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Windows 7: Tips and tricks for safer internet browsing

13 Dec 2014   #1

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Tips and tricks for safer internet browsing

Hey guys I know I haven't made a post for quite some time but I felt like sharing some ideas to make web browsing a safer experience.

First Im going to share some interesting add-ons for Mozilla. Feel free to add anything to our list so long as they pertain to the forum rules. ( I hope everything I put pertains to the rules...) Thanks.

Firstly WOT (Web Of Trust): This program looks at all the websites listed on your preferred search engine and reports if it is safe based on user feedback. ( This is fairly well known)

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Next Ghostry: This add on is nice for blocking trackers, cookies or other unwanted stuff. You can simply slide the switch on what you don't want to see you.

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AnonymoX: This is a free proxy system for anyone who wishes to change their IP address. It has 3 options Stealth, fast, or (premium(not free)). I usually go with stealth and fast. You can test it on whatsmyip.

Lightbeam: It is a little bit tricky at times but if it works properly it will tell you all the websites connected to the site you are currently viewing. For example: talks to google , bing, and all their tracking buddies :)
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World IP: this tells you everything about a site you a currently veiwing such as: the Country, state and city. The ip addresses of everyone including you. It also tells you several other things that im not going to go into detail about.

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SSL version control forces a website to run in only the ssl version you want as it has been discovered that certain ssl versions are more worthless than others.

Free VPN

This is called VPN book. Free VPN • 100% Free PPTP and OpenVPN Service

It both encrypts you connection and acts like a proxy. It is fairly simple to use. Simply go to network and sharing center and set up a vpn network connection. Add one of there free server addresses plus there username and password. You can find there password on the PPTP tab of there homepage. (Just scroll down a little)
Note, since anyone can have the same password it isn't completely secure. It is just made for securing your connection if you are at McDonalds or something. If you have any other ideas about (securing and becoming invisible look into their dedicated servers. )
P.S. obviously you must pay for those
  • Server #1:
  • Server #2:
  • Server #3: (US VPN - optimized for fast web surfing; no p2p downloading)
  • Server #4: (US VPN - optimized for fast web surfing; no p2p downloading)
  • Server #5: (Canada VPN - optimized for fast web surfing; no p2p downloading)
They also have a program that installs on windows if you want different connection options.

Hope everyone likes these. I have :)

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15 Dec 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Another great add-on is NoScript for Firefox and I wouldn't leave home without it as well as the various advertising blockers such as AdBlock, AdBlock Edge, and Bluhell Firewall. Another important aspect is the operator of the computer and how they behave when on line so if they happily click on every popup telling them their computer is infected or install various free software using the express method rather than the custom installation so can uncheck all the other junk bundled with it or open every file they download without scanning it with at least their AV but preferably with more than one scanner or believe every email they get is safe then they are likely to get infected quickly often without even realizing it and blissfully continue to be a part of a botnet or be infected with ransomware and since too many don't back up their files believing "It will never happen to me" those criminals will continue to increase their bank balance and make life on the internet less of what it can and should be so common sense is also a very good way to minimize the risk
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