ZonedOut 3.5

  • Last update: 13 Oct 2007
  • License: Freeware
  • Size: 404KB
  • Downloads: 81689

ZonedOut is a complete Internet Explorer Security Zone Manager.

Important :

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.

What is 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.

What is 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.

Compatibility :

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

What's New in ZonedOut 3.5 :

· Sites in Local Machine Key Zones apply to all users of a Computer. Current User Key Zone Sites Only apply to the individual users. When switching ZonedOut to operate on the Local Machine Key, ZonedOut is actually telling Internet Explorer (via the registry) to Use the Local Machine Key instead of the Current User Key.
· Leaving ZonedOut set to the Local Machine key when you exit ZonedOut means that Sites loaded into the Current User Key are Ignored completely by IE. It is, and will remain an option to leave your computer set to Use the Local Machine Key only - However I do not recommend it in any case. ZonedOut will always warn you if you are exiting ZonedOut with your machine set to use the Local Machine Key.
· Also note that Sites can be imported/added to the Local Machine Key if they exist in the Current User Key, However the opposite is not true i.e. If you try to import sites into the Current User key that exist in the Local Machine Key - they will Fail to import.

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