How to Configure the Security and Privacy of my PC When Surfing the Internet?

In general, one of the strongest decisions for all users of browsers such as Chrome and many others, is the fact of choosing between their own comfort within the use that they use their browser, or the protection update of your privacy.

In this post, we want to take away your doubts and the difficult decision a bit and we will teach you a method by which you can find a total and complete balance in order to continue using your browser safely and comfortably at the same time you keep your privacy.

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Start by limiting the synchronization of most of your data

Among the great virtues of browsers such as Google Chrome, is the fact of being able to synchronize the data that you generate during your navigation, this includes bookmarks and passwords, which you would definitely like to avoid for added security.

You will be able to see this reflected in the majority of devices that you come to use, however, an important fact that you can begin to take into account is the fact of preventing said synchronization from being carried out with the rest of your devices.

This is because having all your information in a disorderly way in several devices, you will run the risk of some of it being stolen and used in a negative way.

Start encrypting the data you sync with Google

This advice is directly related to the previous point, since by encrypting most of your data, you will obtain greater security in everything you do and how do you share your information. In this way you get to prevent your data from being intercepted and with it, third parties have access. Whether you want to protect your social networks in the best possible way or any other platform in which you are an active user.

The options regarding encryption, you can find it in the section of “Encryption Options” which you will find easily just below the synchronization option within your device.

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Try to avoid Google’s support services

In general, Chrome offers different web services in order to help its users with grammar and based on this, check the spelling of all the texts that are written within the browser.

Although this seems a bit harmless and you may even like it, it can involve a constant sending of information, either from your browsing or from what you write. With this and as we have been highlighting throughout the text, your Privacy.

To prevent this from happening, you must make some adjustments from your configuration options within Chrome.

For this, it is important that you start by accessing the page of “Settings” of your Chrome browser, and then click on the link of “Advanced configuration” and once inside said option, begin by unlocking the rest of the options.

After having done all these steps, you should go to the Privacy and security section. There you should focus on deactivating the services that you do not need, at this point if possible deactivate them all.

Here you should stay within the section of “Content settings” and once there, proceed to disable all those browser add-ons, such as Flash and javascript, which are generally activated automatically in the browser.

This way you can prevent different web pages from achieving access your webcam, without your having granted said permission. Once you have completed all these settings you can be much safer and more calm browsing the web.

Yet it is never in a way that keep your antivirus updated, in addition to taking your respective precautions when you enter any suspicious website. You should always be alert to threats that you can find on the internet and which can leak private information or damage your devices.

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