually edited any of the settings, but I did select/turn on some that weren't selected by default.

QuAcKeR
01-02-03, 11:51 PM
Originally posted by Venusian
when i go to the yahoo news page for example and then click on a category like "Top Stories Section" http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=index2&cid=716 (http://rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/news/subnav/1086/*Link

I get this page:

Error connecting to site
The Proxomitron couldn't connect to...
rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/news/subnav/1086/*http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=index2&cid=716
The site may be busy or the web server may be down.



If I get rid of the part in front of the * it works fine...so i think the * is messing it up. I could put Yahoo on the bypass page but that kinda defeats the point of killing the ads.

I have this problem too! When I read Yahoo news and click the link for the full story the next page never loads... I always have to manually remove the * and everything before it from the url. I don't have proximitron or anything else like that installed...

Blake
02-11-04, 11:30 PM
Figured I might as well post here. I just installed proxomitron and had a quick question.

How does it work? Right now it's just a basic pop-up blocker, ad blocker (turned that off to get the ads on this site), etc. But am I really surfing anonymously now or do I have to go through some anonymous proxy somewhere?

FuzzyBallz
02-11-04, 11:39 PM
Never in my life have I heard of this so called Proxomitron pop-up blocker, nor have I recommended it. IMO, third party pop-up blockers are just as bad as the pop-ups. If you want a good pop-up blocker, get Phoenix/Firebird/Firefox from mozilla.org.

Blake
02-11-04, 11:51 PM
I use Firefox as my browser (and it catches the pop-ups), the proxomitron is a proxy - you can probably read more about it here:

http://www.proxomitron.info

I'm just asking how exactly it works and if, by using it I'm surfing anonymously or if I need further configurations :)

UWSarge
02-12-04, 12:16 AM
Blake, you aren't surfing anonymously while you are using it. Proxomitron just runs as a proxy service to filter incoming http traffic. From a web server perspective, the server won't care who is making the request, be it proxomitron or firefox, but it'll still see the request had originated from your computer's IP.

If you want to see what it does, just turn on the log window and you'll see all the http traffic that it is parsing.

Professor Frink
02-12-04, 02:06 PM
I've always been a fan of Proxomitron, because it is so versatile -- blocking pop-ups, removing ad banners, blocking MIDI music, and so much more.

I also like how it isn't really an installed program (well, at least the older one that I use). It is just a stand-alone .EXE, which doesn't add or remove anything from your system.