When you want to hide something you do online, you use a private browsing mode like Incognito, Private Browsing, or InPrivate. However, do you know how private you actually are when you use this way of browsing the web? Can others still see what you are doing online? Also, do you know which browser is best at protecting your privacy? We tested the latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Opera, and we have the answers to all these questions.
Private browsing is a useful tool that every decent web browser offers. This feature has a different name, depending on the browser that you are using. Google Chrome calls it Incognito, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge name it InPrivate, while Firefox and Opera title it Private browsing. In this article, we show you how to enable private browsing in all the major web browsers and how to check whether you're browsing privately using incognito windows or tabs:
In Windows 10, the old Windows Firewall has been rebranded by Microsoft to Windows Defender Firewall. It is a security feature built into the operating system that helps block unauthorized access to your computer, while permitting authorized communications. This tool can filter both inbound and outbound traffic or set rules and exceptions, depending on the type of network to which you're connected. In this article, we're going to show you how to allow apps through Windows Defender Firewall, as well as how to block them from going online.
If you don't want your web browser to keep your browsing history, your cookies and site data, temporary files, searches, and the information you entered in forms, then you have to use a form of private browsing. Google Chrome calls this mode Incognito, Firefox and Opera calls it Private Browsing, while Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge call it InPrivate. Read this guide and learn how to create a shortcut that automatically starts your web browser using its private browsing mode.
If you've taken the time to protect your data using BitLocker To Go, you might want to understand the options you have for managing your encrypted USB memory stick or flash drive. Basic usage includes nothing more than entering your password, but you need to know more for special circumstances. Perhaps you want to change the password, add a smart card as a second unlock method, or reprint your recovery key to ensure you can unlock your drive no matter what happens. Whatever your reasons, BitLocker provides a series of options for managing your drive that make the job simple.
When you install Windows 10 or set it up for the first time, the operating system invites you to create a Microsoft account. However, during the setup process, you only get to configure one Microsoft account. What if you need to use more than one Microsoft account on your Windows 10 PC? What if you want to create another all-new user account on your PC, using a Microsoft account? If this is what you want, here's how to add a Microsoft account to Windows 10:
BitLocker To Go is useful when you want to protect the data on your removable drives (USB memory sticks, external hard disks, etc.). Though it can be helpful, it may not appeal to all users, because it asks you for a password each time you want to use the encrypted drive. If you have encrypted a flash drive, an external hard disk, or another removable drive with BitLocker To Go, and you decide to return the drive to its normal state so that you can use it without typing the unlock password, you have to decrypt it and disable BitLocker To Go.
When your Windows 10 machine breaks and refuses to work, System Restore is one of those lifesaving tools that makes you thankful they exist. That's because you can use it to repair your PC if you've created a system restore point before it started to misbehave. Did you create a system restore point? If you didn't, would you like to learn how to create a restore point in Windows 10? Read on and find out:
BitLocker Drive Encryption is one of the most used encryption solutions for Windows. It's a security tool found in Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise editions that helps protect your data from unauthorized access. It does that by allowing you to encrypt system partitions, as well as other partitions you may have on your drives. In this tutorial, we're going to guide you through the process of encrypting system partitions with BitLocker:
You've encrypted your flash drive using BitLocker To Go, and now your data is safe from prying eyes. To anyone without your password, your files are garbled beyond comprehension. Unfortunately, if you lose your BitLocker password, your data stays just as indecipherable to you as it is to others. Luckily, if you saved the recovery key during the initial BitLocker configuration, you should have no trouble unlocking the drive and rescuing your data. Once the drive is unlocked, you can change your password to avoid this issue in the future.