Welcome to ExpressVPN’s collection of guides on internet privacy. Learn more about the following topics:


Secure your internet

Top 10 tips for strong internet security

Check out the top ten tips for better internet security. A combination of software and common sense will help you ensure that you and your family can have a safe and secure internet experience.

Email security: What is it, and how do you improve it?

How do you improve your email security?

Why a VPN app is always better than a VPN plugin

VPN plugins and browsers are easy to download and often free. But why are VPN apps still the superior option for privacy and security? Find out here.

How to defend against online stalkers and doxing

Online stalking, doxing, and cyber-bullying have increased alongside the growth of the internet. But there are ways to protect yourself and your family.

3 ways to help protect your browsing history from ISPs

Don’t let your ISP access or sell your personal data. Here are three things you can do to safeguard your privacy.

How do public keys and private keys work?

Secure socket layers? Data encryption? Public and private keys? What do they all mean? Find out here.

How does a firewall work?

Ever wondered how firewalls work? Find out in this handy primer.

How to set up your firewall

Want more control over your internet connection? Here’s how to configure your own firewall.

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Malware, adware, and spyware

What is malware?

Read about the different kinds of threats to your computer and data.

What is adware?

Learn what adware is and how it affects you and your computer.

What is spyware?

Learn what spyware is and how it affects you and your computer.

Tips on removing adware

Accidentally downloaded some malware? Here’s how to remove it.

5 tips for malware protection

Know what to do to keep your computer and data safe.

How a keylogger steals your private information

Learn about how keyloggers steal your information.

How to protect against keyloggers

Protect yourself from keylogger attacks!

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How good are Norton and Kaspersky?

Learn how popular consumer antivirus software from Norton and Kaspersky can fit into your computer security strategy.

The Best Free Antivirus Software Packages

Let’s take a look at the best FREE antivirus software for Mac and PC, including pros and cons for each so you can choose responsibly.

How a security hole can get you hacked

Find out how a security hole can get you hacked.

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VPN protection

How does VPN security work?

Read ExpressVPN’s guide explaining how VPNs encrypt and anonymize your connection. Knowledge is power!

Should I use a VPN?

Find out if you should use a VPN. (Spoiler: Yes, you should.)

Who uses a VPN?

VPN users come in all shapes, sizes, and colors!

What is a trusted delivery network, and how does one work?

Learn about trusted delivery networks.

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What is metadata, and what does it mean?

Metadata. It’s at the center of the internet privacy debate. Get a crash course on the topic now.

How to keep multiple identities separate and how they might be exposed

Separating your online identities is good privacy practice, but they can be hard to keep. See how to protect your online pseudonym from attackers.

What is off-the-record messaging (OTR)?

How does OTR help you stay anonymous? Find out in this comprehensive guide to OTR.

How to safely store things in the Cloud

Here’s a guide to the best and most secure online storage services.

Putting the ‘Pretty Good’ in PGP

An in-depth look at the trusted and tested encryption program.

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Important tools for setting up a company

Read this quick and no-fuss guide on setting up your own company.

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Do you need a corporate VPN, a home VPN, or a home DIY VPN?

Read this quick and no-fuss guide on setting up your own company.

Which VPN protocol is best for you?

Find out why OpenVPN is the most secure VPN protocol available. Understand the differences between OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, and SSTP.

Watch TV shows online when you’re traveling

Going abroad? Find out how you can keep watching your favorite dramas, sitcoms, and reality TV series from overseas.

Necessities for traveling abroad

Traveling soon? Don’t forget to pack these essentials.

Traveling for expatriates

Are you an expat moving abroad? Check out this handy relocation guide.

Connection problems for travelers

Learn how to fix common connectivity problems you might encounter when traveling.

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The essential internet security guide for digital nomads

Whether they write travel blogs, freelance as software developers, or run their own online marketing businesses, digital nomads strike an enviable balance between work and play.

Quiz: What’s your internet security IQ?

Find out how much you know about Internet security with this hilarious quiz!

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Mobile Safety Tips

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Mobile safety tips

Your smartphone is your lifeline, so be sure to protect everything on it with these mobile safety tips.

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What is Bitcoin?

Learn about the open-source cryptocurrency owned and controlled by nobody.

Bitcoin: A comprehensive guide

This comprehensive manual will explain how you can use Bitcoin to protect your financial privacy.

The Bitcoin glossary

A cheat sheet containing every Bitcoin term.

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12 thoughts on “Internet privacy guides to stay anonymous online

  1. I am on my son’s family account / Do have my own name on
    Apple Ipad. account under [removed]. This not for rest
    of family,Myself alone.request., if a charge,not want son to pay

    1. Hi Bobby,
      At the bottom of our blog page you can find a subscription button. We do no offer to set up computers as a service, but our blog is full of tips on how to stay secure and maintain privacy online!

  2. Does ExpressVPN censor any content? Am I protected from prying eyes who would do me harm for my browsing history?

    1. Hi Jim. ExpressVPN doesn’t censor anything. And if you’re browsing the Internet with an ExpressVPN connection, your ISP cannot see anything you look at, no matter how frequently or excessively you look at it.

      1. Great question! They certainly could! If you use multiple identities on a computer, or see that your auto-fill program fills out forms with information that you do not want there, better turn it off.

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