1. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 195
    Windows 10
       3 Weeks Ago #1

    Important Problem: How To Prevent App From Calling Home?

    Hey guys, this may make me come across as paranoid, but this is an important problem for me so I hope you can appreciate that.

    I just wanted to know if this was possible:

    Let's say I'm browsing a website that requires me to login and give the website permission to access my PC. Is it possible for the owner of the website to "see" which apps I'm using on my PC while I'm using their website?

    I do all of my most personal things on my PC like my journaling and online banking.

    Thank you!
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  2. Joined : Dec 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10
       3 Weeks Ago #2

    This sounds interesting, can you specify how does the website asks you to access your PC ? Never met with something like this before.
    To protect your privacy simply just avoid such websites.
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  3. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 195
    Windows 10
       3 Weeks Ago #3

    I'm not sure that the website is doing anything malicious to my PC.

    I just wanted to know if it was possible for a website to view what a user was doing on their PC?
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,454
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       3 Weeks Ago #4

    They will know what sites or links that you visit, though not the contents, their interest being marketing, this being common.
    Banking on line is encrypted though you should still use a good anti-virus to be doubly secure.
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  5. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 195
    Windows 10
       2 Weeks Ago #5

    It's troubling to know that they can't see what sites I'm visiting.

    How can I prevent this?
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  6.    2 Weeks Ago #6

    NiceAndShy said: View Post
    It's troubling to know that they can't see what sites I'm visiting.

    How can I prevent this?
    The short answer is "you can't"

    Some browsers have an option to send a 'do not track' request to web sites , but many ignore this.

    You can use an browser ad-blocker to block cookies being placed on your PC , but that's never 100% successful.

    Use a search engine like duckduckgo which doesn't log your web search terms as google and many others do, but as soon as you click a results link , that site will try and track what your doing.

    You can pay a monthly fee to use a VPN that doesn't log sites you visit , but that will not stop web sites that you log in to use logging the links you click on if you do so from their web page.

    If you go on-line , you have to resign yourself that someone , somewhere will see the links you click , items you search for , sites you visit etc.

    You can reduce your tracking footprint a lot , but not totally , the only way is to do so not go on-line at all.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Nothern Ohio
    Posts : 446
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       2 Weeks Ago #7

    I would suggest that one never gives access permission to their computer by some website.

    I'm on the internet for several hours everyday and have never been asked by a website to access my computer.
    Could someone post a website that does such a thing?

    Please note:
    Being paranoid is another layer of security.

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