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'Browzar' Leaves No User Footprints

Protecting the user's privacy is the promise of the latest new tool for web browsing from Freeserve founder. Browser protects the privacy of the user with automatic deletion of Internet caches, histories and cookies.

A new way of surfing is made possible by the new Internet browser, Browzar, which uses only the minimal personal details of the user. Ajaz Ahmed famous for founding and being a past owner of Freeserve, the Internet provider in Britain is the financer. The method involves the rendering engine on Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 version that was pre-installed, to browse the net.

The official website of Browzar carries a note from the developers. The note underlines the importance of privacy in the present day society where there is a feeling of one's every move being recorded. A trail is left without the user's knowledge. Thanks to the new tools for consumers like Browzar, users can now chose to freely browse the net without having to reveal their personal details.

Web browser including Microsoft Internet Explorer uses an automatic feature to save searches by a user in Internet caches and histories. Not that the users can't delete the history files and clear cache if they want to. However many users either don't know or don't bother to do so, and thereby leave a trail of all the sites they have visited in the browser. Time constraints could be a possible reason for not doing so.

At this point, Browzar is in beta format and only meant for Windows systems. For free downloads there are several similarities with Internet Explorer.

With Browzar, a user can surf the net in privacy with the assurance of nobody being able to find the sites when they use the same computer afterwards. No installation is necessary and temporary files are all deleted on termination. It comes in a downloadable file that can be stored on the computer or they can get a new one every time they want to connect to the Internet.

Browzar enables automatic deletion of Internet caches, histories, cookies and auto-complete forms. The latter refers to the function that completes a search term or URL after the user enters the initial portion that had been used in the past.

However it needs to be mentioned that information fed into a network can be retrieved using other ways. Thus Browzar cannot be seen as the final end for all security concerns.

Related article: “Loopholes did not cause online banking thefts”: ICBC

» SPAMfighter News - 07-09-2006

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