Posts tagged ‘Google’

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I was updating Mozilla Thunderbird, the free email program, and noticed an unwanted internet connection.

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I’ve been watching the packets of data fly in and out of my computer’s network card and I’m surprised how much unsolicited traffic there is.  From my observation, the biggest consumer of those packets is Google.

Here are some things you can do to keep Firefox from sending too much information to Google.  Break the tie between Firefox and Google…

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Using the network monitoring program, CurrPorts, we can see which websites we visit send data to Google’s servers.  I’m talking about websites that are neither owned or operated by Google.  It might be surprising that data is being sent to Google as we visit other websites along the web.  For example, going to truveo.com causes many unwanted internet connections…

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Above, Currports tells us that we are connecting to not only Google’s servers, but Facebook’s servers as well.  (1e100.net is one of Google’s servers.)  We can block both of them and more.

How to Block Google Analytics, Google ads, Facebook, etc…

While watching my computer and how it connects to the internet, I have noticed that my computer is usually connected to a Google server.  I don’t want my computer connected to anything unless I direct it to.  So, I am blocking Google from accessing the web with my computer.  Here is how I did it using Vista’s firewall:

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I am in the process of cleaning out programs from my computer that have been accessing the internet without my knowledge.

Google has installed its code in many places on my computer and I don’t want it.  Continue reading ‘Uninstall Google Add-on from Firefox’ »

On my Vista machine, I checked out my task scheduler and was surprised by all the Google activity.  Why is Google so active on my computer?

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Google is Clogging Up My Task Scheduler

I have been watching my computer lately to see what it’s doing on the internet.  I want to make sure I haven’t been hacked.  I’m surprised how many different IP addresses my computer connects to without my consent.  GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe is one of them.

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