NetSentry
NetSentry
1.1

3.3

NetSentry free download for Mac

NetSentry

1.1
30 November 2004

Ad-blocking and content-filtering Web proxy server.

Overview

NetSentry runs in the background while you use your Web browser. Web traffic passes through NetSentry before reaching your browser, allowing NetSentry to decide what to filter out and what to let through. Filtering rules are fully user-customizable.

One of the most useful functions of HTTP request filtering is ad-blocking. NetSentry comes pre-loaded with an extensive list of advertising domains and URL patterns. NetSentry will block the majority of Web advertising right out of the box, with zero configuration. Ad-blocking can also make pages load faster by eliminating undesired bandwidth-hungry content.

Features:
  • Optional Background-only operation
  • Connection logging
  • Fully customizable rule set
  • Multi-host gateway server
  • Minimal RAM/CPU footprint

What's new in NetSentry

Version 1.1:
  • Added the ability to channel requests through an external proxy server.

4 NetSentry Reviews

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misterjspencer
24 February 2005

Most helpful

couldn't get it to work, lack of a manual or FAQ leaves me stumped, it just blocks everything..WHY?
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Version 1.1
misterjspencer
24 February 2005
couldn't get it to work, lack of a manual or FAQ leaves me stumped, it just blocks everything..WHY?
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
30 November 2004
Why not just use CSS-adblocking? It's free and doesn't use any extra resources. check out http://www.floppymoose.com
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
29 November 2004
If you're a Mozilla/Firefox user, just install the Adblock extension (click "Get more extensions", under the Tools > Extensions menu. Honestly, why have a full-time process eating up your machine's resources, when it's only used when you surf the web? Just get a better browser! Even Safari has adblock extension capability - I'm not sure where the free ones are though...
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
28 November 2004
Nice and clean but Privoxy is an open source solutions that does the same for free, and is also extensively customizable.
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Version 1.0
2 answer(s)
Ty Rayner
Ty Rayner
28 November 2004
It's true that Privoxy is very extensible and it offers more configuration options than NetSentry. NetSentry's advantages are 1) being infinitely more user-friendly, and 2) performance. NetSentry will not incur any noticeable lag while filtering pages, whereas Privoxy generally will. As a former Privoxy user, I wrote NetSentry to make ad blocking accessible to all Mac users.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
Anonymous
28 November 2004
Thanks for your reply I will test netSentry over the next few days to see if its performance is really better than Privoxy, which I find already acceptable. I will post my review in the next few days with the results, especially if they concur with your observations (as I do not like to write about other programs extensively on review pages, but here I felt that Privoxy deserved a mention).
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Version 1.0
$25.00

3.3

App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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