How to Erase Your Web Accounts in One Click
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How many accounts do you have across all of the websites on the internet? I’m talking over the course of all the years since you first discovered the internet. Forums, social networks, services, etc.

For me, hundreds would be an underestimate. I can think of dozens of accounts that I’m actively using right now. It scares me to think of how many inactive accounts I have out there that are viewable to the public eye and can be used against me.

Indeed, someone can pull information from one of your public accounts in order to dox you and figure out who you are in real life. And even if your accounts are private, they can still be hacked and mined for data.

I bet you can’t even remember half of all the accounts you’ve ever created, right? I know I can’t. Which is why it’s so nifty that deseat.me now exists.

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To use deseat.me, all you need to do is sign in using your Google account and it will scan through thousands of sites and apps to match your account, then allow you to either keep them or delete them on a per-account basis based on what it finds.

And don’t worry, deseat.me uses Google OAuth so you aren’t giving away your login credentials.

Try to close as many of them as you can. You never know when you’ve shared too much information online and how it could be used against you in years to come.

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Do you regularly close your inactive web accounts? Or do you just let them sit and collect dust? Know of any other account-closer services like this? Let us know below!

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  1. Shirley
    December 26, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    You clearly didn't try the service before you wrote this Dave. You could have posted this in a way that made it clear what this service actually is. Instead, you give us a speech on doxing instead of giving us the adequate information regarding this website. Deseate.me does scan Gmail but it DOES NOT allow you to delete these accounts with one click. Instead, it just opens you up to a web of more garbage you have to go through to delete the accounts. The only thing useful about this website is that it identifies them for you. THAT'S IT! Next time, try the service before you go saving the world.

  2. Matthew Jones
    December 24, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Blasphemy article. This writer talks like he is an advertisement for the tool. And yet there are so many complaints about it sucking. So why then does your text suggest it's the most awesome thing ever?

    Because you never tried it and all you care about is views. It's essentially read bait.

  3. apranic
    December 22, 2016 at 3:00 am

    i can't delete my account

  4. Vishnu
    December 21, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Any thoughts why the site need access to my emails and settings.

  5. bobC
    December 21, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    How long does it take? I've had it running with the "Please stand by for awesomeness..." message on screen for well over an hour. So far no results appear.

  6. Dynora Eserin
    December 21, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    I just tried it, only found one old account, didn't even include any of my social media accounts. really not impressed.

  7. Mark Tristan R. Ocampo
    December 21, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    I'm surprised at how many accounts I've totally forgotten about already on the web. I have deactivated some already, while some are still collecting dust waiting of what I think I should do next with those. But I'm so thankful for Deseat.Me for simply existing. =)

    Though not an account-deactivating web service, I highly recommend Unroll.Me (Google it). Since we're cleaning up all our accounts on-line already, might as well tidy up our e-mail accounts as well, right? ;) You're welcome.

  8. Lehlohonolo
    December 21, 2016 at 11:27 am

    I'm on it Joel.
    Thanks for looking out for us.