This is our round-up of the best AntiTrack software to wipe your digital traces clean.
Most advertisers, in a nutshell, are cruel manipulators.
However harsh that may sound to someone, that’s a simple reality.
Advertising repeatedly hammers your subconscious mind with products that you seldom need. These products assure Success, claim themselves as Smart Choice, and try to pull you Emotionally until you hit the dreaded Buy.
It all starts with a casual (Google) search.
For instance, you searched Netflix and checked the subscription options. From that instant onwards starts the endless persuasion. Wherever you go, you will see Netflix.
You will be swamped with the taglines like Enjoy on YOUR TV, Watch YOUR shows, and how incomplete your life is without that Netflix subscription.
This technique of repeated reassurance clouds your judgment, and you end up giving your credit card details more often than you actually need.
Give ‘The Hidden Persuaders’ an in-depth read to know about how an average consumer gets played and often ends up emptying its pockets unwantedly.
This online privacy tool shields you against website tracking. You can also set it to clean your browsing data periodically.
Besides, one can whitelist trustworthy websites to function normally. And you can improve your on-device security by restricting the installed applications to collect data about you.
Kamo is from the same team of developers managing CCleaner, Recuva, etc. This tackles every aspect of your PC that can dent your privacy.
It starts with the most used entities–web browsers. You can enable tracking protection for a specific browser or all. Besides, it can auto-clean cookies with a set schedule.
Still, you can safelist trusted websites to handle your personal information.
Its Private Connection uses a virtual private network, similar to traditional players like ProtonVPN.
Under the hood, the VPN connections are powered by Avast Secureline VPN, which can also be seen with its antivirus and Avast One. Consequently, you can’t use Kamo’s Private Connection if you have any of Avast’s products featuring its VPN tech.
However, the most important is randomizing browser fingerprint, which is used to disguise your identity as you hop around the internet.
So don’t forget to try this all with the 14-day no-credit card trial.
The free version has a browser tracker and ad blocking. The paid subscription adds themes for the extension dashboard, blocking history, and analytics.
Finally, you can allow websites to go through normally if need be.
The last three options are free. So there is no good reason to ignore AntiTrack as a prevention measure.
Conclusively, it’s about time you start taking your online privacy seriously.
While these AntiTrack software can provide a private online experience, none guarantees 100% protection. So, stay abreast of best browsing practices in addition to using such privacy tools.
On a side note, check our compilation of proxy browsers for better online privacy.
Hitesh works as a senior writer at Geekflare and dabbles in cybersecurity, productivity, games, and marketing. Besides, he holds master’s in transportation engineering. His free time is mostly about playing with his son, reading, or lying… read more