How to Protect Privacy on Web Browser

As we know that the Internet is dark and full of hackers, Spywares and malware, none us feel complete safety in the online world. That’s true! Since people started using the internet with the help of available internet browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Safari, they also controlling information without our consent.

Protect Privacy

Since people started worrying about online privacy, web browser companies started providing the private browsing option to browse anything anonymously or privately. Still, this doesn’t mean that you’re untraceable or safe. There are some malicious extensions might hijack search form of browser like bing redirect virus which causes forced redirects. Well, most of the people don’t know that even their private browsing can be accessible in every web browsers (also in Google Chrome).

If you might be wondering how this is possible to get accessed by others if you are browsing in the Private browser, so here we go. When you use the web browser in normal mode, it also includes Browsing history, login credentials, cookies, and auto-fill information (we mostly do nowadays). With the help of these data, hackers can see through your eyes even if you are browsing anonymously if they are controlling everything with the spyware without your approval.

In simple, for example, if you use Google’s Incognito mode to some browse something privately, then it won’t store any data on your computer. But, the page or community site you visited, your internet provider, some government departments can still know your private browsing history and can use your browsing history, passwords and cookies. So the private browsing windows are primarily designed to avoid any data from being stored automatically on the device you are using so that the third person won’t get any idea about your private life.

It’s a bit mystifying, but I guess you got it now, right?

Let’s check out some things keep in mind while using the private browser to protect your privacy in the Google Chrome browser:

Google Chrome

Private Browsing: Incognito Mode

#1: Right-click on the right corner of the tap at the three vertical dots.

#2: Click the option “New Incognito Window”

#3: Now you will get a message that you are in incognito mode until you close this browser window

Do Not Track:

#1: Launch Settings by clicking on the top-right menu.

#2: Next, select on “Show advanced settings” at the bottom of the page.

#3: Now check the box next to to “Send a ‘Do Not Track’ request with your browsing traffic.”

#4: There is also “Protect My Choices,” by Google which can be installed opt-out and site-specific cookies on your PC. So just install to stop some annoying ads.

#5: Now Visit Chrome Webstore and install “Protect My Choices” and you will see the pop-up confirming that it has been added to Chrome.

History:

#1: First of all, click on the Menu icon in the top right corner and choose “History.”

#2: Now you can choose to “Clear browsing data” to delete the entire browsing history or you can also select certain pages and select “Remove selected items” according to your preference.

Additional Privacy Options:

#1: Open Settings and go Show advanced settings” at the bottom and make sure four different options: (1) allow phishing and malware protection, (2) use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed, (3) offer to save your passwords, (4) use Autofill for webforms.

Privacy Checkups: This option allows you to reconsider your privacy settings of any Google products you use, such as YouTube and other. You can visit https://myaccount.google.com/privacycheckup/ for more information.

Furthermore, you should also keep in mind that don’t use public storage for your private data, always try to check social privacy settings while browsing, try not to submit your email or other personal information, always use encryption mode while chatting, and also stay private on Wi-Fi networks. So, these basic things will also help you to avoid any cybercrime.

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