How to uninstall bfilter from Ubuntu

Uninstall bfilter

To uninstall just bfilter package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove bfilter

Uninstall bfilter and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the bfilter package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove bfilter

Purging bfilter

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of bfilter from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge bfilter

To delete configuration and/or data files of bfilter and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge bfilter

bfilter package information

name bfilter
section net

Simple web filtering proxy

BFilter is a filtering web proxy. It was originally intended for removing banner ads only, but at some point it has been extended to remove popups and webbugs. It can't be used as a general purpose filtering proxy because it was never intended this way. For example you can't just block an arbitary object, you can only hint the ad detector in its decision making. The main advantage BFilter has over the similar tools is its heuristic ad detection algorithm. The traditional blocklist-based approach is also implemented, but it's mostly used for dealing with false positives. Unlike other tools that require constant updates of their blocklists, BFilter manages to remove over 90% of ads even with an empty blocklist! The javascript generated ads are not a problem for BFilter, as it has a javascript engine to combat them. BFilter is expected work with any browser that supports proxies (nearly any browser does), and can forward requests to another HTTP proxy.


More information about apt-get remove

Advanced Package Tool, or APT, is a free software user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on Debian, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. APT simplifies the process of managing software on Unix-like computer systems by automating the retrieval, configuration and installation of software packages, either from precompiled files or by compiling source code.

apt-get is the command-line tool for handling packages, and may be considered the user's "back-end" to other tools using the APT library.

apt-get remove is identical to install except that packages are removed instead of installed. Note that removing a package leaves its configuration files on the system. If a plus sign is appended to the package name (with no intervening space), the identified package will be installed instead of removed.

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How to install bfilter package on Ubuntu