Some of the important features of the WebRTC Control addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with WebRTC Control.
In short, WebRTC Control enables you to have control over WebRTC Leak (disable or enable) and protect your IP address. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.
4 Reasons to Use WebRTC Control
Gain full control over WebRTC and protect your IP address from leak.
Toolbar button enables you to quickly disable or enable WebRTC Control Addon (icon will change)
When WebRTC is enabled, your IP will be exposed to the public!
Available for all browsers and platforms.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
WebRTC Control is a convenient add-on if you are interested in safe and secure browsing. This extension helps you to browse the internet safely by blocking the leaked IP address through the new webrtc technology in your browser. When WebRTC Control is disabled in your browser, your IP is exposed to the public. This is why a toggle button is provided in your toolbar to quickly block your IP leak without any prior risk. You can easily hide your IP address (by enabling webrtc control and using a VPN service) and surf the internet securing your personal information. WebRTC Control is a user-friendly add-on that can be used just with a click of a button. The icon changes when you press it. WebRTC Control is an extension that helps you to secure your IP address from leaking.
The internet is a fast paced cyber world. Your location can be tracked at any moment and you can be exploited through the internet. If somebody tracks your IP address, they might be able to get access to your personal pictures, web history etc. WebRTC Control prevents this from occurring by blocking the leak. You can search different websites which are blocked in your area (note: using a VPN or similar services is also required to completely change the real IP address). You just have to enable WebRTC Control. This can be done by clicking on the icon given in the toolbar. This makes this extension very user-friendly. The button helps you to quickly enable or disable WebRTC Control addon. This extension can be used with all browsers and platforms. I would certainly recommend this add-on to you if you are unsure that your IP address will be used on a particular website or not. Some people are cautious when they are surfing the internet. For those people WebRTC Control is perfect. When you cannot access a website from your area, you can use this add-on together with a VPN service to hide your IP address and access that website. So if you are looking for a safe browsing, WebRTC Control is the right option.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is WebRTC?
WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is an API definition drafted by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that supports browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat, and P2P file sharing without the need of either internal or external plugins. Find more info about WebRTC at Wikipedia page.
2. How does WebRTC detects my IP address?
According to Wikipedia (above link), major components of WebRTC include, getUserMedia, which allows a web browser to access the camera and microphone and to capture media. RTCPeerConnection, which sets up audio or video calls in your browser. RTCDataChannel, which allow browsers to share data via peer-to-peer connection. Each of these components can potentially leak your IP address to websites and servers. Installing this Addon, helps you to disable all these WebRTC components in your browser as described in the below FAQ.
3. How can I download the source code for WebRTC Control?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. What is WebRTC Control extension?
WebRTC Control is a simple multi-browser (Firefox, Chrome and Opera) extension to enable users have full control over WebRTC Leak. Toolbar button serves as a toggle button to quickly turn the addon ON of OFF. Once the Addon is active, it prevents your ip from leaking by WebRTC detection. Moreover, it disables all WebRTC components, such as navigator.getUserMedia, window.MediaStreamTrack, window.RTCPeerConnection, window.RTCSessionDescription. This way, you will have a full control over WebRTC technology in your browser. It is important to note that, when this addon is enabled, some websites may encounter errors or crashes due to the lack of WebRTC functionality in your browser. Therefore, if you see any problems in a specific website(s), please temporarily disable the Addon in order to be able to navigate through these websites.
5. How do I disable WebRTC?
In order to disable WebRTC, you have two options. First, you can click on the toggle button at the toolbar. Blue icon shows an active state and Gray icon indicates an inactive state. Second option is from extensions page. Once you open the extensions page, find the addon and click on the disable button. The addon will be permanently disabled.
6. When WebRTC Control is active, is my real IP address hidden?
No, WebRTC does not change, hide or mask your real IP address. It only disabled (blocks) WebRTC routes in your browser, which in turn, prevents IP-leak from WebRTC detection technology. Your real IP address may still be exposed to websites and servers. If you want to completely hide your IP address, you need to first prevent IP leak with WebRTC Control addon, then change your IP address with a masking service such as VPN or Proxy. This way your real IP address is completely changed and hidden from websites.
Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this bug report form, you can submit bugs or suggest enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note, this bug report form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or requesting additional information regarding the reported bug(s).
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