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Better Privacy Controls with IE9

If you use Internet Explorer to surf the net, you can improve your web privacy significantly with IE9 tools. Most people have not yet updated to IE 9, which was released in March 2011, so we encourage you to do that first.

If you have Windows XP or earlier you cannot upgrade to IE9. Internet Explorer 9 requires Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or Windows Server 2008 SP2 with the Platform Update. Take a moment to review this page and then download IE9.

Now you are ready for our step by step instructions for improving your privacy and blocking unwanted tracking while you surf the net. Scroll down to page through our instructions. Take your time.