How to Remove Browser Fingerprinting from Your Favorite Browser

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How to Remove Browser Fingerprinting from Your Favorite Browser

Browser fingerprinting? It can be quite dangerous because it’s much harder to remove than most types of tracking. You either remove all of it, or it’s still there. You can change your IP address with ease, but you can’t easily change what graphics card you use, which relates directly to canvas fingerprinting due to HTML 5. 

If you want to remove browser fingerprinting from your favorite browser, here’s exactly how you do it effectively because it needs to work 100% as if it doesn’t, browser fingerprinting will happen.

Remove Browser Fingerprinting from Your Favorite Browser

Why It’s Important to Remove Browser Fingerprinting from Your Favorite Browser

VPN will keep you encrypted and will change your IP address, which will keep you safer. Tor? Tor will offer an incredible system of protection when you browse the internet. 

Neither will prevent websites from collecting fingerprints that can be used to track you, though.

Does it matter?

Well, here are some reasons why removing browser fingerprinting from your favorite browser makes sense:

1. Elimination of Targeted Ads.

If you ever used a VPN and wondered why the same ads kept still showing up, it’s because regardless of what IP you have, every other tracking point remains the same. Meaning that algorithms that were able to identify you can still identify you.

Without browser fingerprinting, targeted ads aren’t an option.

2.  Multi-Account Creation.

Browser fingerprinting allows for the detection of multi-accounts.

If you need to create them, whether that’s for testing purposes as a coder or for whatever reason you have, you can’t do so with browser fingerprinting because the website you want to create accounts on will detect when numerous accounts are being created from the same device.

Removing browser fingerprinting will allow you to create multi-accounts with ease, and even more importantly to maintain them, which we get in-depth about in our post about creating multi-accounts.

3. Privacy.

Due to the incredible marketing of VPN services, it’s assumed that if you connect to a VPN, you will be safe.

VPN services for sure guide towards that with an IP change and encryption, but they more so allow for unblocking of entertainment, while not providing sufficient cover to be safe and private on the internet.

With that being due to browser fingerprinting being a thing. An IP address change is important, but it’s only one of the many ways to identify you due to browser fingerprinting.

How to Remove Browser Fingerprinting from Your Favorite Browser

You probably saw browser fingerprinting plugins and add-ons on the internet that claim to block browser fingerprinting.

How much of browser fingerprinting they block that’s one question, but the fact they block browser fingerprinting is a big issue.

Let’s use canvas fingerprinting, which we explained in a previous post as an example.

What do you think happens if you blocked it? 

Well, not only have you broken functionality on some sites, but you also now made yourself even more identifiable as 99% of internet users do not have canvas fingerprinting blocked.

That’s why blocking browser fingerprinting from your favorite browser is not the solution.

To remove browser fingerprinting, you need to keep browser fingerprinting while providing trackers with wrong data. That’s the only way to do it.

And that’s where Kameleo comes in.

Kameleo is a tool that removes browser fingerprinting from your favorite browser by allowing you to modify trackable components whether you customize them by yourself, or whether you create a quick profile by clicking a single button.

Using Safari? Sites can see you as using Chrome. Using a 4K display? Sites can see you as 1080p. 

With Kameleo, you protect your privacy on the internet while still using your favorite browser.

  1. Turn on Kameleo.
  2. Press on Create Profile.
  3. Customize parameters such as your device type, OS, system type, and press on Search.
  4. Choose one of the options and press Next.
  5. Fine-tune your profile while having enabled the essentials such as canvas spoofing & WebGL spoofing.
  6. Launch.
Remove Browser Fingerprinting from Your Favorite Browser

That’s How to Remove Browser Fingerprinting from Your Favorite Browser

Removing browser fingerprinting from your favorite browser isn’t hard. It’s doing it effectively so that it doesn’t backfire, which is hard.

That’s why the key is to trick rather than to block.

If you block trackers, you are making yourself even more unique and more identifiable.

Found this post useful and want to learn more about browser fingerprinting? Make sure to read our guide on it.

Kameleo Team
Kameleo Team

Our team consists of IT security experts, professional developers, and privacy enthusiasts who always searching better ways for browser fingerprint protection and developing innovative tools for browser automation and web scraping.