In order to offer a more private and secured virtual existence, software vendor Abine has dished out a free online tool aimed at allowing users to hide their online activities from any external monitoring.
The tool named 'Do Not Track Plus' (DNT+) alerts online users each time their web surfing patterns are recorded; therefore restricting online marketers and social networking sites from penetrating the personal parameters of Internet users.
PC Mag explains that the tool is compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. In addition to its current functioning as a user's personal privacy watchdog, the tool also helps improve the uploading and downloading speeds of pages on the user's system.
DNT+ helps users to instantly detect any intrusion by online advertisers into their system, and provides them with the luxury to choose whether or not to allow such activities to keep track of their browsing habits, claimed Abine.
With the advent of this security tool, consumers can safeguard themselves from many serious problems arising from tracking, such as identity theft, system hacks and loss of jobs.
The DNT+ service has so far proved to be more useful than the opt-out facilities provided by online marketers. According to a report by researchers, these opt-out tools tend to confuse users rather than clarify their true functioning, resulting in most of the opt-out options offered by these online marketers as not being as effective in providing protection to users from online tracking.