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Street Survival
01-26-2011, 10:36
Gentlemen,

What is the best way to ensure no tracking using Windows 7 and Firefox? Someone just sent me an e-mail with the following listed items but I am not computer savvy. Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it.

Abine
Privacy suite.

Firefox | Chrome

http://i.duck.co/tools/adblock.png


Adblock Plus

Blocks ads.

Firefox | Chrome

http://i.duck.co/tools/adblock2.png


AdBlock

Blocks ads.

Safari | Chrome

http://i.duck.co/tools/adsweep.png


AdSweep

Blocks ads.

Opera | Chrome

http://i.duck.co/tools/beeftaco.png


Beef Taco

No ad network tracking.

Firefox

http://i.duck.co/tools/disconnect.png


Disconnect

No tracking from major sites.

Chrome



http://i.duck.co/tools/ghostery.png


Ghostery

No third-party tracking.

IE | Safari | Chrome | Firefox

http://i.duck.co/tools/betterprivacy.png


BetterPrivacy

No tracking from Flash.

Firefox

http://i.duck.co/tools/noscript.png


NoScript

Blocks JavaScript.

Firefox

http://donttrack.us/ddg/tools/notscripts.png


NotScripts

Blocks JavaScript.

Chrome | Opera

http://i.duck.co/tools/https.png


HTTPS Everywhere

No tracking between you and sites.

Firefox

http://i.duck.co/tools/torbutton.png


Tor

No tracking by being anonymous.

Bundle (includes Firefox)

Goduckgo

For no tracking search engine.

JimmyN
01-26-2011, 10:47
In Firefox just go to Tools>Start Private Browsing. It won't save anything... history, cookies, user logins, file cache, etc.

For Windows 7 you'll need to delete the index.dat files after you finish browsing with Firefox. That one is harder since Windows keeps the file in use logging everything you do, so the file is always locked.

darkbarrel
01-26-2011, 11:21
Deleting cookies is the easy part. I use CCleaner to clear all that out, I believe it also deletes the windows .dat file. What you should be more concerned about is Adobe's "Flash Cookies".

Flash Cookies never expire, and almost no one knows about them. Unfortunately, the only way you can edit your Adobe Flash Cookie settings is to go to their website: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html

That is literally the ONLY way to change your settings. You will see every website you have ever been to from that control panel. Personally, I have mine set to NEVER allow flash cookies installed on my computer, and to never ask me if I want to allow one or not.

IndyGunFreak
01-26-2011, 11:31
In Firefox just go to Tools>Start Private Browsing. It won't save anything... history, cookies, user logins, file cache, etc.

For Windows 7 you'll need to delete the index.dat files after you finish browsing with Firefox. That one is harder since Windows keeps the file in use logging everything you do, so the file is always locked.

:agree:

Private Browsing (or Porn Mode, as some call it) is really easy and the way to go.

IGF

Street Survival
01-26-2011, 13:21
Thanks guys. I appreciate all the sage advise.

Do any of you use any of the one's listed on my original post?

kc8ykd
01-26-2011, 16:52
:agree:

Private Browsing (or Porn Mode, as some call it) is really easy and the way to go.

IGF

3rd'ed.

when not using that mode (and when i am) i also use adblock plus and noscript.

i don't clear cookies or anything like that, i guess i'm not terribly paranoid about that kinda thing.

really, if someone wants to know that i regularly visit glocktalk and slashdot, more power to 'em.