Privoxy

Version: 3.0.12 || Release Date: 2009-03-23 || License: GPL App Owner: norz

non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying web page, controlling access, and removing ads and other obnoxious junk.

Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying web page data and HTTP headers, controlling access, and removing ads and other obnoxious Internet junk. Privoxy has a flexible configuration and can be customized to suit individual needs and tastes. It has application for both stand-alone systems and multi-user networks.

NB: configuration is a bit complicated, as it is based on 4 files with hundreds of lines each.

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From the project page v.3.0.15 beta: "- Privoxy-Log-Parser can gather some connection statistics."
It would be nice to have download/uploads totals. :)

Privoxy also works great to quickly enable/disable the proxy on your internet connection, for instance when you move a notebook from your workplace to your home.
(Just set all apps to use privoxy, then commment/uncomment the forward proxy in privoxy's config.txt file.)