BrowseBlast Web Accelerator




 

 
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BrowseBlast 3 & BrowseBlast Plus - Web Accelerator for Microsoft Windows

Links for BrowseBlast 3:  BrowseBlast Settings | Pop-Up Blocker | Install | Upgrade | Repair or Uninstall |

Related links: Browser Settings |

 

PC requirements:  Pentium 200MHz with 64MB of RAM and at least 5 MB of hard-disk space.

Note:  BrowseBlast will run on Windows 95 provided you have installed Winsock2.  You can download a Winsock2 update and Dial-Up Networking 1.3 by clicking here.

 

BrowseBlast & BrowseBlast Plus Overview:

Links on this page:  Start/Stop | Statistics | Settings | Pop-Up Blocker | About: Version | Exit |

 

Note:  BrowseBlast & BrowseBlast Plus have the same user interface; there are no differences in appearance.  BrowseBlast Plus works with filtering technologies to help filter out pornographic, gambling, and violent sites.

BrowseBlast does not replace your Internet connection, but speeds up your browsing.  You will still connect to the Internet at the same speed you always have.  You will just access pages more quickly.

As you browse from site to site on the Internet, information is sent from your computer out to the Internet and back.  This information comes to you in the form of pictures (jpegs, gifs, etc.) and text.  BrowseBlast technology compresses that information (makes it smaller) and then sends it to and from your computer.  Smaller pieces of information take less time to travel across the Internet.  This technology allows BrowseBlast to speed your browsing up to 4 - 6 times faster.  It automatically configure Internet Explorer and Netscape.  It will work with any other web browser, but you will need to manually configure the browser yourself.

How to use BrowseBlast:

1) Connect to the Internet as you normally would.
2) Ensure that BrowseBlast is "Start"ed.
3) Open your Web Browser, such as Internet Explorer or Netscape.

Compatibility with other software: 

Client for Microsoft Networks must be installed for BrowseBlast to function properly.

Note:  If you have content filtering, download BrowseBlast plus.  The proxy filtering and Browseblast will work together.

Important Browser Notes: 

Netscape & Mozilla:  If you try to stop BrowseBlast while running Netscape, you will be prompted to close Netscape first.

Opera:  BrowseBlast does NOT configure the settings automatically in Opera.  You must configure Opera's settings manually yourself.

 

Menu Overview:

BrowseBlast is always located in the 'System Tray' in the bottom right corner of your screen, by the clock.

Clicking on the BrowseBlast icon gives a menu with 6 options, as shown below.

The Stop/Start option can be used to disable/enable BrowseBlast.

The Statistics let you know how BrowseBlast is functioning.

The Settings option is the most important.
    1. Verify your username/password and server settings.
    2. Enable Email Acceleration (in addition to Web Accleration)
    3. Change the image quality/compression
    The Settings are covered on another page. Click here.

The Pop-Up Blocker option opens the settings for this feature.
    The Pop-Up settings are covered on another page. Click here.

The About option shows which version of BrowseBlast you have.

The Exit option turns off BrowseBlast completely.

Links to Menu items:   Start/Stop | Statistics | Settings | Pop-Up Blocker | About: Version | Exit |

 

Start/Stop BrowseBlast:

To stop using BrowseBlast during your current Window's session, click the BrowseBlast icon and select Stop BrowseBlast from the menu.

Note:  This disables BrowseBlast during the current Window's session only. 
BrowseBlast will re-enable itself if you reboot your computer or if you enable it again. 
If BrowseBlast is disabled, you will see Start BrowseBlast instead of Stop BrowseBlast.

Note:  If you you try to stop BrowseBlast while running Netscape, you will be prompted to close Netscape first.  See the tutorial for Netscape by clicking on one of the links at the top of this page.

To view a tutorial on how to uninstall BrowseBlast, click here.

 

Statistics:  See how well BrowseBlast is "Accelerating":

To view how well BrowseBlast is transferring information, click on the BrowseBlast icon and select Statistics from the menu.

 

The Statistics window shows the Original Data, the Actual Data, and the Savings Ratio.

    Original Data  =  how big the original file is.

    Actual Data  =  the to which BrowseBlast compressed it.

    Savings Ratio  =  the percentage of savings.

The screen on the right shows the Details button expanded.

To reset the pages to zero, click Reset.

Click OK to close the screen.

 

Settings:  Configuring & Editing BrowseBlast:

Click here to go to a page covering all the features of the Settings menu.

After installing BrowseBlast you may want to adjust some settings to suit your tastes.

Click on the icon and select Settings from the menu.

There are three key things you can do in the Settings:
    1. Verify your username/password and server settings.
    2. Change the image quality/compression
    3. Enable Email Acceleration

These Settings are covered on another page.

Click here to go to that page.

 

Pop-Up Blocker:  Stop pop-up windows while surfing:

Click here to go to a page covering all the settings of the Pop-Up Blocker.

BrowseBlast can also block pop-up windows if you like.  Pop-ups are those annoying extra (often smaller) windows that appear when you enter many web sites.  If this feature is not functioning correctly, some websites with login pop-ups may not work properly.

The Pop-Up Settings are covered on another page.

Click here to go to that page.

 

About:  Find which version of BrowseBlast you have:

To find out what version of BrowseBlast you have, click the BrowseBlast icon and select About from the menu.

 

The About screen appears.

In this screen you will see what version of BrowseBlast you have installed and how up-to-date it is.

Click OK to close the window.

 

Exit BrowseBlast:

If you'd like to turn of BrowseBlast for the current Window's session, click on the BrowseBlast icon and select Exit from the menu.

Note:  This disables BrowseBlast during the current Window's session only.  BrowseBlast will re-enable itself if you reboot your computer or if you enable it again.  If BrowseBlast is disabled, you will see Start BrowseBlast instead of Stop BrowseBlast.

Note:  if you stop BrowseBlast while running Netscape, you must manually remove the proxy address and port.  See the tutorial for Netscape by clicking on one of the links at the top of this page.

To view a tutorial on how to uninstall BrowseBlast, click here.

 

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