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Are you concerned about your privacy online? Don't want your full navigation history to be handed out to third parties?
Every day, a large part of your navigation is tracked and your browsing history is collected by several third parties. Even if you have blocked cookies on your browser, these service providers know a lot about you:
When you browse websites using RainDrop, all of these data-collection mechanisms are hampered. In fact:
Wouldn't it be better to do your critical tasks (e.g. online banking) using a guaranteed 100% virus-free environment (available anywhere � even when you're sitting in an Internet cafe)?
Let's put this problem in perspective. Hundreds of complex processes run at any given time on your machine. Even if you're not sitting in an Internet cafe, you're never sure your PC is 100% secure and virus-free, because any of the software you've installed could have opened security holes in your machine.
Sometimes, even the hardware could be compromised: hardware keyloggers intercept the characters you type on the keyboard and can be very difficult to spot. In such a situation, your online banking credentials and other sensitive data (passwords, credit card numbers, you name it) could be maliciously intercepted while you type them. No antivirus solution can fully stop that.
RainDrop contains a number of features that help you mitigate security threats:
Is a particular website blocked in your office, on your network or in your country?
Although the Internet was conceived as an open network, our everyday reality is that access to specific websites can be restricted (or, worse, monitored - see "privacy" above) for several reasons.
If your access to specific websites is blocked, let RainDrop act as your restriction-free browser for accessing any websites, posting to your blog, commenting on popular websites -- you name it. As an added bonus, no traces will remain on your main machine as all the RainDrop activity happens within the virtual machine in the GoPC datacenter.
Would you like to try a new plugin quickly without reconfiguring your browser? Are you concerned about installing untrusted software?
Your machine should be always protected from untrusted software and less-than-secure browser plugins. Sometimes, the price for being able to visit a plugin-enabled website is that you have to close all of your browser instances, or even restart your machine in order to install that missing plugin (which will remain on your machine even if you don't use it anymore).
The RainDrop browsers (Chrome and Firefox) come with some plugins installed by default, and can be easily enriched with additional ones. Any security problems originated by browser plugins will remain contained to the virtual environment and won't harm your local machine. Best of all, you won't be forced to restart your browser or your main machine each time you wish to try a new plugin.