Run Open Source Anti-Spyware tool Nixory in Ubuntu 15.04

Nixory Main

Nixory is an open source anti-spyware application which focuses on removing malicious tracking cookies from your browsers. Cookies can be used in dangerous ways as well; intruders can use the stored cookies to compromise your privacy. All web browsers uses some folder on your computer system to store data files including cookies, so this tiny little apps browses  your system for such file, analyzes them and then can remove the malicious cookies so in this way your system remain safe from hacking attempts. It is a cross platform application and runs fine on Linux, Windows and Mac OS. We will be reviewing its prominent features and procedure to run it on Ubuntu 15.04.

Running Nixory on Ubuntu

Nixory is developed in Python and it used GTK tool kit as well, so here are pre-requisites to run this tool on Linux distros.

  • Python 2.6.x
  • GTK and PyGTK >= 2.22
  •  APSW >= 3.x

Run following command on the terminal window to install these pre-requisites.

sudo apt-get install python-dev
sudo apt-get install libgtk-3-dev

Once the above mentioned installations are complete, Download Nixory latest release from following URL.

Download Nixory

As soon as download process is complete, unzip it by running the following command:

tar xvzf

It should unzip the file in no time, change directory to this new directory now.

cd nixory-1.2.4-linux-x86_64

That’s all; from here you can start Nixory by simply running the following command:


nixory launch

This is the screen you should be seeing after launching Nixory:

Nixory Main

Click “Scan Now” and it will list all kinds of cache and cookie files details, you can remove the malicious cookies from here by clicking the “Remove” button.

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This tiny app is extremely useful and lightweight; it can clean up malicious cookies from all popular browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. It consumes very low resources on the system.