Is there anything comparable to GlimmerBlocker that exists for Windows?

GlimmberBlocker is a local proxy server that takes web connections and filters out a tremendous amount of cruft on Mac OS X. This is generally centric to ads and undesirable content, but also can modify anything that passes across the wire.

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You can use Privoxy:

Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying web page data and HTTP headers, controlling access, and removing ads and other obnoxious Internet junk. Privoxy has a flexible configuration and can be customized to suit individual needs and tastes. It has application for both stand-alone systems and multi-user networks.

Privoxy is Free Software and licensed under the GNU GPLv2.

It supports Windows/Linux/Mac.

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    Good to see the recommendation. I was hesitant to really trust that Privoxy would do the job as the homepage was a bit thin. I was leaning towards it prior to posting this question and so this is a solid confirmation. Thanks
    – ylluminate
    May 13, 2014 at 4:37

You can use Proximodo:

  • open-source customizable web filtering proxy server
  • Windows/Linux

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