Adding Tracking Protection List in IE

This section provides a tutorial example on how to add a tracking protection list and view its list of blocked websites in IE (Internet Explorer).

The forth group of IE (Internet Explorer) add-ons is called "Tracking Protection" lists, which allows you block Websites that tracks your browsing history.

Each tracking protection list contains a list of Web addresses of known tracking tools that you want IE to block them.

First, let's add a tracking protection list prepared by Microsoft.

1. Run IE and go to: http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Browser/p3p/Default.html. You will see the "Tracking Protection Lists" Web page.

2. Click the "Block third-party Google site tracking" box near the bottom to add this tracking protection list. You will see a confirmation dialog box with the following message:

Add a Tracking Protection List

Tracking Protection helps you protect your privacy by filtering out
some website content. Internet Explorer checks the list updates once
a week.

3. Click the "Add List" button to let IE add the tracking protection list.

4. Click "Tools > Manage add-ons" menu. And click the "Tracking Protection" icon on the left. You will see all tracking protection lists currently used in IE.

5. Double click on "Block third-party Google site tracking". You will see the list of web address blocked by this list.

Name: Block third-party Google site tracking
Address: http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Browser/p3p/google.txt

File:
msFilterList
: Expires=1
# Blocks 3rd-party Google tracking
# Last Modified: 11/07/2013
#
-d news.google.com
-d youtube.com
- apis.google.com/*plusone*
-d plus.google.com
-d googleadservices.com
-d googletagservices.com
-d googlesyndication.com
-d googleadservices.com
-d google-analytics.com
-d doubleclick.net
-d doubleclick.com
...

This list will definitely make Google unhappy. It will block Google ads on all websites. Try to visit youtube.com. You a large white space instead of Google ads at the top of the page.

6. Select "Block third-party Google site tracking" and click the "Disable" button, if you don't like this behavior.

The picture below shows tracking protection listed added in IE:
Adding Tracking Protection List in IE

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Keeping Firefox Secure

Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Up To Date

 Home Page and History Options for IE

 Deleting History Files in IE

 Setting Security Level to Medium-High in IE

 Setting Privacy Level to Medium High in IE

 Disabling Form Auto-Completion in IE

 Disabling Extension Add-Ons in IE

 Disabling Search Engines in IE

 Disabling Accelerators in IE

Adding Tracking Protection List in IE

 Building Tracking Protection List in IE

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO

 References

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