Avast AntiTrack Premium - Getting Started

Avast AntiTrack Premium is a privacy application designed to keep your identity safe from the latest online tracking techniques. Refer to the sections below for information on how to get started using Avast AntiTrack Premium.

Install and activate Avast AntiTrack Premium

Avast AntiTrack Premium is a paid component of Avast Antivirus and a standalone product that works to keep your identity safe online. This article assumes that Avast AntiTrack is already installed on your PC. To install Avast AntiTrack Premium, refer to the following article:

To activate Avast AntiTrack Premium, refer to the following article:

Enable browser extensions

Avast AntiTrack Premium automatically checks for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera browsers on your PC when you open the application for the first time. You will be prompted to install the Avast AntiTrack extension for each browser you have installed. If you skip this step or need to install the extension later, refer to the following article:

The Avast AntiTrack Premium browser extension is automatically installed and enabled on Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge browsers.

Improve your privacy score

Avast AntiTrack Premium includes several components that work together to protect your online privacy. Your privacy score is highest when all the components are enabled. To improve your privacy score:

  1. Click Improve My Privacy Score on the main Avast AntiTrack Premium dashboard.
  2. Avast AntiTrack Premium identifies components which can be enabled or modified to boost your privacy score. Click an information box to modify or enable the relevant component. The 4 information boxes each contain a colored rating:
    • Ratings shown in red: serious issues that are preventing Avast AntiTrack Premium from protecting your online privacy.
    • Ratings shown in yellow: suggestions to further improve your online privacy.
    • Ratings shown in green: components that are enabled or configured effectively to protect your online privacy.
  3. Click Privacy Status in the left-side panel to see your improved privacy score.

Monitor tracking attempts

Avast AntiTrack Premium allows you to see exactly when tracking attempts are blocked and which websites are attempting to track you.

On the Avast AntiTrack Premium dashboard, you can view:

  • Tracking Activity: view the time and date of recent tracking attempts, the websites that tracked you, and the Tracking Source.
  • Top Tracking Websites: The websites that have attempted to track you most frequently.
  • Total Tracking Attempts Blocked: The total number of tracking attempts blocked by Avast AntiTrack Premium since you installed the application.

To see your full Tracking History, click Reports in the left-side panel and select the Tracking History tab.

Monitor Fingerprint Changes

AntiTrack Premium continuously changes your digital fingerprint on a randomized schedule to protect your online identity. To view a log of changes to your digital fingerprint:

  1. Click Reports in the left-side panel.
  2. Select the Fingerprint Changes tab to view how many times your digital fingerprint has been changed and exactly when it was changed.

Clear cookies

Cookies are files that websites, trackers, and third parties leave on your browser, which allow them to view your online activity. To protect your online privacy and configure Avast AntiTrack Premium to regularly clear cookies from your browsers:

  1. Click My Tracks in the left-side panel.
  2. Use the Cookie clearing drop-down menu next to your chosen browser to select how regularly cookies are cleared.

Cookies are now regularly cleared from the selected browser automatically.

To prevent cookie clearing on certain websites:

  1. Click My Tracks in the left-side panel.
  2. Click Open Whitelist.
  3. Tick one or more "popular" websites in the drop-down menu... ...or click the textbox, type a URL (for example, www.example.com), and click Add.

The selected websites are now excluded from cookie clearing and appear on your Whitelist.

Clear browsing data

Browsing data is information that is often stored in your browser when you visit websites. Avast AntiTrack premium allows you to specify exactly which types of browsing data you wish to clear:

  1. Click My Tracks in the left-side panel.
  2. Click Clear Data next to your chosen browser.
  3. Tick the types of browsing data you would like to clear (or tick Select all).
  4. Optionally, tick Save my settings to ensure that Avast AntiTrack Premium remembers your preferred selections for all browsers each time you click Clear Data.
  5. Click Clear Selected Data.

The selected browsing data is now cleared from your chosen browser.

Manage your Avast AntiTrack Premium settings

Click Settings in the bottom-left corner of the interface to modify your Avast AntiTrack Premium settings:

  • Tick or untick the following settings:
    • Enable Tracking Detection (enabled by default): allows Avast AntiTrack Premium to write entries in the Tracking Activity record. If you disable this setting, your browser remains protected, but Avast AntiTrack Premium does not gather data during tracking attempts.
    • Show notifications for fingerprint changes: displays a notification each time your digital fingerprint is changed.
    • Start Avast AntiTrack when I start my computer (enabled by default): allows Avast AntiTrack Premium to start automatically each time you turn on your PC.
    • Minimize AntiTrack Premium when started: minimizes the Avast AntiTrack Premium interface at launch.
    • Allow filtering of HTTPS traffic for tracking detection (enabled by default): allows Avast AntiTrack Premium to inspect HTTPS traffic for tracking attempts.
  • Use the drop-down menus to modify the following settings:
    • Notify me of blocked tracking attempts: define how often you want to see notifications about blocked tracking attempts. Select Never to disable notifications.
    • Select language: click your preferred language, and click Yes to confirm.
  • From the settings screen, you can also view:
    • Subscription Status: view your Activation code.
    • Updates: view your current program version and confirm that it is up to date. If you think your program version may not be up to date, click Check For Updates to download and run the latest version of Avast AntiTrack Premium.
  • Avast AntiTrack Premium 1.x
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 1, 32 / 64-bit

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