Kameleo v1.5.6 – Disable Selenium Driver

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Kameleo v1.5.6 – Disable Selenium Driver

We update the app regularly so we can make it better for you. This week we bring you a completely rewritten browser process management so you can enjoy more stable profile launching and closing, and a brand new experimental feature to help eliminate annoying CAPTCHAs on websites!

What’s new in Kameleo v1.5.6?

In this update we introduced a feature how you can turn off Selenium Driver. Until now Kameleo was starting browsers with Selenium Web Driver. The browser was working smooth and your fingerprint could be spoofed easily.

In this update we added an option to turn of Selenium Web Driver in the Application Settings. By disabling the web driver we expect Kameleo to provide an even more natural browser fingerprint while still spoof it to fully match the selected profile.

Most of the bots that are scraping the web using some kind of solution built on a web driver. To prevent scraping, websites try to block or flag connections made with a web driver. Kameleo was doing everything to prevent it and the feedback from our community was pretty good. Though there are some companies who still has the ability to detect the presence of a web driver.

While you were using other privacy tools you may noticed that you faced multiple CAPTCHAs. Even by using Kameleo you had to face it sometimes. This is because it is very difficult to trick Google’s technologies. They can’t tell it 100% sure if you are bot or a real user they can only make an approximation. To decide it they show you the annoying CAPTCHAs.

If Alice had a database with important information about all the companies in the world she would run a website where you could browse the data. Alice would like to drive as much traffic to that website because she earns money from the ads on the websites. If Bob wants to run the same business but he hasn’t got the database he could make a bot that will scrape Alice’s website. It basically opens every page on her website and saving the data in his own database. In this case Alice will try to do everything to prevent it. So she blocks connections made with a web driver or her website shows CAPTCHAs before users can read the data about the companies.

The good news is that we developed a solution that spoofs your browser fingerprint and doesn’t use Selenium Web Driver at all. This way we expect Kameleo to provide a more natural browser fingerprint and this way you will have to face less CAPTCHA.

All you have to do is disable the Selenium Driver in the Application Settings. Then when you launch browser it will provide better browsing experience.

This technology is still experimental. We have plenty of ideas how we can improve it, so if it is not better yet keep waiting. In the next updates we will improve Kameleo’s spoofing technology even more.

Please provide us some feedback in support tickets, so we can understand better how successful this feature is. We would like to know which method
resulted better success rate during your work. The question is enable or disable Web Driver?

More info in our knowledgebase:
https://support.kameleo.io/article/disable-selenium-driver/

Features of Kameleo v1.5.6

  • Optionally disable Selenium Driver: Disable the Selenium Driver in the application settings to get a more natural browser fingerprint to prevent CAPTCHA.
  • Fixes: Starting and stopping the browser became faster and more reliable.

How to update

When you start Kameleo it will offer to update your software. Download and install it and you can enjoy the new features of Kameleo. If it doesn’t start to download try to update manually, by launching updater.exe from the program folder.

Future plans

We are still working on making Kameleo better. Here are a couple of the features we are implementing.

  • Auto Timezone spoofing
  • Virtual Mobile Profiles
  • Browser automation

We also created a survey to get feedback from you

Keep updated on our knowledgebase and youtube and Telegram channel as well, since we will upload new articles and videos there.