How to Block Tracking Softwareby Dan Boone
You may have been hijacked virtually. Someone or some company could be tracking you and you don't even know it. Tacking software can monitor strokes on your keyboard, websites you visit and more. If enough information about you is gathered, you can be the victim of identity theft. Unfortunately, data mining, spyware and other tracking software is legal. The good news is you can mount a counteroffensive by blocking tracking software.
Choose spyware tracking and blocking software. Abine, Barracuda Networks, Java Cool Software, Soft Sea, Webroot and others are all companies that have developed blocking software. Instead of you and your computer connecting directly to your network server, a website, an email program and other data-sensitive areas, the software automatically hides you from everyone.
Download and install the blocking software you have decided to utilize on your computer. Click the software installation icon and run the installer program that automatically begins, after you click on the icon. The installer will prompt you when it is finished.
Start the blocking application by clicking its icon on your desktop. Open the "Read me" file to further familiarize yourself with the features of the software.
Configure the blocking software preferences. Go to the menu bar in the software application that is open. Choose "File" and scroll down to "Preferences." A preferences window will open with factory-set default choices. Choose the default preference items you want, or disable preferences from the default settings you do not want. When finished, click "Save."
Restart your computer. Access the Internet or other areas of your computer. Now it's just you and your computer. No one can track what it is you are doing.
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