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Every internet user concerned about online privacy and security should setup VPNs and use Adblock Plus. Adblock Plus is a free, open source tool that blocks all types of ads. It’s very easy to use, and perfectly complements your VPN service. Adblock Plus is an extension that is compatible with all major browsers and works on even YouTube and Facebook ads.
Setup VPNs and Adblock Plus for Privacy Protection
Your online privacy is at risk every time you connect to the internet. You don’t even have to visit a malicious website to get snoopers on your trail. They are laying in wait at every twist and turn in the online world. They follow users around, gathering information about where they go and what they do. They get names and locations from users’ IP addresses and wait for them to reveal other personal details. Then they steal money, hijack accounts and sell financial information to third parties. So the first step users need to take to regain and maintain online privacy and security is to setup VPNs. VPN services hide users’ IP addresses and send their traffic through private tunnels. All their data is also encrypted, so it cannot be read by anyone but the VPN server. It only gets decrypted when it is routed directly to the intended recipient.
One popular and effective trick of online criminals is using ads to lure users to malicious websites. Without Adblock Plus, you will get ads popping up all over the place. And it can be very hard to avoid clicking on them. Banner ads look like ordinary website banners. Pop-ups just pop out of nowhere and users can easily click on them without meaning to. And video ads can be so enticing. These ads are designed to look legitimate. Users can’t be faulted for trusting them. But they can be very dangerous because most of them are not from trusted sites even though you might be visiting a good, clean site when you see them. Adblock Plus is very easy to install. And it works in the background so you don’t even notice it once you’ve set it up. And it is just as easy these days to setup VPNs. Just download and install the VPN app, paste in the activation key from the email you will receive from your provider, and you are ready to connect to the VPN server of your choice.
Another famous trick is using misspelled domains of poplar legitimate websites as attack sites. When people type in the wrong domain name, Adblock Plus has a URL fixer that prevents users from getting into those malware-infested sites. Adblock Plus also blocks trackers that can be used by malicious elements and advertisers to mine your data. Adblock Plus uses the most efficient tracking filters to stop them from accessing your browsing history, too. It can also block social media buttons that actively gather your data to create racking profiles. You can enable the tool to block all known malware websites to prevent infection from worms, Trojans and other viruses, and spyware.