A privacy-focussed browser that locks the screen behind a password, and empties out the history and other search data when idle or upon closing it
Privacy, like many other values, can be seen as trading stock. The more someone tries to invade it, the valuable it becomes. Today, cyber-security is as important as its real-life counterpart, and protecting one's data is somewhat of a job. Take NETPRIV, for example, a privacy-oriented browser that can be locked when away, and erases all browsing data once closed.
Privacy is the centerpiece
NETPRIV is not as fancy as the top popular browsers, and it does not feature as many functions as well. But when it comes to keeping your search queries private, that's where it excels. The interface has its ups and downs, but overall, it's manageable. One major downside is represented by the inability to resize it. There is a full-screen button indeed, but dragging the corners of the window does nothing, forcing you to work with a full-size tab.
Other than that, getting used to how the browser works is a walk in the park. You might want to take your time and visit the Admin section after installation. When locked, NETPRIV can be accessed by password/PIN only. If none is set, everybody can unlock it with a single click.
Automatic data purge
Set up the password, but don't focus on that aspect only. NETPRIV has a wide array of security features that can do more than erase your browser upon closing it. Among these functions, settings up an idle reset timer as a dead man's hand is very convenient. No activity detected for, let's say, five minutes; all history and temporary bookmarks are sanitized.
Furthermore, you can enable website and adult filters. The reasons can vary, from self-control to having a younger user browsing stuff, having filters that can block social media or adult sites is always handy. There are two categories of filters: URLs and keywords. Fill in the blanks and you're set. And while talking about URLs, there is a neat feature that adds a black line over an opened link.
NETPRIV can be a trusty sidekick for any other browser one might use. Being able to go about your day without worrying about erasing the history is bliss, and this browser facilitates just that. Additionally, it can be seen as a more safe browsing environment, thanks to blocked downloads and restrictive filters. Love it or hate it, when it comes to privacy, such utility should be considered.
LIMITATIONS IN THE UNREGISTERED VERSIONA screen saver lock shows every 15 minutes for 2 minutes SYSTEM REQUIREMENTSMicrosoft .NET Framework 4