Firefox portable browsing

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Norrismj, Dec 6, 2011.

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  1. Norrismj

    Norrismj Registered Member

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    Dear all

    I would like to use Firefox Portable to access the internet on occasions. How can I secure it so that my history, cookies and any other traces of my browsing can be deleted automatically on closing the application?

    Thanks

    Mike
     
  2. Wroll

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    Options - Privacy - check Clear history when Firefox closes - Settings - check whatever you want.

    If you use a USB stick just encrypt that thing.
     
  3. PaulyDefran

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    Or run it out of a TrueCrypt container, then you don't have to worry about it. I do that with Tor, T-Bird, and FireFox.

    P
     
  4. Digizik

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    really? that works for you? i've tried that several times with "a container", "encrypting the whole stick" and so on... but it worked for ~ 1 month or something, than all my usb-flash drives crashed and i've lost all data i haven't backup recently...

    ...and i wasn't using 10 eur or gift usb flash drives!

    what usb-flash drive are u using? could it maybe be the encrypted type, which leads to the crashes, or not? i was using aes for encrypting...

    i've also a general question about usb-flash drives: most or all usb-flash drives are using fat32 datasystem - is it a bad idea if you format the drive one time with ntsf? and if yes, why?

    regards, digizik
     
  5. PaulyDefran

    PaulyDefran Registered Member

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    I don't use a flash drive, sorry. I just create a container on my hard drive, big enough to hold the above programs, and extract all the portable versions there. They run fine...been doing it for years.

    PD
     
  6. Digizik

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    I do the exact same thing works great.
     
  8. Digizik

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    i am using an usb-flash drive which is 256bit aes encrypted! ;)
     
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