September 05, 2006

Different, or not?

according to eweek, Microsoft Shield research project, developed a malware shield

“We basically intercept the Web page, inject our logic and transform the page that is eventually rendered on the browser,” Wang said. “We’re inserting our layer of code at run-time to make the Web page safe for the end user.”

My question is, how different is this from the opensource project Privoxy?.

Privoxy is available since 1997-1998, if we take in count Junkbuster, the software Privoxy was based on.

Privoxy is a web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for protecting privacy, modifying web page content, managing cookies, controlling access, and removing ads, banners, pop-ups and other obnoxious Internet junk. Privoxy has a very flexible configuration and can be customized to suit individual needs and tastes. Privoxy has application for both stand-alone systems and multi-user networks.