Why you need a private browser in your life
Identity theft is the most common type of all online data breaches in the world. It's also the biggest privacy concern in the US and many other countries. However, around half of Americans feel they have no control over their digital security and privacy. It doesn't have to be this way though. You can take back control of your data and online security by taking a number of actions.
You're hopefully aware that making secure passwords is one of the first steps in this process. You should use different passwords for all of your online accounts in case one is ever breached. Each password should be as long as you can make it and be formed of a mixture of letters, numbers, and symbols too. If you're thinking that sounds like too much hassle remembering them all, we have a solution for you which we'll share later. In the meantime, let's look at why you should use a private or 'privacy' browser.
How a privacy browser will boost your security
A private (or 'privacy') browser is your passport to digital freedom. It will allow you to surf, bank, and shop knowing that you're protected from online threats. While there are many potential risks lurking underneath the internet, here are the most common and harmful:
- Identity theft - as we mentioned earlier, this tops the list of data breaches. If a savvy hacker gets hold of enough of your details, they can use this to pose as you online and this could mean accessing your bank account, taking out a credit card in your name, or using your email account in a malicious way.
- Malvertising - this relative newcomer to the risk party occurs when a malicious third party posts ads that have malware or viruses injected into them with the hope of spreading these onto your computer. Some of these ads require you to click on them and others can start downloading a virus automatically when it appears on your screen.
- Digital fingerprint - this is a collection of information that points back to you, your device, and your online habits. You can't control this in the same way you can choose who to give bank details or personal information to. Instead, you need a tool to mask your online profile for you.
A privacy browser will always clear your cookies and cache for you, covering where you have been online and your online activity. A good privacy browser will go above and beyond by stopping sites or downloads with malware and viruses from appearing, blocking ads, stopping online tracking, and masking your digital fingerprint.
What's the best privacy browser out there?
There are plenty of excellent privacy browsers to choose from and you should pick one that does all of the above and that you like the appearance of. We created CCleaner Browser to offer you the maximum level of online security and privacy possible. It's a very popular privacy browser because it runs on Chromium (the same as Google Chrome). That means its look and feel are virtually the same (except for a little CCleaner Browser logo). If you're already using Google Chrome you can just jump right in and it will even import all of your saved settings when you download the new browser. It will also import browser data from Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
As well as keeping your online identity anonymous, it comes with other great advantages:
- Faster browsing - by blocking ads loading on pages it speeds up page load time. It also uses less memory and suspends any tabs you aren't using in the background so that your browser only focuses on the one job and tab at hand.
- Extends battery life - if you're using a laptop, it can improve your battery life by up to 20%.
- Smashes clutter - by clearing your cookies and other junk files that build up quickly, it gives you back valuable space and helps your browser function more effectively.
If you're liking the sound of this, why not try it today? It's free to download and you will be on your way to a safer, faster online experience in no time. Take back control of your data and stop third parties from following you around the internet.