What is a Uncontaminated Browser?
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TLDR: You have instant access to an uncontaminated browser by using browserling.com/browse. I and my team have created a streaming service that streams a clean web browser session to you as video from our distant servers. Each session starts in a clean state, and when it ends, all downloads, cookies, and history are deleted.
Uncontaminated Browser – What Is It?
Uncontaminated browsers, also known as clean state browsers, are web browsers that run with enhanced cybersecurity measures in order to ensure privacy and security for users. It operates in a state free of any previous user interaction, including history cookies, extensions bookmarks sessions or cached data. It starts each session from scratch and deletes all browsing data at the end of the session, reducing the risk that malicious entities can track or expose information.
Uncontaminated Browser – How Does It Work?
Uncontaminated browsers run on a remote server, either on a virtual machine (such as a Droplet or EC2 instance). Each session is started from a server base image that is free of all previous history, cookies or user sessions. The virtual machine is discarded at the end of each session, effectively erasing any browsing data. This ensures privacy and security for users. This approach minimizes any risk of data compromise, tracking or exposure. It is an effective solution for secure web browsing.
What’s The Difference Between A Regular Browser And An Uncontaminated Browser?
The main difference between a regular and uncontaminated browser is their approach to data and security. While a regular web browser retains cookies and cached information across sessions, uncontaminated browsers start fresh, without any prior user interactions. Uncontaminated browsers operate on remote servers, usually in virtual machines, or containers. All browsing data is discarded after each session.
What are the Uncontaminated Browser Usecases?
Testing Extensions and Add-Ons
Testing browser extensions and addons is easier with a clean browser. Developers can install extensions on a clean browser to test their performance and functionality, without conflicting with other extensions or settings. Developers can access all browsers on all platforms, and ensure that their extension works across all platforms.
Ad Blocker Test
Developers can test ad blocking software on a browser that is not contaminated. They can install ad blocking software in a fresh browser to ensure there are no settings or extensions that could affect how the ads are displayed.
A browser that is not contaminated can be used to conduct privacy analyses and evaluate how websites collect, store, and handle user information. Users can browse without cookies or site data stored to see how websites track visitors, what cookies are set, and identify aggressive tracking techniques.
It is important to benchmark web applications using a clean browser. Developers can measure the loading times, script execution time, and response times of web applications in a clean browser to ensure that results are not skewed due to cached data, cookies, or extensions.
Consent Compliance Testing
Uncontaminated browsers are essential for testing cookie management and consent compliance mechanisms. Developers can simulate a first-time visit to ensure cookie consent prompts and cookies are handled in accordance with user preferences and legal requirements. This will ensure compliance with regulations such as GDPR.
What is browserling?
BrowseringThis online platform provides developers with uncontaminated versions of browsers that can be used to test and debug their web applications on different operating systems and browser versions. It allows for seamless web application testing and security vulnerability assessments. It also checks cross-browser compatibility to ensure that applications work optimally for users of all browsers.
Who Uses Browserling?
Browserling is used by hundreds of thousand of users each month in over 100 countries. Browserling’s clients include governments, states and cities, banks, universities, stock exchanges, newspapers, Fortune 100 companies, Fortune 500, and private multibillion dollar companies.
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