Posts Tagged ‘ccleaner’

Fix Add-ons Not Working in Firefox 35

Friday, January 16th, 2015

If the recent update to Firefox 35 has knocked any of your add-ons out of commission, you might want to try this fix …

Firefox 35 has been pushed to the Stable channel recently by Mozilla and while the majority of users did not notice any incompatibilities or issues, some users noticed that one or multiple of installed browser add-ons stopped working suddenly.

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How to Make Sure that ETags are not Used to Track You on the Internet

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Just when we’d figured out how to avoid being tracked by cookies, along comes a new privacy problem: Etags.

While cookies are still being used widely to track users on the Internet, recent privacy-related developments have forced marketers and companies to experiment with different means of tracking users on the Internet. One method that has been in use for at least several years uses so called ETags to track users. ETag, which stands for Entity Tag, is a HTTP response header that is primarily being used for caching.

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MozCleaner for Firefox Cleans Up Some Harder to Delete Information

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Firefox users who are concerned about security and privacy might want to check out this extension …

All you have to do to clear the browsing data in Firefox is to press Ctrl-Shift-Del to bring up the cleaning dialog, select the items that you want deleted, and click on the clear now button afterwards. While that takes care of things like cookies, the browsing and download history or site preferences, it ignores other data such as a selection of logs and reports that the browser may have transferred to Mozilla among other things.

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Maxa Cookie Manager is Cross-Browser Cookie Management Software for Windows

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Concerned about privacy, or just tired of being bombarded by ads for everything that you’ve ever searched for? This might help …

All Internet users come into contact with cookies on a regular basis. That is not necessarily a bad thing, as they can be helpful in many regards, for instance to store authentication information across sessions. Cookies have been and are abused on the other hand for marketing purposes, to track users across sites on the Internet and create detailed profiles about them.

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20+ Programs that You Should Run Regularly on Your PC

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Although the author makes a good point and very many useful programs are discussed here, it almost makes PC maintenance sound like a full time job …

Many PC users do not think about maintenance as long as their system is running as intended. The issue here is that they might be able to resolve future issues, or mitigate them at least, if they would run a set of tools regularly on their PC. The following guide looks at some of the recommended programs – my recommendations – that should be run regularly on a PC. Not all are maintenance related though, you also find security and privacy programs in the list for instance.

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Web Browsers Traces Eraser

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

This is third party software, so beware … but it still sounds useful.

When you surf the web you leave traces behind, both remotely but also locally. While you do not have options to remove traces remotely other than obfuscating them by using proxy servers, vpn connections or other methods of that kind, you do have more options to deal with traces on the local computer system.

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Moo0 DiskCleaner – CCleaner Alternative

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

This is another program that I haven’t tried myself, but it sounds like it serves as a good alternative to CCleaner …

Many programs and system services save temporary data on the hard drive. A few popular examples are Internet browsers such as Microsoft’s Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, Office programs like Word or Excel, Windows Explorer or pdf readers. Besides filling the hard drive with unnecessary files, those temporary files may also leak private information to third parties.

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