September 13th, 2008 by Keith

UnChrome 1.1 – Remove Your Identity

Posted in Fun Stuff, Software Companies, Utilities, Windows

The recent release of Google Chrome to the World Wide Web (WWW) has created a big hoo-haa as a lot of users have rushed to download and try out the new application (for free). According to Google,

“…Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier…”

However, what users do not realise is that each Google Chrome installation contains a unique ID, thereby each computer has a unique “thumbprint” to identify the user. Even if two systems are installing from the same setup file, the identity is different, due to its underlying hidden algorithm that is obscured from users’ knowledge. Don’t forget, Google is exceptionally clever in data collection.

On the other hand, Abelssoft has developed an application known as UnChrome to replace the unique ID with null values so that your browser can no longer be identified uniquely over the WWW, or Google. UnChrome is only applied once and that will simply do the necessary replacement action. The functionality of the modified Google Chrome is not affected by this process.

Take note that, if Google Chrome is still active in the background, close the application and then click on UnChrome to anonymize the Google Chrome installation.

Download Application
UnChrome 1.1

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