Originally Posted by spacecadet11
Is there a value or need for having this?
Does the "Incognito" window help you at all?
Can I get the name of software that prevents trackers...
from downloading. Or to get rid of them?
VPN's are a very popular solution to an ever expanding world of digital information. Basically they protect your data online by encrypting it masking your IP Address with a different one and a lot of VPN providers are now offering a lot of other services, features and products threw the means of online subscriptions.
A VPN subscription can be for as little as 1 month or a two year Bi - Annual subscription.
I don’t know if you know but VPN stands for Virtual Private Network or you also have the term VPS what is used interchangeably what means as far as I think Virtual Private Server or Service.
Its basically a secure connection between you PC threw your ISP and to the VPN providers network and then AFTERWARDS out to the internet.
Online security is a huge global topic of constant discussion and online safety is paramount for a lot businesses and company’s or organization so the like of your average medium to large scale business what is running VPN solutions, they use these to connect to the likes of their offices from remote locations.
You have a lot of encryption options when using VPN software, a lot of providers will have multiple physical locations for the reasons of having different I.P Addresses what they can serve to the public. Their is no point in running a VPN from your home address because it will be in he physical same location as you and thus say for example if you have a server in Norway, then routing your traffic threw that server: that will be you exit point out to the internet.
A lot of VPN providers provide their own software for us with their services.
Its a good question that you have asked about the use of trackers, being straight up and honest, simply pressing a button and hitting connect on you VPN software does not protect you 100%, you can still have likes you say trackers, IP.Ver. 6 leaks, advertisements, and the likes of cookies and tracking software.
I use Linux, my system is locked down completely and I run GSM encryption on my line, so basically GSM encryption is a long the lines of military stand security. Its has not been broken yet.
If you are running FF or Microsoft equivalent for you browser look in too, Privacy badger, Add Block Ultimate, HTTPS Everywhere and disconnect,
Another thing as well, your browser can leak your I.P Address, threw IRC, in the likes of FF you have to disable this threw the advanced options using about
I don’t know about incognito, I think I have hear that mentioned before with windows, but personally I wouldn’t touch Windows with a barge poll, I just don’t simply believe their isnt any back doors in their OS, Linux what is open source as modified by the likes of you and me, and has stood the test of time so far to proven its relatively safe because the code is scrutinized all the time and modified.
I don’t know how old you are but my advice would be to look in to a VPN provider like TORGuard.net, look in to moving over to LM (Linux MInt) , if you can do I'll help you secure your system.
Again you can get the likes of DNS Leaks, Domain Name Service what can leak your IP Address. These things are easily modified in Linux, Windows? I'm not sure about.
As for the value of a VPN, I wouldn't go online with out one, no way would I. Do you really want the world seeing what your doing online. I live in the UK and our country is a hell hole for the Government spying on you since the introduction of the IP Act. (Investigatory Powers Act) Basically it give the police the law and authority to monitor you online digital communication, if need be too, to hack your devices and monitor what you are doing. F*** that.
Hope that helps.