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Browser Privacy & Security

You can enable the Browser Privacy & Security feature through a custom extension available on supported browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge only).

To install and enable the extension:

1.Ensure you use the latest ESET Security Ultimate version and successfully restart your computer after the update.

2.Open your browser.

3.The extension is installed in your browser.

4.Enable the extension and the browser with extension's details page is displayed.

The main menu of Browser Privacy & Security browser extension is divided into the following sections:

Overview

Secure search

Click the toggle icon MODULE_INACTIVE next to Scan search results to enable the feature and see which results are safe to click. Secure search evaluates listed link addresses and does not necessarily mean the website does not contain malware. Our detection engine then detects any malware on the website.

Browser cleanup

Delete your browsing data or set up regular cleanups. You can add websites where you want to accept cookies and remain logged in even after performing browser cleanup by adding them to a list.

One-time cleanup—Select the time range from the drop-down menu and the data type you want to delete. You can choose from options all data, private and custom selections.

Regular cleanup—Click the toggle icon MODULE_INACTIVE next to Regular cleanup to enable the feature. Select the time range from the drop-down menu and the data type you want to delete regularly. You can choose from options all data, private and custom selections.

The Custom data option contains the following categories:

Browsing history

Download history

Cookies and website data

Cached images and files

Passwords and sign-in data

Form autofill data

Metadata Cleanup

The Metadata Cleanup feature controls privacy data potentially exposable through EXIF metadata shared in media files, documents and other supported file formats. Click the toggle icon MODULE_INACTIVE next to Clean metadata every time you upload an image to enable removing metadata.


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You must restart the browser to ensure the Metadata Cleanup works properly.

Click the toggle icon MODULE_INACTIVE next to Get in-browser notifications to enable showing notifications after Metadata cleanup.

Website settings review

Access and manage website permissions to control what information website can use.

Notifications—Review which websites you want to Allow/Block the notifications or if you want the browser extension to Ask you every time.

Advanced setup

Browser Cleanup

Advanced cookie settings

List of websites where you want to accept cookies and remain logged in even after performing browser cleanup. Type the URL address into the text field, and click Add. You can remove it anytime from the list by clicking the minus icon ICON_REMOVE_DOMAIN next to the specific website.

At the bottom of the page is list of suggested domains currently opened in the browser. If you cannot see the specific website, click the refresh the list, and add it to the accepted cookies list by clicking the plus icon ICON_ADD.

Website settings review

Access and manage website permissions to control what information website can use.

Notifications—Review which websites you want to Allow/Block the notifications or if you want the browser extension to Ask you every time.

Appearance

Customize the color scheme of the interface to suit your preference. You can choose your preferred color scheme by selecting the Light or Dark check box.