PC flank tests

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  1. nixie21

    nixie21 Registered Member

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    I just tried this test for the first time: Using KIS 6

    Browser privacy check
    Danger!
    While visiting web sites your browser reveals private information about you and your computer. It sends information about previous sites you have visited. It may also save special cookies on your hard drive that have the purpose of directing advertising or finding out your habits while web surfing.

    Recommendation:
    We advise you to get personal firewall software. If you already have a firewall program adjust it to block the distribution of such information.

    How do I set this antihacker?

    Thanks
     
  2. JeffBuck

    JeffBuck Registered Member

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    It isn't a work for a firewall, you can change (if you want) the permission for cookies and refer(r)er (and user agent) in your browser.
     
  3. Bob D

    Bob D Registered Member

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    Not to worry.
    Per JeffBuck's suggestion, turning off cookie acceptance, warning will change from "Danger!" to:
    "Attention!" Your browser is not private. Privacy is 50%
    While visiting web sites your browser sends information about previous sites you have visited.
    No big deal.
    If your browser supports "Block HTTP Referer", selecting it will yield a green happy-face "Safe!" result.
     
  4. wat0114

    wat0114 Guest

    As per the screenshot, Outpost firewall has this option in the Active content plug-in, but then you would be answering prompts almost constantly while surfing. Besides, tight cookie control can be set up in your browser, if needed. Furthermore, if you intend on visiting a site, what are the chances you are not going to accept cookies from it? Pretty much slim and none. Guarding against malicious scripts and executables is far more important than controling cookie behaviour.
     

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