Today we live in an age whereby most online websites and authorities can track our every move, well this can be a good thing as it may make our online experience more targeted and relevant to our needs, however sometimes some organisations take advantage and can start to gather lots of info and resell this to marketing companies that are not so caring what they do with this sensitive data.
For instance the fact that you are reading this article, is logged, along with your IP address, the version of Operating System you are using, The type and version of Web Browser your using, the rough area that you live in and the type of computer you are using (Cellphone, Tablet, Laptop, Desktop Etc).
Websites record this information as a minimum, you will be surprised what else they can pull from your computer, therefore it is a good idea to utilize a few products that can help you with online privacy.
Product #1 - Emsisoft Anti-Malware
This product allows you to surf the web and will keep you safe from Virus, Malware, Spyware & Malicious Website attacks, this will stop a lot of information gathering without your knowledge as it is normally pulled from your computer in the background.
Product #2 - Hide My Ass (Yes it has a funny name)
This product allows you to be able to protect your IP address from being recorded by all websites, as it replaces the IP address that your service provider gives you with another IP address that belongs to this company, you also have the ability to choose which country you would like to appear from, both of these can have certain advantages that I will explain below.
Advantage 1 - Your real IP address will not be visible to any website or peer to peer networks like torrent sites (Children/Employees normally get their parents/Employers in trouble by downloading Music and Movies and the Copyright owners send letters to the owners of the IP addresses used, in most cases your Service provider who then in turn cuts you off or sends you a cease and desist letter/email, however this does not happen with this service as the Copyright owner does not know your real IP address)*
Advantage 2 - You can overcome the country restrictions imposed by certain websites by choosing a server to link to in the country of choice, for example, If you go to the BBC website in the UK you will be shown the international version of the news, TV programs can normally be streamed from the BBC's iPlayer service if you live in the UK but not if you live outside the UK. This is where this application comes in handy as you can choose a UK based VPN server and connect back to the BBC website and view local UK news as well as view and download content from their very popular iPlayer video streaming service.. (Which is great if you prefer the UK version of Top Gear and do not have a subscription to BBC America on Cable)*
Advantage 3 - Websites can track your location and target you with adverts at best or Malware at worst, but by using this service your IP address is private so they can not locate your real location.
* Please note, RENT-A-TEXAN Computer Consultants & it's employees do not condone Piracy or Copyright Infringement in any way, The use of this service has a legitimate purpose and is sold under this belief in order to protect your privacy, however they could be used for Copyright theft or illegal activities of which we would be totally unaware of, after the sale of such a service, and therefore would not be legally accountable for their usage.