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How Does Youtube/Google always recognize my laptop?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by SanJoGuy, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. SanJoGuy

    SanJoGuy Newbie

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    Long ago I created a gmail account and checkmarked "remember me", so when I sign in now it autopopulates my gmail and password (similar to how it does when you sign in to this forum if you checkmarked "remember me"). I also created a youtube account with this gmail.

    Now I'm using proxies to create new gmail and youtube accounts, but when I go to Google it autopopulates that one gmail everytime. I always have to click "sign in with a different account" to go and register a new one.

    How is Google identifying my computer even when I'm using proxies? I'm using Firefox and I click "History" then clear all my cookies, history, cache etc. I then go offline and use CCleaner, then get back online and sign in to a new proxy with a new location and new ip I've never used before. Then I go to Google again and click "sign in" and there's that original gmail still autopopulating at the sign in screen.

    Thanks for anyone who can help me.
     
  2. Gogol

    Gogol Elite Member

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    Open browser in incognito mode, or clear cookies, cache and "site preferences". That will solve it.
     
  3. cowboyseonoob

    cowboyseonoob Registered Member

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    I could speculate about what or how you're missing something within the profile settings but I'll save us both some time and point out that firefox profiles are entirely sequestered and "clean" from one another. Save ones you want to keep for later use or create a new one and delete the old one each time you go in whatever.

    Start
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    firefox -p

    you're welcome.
     
  4. cowboyseonoob

    cowboyseonoob Registered Member

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    I don't recommend incognito mode because you're still in the same profile and it's a laughable facade of a false sense of security.

    Adobe should be held for Internet treason for releasing flash on the world it's 10x worse than javascript. (Don't fuck with your jscript btw it does more harm than good.)
     
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    Go with a incognito window in chrome and make sure you check your ip before and after you set up proxy and check if google can trace you.
    Flush you DNS delete flash cookies.
     
  6. SanJoGuy

    SanJoGuy Newbie

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    thanks so much guys. I think some of the suggestions worked. First I did incognito mode and I no longer saw the email address autopopulate. Just to be extra sure I did a DNS flush since I hadn't previously done that. Much appreciated!
     
  7. Konnect

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    use different browsers
     
  8. avi619

    avi619 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Try using firefox instead of chrome and do clear saved passwords and flash cookies!
    Also, see that your proxy doesn't "leak" your location.
    PS: Going incognito in chrome won't do any good as google will still track you anyway.
     
  9. vladul2

    vladul2 Registered Member

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    Not sure if it helps but i use firefox portable version when uploading videos with vpn and reinstall it every time I connect with a different IP
     
  10. coolkumar123

    coolkumar123 Regular Member

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    Never ever use chrome when dealing with google. Use firefox or comodo ice dragon with better privacy plugin installed. Better privacy plugin take care of flash cookies. Use ccleaner for normal cookies + other website data.
     
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    bihguy Power Member

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    I use cccleaner about 5 times a day to deal with such stuff. Also, no chrome.
     
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    This is the advice I'd go for if you're not going the VM route..
     
  13. Free Man

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    You can go in C:\Users\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data and delete everything from there. Same for firefox. There will be nothing to remember anymore.
     
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    How would one go about the VM route?
     
  15. AnthonyCorleone

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    your MAC address always stays same no matter how hard u clean ur browser history MAC address is better then IP u can change IP but to change ur MAC u need good tool or new internet provider
     
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    In addition to the responses above.

    A simple IP change, cookie clearance won't do much.

    I'd still clear out your PC though, I'd recommend following these steps.

    1) Clear cookies, temp files with CCleaner (google - download)

    2) Reset modem/router to change IP or call your internet provider.

    3) Download a HWID (Hardware ID) spoofer. This will spoof the identity of your device. Most spoofers save your default settings so you can at any time return to normal.
     
  17. mynameis940

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    You can spoof your MAC address.
     
  18. Ungoy

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    Question is IF the MAC is recorded and send over to Google by your browser. I doubt it, but can anyone give a clear answer to that ?
     
  19. Ungoy

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    By the way, I had the same "problem": CCleaner alone just does not let Google forget the username of the Google account that was logged in before. So you have to use other methods of cookie cleaning to get rid of this tracking.
     
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    get Better Privacy for firefox, could be those yummy flash cookies