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Hide my personal/country information from pop-ups?!


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#1 Pajajn

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:56 PM

If i try some surfing on for example www.wallbase.cc without adblock i instantly get a pop-up texted in my home language and i wanna know more specificly how the website knows all this and if i can block it.

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Could this easily be blocked from me to the website owner by some https forced encryption or blocked with ghostery or anything. Im not so famililiar with those kind of stuff :busy:

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:02 PM

It's done with the User Agent String of your browser. In short: it's info your browser sends to every web server it connects to.
In long: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_agent

If you want to see an analysis of your User Agent String, visit this site: http://www.useragentstring.com/

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