How to visit questionable websites safely using a remote browser.
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If you are looking for an alternative way to browse the Internet that is a lot safer than using a browser installed on your system. Follow along as we introduce you to a different web browsing method that allows you to stream a browser from a remote location, preventing direct infection on your system.
The Internet is a wonderful place to explore and enjoy, hosting billions of different websites that cater to just about every persons wants and desires. Unfortunately, it’s also a very dangerous place that is full of malicious content, viruses, malware, ransomware, and a scourge of other destructive elements.
Although we can minimise the risk following a few simple common-sense rules and use antivirus tools like Avast, AVG, Malwarebytes, Windows Defender, etc. There may be times you need to access a dodgy website (for whatever reason it happens). In these such instances, the best way to do so is using a clever new process that allows you to stream a browser from a cloud-based location.
Admittedly this isn’t the ideal solution if the website you need to visit has a download you require but it will allow you to view the contents of any website with a drastically reduced chance of infection/damager.
How do you Use site isolation to visit potentially malicious or dangerous websites?
Surprisingly using a remote browser is a lot easier than you might think. All you have to do is visit a remote browser service like ISOlation.SITE then type or copy and paste the address you wish to visit into the address bar. This will take you straight to the desired location, however, the speed at which it does so will be reduced because of the cloud streaming distance.
As a result, you may notice longer load times and some video buffering just like you would when watching Netflix or YouTube content. In the new tab that appears, you can view the website and interact with it as you would do in a normal browser. If you are looking to get the most secure option available, I would suggest using a VPN, then use TOR browser to access ISOlation.Site. This will give you a much more private connection, however, it will not negate any of the consequences of downloading a file from the website/s you have chosen to view.
As the service isn’t the fastest, you’ll probably only find yourself using it for websites you don’t trust but need to access for whatever reason. It will also function a mild VPN, however, will only move your location to the location of ISOlation.SITE servers.
On a side note…
Slightly off-topic, however, something very important to look into is our guide on deleting your Off Facebook Activity. This is all the information that is shared between Facebook and your device, apps, websites, etc. Just about everything you do on your phone can be sent back to Facebook in a log, so make sure you find out how to limit and reduce what information is used and how it can be reduced.