When you visit websites online, most of them are tracking you with cookies to serve you more targeted ads. A few can be quite malicious and infect your computer with viruses and other malware. So check out Cocoon which is a browser add-on for Firefox and which provides you with a safe browsing environment.
It first stops companies from collecting data about you. Secondly, it protects your computer against viruses, spyware and other malicious software threats whenever you go online. Thirdly, it lets you create a new email address on the fly to keep spam out of your personal inbox. All of your settings (history, bookmarks, etc) are stored in the cloud, so you can access them from any computer.
- Browse the web in a safe environment.
- Browser add-on. Firefox only (3.6 or later).
- Protects your privacy by blocking websites from collecting data about you.
- Protects you against viruses and other online security threats.
- Protects your personal inbox from spam, by giving you an alternative on-the-fly email account.
- All your settings are stored online. Access them from any computer.
- Free, provide your email to download the Firefox add-on.
- Similar tools: Startingpage, Yauba, Startpage and QuietAgent.
Check out Cocoon @ www.getcocoon.com