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IE-SPYAD Restricted Sites List

Last Updated: Aug 31 '09

Please Note: the original IE-SPYAD format that used .REG files to load and unload the Restricted Sites list is no longer available and will not be maintained. The same holds true for IE-SPYAD2. Both are replaced by what used to be called IE-SPYAD for ZonedOut. ZonedOut is a free utility that loads and unloads a plain text list of domains into the Restricted sites zone. You can think of ZonedOut as an improved replacement for the .BAT file utility used in the "original" IE-SPYAD. This new version of IE-SPYAD provides the same protection as the old version, but is easier to use and maintain.

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

http://www.funkytoad.com/index.php?...

This Restricted sites list is the same as the older "original" IE-SPYAD. The ZonedOut utility from FunkyToad simply automates the process of loading the IE-SPYAD sites list into Internet Explorer's Restricted sites zone, much like the batch file installer in the "original" IE-SPYAD.

IE-SPYAD 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 is not an ad blocker. It will not block standard banner ads in Internet Explorer. What this Restricted sites list of known advertisers and crapware pushers will do, however, is:

  • 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.

This Restricted sites list is based in part on info from discussions in major anti-spyware forums, the latest updates to well-known anti-crapware programs, other crapware reference sites, and the latest updates to publicly available HOSTS files. You can read a "Targeting and Inclusion Policy" for IE-SPYAD HERE.

For privacy and security in Internet Explorer, you may also be interested in another utility available from this site: Enough is Enough!.

Compatibility:

This ad/spy server "Restricted Zone" list can be used with the following versions of Internet Explorer:

  • Internet Explorer 8.0
  • Internet Explorer 7.0
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 (incl. SP1)
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 (incl. SP1 & SP2)
  • Internet Explorer 5.01 (incl. SP1 & SP2)
  • Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Internet Explorer 4.01 (incl. SP1 & SP2)
  • Internet Explorer 4.0

Note: this file works only with Internet Explorer; it will have no effect whatsoever on Opera, Mozilla, Netscape 6.0/7.0, or the older Netscape Navigator/Communicator.

To use the IE-SPYAD for ZonedOut "Restricted sites" lists you must also download ZonedOut, a free Internet Explorer zone management utility:

http://www.funkytoad.com/index.php?...

Internet Explorer 8.0

Early versions of Internet Explorer 8.0 had stability/performance issues with large numbers of domains loaded in the Restricted Sites zone. Those issues are now resolved. With the release of the June 2009 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8.0, large Restricted Sites lists such as IE-SPYAD can be used with Internet Explorer 8.0.

Installation & Use:

To install and uninstall the IE-SPYAD for ZonedOut Restricted sites lists, you must download and use ZonedOut, a free Internet Explorer zone management utility:

http://www.funkytoad.com/index.php?...

After you load the IE-SPYAD for ZonedOut Restricted sites list, make sure that your settings for the Restricted sites zone in Internet Explorer are configured for maximum paranoia (i.e., set everything to "Disable" or "Prompt").

For more information on installing and using the IE-SPYAD for ZonedOut Restricted sites list as well as the ZonedOut utility, consult the ReadMe.txt included in the package. To view ReadMe.txt online, click HERE.

For more information on the Restricted sites zone, how it is used, as well as troubleshooting tips, see the ReadMe for the "original" IE-SPYAD HERE.

Uninstall Previous Versions:

If you have installed a previous version of IE-SPYAD, you should uninstall that old version before installing the new version. Use the ZonedOut utility from FunkyToad to uninstall those older versions, including any "original" versions of IE-SPYAD that you might have installed. (Note that the ZonedOut utility will not uninstall IE-SPYAD2 versions of the Restricted sites list. To uninstall IE-SPYAD2, use the uninstaller that came with IE-SPYAD2.)

Updates:

The IE-SPYAD Restricted zone list is regularly updated. You can download updated versions of IE-SPYAD from this very page, which lists the last time that IE-SPYAD was updated (see above and below). I usually try to update IE-SPYAD at least once a month, though I often update more frequently.

When IE-SPYAD is updated, the entire list is updated (there's no separate update file). Simply download the updated IE-SPYAD_ZO.ZIP or .EXE file from the Download section below. When you unpack the file that you downloaded, you'll notice that IE-ADS.TXT (the main list) and IE-NFE.TXT (the optional list) both have new file dates.

To install an updated version of IE-SPYAD, uninstall the old version of IE-SPYAD by using the ZonedOut utility. Then import the new IE-ADS.TXT using ZonedOut.

There is no special forum, newsgroup, or web board for IE-SPYAD. I do hang out regularly in several newsgroups and forums where you can often find folks discussing IE-SPYAD (and other things related to privacy & security). I also announce updates to IE-SPYAD in the "updates" section of those forums. See the Updates for IE-SPYAD & AGNIS section at the bottom of this page for links to those forums and newsgroups.

Download:

IE-SPYAD for ZonedOut

IE-SPYAD_ZO.EXE Free! 493 KB PGP signature
IE-SPYAD_ZO.ZIP Free! 425 KB PGP signature

To use the IE-SPYAD for ZonedOut "Restricted sites" lists you must also download ZonedOut, a free Internet Explorer zone management utility:

http://www.funkytoad.com/index.php?...

For a list of additions and changes to the most recent common list from which both AGNIS and IE-SPYAD were built, see this summary.

IE-SPYAD is distributed with a License, which you should read. A copy of that License is included with every downloadable package of IE-SPYAD. You can read a copy of that License online HERE.

These files have been signed with with my 4096/1024 DH/DSS PGP key. You can get it and my other PGP keys HERE.

The PGP signature files are digital signatures that PGP users can use to verify the integrity and origin of the download packages. If you're not a PGP user, you don't have to download the PGP signature files (or my PGP public keys) in order to use the utilities that I make available. If you're interested in learning more about PGP, check some of the links on THIS page.

This program is Free! Please read this License & Disclaimer.

Last Updated: Aug 31 '09


 
AGNIS: AtGuard/NIS/NPF Ad Block List

Last Updated: Aug 31 '09

NOTICE: Upon the anticipated release of Norton Internet Security 2010, the AGNIS Ad Block List for AtGuard/NIS/NPF will be discontinued. I do not expect that Symantec will reintroduce the ad blocking feature last seen in NIS 2007 into NIS 2010. With the last version of NIS that supported ad blocking almost three years old, it is simply time to retire this particular block list. IE-SPYAD and the versions of AGNIS for other platforms are unaffected by this change.

AGNIS contains a set of customized ad block lists for AtGuard, Norton Internet Security 2000/2001/2002/2003, and Norton Personal Firewall 2003. These block lists are much more extensive than the default ad block lists shipped with all of these programs. AGNIS includes both a "full" and "lite" version of this customized ad block list for each application:

  • AtGuard:     AG-ADS.REG and AG-LITE.REG
  • NIS / NPFNIS-ADS.REG and NIS-LITE.REG

These block lists are based in part on info from discussions in major anti-spyware forums, the latest updates to well-known anti-crapware programs, other crapware reference sites, and the latest updates to publicly available HOSTS files. You can read a "Targeting and Inclusion Policy" for IE-SPYAD HERE.

Batch File Utility Included:

Also included with AGNIS is a batch file utility (AGNIS.BAT), which can be used to install the appropriate version of the new ad block list. AGNIS.BAT can also be used to perform a number of other functions with ad block lists. Please see the ReadMe.txt shipped with AGNIS for more information.

Note: users of Norton Internet Security 2002 Professional, Norton Internet Security 2003, Norton Internet Security 2003 Professional, Norton Personal Firewall 2003, Norton Internet Security 2004, Norton Internet Security 2004 Professional, Norton Personal Firewall 2004, Norton Internet Security 2005, Norton Personal Firewall 2005, Norton Internet Security 2006, Norton Personal Firewall 2006, and Norton Internet Security 2007 should not use the AGNIS.BAT batch file utility to load, remove, or backup AGNIS block lists. Use the ProWAGoN utility written by Christian Haagensen instead. See the ProWAGoN section below for more information on downloading, installing, and using ProWAGoN with AGNIS.

Compatibility:

The block lists included with AGNIS are compatible with the following versions of AtGuard, Norton Internet Security, and Norton Personal Firewall:

  • AtGuard 3.x
  • NIS 2007 10.0 *
  • NPF2006 *
  • NIS 2006 9.0 *
  • NPF 2005 *
  • NIS 2005 8.0 *
  • NPF 2004 *
  • NIS 2004 7.0 Pro *
  • NIS 2004 7.0 *
  • NPF 2003 *
  • NIS 2003 6.0 Pro *
  • NIS 2003 6.0 *
  • NIS 2002 4.5 Pro *
  • NIS 2002 4.0
  • NIS 2001 3.0
  • NIS 2001 2.5
  • NIS 2000 2.0
  • NIS 2000 1.0

* Users of Norton Internet Security 2002 Professional, Norton Internet Security 2003, Norton Internet Security 2003 Professional, Norton Personal Firewall 2003, Norton Internet Security 2004, Norton Internet Security 2004 Professional, Norton Personal Firewall 2004, Norton Internet Security 2005, Norton Personal Firewall 2005, Norton Internet Security 2006, Norton Personal Firewall 2006, and Norton Internet Security 2007 should see the note below for special information on using AGNIS with those versions of NIS and NPF.

NIS 2008 & NIS 2009

Norton Internet Security 2008 and 2009 do not include the ad-blocking facility of earlier versions, nor do the Add-on Packs for these latest versions. As such, the AGNIS block list is completely useless for the two latest versions of Norton Internet Security. Whether Symantec restores the ad-blocking functionality in future versions of NIS remains to be seen, but it is doubtful.

NIS 2002 Pro, NPF 2003, & Higher

The AGNIS block lists can be used with Norton Internet Security 2002 Professional, Norton Internet Security 2003, Norton Internet Security 2003 Professional, Norton Personal Firewall 2003, Norton Internet Security 2004, Norton Internet Security 2004 Professional, Norton Personal Firewall 2004, Norton Internet Security 2005, Norton Personal Firewall 2005, Norton Internet Security 2006, Norton Personal Firewall 2006, and Norton Internet Security 2007, however, you must use the ProWAGoN utility written by Christian Haagensen to load, remove, and backup the block lists. The AGNIS.BAT batch file utility cannot be used to add and remove block lists from these versions of NIS and NPF due to anti-tampering restrictions in these firewalls. Use ProWAGoN instead.

For ad blocking to be available in NIS 2007, the Norton Internet Security Add-on Pack must be downloaded and installed: 

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/custserv.nsf/docid/2006092616462646

See the ProWAGoN section on this page below for more information on downloading, installing, and using the ProWAGoN utility with AGNIS.

Installation & Use:

Download one of the following files from the Download section below:

  • AGNIS.EXE is a self-extracting .ZIP file, which you can double-click on to extract the files inside (default dir is C:\AGNIS).
  • AGNIS.ZIP requires that you have an "zip/unzip" program like WinZip, 7-Zip, or PowerArchiver to extract the files.

For more information on installing and using the files contained with AGNIS consult ReadMe.txt file. To view ReadMe.txt online, click HERE.

Previous Block Lists:

If you have installed a previous version of one of the block lists supplied with AGNIS.EXE, you do not need to uninstall that old block list before installing one of the new versions, although you can if you wish. See the ReadMe.txt for more information on uninstalling older versions of the AGNIS block list.

New "Super-Lite" AGNIS List

The Mar. 22, 2004 version of AGNIS introduced a new version of the AGNIS lists: a "super-lite" block list for AtGuard and NIS/NPF users. This "super-lite" version is about 1/3 the size of the full list and can be found in the \SUP sub-directory of the AGNIS installation directory. This "super-lite" version was created primarily to assist AtGuard users who might be experiencing problems (errors, system crashes) with one of the larger lists. A version for NIS/NPF users has also been included, though.

As this new "super-lite" version contains only a small sub-set of the "full" list, it will probably not be updated as frequently as the "full" and "lite" versions. It will be updated only when new entries for its five main sections are added. Users can track new entries that have been added to the AGNIS list by checking the "change list."

For more information on installing and using this new "super-lite" AGNIS list, see either the ReadMe.txt or this news notice.

Updates to the AGNIS Block Lists:

The AGNIS block lists are regularly updated. You can download updated versions of AGNIS from this very page, which lists the last time that AGNIS was updated (see above and below). I usually try to update AGNIS at least once a month, though I often update more frequently.

There is no special forum, newsgroup, or web board for AGNIS. I do hang out regularly in several newsgroups and forums where you can often find folks discussing AGNIS (and other things related to privacy & security). I also announce updates to AGNIS in the "updates" section of those forums. See the Updates for IE-SPYAD & AGNIS section at the bottom of this page for links to those forums and newsgroups.

Download:

AGNIS.EXE Free! 3156 KB PGP signature
AGNIS.ZIP  Free! 3088 KB PGP signature

For a list of additions and changes to the most recent common list from which both AGNIS and IE-SPYAD were built, see this summary.

AGNIS is distributed with a License, which you should read. A copy of that License is included with every downloadable package of AGNIS. You can read a copy of that License online HERE.

These files have been signed with with my 4096/1024 DH/DSS PGP key. You can get it and my other PGP keys HERE.

The PGP signature files are digital signatures that PGP users can use to verify the integrity and origin of the download packages. If you're not a PGP user, you don't have to download the PGP signature files (or my PGP public keys) in order to use the utilities that I make available. If you're interested in learning more about PGP, check some of the links on THIS page.

This program is Free! Please read this License & Disclaimer.

Credits & Acknowledgements:

Special thanks to Christian Haagensen and David Stockbridge for their invaluable help in putting together this ad blocking package.

Thanks also go to "Cosmos," a moderator in the Agnitum Outpost forums, for the scripts used to produce the "Straight" versions of the AGNIS block lists. "Cosmos" originally created the scripts in order to convert the AGNIS block lists for use with Agnitum's Outpost firewall. You can find the Outpost versions of AGNIS in this thread on the Agnitum support groups:

          http://www.outpostfirewall.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&postid=4342

Last Updated: Aug 31 '09


   
ProWAGoN 3.0.0: NIS/NPF Block List Utility

Last Updated: Oct 23 '04

NOTICE: Upon the anticipated release of Norton Internet Security 2010, the AGNIS Ad Block List for AtGuard/NIS/NPF will and the ProWAGoN Utility be discontinued. I do not expect that Symantec will reintroduce the ad blocking feature last seen in NIS 2007 into NIS 2010. With the last version of NIS that supported ad blocking almost three years old, it is simply time to retire this particular block list and its loading utility. IE-SPYAD and the versions of AGNIS for other platforms are unaffected by this change.

New! Version 3.0 - now supports NIS 2007 and NPF 2006!

The AGNIS block lists (see above) can be used with these more recent versions of Norton Internet Security and Norton Personal Firewall:

  • Norton Internet Security 2002 Professional
  • Norton Internet Security 2003
  • Norton Internet Security 2003 Professional
  • Norton Personal Firewall 2003
  • Norton Internet Security 2004
  • Norton Internet Security 2004 Professional
  • Norton Personal Firewall 2004
  • Norton Internet Security 2005
  • Norton Personal Firewall 2005
  • Norton Internet Security 2006
  • Norton Personal Firewall 2006
  • Norton Internet Security 2007

...however, users of those versions of NIS and NPF must use the ProWAGoN block list utility written by Christian Haagensen to add, remove, and backup block lists. For ad blocking to be available in NIS 2007, the Norton Internet Security Add-on Pack must be downloaded and installed: 

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/custserv.nsf/docid/2006092616462646

Due to anti-tampering mechanisms introduced in these versions of NIS and NPF, the standard means of merging block lists into the Registry will not work. If you're running any of the NIS or NPF versions listed above, do not attempt to manually merge an AGNIS block list into the Registry or manipulate your block list by using the AGNIS.BAT batch file utility included with AGNIS. Use the ProWAGoN utility instead.

Compatibility:

ProWAGoN is designed to be used with:

  • NIS 2007 10.0
  • NPF 2006 9.0
  • NIS 2006 9.0
  • NPF 2005 8.0
  • NIS 2005 8.0
  • NPF 2004 7.0
  • NIS 2004 Pro 7.0
  • NIS 2004 7.0
  • NPF 2003 6.0
  • NIS 2003 Pro 6.0
  • NIS 2003 6.0
  • NIS 2002 4.5 Professional

Users of earlier versions of NIS (including the original, non-professional NIS 2002 v. 4.0) should not use ProWAGoN. If you have one of those earlier versions of NIS, you can use the AGNIS batch file utility (AGNIS.BAT) included with the AGNIS block list to load, backup, and remove AGNIS block lists. You can also merge AGNIS block lists (which are .REG files) directly into the Registry. See the ReadMe.txt included with AGNIS for instructions on loading and removing AGNIS block lists.

Ad blocking is new to NPF in NPF 2003 v. 6.0. Users of earlier versions of NPF cannot load or use ad blocking lists at all. For ad blocking to be available in NIS 2007, the Norton Internet Security Add-on Pack must be downloaded and installed: 

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/custserv.nsf/docid/2006092616462646

NIS 2008 & NIS 2009

Norton Internet Security 2008 and 2009 do not include the ad-blocking facility of earlier versions, nor do the Add-on Packs for these latest versions. As such, the AGNIS block list is completely useless for the two latest versions of Norton Internet Security. Whether Symantec restores the ad-blocking functionality in future versions of NIS remains to be seen, but it is doubtful.

What's New, Changed, & Fixed

Here are the things fixed, added or changed in ProWAGoN:

Version 3.0:
  • Added: support for Norton Internet Security 2004, Norton Internet Security Professional 2004, and Norton Personal Firewall 2004.
    (Note: changes made to this version of ProWAGoN also allow it to support succeeding versions of NIS and NPF.)  
  • Changed: to make the code simpler, the user now needs to bring up the Ad Blocking window/tab to the front, before having ProWAGoN do its thing. Hey, it's not that bad... the user will be forced to become familiar with the Ad Blocking tab and its main controls, and also may avoid confusion. Of course, this change makes updating ProWAGoN easier.
     
  • Fixed: some bugs fixed (I'm not Schwarznegger, but with the major rewrite, they weren't fixed, they were "terminated").

Version 2.0.1:

  • Changed: minor tweak on the "Configurations" window, to clarify whether a button was referring to a NAV button or a NIS button: the text "You have Norton Antivirus installed, so when you press this button, a pop-up menu appears" was changed to "You have Norton Antivirus installed, so when you press the 'Options' button, a pop-up menu appears". 

Version 2.0:

  • New: support for Norton Internet Security 2003 Professional Edition, and Norton Personal Firewall 2003.
     
  • Fixed: ProWAGoN was exporting the backup .reg files with the header "REGEDIT 4". The correct header is "REGEDIT4" (no space). Registry files with a space in the header will not merge properly (even though REGEDIT reports "success"). This isn't really a problem for ProWAGoN users (who shouldn't be merging these unencrypted versions anyway), but it could be for someone who wanted to re-use a backup .reg list on a system with NIS 2002 or earlier (which uses unencrypted keys).
     
  • Fixed: in the intro window the word "mimic" was misspelled.
     
  • Changed: the default name for the exported backup file is "MyCurrentNortonAdBlockingList.reg". In the previous version it was "MyCurrentNISAdBlockingList.reg". Since the program now supports NPF, the "NIS" part was replaced.
     
  • Changed: slightly increased the pause ProWAGoN does between each message sent to the firewall. This may help ProWAGoN to send the correct messages to the proper edit boxes and windows.

Installation & Use:

Download one of the following files from the Download section below:

  • ProWAGoN3.EXE is a self-extracting .ZIP file, which you can double-click on to extract the files inside (default dir is C:\PROWAGON3).
  • ProWAGoN3.ZIP requires that you have an "zip/unzip" program like WinZip, 7-Zip, or PowerArchiver to extract the files.

For more information on installing and using ProWAGoN consult ReadMe.txt file. To view an HTML version of the ReadMe.txt (w/ screenshots) online, click HERE.

ProWAGoN requires the Visual Basic 5 (VB5) runtimes from Microsoft. You can get them by downloading and installing the VB5 runtime package from Microsoft:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/vb50pro/utility/1/win98/EN-US/Msvbvm50.exe

ProWAGoN Configuration:

Please remember that ProWAGoN does require some initial configuration in order to work properly with NPF and NIS. See the Configuration section in the ReadMe.txt for instructions on configuring ProWAGoN so that it interacts with NIS and NPF properly.

Download:

ProWAGoN3.EXE Free! 200 KB
ProWAGoN3.ZIP Free! 137 KB

The main executable (ProWAGoN.exe) in both download packages has been signed with PGP by the author of ProWAGoN, Christian Haagensen. You can download Christian Haagensen's PGP key HERE. The author's PGP key has itself been signed with my 4096/1024 DH/DSS PGP key. You can get my signing key and my other PGP keys HERE.

The PGP signature files included in both download packages are digital signatures that PGP users can use to verify the integrity and origin of the main ProWAGoN executable. If you're not a PGP user, you don't have to download the PGP signature files (or either of our PGP public keys) in order to use ProWAGoN. If you're interested in learning more about PGP, check some of the links on THIS page.

You can download the ProWAGoN source code HERE (114 kb).

This Free! program was written by Christian Haagensen Gontijo and is Copyright 2002-2003 Christian Haagensen Gontijo. Please read the Disclaimer & License included in the ReadMe.txt. To contact the author of this program, email him here:

yqonai802@REMOVETHISsneakemail.com

(Remove the obvious text from the email address above. And PLEASE add 
the word "PROWAGON" in the subject line, or I may not see it at all!)

Norton Internet Security (NIS) and Norton Personal Firewall (NPF) are the trademarked property of Symantec Corporation ( Copyright 2000-2006). Symantec has not endorsed or recommended the use of ProWAGoN with any version of Norton Internet Security or Norton Personal Firewall. Use at your own risk.

Last Updated: Oct 23 '04


 
AGNIS for NIS 2002: NIS 4.0 Ad Block List

No Longer Available

AGNIS for Norton Internet Security 2002 v. 4.0 has been withdrawn. The standard AGNIS block list for NIS (found above on this page) is compatible with NIS 2002 v. 4.0. It should be used instead of the custom block list for NIS 2002 that was previously available on this page.

NIS 2002 v. 4.0 users should uninstall the version of AGNIS for NIS 2002 block list that was previously available from this page. See the next section for uninstallation instructions. Once you have uninstalled that obsolete block list, you can install the standard AGNIS block list, which is compatible with NIS 2002 v. 4.0.

Uninstallation

An uninstaller package is available HERE. The uninstaller package includes all the files you need to uninstall the AGNIS for NIS 2002 ad block list. To uninstall the AGNIS for NIS 2002 block list you can either uninstall it manually or use the UNINST.BAT batch file utility that is included with the uninstaller package. A copy of the uninstallation instructions is included in the uninstaller package.

See THIS page for both the uninstaller package and instructions for manually removing AGNIS for NIS 2002.

No Longer Available


 
AGNIS for Outpost: Outpost Ad Block List

Last Updated: Aug 31 '09

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 (see the AGNIS section above on this page). 

These block lists are based in part on info from discussions in major anti-spyware forums, the latest updates to well-known anti-crapware programs, other crapware reference sites, and the latest updates to publicly available HOSTS files. You can read a "Targeting and Inclusion Policy" for IE-SPYAD HERE.

Compatibility:

The AGNIS for Outpost block lists can be used with Agnitum Outpost Personal Firewall Pro 1.0 or higher, including the latest -- version 6.5. The latest release can be downloaded from:

http://www.agnitum.com/products/outpost/

Installation & Use:

Download one of the following files from the Download section below:

  • AGNIS-OP.EXE is a self-extracting .ZIP file, which you can double-click on to extract the files inside (default dir is C:\AGNIS-OP).
  • AGNIS-OP.ZIP requires that you have an "zip/unzip" program like WinZip, 7-Zip, or PowerArchiver to extract the files.

For more information on installing and using the files contained with AGNIS for Outpost consult ReadMe.txt file. To view ReadMe.txt online, click HERE.

Also see the following for more still more tips and tricks on installing and using the block list files contained with AGNIS for Outpost consult:

Ports of the AGNIS block lists for Outpost were originally posted in the Agnitum Support forum for Outpost:

They are available on this page courtesy of "Cosmos."

Disclaimers:

WARNING: For the time being and for all ads lists, EXCEPT the Outpost default (integrated) one, the following should be considered BEFORE proceeding to import them:

  1. These lists are not provided by Agnitum. One of the consequences of this is that problems encountered, using an imported list, should/are not considered Outpost bugs. See below for further info.
  2. Imported lists are provided as-is. By importing them you agree that if possible problems/damages arise then neither Agnitum nor the list's author/maintainer/provider will be held responsible.
  3. Since problems associated with imported list are not considered as bugs, refrain from posting in the Outpost Bug reports forum.
  4. Finally, have a look at the "Ad Blocking Trick Outpost FAQ":

    http://www.outpostfirewall.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=893

Updates to AGNIS for Outpost:

The AGNIS for Outpost block lists are regularly updated. You can download updated versions of AGNIS for Outpost from this very page, which lists the last time that AGNIS was updated (see above and below). I usually try to update AGNIS for Outpost at least once a month, though I often update more frequently.

There is no special forum, newsgroup, or web board for AGNIS for Outpost. I do hang out regularly in several newsgroups and forums where you can often find folks discussing AGNIS for Outpost (and other things related to privacy & security). I also announce updates to AGNIS for Outpost in the "updates" section of those forums. See the Updates for IE-SPYAD & AGNIS section at the bottom of this page for links to those forums and newsgroups.

Download:

AGNIS-OP.EXE Free! 1406 KB PGP signature
AGNIS-OP.ZIP  Free! 1388 KB PGP signature

For a list of additions and changes to the most recent common list from which both AGNIS and IE-SPYAD were built, see this summary.

AGNIS is distributed with a License, which you should read. A copy of that License is included with every downloadable package of AGNIS. You can read a copy of that License online HERE.

These files have been signed with with my 4096/1024 DH/DSS PGP key. You can get it and my other PGP keys HERE.

The PGP signature files are digital signatures that PGP users can use to verify the integrity and origin of the download packages. If you're not a PGP user, you don't have to download the PGP signature files (or my PGP public keys) in order to use the utilities that I make available. If you're interested in learning more about PGP, check some of the links on THIS page.

This program is Free! Please read this License & Disclaimer.

Credits & Acknowledgements:

Credit goes to Cosmos, a moderator in the Agnitum Outpost forums, for the scripts used to produce the Outpost versions of the AGNIS block lists.

Last Updated: Aug 31 '09


 
AGNIS for AdShield: AdShield Ad Block List

Last Updated: Aug 31 '09

AGNIS for AdShield contains a set of ad block lists for use with AdShield 1.2 and AdShield 3.0. These AdShield block lists are ports of the original AGNIS block lists for AtGuard, Norton Internet Security, and Norton Personal Firewall (see the AGNIS section above on this page).

These block lists are based in part on info from discussions in major anti-spyware forums, the latest updates to well-known anti-crapware programs, other crapware reference sites, and the latest updates to publicly available HOSTS files. You can read a "Targeting and Inclusion Policy" for IE-SPYAD HERE.

Compatibility

The AGNIS for AdShield block lists can be used with AdShield 3.0, AdShield 3.0 beta, or AdShield 1.2.

Installation & Use:

Download one of the following files from the Download section below:

  • AGNIS-AS.EXE is a self-extracting .ZIP file, which you can double-click on to extract the files inside (default dir is C:\AGNIS-AS).
  • AGNIS-AS.ZIP requires that you have an "zip/unzip" program like WinZip, 7-Zip, or PowerArchiver to extract the files.

For more information on installing and using the files contained with AGNIS for AdShield consult ReadMe.txt file. To view ReadMe.txt online, click HERE.

For a more complete guide to using AdShield (and AdShield block lists), see the following resources online:

Updates to AGNIS for AdShield:

The AGNIS for AdShield block lists are regularly updated. You can download updated versions of AGNIS for AdShield from this very page, which lists the last time that AGNIS was updated (see above and below). I usually try to update AGNIS for AdShield at least once a month, though I often update more frequently.

There is no special forum, newsgroup, or web board for AGNIS for AdShield. I do hang out regularly in several newsgroups and forums where you can often find folks discussing AGNIS for AdShield (and other things related to privacy & security). I also announce updates to AGNIS for AdShield in the "updates" section of those forums. See the Updates for IE-SPYAD & AGNIS section at the bottom of this page for links to those forums and newsgroups.

Download:

AGNIS-AS.EXE Free! 1467 KB PGP signature
AGNIS-AS.ZIP Free! 1399 KB PGP signature

For a list of additions and changes to the most recent common list from which both AGNIS and IE-SPYAD were built, see this summary.

AGNIS is distributed with a License, which you should read. A copy of that License is included with every downloadable package of AGNIS. You can read a copy of that License online HERE.

These files have been signed with with my 4096/1024 DH/DSS PGP key. You can get it and my other PGP keys HERE.

The PGP signature files are digital signatures that PGP users can use to verify the integrity and origin of the download packages. If you're not a PGP user, you don't have to download the PGP signature files (or my PGP public keys) in order to use the utilities that I make available. If you're interested in learning more about PGP, check some of the links on THIS page.

This program is Free! Please read this License & Disclaimer.

Credits & Acknowledgements:

Credit goes to Cosmos, a moderator in the Agnitum Outpost forums, for the scripts used to produce the Outpost and AdShield versions of the AGNIS block lists.

Last Updated: Aug 31 '09


 
AGNIS Sites Lists

Last Updated: Aug 31 '09

The AGNIS Sites List package contains a set of plain text domain block lists that can be used with a variety of programs. These domain block lists are ports of the original AGNIS block lists for AtGuard, Norton Internet Security, and Norton Personal Firewall (see the AGNIS section above on this page).

The AGNIS Sites Lists are made available to help a wide variety of users who may want to use or adapt these plain text block lists for other programs and environments.

These block lists are based in part on info from discussions in major anti-spyware forums, the latest updates to well-known anti-crapware programs, other crapware reference sites, and the latest updates to publicly available HOSTS files. You can read a "Targeting and Inclusion Policy" for IE-SPYAD HERE.

Compatibility

The AGNIS Sites Lists included here can be adapted for use in a wide variety of programs, including firewalls and proxy filtering programs that use domain-based block lists. Users looking to adapt these lists should keep in mind that:

  • the sites lists are comprised entirely of domains and IP addresses
  • the sites lists were constructed assuming the use of "wild cards"

For more information on the potential uses for these block lists please see the ReadeMe.txt included in the download package. A copy of the ReadeMe.txt is available online HERE

Installation & Use:

Download one of the following files from the Download section below:

  • AGNIS-SITES.EXE is a self-extracting .ZIP file, which you can double-click on to extract the files inside (default dir is C:\AGNIS-SITES).
  • AGNIS-SITES.ZIP requires that you have an "zip/unzip" program like WinZip, 7-Zip, or PowerArchiver to extract the files.

For more information on using or adapting the files contained within the AGNIS Sites List package consult the ReadMe.txt file. To view ReadMe.txt online, click HERE.

"Can I incorporate this block list into my own block list, program, or web site?"

The simple answer is yes, you can -- but you must abide by the terms of the License. For some tips and advice on how to incorporate or re-use this block list in your own list, program, or web site, see the section on the THIS page titled "Advice on Distributing AGNIS."

Updates to the AGNIS Sites list:

The AGNIS Sites block lists are regularly updated. You can download updated versions of AGNIS Sites package from this very page, which lists the last time that AGNIS was updated (see above and below). I usually try to update AGNIS at least once a month, though I often update more frequently.

There is no special forum, newsgroup, or web board for AGNIS. I do hang out regularly in several newsgroups and forums where you can often find folks discussing all the various versions of my AGNIS lists (and other things related to privacy & security). I also announce updates to AGNIS in the "updates" section of those forums. See the Updates for IE-SPYAD & AGNIS section at the bottom of this page for links to those forums and newsgroups.

Download:

AGNIS-SITES.EXE Free! 737 KB PGP signature
AGNIS-SITES.ZIP Free! 669 KB PGP signature

For a list of additions and changes to the most recent common list from which both AGNIS and IE-SPYAD were built, see this summary.

AGNIS is distributed with a License, which you should read. A copy of that License is included with every downloadable package of AGNIS. You can read a copy of that License online HERE.

These files have been signed with with my 4096/1024 DH/DSS PGP key. You can get it and my other PGP keys HERE.

The PGP signature files are digital signatures that PGP users can use to verify the integrity and origin of the download packages. If you're not a PGP user, you don't have to download the PGP signature files (or my PGP public keys) in order to use the utilities that I make available. If you're interested in learning more about PGP, check some of the links on THIS page.

This program is Free! Please read this License & Disclaimer.

Last Updated: Aug 31 '09


 
Updates for IE-SPYAD & AGNIS

The IE-SPYAD and AGNIS block lists are regularly updated. You can download updated versions of IE-SPYAD and AGNIS from this very page, which lists the last time that each has been updated. I usually try to update IE-SPYAD and AGNIS at least once a month, though I often update more frequently.

There is no special forum, newsgroup, or web board for IE-SPYAD or AGNIS. I do hang out regularly in the following newsgroups and forums, however, and you can often find folks discussing IE-SPYAD and AGNIS (as well as other things related to privacy & security) in these places. I also periodically announce updates to IE-SPYAD and AGNIS in the "updates" section of the forums listed below.


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