CyDec Platform Anti-Fp
Stop trackers in their tracks.
What is it?
Anti-Fp is a Windows application that when combined with the browser extension provides the ability to change almost all
aspects of your browser fingerprint.
Why should I care?
If you care about your privacy on the Internet, then you should be worried about how trackers and advertisers are able to follow you around the web.
Your browser leaks a lot of information that can be used to create a unique fingerprint of your browser, and in some cases system itself, in order to
The only way to truly defeat this form of tracking is with a tool like
Anti-Fp allows you to create custom fingerprint profiles that can be applied on a per-browser or per-domain basis.
currently supports 9 browsers so fingerprint management can be coordinated and synchronized across your browsing platforms.
The first thing to do is download
Anti-Fp. The current release is:
The browser extensions are a key component of
Anti-Fp. Without the extensions, the application is not able to actually apply the
fingerprints to the browser session.
The browser extensions work both with and without
Anti-Fp running. When
Anti-Fp is not running, the extensions are
limited in what they can do. This is because
Anti-Fp contains the logic needed to apply the specific anti-fingerprint profiles.
In this limited mode, certain capabilities are not available (such as ETag, Fonts and WebRTC). Also, the extensions fall back to using random
values instead of specific values that can be set when using
The way you can tell if the extension is currently communicating with
Anti-Fp is by looking at the status indicator icon. When
not connected, the status icon will be pulsing red. Additionally, specific spoof settings are disabled and cannot be toggled on.
When the extension is communicating with
Anti-Fp the status icon will be blue. The main popup window will also have different options.
You will also have the ability to toggle on or off all available settings.
The options that can be set are slightly different based on whether you are using the Firefox extension or the Chrome extension. Because 8 of the 9
Anti-Fp supports are Chromium-based, there needs to be a way to distinguish between the versions. In order to do that,
there is a setting in the Chrome-based extension that allows you to set the specific variant.
Addition options that are found in both extensions are a randomization option and a domain reporting option.
- Use Random Values: If no browser or domain specific fingerprint is assigned to this browser then random values can be used instead. If you only want assigned fingerprints to be used, then turn this option off.
Domain Reporting: If enabled and if
Anti-Fpis running, domains will be reported to the local service so that fingerprint profiles can be assigned. This is disabled by default.
The whole concept behind
Anti-Fp is to create custom browser fingerprints that can be applied to a specific browser or domain.
On the main window of
Anti-Fp with the Fingerprints tab selected, you will see all currently configured fingerprints along with their
To create a new fingerprint, click the Create button. This will open the Create Profile window as seen below.
Anti-Fp provides a high degree of customization. From here, there are almost 100 different settings that can be configured
in order to create the exact fingerprint you desire. Many of the settings are self-explanatory and should be easy to understand what
they are designed to spoof.
Once you create a fingerprint, you have the option of sharing it with other
Anti-Fp users and conversely you can download
fingerprints created by other users. Once a fingerprint is shared, it is sent to Heilig Defense where it will be vetted and once approved
it will be put on the server for download. You can share and sync fingerprints from the Sync page on the main window.
Fingerprints can be enabled or disabled. When a fingerprint is enabled, it is pushed to the extensions to be used. When it is disabled, then the extension will not use it.
Toggling fingerprint status is easy. You can simply highlight a fingerprint in the listbox and then select the button to set the appropriate status. You can also use the context menu from the task tray icon to do bulk enable/disable operations.
While creating a profile is the first step, before it is used by the extension it must be assigned to either a browser or a domain. To assign a fingerprint to a specific browser or domain, highlight the fingerprint in the listbox and click the Assign button. This will open the following window.
Here you can select which browsers you want the selected fingerprint assigned to along with any specific domains. Visited domains are reported by the extension to
Anti-Fp so that you can easily select and assign fingerprints.
Anti-Fp currently supports 9 browsers. Eight of them are Chromium variants while the last one is Firefox. As mentioned,
fingerprints can be assigned to 1 or more browsers so that you can project the exact fingerprint you desire.
In order for
Anti-Fp to distinguish between the different Chromium variants, the appropriate browser flag must be selected in
the extension options under the Chrome Type header. If the appropriate browser is not set, then
Anti-Fp will just think it is
communicating with Chrome. This obviously will lead to unexpected results.
Per-domain targeting provides an extra level of precision for your anti-fingerprinting efforts. Assigning fingerprints to a domain is easy.
Just like with the browsers, you simply select the domains you want a fingerprint assigned to.
When domain reporting is enabled, you will see the different domains you have visited when assigning fingerprints or when managing the domains. To make searching easier, the domains will filter as you type in the textbox. The Manage Domain window, as shown below, just allows you to add or delete existing domains.
If you have not visited a domain yet but know you would like to target it specifically, you can manually enter the domain in the provided input box to add it to the list.
The Options tab on the main window provides access to a few settings that control
The user-agent listbox is simply a listing of all user-agents that have been reported by the extension to
Anti-Fp. This is
just provided so you can see what user-agent is currently in use and allows you to copy it if selected.
You can set the path where the database resides. You can clear the database, export configured fingerprints and re-import them at a later time. The database can also be password protected. This will encrypt the database with your own password. If set, the password must be entered successfully before
Anti-Fp will load. The password can also be used to provide a little bit extra security by
Anti-Fp. When it gets minimized to the task tray, the password will be required before it will display again. This is a
simple security measure that can prevent other local users from modifying your
As mentioned above, domain reporting must be enabled in both the extension and
Anti-Fp. If you do not want domains saved locally,
then check the 'Do not save domains' checkbox.
You can also set
Anti-Fp to automatically start with Windows.
There are a number of icons that are used to display status information about the current
Anti-Fp state. The first is the task tray
The task tray icon provides access to a context menu through a right click. Double clicking the icon will bring
Anti-Fp back from a
minimized state. From the context menu, you can exit
Anti-Fp, access the license form to enter a valid license key and open the
feedback window to send bugs, comments or suggestions to Heilig Defense. Also from the context menu is the ability to quickly enable or disable profiles. This can be done at a global level, at the browser level or
at a domain level. Note that if password protection is enabled, the context menu is only available when the main window is visible.
Anti-Fp is initializing, the task tray icon will be animated. Once
Anti-Fp has everything setup will the icon
go to the normal static state.
In addition to the animated task tray icon, you can also tell the status of
Anti-Fp by looking at the indicator icon in the top left
corner of the main window.
In order for
Anti-Fp to communicate with the browser extensions, it must setup a local listener. It currently uses port 61006 which was just a
randomly chosen port number with no significance. This port, like all port numbers, may conflict with other software. In most cases this would be
a browser. If
Anti-Fp cannot open that local port for its own use then it will not be able to communicate with the extensions and the
status of the communication is shown with the status icon above. When it is all white, then
Anti-Fp is currently trying to setup the
local listener. If it is colored like the image above, then the listener was successfully setup and is ready to communicate with the extensions.
Anti-Fp is not able to connect after a short amount of time, you may have to close your open browsers to release the port so
can use it.
The final set of status icons indicate which browsers
Anti-Fp is currently communicating with. These can be seen in the bottom left
corner of the main window. Initially, all the icons start out as white silhouettes. But as the browser extensions start to connect to
Anti-Fp their icon will change.
You can try the
Anti-Fp application free for 7 days. Once your trial period is up you will have to purchase a license to continue using the
Anti-Fp application. The browser extensions are free to use however their functionality is limited when not used in conjunction with
When you install
Anti-Fp, you will have the option of entering a license key or requesting a trial license. When
starts, it will validate the license key or the trial period. If the trial period has ended, then you must enter a valid license key to continue
Once a license is used for the first time, it becomes associated with that particular system. While the license is a floating license, it first must be released from the current system before it can be re-used on a new system. In order to release the license, you need to open the license window, either from the main window or context menu, and click the Release button. If the license was successfully released, then
close. The key is then free to be used on a new system.
If for some reason you are not able to release the key on the old system, please contact Heilig Defense (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance.
Anti-Fp has a built-in ability to provide feedback directly from the application. Simply open the task tray context
menu and click Feedback. You can send us comments, suggestions, or detail any bugs you found. Whatever it may be, we would love to hear from you.
v1.2020.86.130 (26 Mar 2020)
- Fix GUI issues relating to screen scaling compatibility.
v1.2020.81.1600 (21 Mar 2020)
- Initial public release.