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SurfEasy Private Browser: Portable USB VPN-Enabled Browser On A Card [Giveaway]

Justin Pot 02-09-2013

Email, social networks, banking: many of the things we do online require some level of security. This is relatively secure on your own devices, but what if you need to use these services on a public computer? It’s a good idea to avoid doing so at all, but sometimes that’s not practical.


And that, my friends, is where SurfEasy’s Private Browser comes in. This credit card-sized USB device works on PCs and Macs, and offers you a portable browser that connects you to an encrypted VPN. Even better: your browsing session is saved, meaning you can bring your tabs and bookmarks with you from one public computer to another, quickly. Even your passwords are saved, meaning you don’t need to enter them on sketchy computers.

If the name ‘SurfEasy’ sounds familiar, that’s because Joel wrote about their Android app Protect Your Mobile Data and Network Usage With SurfEasy VPN [Giveaway] In the Google Play Store, you'll find a whole lot of VPN clients for Android devices, but few of them are as up-to-date and robust as SurfEasy. SurfEasy offers a 3-tier account structure: Free, Mobile... Read More not long ago. The SurfEasy Private Browser currently sells for $69.99, and comes with the VPN service – there’s no recurring fee. We’re giving five away, so be sure to enter our contest after reading this review!

The Concept

Travelers know what a lifeline an Internet connection can be, but sometimes a data plan isn’t financially or technically feasible. Happily, in most places, public computers exist to connect you with the outside world. Most hotels, libraries and web cafes offer free Internet connectivity, but should you trust them?

The only real answer is “you don’t know”, but there’s nothing less comfortable than entering your username and password into a computer you don’t quite trust (Windows XP with IE 5? Really?). This is exactly where the SurfEasy Private Browser comes in handy.



This portable flash drive, which fits handily into your wallet thanks to its card enclosure, offers you a secured version of Firefox that connects directly to SurfEasy’s secure VPN. Connect to secure services, knowing your traffic is effectively invisible to everyone else on the network. Concerned about keyloggers? Enter your passwords using an on-screen keyboard beyond their reach.

The idea is a browser, on a portable USB stick, that secures your browsing when you’re using a public computer. How does it stack up? Let’s take a look.

The Card

The SurfEasy Private Browser is packaged quite well for what is essentially a USB stick. Sure, the box looks a bit like a pack of smokes, but it’s a good looking pack of smokes.



Open the box and you’ll see your card – some simple instructions come below it.


The card is the same size as a credit card, important if you want to slip it into your wallet.



Be warned: it’s thin for a USB drive, but a little thicker than most of your other credit cards. If your wallet is tight as-is you may need to remove a few things to fit this – it takes up the space of two standard cards easily. Still, once it finds a home in your wallet, you’re likely to forget it’s there.


The actual USB stick slides right out of its card, directly exposing the metal connectors to the outside world. It’s a little weird if you’ve never used a stick like it, but it’s thin and that’s what matters here.




So we’ve established that the device is portable, but how’s the software on it? Here’s what to expect. You’ll need to set up an account the first time you use it – after that, you’ll need only enter your password each time you plug in the device.


Note that SurfEasy provides both a Windows and a Mac browser, and both load quickly (depending on the system you’re using, of course). Your session from one computer, regardless of operating system, will be resumed on the next device you use – meaning your open tabs, bookmarks and saved passwords follow you.

Anyway, the browser. It’s based on Firefox 14 as of this writing (updates are automated), so it will look familiar to you.


Firefox extensions are compatible, but expect to see a warning. This service is, after all, about security.

It’s for this reason that all of your traffic is routed through SurfEasy’s encrypted VPN service – meaning no one on the networks you’re using can monitor your web usage. The Toronto-based company claims traffic through this browser is secured with the same level of security that banks use, and also says it keeps no logs of user traffic whatsoever on its own servers.

Another nifty touch: SurfEasy lets online services know which city you’re in without revealing your IP address. This means you’ll get local results from Google without letting them know your precise location.

You can pick which servers you use for the service:


Stick to something local for best speeds. Of course, everything is going through a VPN – speeds will not be as fast as usual, depending on your connection. But privacy does have its costs.

Another feature, mentioned previously, is the on-screen keyboard. While annoying, using this to type all or at least part of a password is a great way to avoid the risk of keyloggers recording it.


It’s a nice touch to a browser clearly designed for security.


It’s probably possible to build something similar using any flash drive, combining the portable version of Firefox and a reliable VPN service. SurfEasy’s Private Browser, however, is unquestionably an easier way to go – and comes on a perfect flash drive for putting in your wallet until you need it. Plus, you’d need access to a paid VPN for that to be reliable – and most would eat into the $69.99 cost of SurfEasy pretty quickly.

So if you travel a lot, or otherwise need to use unreliable computers to do secure things, SurfEasy is probably perfect for you. I’ll be keeping it in my wallet while abroad.

How do I win the SurfEasy Private Browser?

You may enter by submitting your name and email address. You’ll receive one entry simply by doing so.

After that, you’ll also be offered various methods to earn additional entries. They range from sharing a link to this giveaway on social networks; to commenting or visiting a specific page. The more you participate, the higher your chances of winning! You will receive 5 additional entries into the giveaway for every successful referral via your shared links.

This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, September 6. The winners will be selected at random and informed via email.

The Winners

Congratulations, Carole Stoddard, Nero Tran, Andrew Wheelock, Jenny House, and Wendy Wallach-Zephier! You would have received an email from Please respond before September 12 to claim your prizes. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

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  1. Annie weary
    September 19, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    I can't put a cd in my computer can still use this device

    • Justin P
      September 19, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      Not a CD, it's a USB key. So yes.

  2. Babakhanz
    September 10, 2013 at 7:17 am

    What a load of technical know hows?? KI S S ! keep it simple stupid...Firefox portable with any of the several proxy extentions !

  3. Kenhypno
    September 10, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Sipmes ! Why soooo,serious ? Firefox portable and add hidemyass
    extentio to it ,untraceable!
    now why would i want all those nifty devices??

    • Zaphod Beeblebrox
      January 3, 2014 at 12:26 am

      @Kenhypno: A keylogger will steal your usernames and passwords right before your secure browser and VPN get the data.

  4. Renea F
    September 7, 2013 at 2:35 am

    we dont use our computers in publoic area. but for apartmetn dwelling, we use a triple firewal lsystem and a rerouter. otu in public, we jsut use a verizon cell phone with a firewall. i'd love to be more mobile with my laptop.

  5. Dirk M
    September 6, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    usually i dont use public computers, but if, id try 2 use sth like that^^

  6. kay lay
    September 6, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Navigate using browser in private mode on usb stick,the browser is portable.

  7. Kathleen S
    September 6, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Don't use public computers is the best security

  8. Vince
    September 6, 2013 at 4:22 pm


  9. Peanut Butter
    September 6, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    I only use my own computer.

  10. Jose Antonio L
    September 6, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    My first and only rule: never use a public computer to browse.

  11. gheline
    September 6, 2013 at 8:56 am

    BROWSE in private mode

  12. Nellaine S
    September 6, 2013 at 8:28 am

    browse in private mode, use Tor browser, and definitely delete the history from the settings tab if i use a public computer.

    • Zaphod Beeblebrox
      January 3, 2014 at 12:28 am

      @Nellaine S: That's not going to stop a keylogger recording your account details and passwords and transmitting them elsewhere.

  13. Alfred Chan
    September 6, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Use incognito mode in google chrome

    • Zaphod Beeblebrox
      January 3, 2014 at 12:30 am

      @Alfred Chan: A keylogger will steal your usernames and passwords. Incognito only prevents the browser history being stored nothing else. Still not secure and not protected.

    • Zaphod Beeblebrox
      January 3, 2014 at 12:34 am

      A virtual keyboard is no protection against a kernel or BIOS installed keylogger. I would never use an unknown computer for confidential accounts without doing a full anti-malware scan first.

  14. Amit Jain
    September 6, 2013 at 3:53 am

    incognito or private browsing in chrome or firefox

  15. Chris Hii
    September 6, 2013 at 3:22 am

    Clear history

  16. Gayle
    September 5, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Plain and simple: I don't browse on public computers. If I had SurfEasy, then I definitely would.

  17. Corey
    September 5, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    I use incognito mode on Chrome, "https:" everything possible, and clear all cookies after I'm finished.

  18. Chris M
    September 5, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    I just don't browse publicly. I either use my phone of avoid looking something up.

  19. Sampath
    September 5, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    In these days what ever secure steps we take some or the other wrong happen and we lose our data. This seems very impressive. I would like to win it.

  20. Yi
    September 5, 2013 at 6:57 am

    A paid service = no selling of info

  21. EB
    September 5, 2013 at 2:19 am

    I don't use public PCs.

  22. Muhammad Hadi N
    September 5, 2013 at 1:17 am

    Normally I will use private mode. but there was no use because my government censoring my internet. that why I need VPN.

    September 4, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    anti spam

  24. Irimia Mugurel
    September 4, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Tank you for gaget .

  25. mary
    September 4, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    private mode !

  26. Andrew
    September 4, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Use portable apps on my own flash drive, with the HTTPS Everywhere extension, and be careful what I do.

  27. Giuseppe P
    September 4, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Just browse in private mode…

  28. Mike
    September 4, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I don't surf on public computer

  29. Norbert G
    September 4, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    When I have to use a public computer, or when I don't wont my lady to know what kind of a suprise I'm prepering for Her i just use private/incognito mode.
    At work, when sometimes I have to over the line I use vpn.
    The downside is U can't do things like call the NSA and say:
    "Halio NSA? I accedently deleted my e-mail, can U help me get it back ?" ;)
    I don't know why they have deleted the video.

  30. Lauretta
    September 4, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Currently, I stay safe on public computers by not using them. Slightly more intelligent answer: Strong passwords - time limits -trust no one and no public PC -> make sure history and all are 100% cleared.

  31. Mauro V
    September 4, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    browse in private mode, clear history and cache of the browser

  32. Dmitriy S
    September 4, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Portable Firefox in Private mode!

  33. Andy
    September 4, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Strong passwords. I use Finnish words..

  34. Andy
    September 4, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Strong password, and beware 'shoulder-browsers'!
    A portable screen filter would be nifty, too.

  35. vinay
    September 4, 2013 at 8:41 am

    I don't use public computer,i use persional computer,i remove cookie and storage data of usage.

  36. younes elmoukhllesse
    September 4, 2013 at 8:36 am

    fun game

  37. Priyank Vijaywargi
    September 4, 2013 at 7:49 am

    I always clear the browser history and clear the Temp.%temp%,prefetch folders. I use a VPN and private mode in the browsers to maintain my privacy.

  38. Rayon
    September 4, 2013 at 4:04 am


  39. Terri C
    September 4, 2013 at 3:11 am

    i dont do enough or anything, but as i am beginning to do things on line, i am trying to learn how. this browser looks like an easy way to save me from my own stupidity until i have learned how...

  40. sje
    September 4, 2013 at 2:19 am

    Don't use public computers except for news.

  41. Tom Brown
    September 4, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Looks interesting

  42. Jason H
    September 4, 2013 at 12:55 am

    I've never used a public computer for anything that has private info and/or requires passwords, and when possible use my own portable browser on a USB key that does not save anything after disconnecting anyway.

  43. Jeff H
    September 4, 2013 at 12:02 am

    I try to avoid public computers as I didn't know of a way to connecting securely

  44. Hicham O
    September 3, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Https and vpn little bit

  45. Sami S
    September 3, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    i've never tried a public computer, i always keep my phone or laptop with me

  46. isterico89
    September 3, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    It makes sure to remove all passwords, personal data, and history.

  47. Muhammad Safwan bin Sidek
    September 3, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Use incognito in Chrome and the use of proxy.

  48. reelbadspellur
    September 3, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Use a VPN and proxy when possible!

  49. Zane G
    September 3, 2013 at 8:36 pm


  50. John Michael J
    September 3, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    incognito mode from google chrome works for me.

  51. Bart Aronoff
    September 3, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Use my vpn on iphone. Never on public computer because it isn't safe

  52. Ghani G
    September 3, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    privacy is dead

  53. Mike Lacy
    September 3, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Use Chrome Incognito.

  54. Mooe3ius
    September 3, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Use a VPN, Screen Keyboard and a password-sites manager, You avoid the most the privacy vulnerability.

  55. Travis Faulkner
    September 3, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    I rarely browse publicly but when I do I go incognito

  56. Francesco Fiorino
    September 3, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    I only use my smartphone when I'm not at home/office

  57. Michele Mascia
    September 3, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    I don't know because I don't use public computers

  58. Bryan P
    September 3, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    My computer at home is the what I use 99.9% of the time anyway, wired even. And then I run a VPN. And if I'm on a "strange" computer, I will hook up my phone (I have a six inch micro B cable on my keychain) and run a portable Firefox off of the 32GB microSDHC card. That doesn't have a VPN, but I'm sure I can set a proxy with my current VPN vendor if I absolutely need to.

  59. Niels V
    September 3, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    How I protect my stuff on private computers??

    Web proxies with SSL,
    3M™ PF13.3 Notebook Privacy Filter,
    On screen keyboards, if impossible fast typing
    Normal proxies

  60. Kelley Galyen
    September 3, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I don't use a public computer because of fear of security.

  61. Alex K
    September 3, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Private browsing and cleaning after it.

  62. Dany B
    September 3, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    I simply never use public computer at all.

  63. Mark Conroy
    September 3, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I use my Tablet instead

  64. Ale B
    September 3, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Not accessing banking sites mainly

  65. Joanne Blanco
    September 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I browse in private mode.

  66. Michael B
    September 3, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I have been using tor for anonymity for a long time while not at home. at home, I use a vpn.

  67. Jesse McGrory
    September 3, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    incognito mode

  68. Mat
    September 3, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    I always use a personal device, tablet, phone or laptop. Never use public PCs.

  69. jeffrey
    September 3, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I dont use public computers.

  70. Tray Kar
    September 3, 2013 at 11:31 am

    I use a portable browser, use incognito window, and a public VPN such as Google VPN for browsing securely in a public area...

  71. Abdulkader.Shahpurwala
    September 3, 2013 at 11:17 am

    i Will use my personal USB 3G Dongle on An Public Computer.

  72. Ali
    September 3, 2013 at 10:06 am

    use trusted VPN Client and Browse Safely

  73. Rene G
    September 3, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I use the incognito mode of the browser I'm using..

  74. Dale M
    September 3, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Or easier: Simple restart with some live cd / live dvd.

    Anyway "surf card" is a great idea. $70 is absurd.

    Stick is probably worth 2 bucks?!, a fast VPN with no speed nor bandwidth limit one can get for 5 bucks a month... also the stick looks too thin... how long would it last?

  75. Sebastian S
    September 3, 2013 at 8:18 am

    I browse in private and delete temp files on public computers.
    On my computer at home I use a chrome app called 'No History' which stops recording my history so if I've been looking up sneaky stuff then type something in the omnibox which has the same first few letters it doesn't pop up as suggestions showing everyone else in the room what I was on earlier.

  76. moorandro
    September 3, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Browse in Private Mode

  77. Milos D
    September 3, 2013 at 7:08 am

    CyberGhost VPN service.

  78. Adly A
    September 3, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Incognito mode.

  79. Mrinal
    September 3, 2013 at 6:42 am

    I used to have MoJo disk previously. Now I use encrypted USB with Chrome. I use Incognito mode on it to make it more secure.

  80. Ascalion
    September 3, 2013 at 5:38 am

    Most of the time, I simply remotely connect to my home computer through something like TeamViewer.

  81. John D
    September 3, 2013 at 5:37 am

    Browse in a private mode

  82. Ryan
    September 3, 2013 at 5:18 am

    I don't do anything that requires me to login on public networks generally.

  83. Prabhath Kaushalya
    September 3, 2013 at 5:11 am

    Using web proxy.........

  84. Vic Limbo
    September 3, 2013 at 4:44 am

    I'm using portable apps like portable browser in incognito mode and using portable Ccleaner after browsing.

  85. Jake Fadallan
    September 3, 2013 at 4:38 am

    1. In Chrome use "Incognito Mode"
    2. In FF use "Private Browsing Mode"

  86. Va D
    September 3, 2013 at 4:34 am

    I set my PC to self-destruct In 5 Seconds after using it.

    • John JacobJingleHeimerSmith-Doe III
      September 7, 2013 at 12:34 am

      I like the VA D self-destruct option.
      Then call visa and warn them there's an increased chance someone will hack my s**t.
      change cc #'s
      change bank accounts#
      change all passwords#
      change my name
      join witness relocation
      wear a hat and sunglasses
      speak in tongues

    • John JacobJingleHeimerSmith-Doe III
      September 7, 2013 at 12:36 am

      seriously ? USB, firefox privacy, tor if necessary

  87. Jasmin
    September 3, 2013 at 4:31 am

    Browing in private mode is an add on security. Would be great if that would be possible. Being secure is enough said.

  88. Victor
    September 3, 2013 at 4:15 am

    Since one cannot completely control a public computer, and may not be able to install VPN software on it, I try to (1) use public computers I somewhat trust (computer lab, library, etc.) and (2) not enter sensitive information unless ABSOLUTELY necessary.

  89. Angelo L
    September 3, 2013 at 3:56 am

    Use a VPN!

  90. Anonymous
    September 3, 2013 at 3:38 am

    vpn or Tor

  91. Andrew
    September 3, 2013 at 3:35 am

    Incognito mode on a portable browser on my flash drive

  92. Lesia
    September 3, 2013 at 3:08 am

    I use a VPN. Thanks :)

  93. Lesia
    September 3, 2013 at 3:06 am

    I use a VPN :) Thanks :)

  94. Sidney C
    September 3, 2013 at 3:06 am

    I use in private browsing when on a public computer5

  95. Kendrick J
    September 3, 2013 at 2:46 am

    Usually use incognito mode in google chrome.

  96. Aaron
    September 3, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Don't use them.

  97. Steve
    September 3, 2013 at 1:17 am

    I don't use public computers.

  98. marttin`
    September 3, 2013 at 12:57 am

    Private mode

  99. Cameron
    September 3, 2013 at 12:54 am

    I just use the incognito window on google chrome. I also sit behind both a hardware and software firewall.

  100. Sean M
    September 3, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Use a good firewall and ensure that you use public network settings

  101. Paulo D
    September 3, 2013 at 12:50 am

    I would love one of these.

  102. Andrei
    September 3, 2013 at 12:37 am

    I'd like this...

  103. junaid
    September 3, 2013 at 12:15 am

    TOR browser but as even that was compromised by the agents i dont think there is anyway we can be safe at moment. Unless you jump through proxies and land up at the dark net :)

  104. Dan M
    September 3, 2013 at 12:04 am

    I don't use public computers for anything personal

  105. D W
    September 3, 2013 at 12:00 am

    use a portable browser through a VPN.

  106. Beth
    September 2, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    I just stay out of websites with passwords if I can help it. Probably not the most effective, but still. If I have to use a password and I'm worried, I might change the password when I'm home later.

  107. Emmanuel Leal
    September 2, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Incognito mode. Private mode, clear history and cache and log out.

  108. sharon
    September 2, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    browse in private mode…

  109. Anthony
    September 2, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    incognito mode
    history erase

  110. Judy T
    September 2, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Browse in private mode.

  111. Kim K
    September 2, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    private browsing

  112. bang
    September 2, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Delete all redords in browser

  113. bing
    September 2, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Delete all cookies,records before logging out

  114. Julian
    September 2, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    I cover the computer and myself in a blanket.

  115. Suyanto L
    September 2, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Browse in Private Mode using Portable Firefox

  116. Rod Bang
    September 2, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Don't save any private infos! Delete all cookies,histories ,sessions etc

  117. Sam K
    September 2, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Browse in Private Mode

  118. Jonathan S
    September 2, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Security on a public PC? No...

  119. Jan H
    September 2, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Its importen to wipe browser cashe, and (or) use a Bitdefender Safepay on a USB stick

  120. Robin W
    September 2, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    I delete history & make sure to sign out!

  121. Barry Smades
    September 2, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    You try to be careful but this seems to be a great solution for privacy and protection.

  122. John P
    September 2, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Work off a secure bootable USB stick when travelling. VPN and Secure RDP from home.

  123. Ben M
    September 2, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    I don't use public computers! :)

  124. Yanhua
    September 2, 2013 at 7:18 pm


  125. Yong
    September 2, 2013 at 7:17 pm


  126. Darren R
    September 2, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    I use private mode but also do a manual clear up, however I mostly avoid using public computers....

  127. Nola Ortiz
    September 2, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    I usually wait til I get home to go on line, because I don't trust public internet terminals. with SurfEasy Private Browser: Portable USB VPN-Enabled Browser On A Card I would be comfortable using them.

  128. Ryan H
    September 2, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    USB Boot my own OS ! :)

  129. vh427
    September 2, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    I use an HTTP proxy.

  130. Stephen H
    September 2, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    I typically use Chrome, and the Incognito Browser. The only other thing I do is carry either a really small portable version of linux I can boot to on a public computer or portable apps that I launch from the flash drive. Really I don't do much to really protect my browsing. I should and this would be the perfect way to do it.

  131. MK9600
    September 2, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    I use a tor Firefox Browser or a secure bookable flash drive.

  132. RcRon7
    September 2, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    I think this is a neat Idea. SanDisk had something similar but not quite as secure a while back. It was a flash drive that had a few USB Drive utilities that ran from the start bar.

    I think this may be much easier

  133. Catherine M
    September 2, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    I have not used a public computer yet, but will be travelling next year and think this may be a great tool to use.

  134. Bill M
    September 2, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Private browsing, VPN, & prayer.

  135. Sumith S
    September 2, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    I use the Incognito mode, clear the browser history after my session and use a virtual keyboard wherever feasible :)

  136. zerifi
    September 2, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    I delete all history after browsing

  137. Gord
    September 2, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    I don't use public computers. However I will try if I win this contest.

  138. Zac Attack
    September 2, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Use a private browser.

    1. Open Tor browser.
    2. Connect to a hundred different connections.
    3. Be secure as F.
    4. ?????
    5. Profit.

  139. Anzar
    September 2, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    would love to win for obvious reason----privacy

    • Luke W
      September 2, 2013 at 5:39 pm

      Firefox portable with private browsing mode. Always keep a USB on my keychain that has it

  140. TJ
    September 2, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I don't use public computers for anything I have to log in to.

  141. Bev
    September 2, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Delete Hx after browsing!

  142. ronak
    September 2, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    incognito mode

  143. Stoja Todoric
    September 2, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    private browse

  144. Edwin
    September 2, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Making sure all private data is deleted

    1. windows+R
    2. %temp%
    3. enter
    4. select all
    5. Delete

  145. Jake Rawsthorne
    September 2, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I use private browsing as well as a vpn.

  146. Harriette L
    September 2, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Private mode browsing and delete history.

  147. Gregori G
    September 2, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Steps I use:

    1. Check the opened programs to see if there exists a keylogger I can identify
    2. Open a private version of Chrome.
    3. Use the on screen keyboard
    4. Use two step verification the most I can.
    5. If i feel nessesary, change hte passwords later in a personal computer.


  148. MAM
    September 2, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    incognito mode

  149. Dragana Todoric
    September 2, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    I don't enter important informations

  150. Brandon Fong
    September 2, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I avoid it completely.

  151. Pete
    September 2, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Private mode, clear history and cache and log out.

  152. jas singh
    September 2, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I browse in pvt mode and delete all my history before leaving!

  153. Avish K
    September 2, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    the only public pc i ever use is the one on campus that too rarely but never for sensitive stuffs

  154. Howell Le
    September 2, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I make sure to log out of all accounts when I am finished and to clear cache and history.

  155. Chaz B
    September 2, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    When in public I use Incognito mode.

  156. David R
    September 2, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Use firefox in private mode

  157. Ismael R
    September 2, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Yeah, privacy is pretty much history, but when I need it I use a VPN with Peer Block, Incognito Mode, NEVER log into accounts...unless it really can't be avoided, clear cache & temp files when done.

    This portable VPN this is a sweet idea. Add it to a cheap netbook and NEVER use my own home wifi. Anonymity provails?

  158. Kevin Bednar
    September 2, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    clean out my cookies use VPN's and HTTPS as much as i can

  159. Devesh Prabhu
    September 2, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Browse in Private Mode using Firefox or Chrome

  160. Vjosan Boraj
    September 2, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I use VPN usually.

  161. Ryan
    September 2, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I use Tails to browse securely on public computers.

  162. Agus
    September 2, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Currently I use VPN from Astrill to bypass China great firewall. Would live to try this mini cute device. It looks so adorable.

  163. Jim
    September 2, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Right now I pretty much avoid logging onto public computers unless I absolutely have to. I never access banking information or other things I don't want to fall into the hands of less than honorable people.

    This would be a slick item that would allow just a tad more freedom when taking advantage of those terminals.

  164. Mile Z
    September 2, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Private browse mode

  165. Mike Faubert
    September 2, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    When using a public computer, I always clear the cache and cookies before shutting down the browser. I never use a public computer to access sensitive sites (banking etc)

  166. Nikola Todoric
    September 2, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Visit only site I trusted

  167. Paul B
    September 2, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    I use HTTPS

  168. Jeff Brown
    September 2, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Tails and LastPass

  169. anthony
    September 2, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    use portable apps and create a portable browser

  170. Allen B
    September 2, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Nice concept. Would love to win this. May be even worth buying myself.

  171. Paul H
    September 2, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Besides using HTTPS Everywhere, I use open DNS and PIA VPN.

  172. Ari T
    September 2, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I don't really take any precautions other than making sure to sign out of any account I used when I am finished

  173. Nero T
    September 2, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Browse in private mode.

  174. Will N
    September 2, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    I dont really browse in public... But if I were I would make sure to clear my history after.

  175. Koshy G
    September 2, 2013 at 3:21 pm


  176. Mishaal F
    September 2, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    private browsing

  177. Shawnna Kellam
    September 2, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I usually don't browse anything important in public at all.

  178. Matthew
    September 2, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Never had occasion to use a public computer, and just wouldn't trust public access for anything critical - even Wifi, you have to be careful, I'd use a "HTTPS everywhere" plugin.

  179. sarah rayner
    September 2, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    i dont use public computers :)

  180. Dan V
    September 2, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    private mode, incognito mode or sandboxe or use comodo firewall

  181. Carl B
    September 2, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Depends what I am doing :)

  182. Andre
    September 2, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    It would be great if it could save your access to servers so you can code and edit a website from any computer.

  183. Paya
    September 2, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    It's portable? I want one.

  184. Dnyanesh M
    September 2, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    I don't login to my personal accounts in public.

  185. Al
    September 2, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    I try to browse only public content on public computers. Always. If I need to log in to something, it can wait.

  186. Pankaj Chawla
    September 2, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    incognito mode in google chrome

  187. Pankaj Chawla
    September 2, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    incognito mode in google chrome

  188. krista
    September 2, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I have not taken any measures- but i should.

  189. rich washington
    September 2, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I don't. I am learning that I should. Thanks.

  190. Tomasz J
    September 2, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I use a VPN service.

  191. LadyDi
    September 2, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    I installed Lookout and it was upgraded to Premium being a T-Mo customer.

  192. John Cunningham
    September 2, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Didn't read the question. As a rule I would not use a public computer for important confidential stuff. On one occasion, while away without a personal way to access the web, I had to use a public computer to check some important stuff that might have required an immediate response. The info was accessed thru my Facebook account. I found my Facebook account was subsequently hacked.

  193. charlie
    September 2, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Disable Scripts !

  194. John Cunningham
    September 2, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    I log onto a user account on Win 7 that I use only for online financial transactions. I use ie 10 in private mode to complete the transaction . When finished I run Ccleaner to delete all temporary files and do a registry scan.

  195. Tiago R
    September 2, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    i don't!!!!

    and if i use,never for personal mails or acounts

  196. Saumyakanta S
    September 2, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I am currently using cyberghost service , but this device seems better and portable

  197. Marion W
    September 2, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I have never used a public computer...have been tempted though :D

  198. Brian Perez
    September 2, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I have a separate email/identity I use JUST for public browsing, IF I ever need to. Generally I use my Cellular device.

  199. Loenja S
    September 2, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    pirate browser using tor

  200. James A
    September 2, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I browse only public content on public computers. Always. If I need to log in to something, it can wait.

  201. Choon K
    September 2, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Most of the time I will just use Incognito mode, no more than that!

  202. Jwanleo L
    September 2, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I will use portable firefox or I use private Browsing with public firefox

  203. Air
    September 2, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    To add to Aravind S' answer, I also flush the dns cache and try to clear the event logs if possible.

  204. john
    September 2, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Count me in on this giveaway.Cleanup your remnants after being on a public computer.

  205. Pedro Melendez
    September 2, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Make sure my safety protocols are up to date and security certificates validated.

  206. Mihir C
    September 2, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Avoid the use of public computers and if so, clear every detail after finishing the work!

  207. Harshit J
    September 2, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    I simply use a vpn.

  208. Clyde G
    September 2, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I prefer to browse in a private mode. But all this contests and giveaways need to be public in sharing and tweeting.

  209. Sergei Ospischev
    September 2, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Vpn, HTTPS, on-screen keyboard, remove cache.

  210. Maria Gilbert
    September 2, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I am so paranoid about identity theft that I don't use public computers anymore

  211. Cheridene B
    September 2, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I’m unsure of many ways to protect myself when browsing publicly, so I limit it altogether.

  212. Srivatsan V
    September 2, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Delete the temp folder, and make these comments stop scrolling while I'm trying to click on the comment box >:|

  213. west
    September 2, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    erase all data after use

  214. Elisabetta S
    September 2, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    In my opinion, Private Browse mode is the best.

  215. Andrew Chia
    September 2, 2013 at 2:07 pm


  216. Ashutosh Mishra
    September 2, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I always keep an USB stick with the Tor browser bundle in it. Whenever I have to use a public computer, I plug the USB stick in, and start the app. Tor does slow down the network a bit, but the added security is totally worth it.

  217. vineed
    September 2, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    i use live cd so that when ever i restart pc all the data is wiped so no worries ...

  218. Eugenie W
    September 2, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I try to limit my use of public computers.

  219. Sergio C
    September 2, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Linux distro on a stick is what I normally used.

  220. lakshay
    September 2, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    I delete all history cache n stuff, n sign in to chrome

  221. Gurjot Singh
    September 2, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks For the giveaway Makeuseof (y) :)

  222. Mohammad W
    September 2, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I would prefer Privet Mode and password manager i will carry and i will use auto fill via password manger.

  223. Mert
    September 2, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Incognito mode

  224. Heather H
    September 2, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    I'm unsure of many ways to protect myself when browsing publicly, so I limit it altogether.

  225. Erica
    September 2, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    every time I try any vpn apps or extensions on my tablet or my computer it always slows my internet connection down so much that the browser times out before the pages load. Maybe this would help with that?

  226. Onix
    September 2, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    "Incognito mode" or "private browsing" would still allow anyone on the network to see your unencrypted traffic.
    That's what VPNs are for.

    It's a nice idea. But puplic PCs are often locked away or USB is deactivated. Which renders the stick useless.

    Personally I like a full feature Linux distro aimed at privacy on my stick. Same problem bit still more options.

  227. Daniel J
    September 2, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    COOL Website design by the way :)

    • Justin P
      September 2, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks! It's brand new today and we're pretty excited. Lots of bugs to work out, though...

  228. Siddharthan V
    September 2, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    I use incognito mode.

  229. xord
    September 2, 2013 at 1:41 pm


  230. Akshay
    September 2, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    I will purchase Quick Heal Anti-virus because it's provide secure browsing. :)

  231. Tim
    September 2, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Tor browser is about the best, not as easy as this though.

  232. scott
    September 2, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    i love vpn need one off them for on the go

  233. Rodrigo Freitas
    September 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Just browse in private mode...

    • Roman
      September 2, 2013 at 8:28 pm

      Not nearly enough. Most hacking is done by snooping the packets in-transit, which is unavoidable unless you use a VPN. If the connection isn't VPN but encrypted, then the packets sniffed would be filled with seemingly useless crap. If both, then you're in the clear.

    • Rodrigo Freitas
      September 2, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      I answered the question for the giveaway, I just browser in private mode.

  234. Richard Davidson
    September 2, 2013 at 1:33 pm


  235. Mahesh K
    September 2, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    incognito mode in google chrome
    private browsing in mozilla firefox and opera

    • Chris M
      September 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      I would trust those to keep your browsing history secret, but they are not going to give you anonymity.

  236. Carole
    September 2, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I think privacy is dead no matter what you do these days.

    • Kraig
      September 2, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      I agree

    • Roman
      September 2, 2013 at 8:10 pm

      vpn + multi-proxy+TOR=undetectable.
      BUT, your internet speed becomes under 50k.
      This is the same way people that do REALLY illegal stuff on the internet use it, so they don't get caught.
      source: seen the Hidden Wiki, been trained for IT stuff at my school

    • Chris M
      September 5, 2013 at 2:53 pm

      Roman is right. the problem is people who want privacy either take the steps to get it. Or, they whine about how slow it is and go back to the surface web (The internet). If you want privacy, you can get it.

  237. Roger Gardner
    September 2, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    portable, i cant wait.

  238. Shaun
    September 2, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Browse in Private Mode using Portable Firefox and an online VPN

  239. Aravind S
    September 2, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    the basic step is to browse in private mode and delete all history after browsing !(even though using private mode!) and also delete all temp files in the TEMP folder of windows!
    1. windows+R
    2. %temp%
    3. enter
    4. select all
    5. Delete