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23 October 2012 4,094 views No Comment

Private Browsing

Private Browsing

It is a misconception, that the web surfing history remains unseen. On the contrary, a great deal of information is transmitted about yourself. The websites keep a logbook of all the IP’s, which visited the websites. For people, who would like to surf the internet unseen,  many big browsers do provide safe and secure browsing modes for their fan following.

1: Internet Explorer 8

For Internet Explorer 8, go to the tools menu. Click the In Private Browsing button and that opens a new window, which activates anonymous browsing.

You can also press Control+Shift+P from the keyboard to do the above. The rest is the same. But, do remember that no information is saved in this mode. It has to be entered. It is an independent window. All the information is lost after closing it.

2: Mozilla Firefox 3.6

Launch the free Mozilla Firefox. Go to the upper left corner and a drop down menu appears and clicks the Private browsing button. You can also press Control+Shift+P for doing the above.

When you are surfing on private browsing, then Firefox turns blue. All the information is lost after shutting down the private browsing tab. Nothing is saved.

For returning to normal mode, click the Stop Private Browsing button. For doing the same, press, Control+Shift+P.

3: Google Chrome

Open Google chrome browser and click the Wrench icon for opening the options menu. Click the incognito Window and begin private browsing. A new window appears. A man in a trench coat appears above. Also, you can do the same by Control+Shift+N.

The rest is the same as every other browser.

No information is saved and all the information is lost after shutting down.

Last but not the least

1: The TOR browser was primarily invented for private browsing and hiding the IP addresses of the user. The website called Anomymizer.com routes the browser traffic by its own dedicated servers for your own advantage. It masks your IP information.

2: There are some terrific plugins, which can add encryption to the popular web browsers. The Firefox browser can use FoxTOR as well as Ultrasurf plugins to make web surfing anonymous.

3: The Internet Explorer users can take advantage of Ultrasurf. The chrome users can download TOR button plugin and it adds a button for private browsing.

4: Also, for deleting the personal records and information, you can delete cookies, files and make use of the preferences and options feature. Also, never let the browser know all the information, by setting it to remember my passwords.

5: Also, turn off the third party cookies to ward off the trial after you leave the internet. Cookies are placed in your laptop/computer and are sometimes used for advertisement purposes. Select customize settings and disable the third party cookies or similar option for good measure.

6: The web browsers are not one hundred percent safe. Even the secure plugins and browsers for hiding IP can be compromised, if necessary. All the information can be made available.

So, in this case, visit the proxy websites as they are instrumental in hiding the IP’s.

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