Platform: Windows XP, Windows Vista
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Nearly everyone who works in an office environment will be aware of the scenario where you need to use a third-party PC to finish some work. Whether you are temporarily located in a different office or your PC is with the IT department for repair, you will need to use someone else’s computer, along with their web browser, configuration and bookmarks, to access the Internet. Often you’ll need to use a temporary laptop, perhaps at a remote meeting, and you’ll want to use the laptop to check the latest news.
You can use a USB drive with portable applications on the computer, which should stop personal information and install data away from the host PC. However, the IT department can still see the websites you’ve accessed, the traffic through the computer and even trace your usage, irrespective of whether you use a temporary and portable web browser to browse the web.
PortableTor is a portable application that enables you to surf the Internet anonymously using the Tor network. It prevents against basic traffic analysis. Better still, you can use PortableTor to prevent websites from understanding your location or the source of your browsing.