Users of Mozilla Firefox should launch Firefox and do the following to avoid WebRTC leak:
If you don’t want to go through such a hectic way only to prevent WebRTC leak on your Firefox browser, simply install PureVPN Firefox Extension.
The extension comes with a built-in WebRTC leak protection, allowing you to watch your favorite content or use any VoIP communication tool to get in touch with your loved ones without fearing privacy breach.
There are no built-in settings in the Chrome browser that would let users to fix their WebRTC leak issues. Therefore, to disable WebRTC leak, Chrome users need to install the right extension.
A few years back, people using the Chrome browser on Windows would download the “block WebRTC” add-on/extension for their Chrome browser. However, the extension failed to work efficiently and ended up leaking users’ real IP.
However, PureVPN Chrome Extension has proved that it can successfully prevent WebRTC leak and keep the users’ real IP completely hidden. The extension not only masks users’ real IP and prevents WebRTC leak but also provides high-level encryption to keep users’ browser traffic completely secured.
The ‘RTC’ in WebRTC is an abbreviation for Real-Time-Communication, and is used for voice calls, video chats, and p2p file sharing. WebRTC is not a bug as it was originally developed to facilitate the above mentioned types of connections between browsers independently without depending on any plug-ins. Since 2013, experts suspected that WebRTC could come in handy to discover a user’s local IP, even if the user is behind a VPN.
WebRTC doesn’t affect OSX and Android users, so users using Chrome or Firefox on OSX or Android need not worry about it. Windows users, however, need to take immediate steps to avoid WebRTC leak and protect their real IP address so they can continue to access their favorite geo-restricted or blocked websites or content while using an Anonymous VPN.
With PureVPN browser extensions, you no longer have to worry about WebRTC leak issue.
Google has released a Chrome extension, " WebRTC Network Limiter" that eliminates the fears of WebRTC. The extension is extremely small in size, only 7.31KB, but effective enough to disable the WebRTC multiple-routes option in the browser's Privacy Settings, while configuring WebRTC to not use particular IPs.
"Any public IP addresses associated with network interfaces that are not used for web traffic (e.g. an ISP-provided address, when browsing through a VPN) [are hidden],"Google says.
But it wouldn’t be wise to waste time on an extension that only offers a single feature when PureVPN’s browser extensions come with WebRTC leak protection, online security, anonymity, and more.
Enjoy complete anonymity and internet freedom by preventing WebRTC leak on your Chrome or Firefox browser.
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