Web Shield from Webshieldonline is an online tracking tool that lets you find out who all are tracking your activities, once you visit any website, using its databases of web trackers on the internet. I came to know about this and decided to check it out.
Webshieldonline web tracker
I installed the privacy and web tracking tool from its home page. All of its files appear to have been installed in the system Program Files folder and the \Programdata\WebShield\ folder locations. I also saw its Uninstall entry in the Control Panel.
My WinPatrol confirmed that only a new service, C:\Programdata\WebShield\WebShiledService.exe, was installed to start with Windows. I was not offered to install any third-party software or toolbar during installation, at the time of writing this post, nor did I see any toolbars added to any of my browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Opera.
Now after installing this tool, when users visit any website, they will see a small balloon in the bottom right corner of the web page, listing the trackers on that page.
Clicking on it will open another windows that gives you more details and lets you allow or block a particular tracking service. By blocking trackers, you can protect your privacy as well as increase your browsing speed.
Clicking on View History, will take you to your web page on the site, where you can see your tracking history.
You can see their processes and the resources they consume in the Windows 8.1 Task Manager.
Is Webshieldonline safe & legit
I was asked this question a few days back by a TWC reader. Is Web Shield Online safe & legit? I have to state as follows:
As I mentioned earlier, it did not force any crapware on my computer. Its online reputation varies from 100% at Webutation, Safe on McAfee SiteAdvisor to Unsatifactory on WOT. It has been judged as 100% Virus Free by Norton Secured. But before you decide to use it, you may want to have a look at what its says on its website:
In order to keep Web Shield free, we’ve partnered with high-quality ad providers and you may see additional ads when Web Shield is installed. We do not allow any really annoying ads, sexual content, or intrusive media; we’ve only partnered with high-quality ad providers to deliver the best user experience possible.
You can download Web Shield online web tracker free and get more details about it from its home page. I found that it worked on Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome but not Opera.
Let us know what you think of it!
You may also check out privacy tools like Ghostery and PrivacyFix.