Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Features of Deepnet Explorer

Deepnet Explorer aims to replace Internet Explorer's hodgepodge of third-party applications with built-in features that include advanced security, P2P file sharing, an RSS newsreader, and an encrypted form filler that automatically populates Web forms with your personal data.

With its built-in antiphishing technology, Deepnet Explorer also provides better security features than Microsoft Internet Explorer. A phishing-alarm dialog box will inform you whenever a Web site pretends to be one you would ordinarily trust with your passwords or credit card number. The technology works both by using a blacklist of known phishing sites and by analyzing the URL in the address bar.

Deepnet Explorer stops pop-up ad windows by default, though you can still view blocked windows by holding down the Shift key. The blocking software also stops those floater ads that move around your screen when you try to close them. In a departure from Internet Explorer, which makes you dig deep into its setting options, Deepnet Explorer's content filter is available from a drop-down menu on the toolbar, allowing you to block pages that have video, ActiveX Controls, scripts, or Java applets with a click of your mouse. We prefer Deepnet Explorer's ease of use.

The browser includes other innovative, albeit less useful, tools. For example, Mouse Gestures lets you use the mouse to control your browser. Right-click and move the mouse to the left, and you will go back a page; right-click and move to the right, and you will move forward a page. This is neat, but most users will find it just as fast to navigate the old-fashioned way.

Deepnet Explorer's P2P client uses the popular Gnutella network, allowing you to search a variety of file types, including audio, video, images, documents, or applications hosted on other people's machines. The browser also allows you to disable the P2P client if you choose not to support file trading in any way. Gnutella has millions of users worldwide, yet we were disappointed that we could connect to only four local nodes. Still, the Gnutella network offers a wide variety of files, and by building P2P directly into the browser, Deepnet Explorer may lure more users to experiment with file sharing. Die-hard file traders, however, will probably still want to use a more dedicated P2P client such as Groove.

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Setup and interface of Deepnet Explorer

Installing Deepnet Explorer takes only a few minutes. During setup, the browser automatically imported our cookies, settings, and favorites from Internet Explorer. The integrated search window enabled us to search multiple engines, including Google, XSPN, Yahoo Search, and MSN Search. Overall, the Deepnet interface is very similar to Internet Explorer's, with the biggest difference being the ability to open multiple tabbed Web pages within the browser. Tabbed browsing is already a popular feature within Firefox, Opera, and Netscape.

In addition, you can configure Deepnet Explorer so that it displays multiple start pages. For example, whenever you start the browser, your personal home page, corporate intranet, and portal, such as Yahoo, will all be opened instantly and at your disposal.

You also get the broad compatibility with Deepnet that you're used to with IE. Because Deepnet Explorer is based on Internet Explorer, we were able to conduct online banking at heavily secured banking sites and open, multimedia-rich sites with no problems.

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Monday, February 25, 2008


Mouse Gestures

Use your mouse to control your browser! Just hold your right mouse button down, move your mouse cursor in a specific direction, and release the button. Try the simple movements above remembering to press your right mouse button.

Super Drag & Drop

Super Drag and Drop enables you to open links in a new window just by clicking on a link and dragging and dropping it on the current page. You can also search by highlighting words on a page and dragging and dropping them onto the current page.

P2P Filing Sharing

The Advanced Edition of DE (Previously the 'Personal Edition') enables you to share files on the Gnutella network. You can only share and download material if you have permission from the copyright holder to do so. When you want to search for a file click the P2P icon and enter what you are looking for in the search field.

RSS News Reader

Deepnet's RSS News Reader comes with many news feeds preinstalled. To organize your feeds use the tree structure to the left of the screen. To search for articles click the Find button on the toolbar, enter a keyword and define your search.

Subscribe to RSS

To subscribe to a news channel drag and drop RSS or XML icons into the News icon on the control panel and a dialogue box will appear. Here you can edit the subscription details, set a username and password and select a news group for the new channel to be added to.

Full IE Compatibility

For ease of use, Deepnet Explorer automatically imports your Internet Explorer favorites and settings. Unlike some other web browsers, Deepnet Explorer Browser is 100% compatible with most web pages.

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Content Filter

There is an option to enable a white list and to ban ads that float around the screen. If you want to display a pop-up when the Popup Killer is activated, simply press Shift and click. The content filter can also block different file types (sound, video, scripts etc) that you don't wish to receive.

Auto Login

Deepnet Explorer comes complete with a Login Manager that can remember your login details for you. When you visit a site that asks for login information DE will ask if you want it to remember the details for you. Click on Tools >Auto Login > Password Manager to administer all your login details.

Form Filler

You can do the same with forms. Select Tools > Form Filler > Form Manager and fill in your contact details. Whenever you visit a site, which requires your contact details you just need to click Tools > Form Filler > Fill in Home/Work details.

Cookie Manager

Deepnet Explorer gives you complete control over which cookies you allow and which ones you block. Tools >Web Browser Options > Cookie Filter gives you control over the black and white list and the Cookie Manager gives you information about all the cookies on your PC.

Direct Search

Deepnet Explorers browser address bar comes with built in search functionality. Simply enter a keyword and click Search and DE will search your chosen search engine. Also there is no need to type http://, www, or .com as DE has enabled direct navigation for many brands and companies

Keyword Navigation

Navigate to websites using everyday brand names or search terms instead of confusing web addresses. No more http:// www. or .coms necessary. It's a simple alternative to reaching a website if you can't remember a website address. Just type a brand name into your address bar and hit ENTER. Check out the latest Top 100 keywords typed by other Deepnet Explorer users.

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Monday, February 18, 2008

IF this is the first time you are using DE, than you will be asked, if you want to make DE your default browser. Its totally depends upon you whether you want it or not. The layout of DE is similar to other browsers but the features are different. On the left side there is control panel that lets you choose between web, news, and P2P.

Tabbed Browsing

DE uses tabbed browsing so you can have multiple pages open at once. Tabs can be put into Groups and whenever you open a new page you can right click on it's tab to create a new group or to add it to an existing group (eg Move to Group > Work).

Startup Pages

You can get DE to open multiple pages whenever you start-up. Go to Tools > Web Browser Options, select Startup and choose whether you want DE to open the last active pages or all the pages that have been moved into the Start Pages folder (Favorites > Add to Start Pages).

Anti-Phishing Alarm

Deepnet Explorers integrated phishiing alarm warns you when you visit potentially fraudulent websites. You can customize the level of protection under Tools > Web Browser options and edit the white and black lists of approved and banned sites. The black list of dangerous sites is updated everytime you launch DE and you can manually update it and report any new phishing sites by clicking on Tools > Phishing Alarm.

Popup Killer

To activate or deactivate the pop-up killer click the pop icon on the status bar, the number next to it shows you how many pop-ups have been blocked. Right click this button to customize the Popup Killer and to view blocked URLs.

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