Second, it will act as a limited personal web server, which will operate only
on your local machine (IP 127.0.0.1). Whenever the filter has been activated,
instead of the unacceptable data being retrieved from the web, eDexter will
intercept the search and act as if IT were the site, and quickly return a
small image to be inserted in the present loading page. Your page loads
faster, with less objectionable material on it. No time is wasted searching
for the site (DNS search), waiting to connect, and downloading the request.
Also no tracking software at the offsite location has been given any
information about you. Your privacy is improved.
Using Hosts as a filter, without eDexter, will cause your browser to a wait
for the file to load, from your own machine, and because the file is not
there, your browser will eventually time out. This may take 10-30 seconds or
more and would be repeated for each requested image on that page. If there are
20 loads from an objectionable site on one page, you will have to wait 20
times as long. Using eDexter will almost eliminate that delay.
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