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Windows 7: Tracking Protection...what's the right setting?

07 May 2014   #1
pappi

 
Tracking Protection...what's the right setting?

I just reset IE...and now I have to do all these setting stuffs again. I do not remember having Tracking Protection set this way (by default?). Is this correct?

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07 May 2014   #2
derekimo

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Well they are disabled, if you want them on you have to click on it, then an enable button will appear on the bottom right. Click on that.
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07 May 2014   #3
pappi

 

I can see they are disabled. And I do know how to enable them.

Is this default setting? If it is I would keep them disabled until I have better understanding of what Tracking Protection is about. At the moment I do not know whether or not I want to be tracked(that's my initial and probably wrong idea of TP). And the setting: Enabled means I do not want to be tracked; disabled means I do not mind being tracked.

Maybe I should just ask you, Derek...do you have them enabled?
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07 May 2014   #4
derekimo

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OK, to keep it simple, yes I have mine enabled.

I'm guessing at some point you installed the top one so you may as well enable it.

I have personalized list disabled.

A fresh install of win 7 will only show personalized list and by default it will be disabled.

You are correct, Enabled means "I do not want to be tracked"
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07 May 2014   #5
pappi

 

Since IE reset, I have not installed anything and that's why I was kind of surprised seeing the first one on EasyPrivacy, under Address, a URL which seems already blocked? Or is that an adware file? Why would I enable TP on it? If I do enable TP...does it mean that URL is blocked?...meaning I don't want it to track me down, whatever that is?

Are there more URL's to show up on EasyPrivacy under Address that I did not install?

I can understand why Your Personalized List should be Disabled but I am not clear about Easy Privacy.

"A fresh install of win 7 will only show personalized list and by default it will be disabled"...did you mean fresh install of IE?
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07 May 2014   #6
ThrashZone

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Hi,
I don't believe you ever posted any startup and services screen shots/ excluding Microsoft services of course

You must of at some point download AdblockPlus otherwise it would not be listed,
Reset if deleting personal setting would not uninstall the ABP download it would at best disable it and there's a big IF there,

Scroll through your uninstall a program list,,
If you have Chrome/ Firefox see if it exists in them,
Cheers.
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07 May 2014   #7
pappi

 

I have FF. But http://easylist-msie-adblockplus looks like, by its name (MSIE), from newly reset IE.

Should I then have this EasyPrivacy Enabled? Or Removed?
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07 May 2014   #8
pappi

 

Btw...since I reset IE, not only that I am glitch-free but I am actually much faster. I had no idea I had been so much slowed down, and what caused it. My suspicion is all the tweakings I had done. And that's why now I would try not to fool around with default settings anymore. Tweakings to the minimum, if at all.
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07 May 2014   #9
ThrashZone

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Unfortunately Add blocking conversations are against forum rules,
Put it to you this way,
I do not have any third party add blocking downloads

You don't seem to care that all of these third party software will eventually make life harder than simpler,
The add something to Firefox and it ends up in Internet explorer and your unaware of it till now
Like I said prior I live a simple sheltered life
I believe the term is K.I.S.S.
Cheers.
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07 May 2014   #10
pappi

 

Hi thrash... I have no idea what you just posted. It's neither helpful nor relevant. I have no clue for the term KISS.

Let me iterate: Since I reset IE 11 yesterday, I have not downloaded any program or software. I had installed FF last month while IE was troubled with hackers .

Hey Derek, what is the best setting for the EasyPrivacy: enable or disable or remove?
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