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#1 ScottoD

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 01:17 PM

using a windows 10 work laptop that may or may not have security software that monitors browsing - however urls are logged when connecting to work network

 

if a browser is launched within a virtual machine on the laptop and connected to a non-work personal internet connection, should that be a likely way to browse privately?



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Posted 06 June 2016 - 01:19 PM

if a browser is launched within a virtual machine on the laptop and connected to a non-work personal internet connection, should that be a likely way to browse privately?


How would you connect to that network in the first place, from your work network?

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#3 ScottoD

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 02:00 PM

 

if a browser is launched within a virtual machine on the laptop and connected to a non-work personal internet connection, should that be a likely way to browse privately?


How would you connect to that network in the first place, from your work network?

 

 

 I will either connect to internet via:

A.  Phone hotspot

B. Xfinity hotspotp

 

The laptop has security software that is antivirus and a script that monitors installed apps.   I am not sure if browsing is tracked other than through the company's internet connectioon.   But just to be sure I figured I would browse through vm and connect to one of the hotspots I listed


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Posted 16 June 2016 - 01:20 PM

My advice, use your own personal devices to do... well... personal things on. If your IT department/security guys are up to par, then odds are you won't be able to even install any virtual applications anyway. They might have even disabled the virtual settings in the bios. So you probably won't be able to do what you want anyway.


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 05:19 AM

A highly anonymous Proxy like DIRTCHEAP can also help -- even if you use VPN. Even the VPN software will not know who you are if you pass through this kind of proxy.






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