These traffic exchange surfing tips will help you save time, earn credits faster, and protect your computer from malware. You will find out how to disable annoying audio and video ads, and streamline your surfing routine for efficiency. For autosurfs in particular, there are methods to save bandwidth and achieve stable 24/7 autosurfing.
1. Use a Separate Browser for Surfing
I highly recommend Firefox as a secure and efficient browser for autosurfing or clicking in manual traffic exchanges. If you use a different browser for your everyday tasks, simply use Firefox for surfing. If you already use it as your main browser, create a separate profile. Each Firefox profile has its own bookmarks, history, and add-ons, so your traffic exchange work won’t interfere with your regular browsing.
To create a new profile, first close all Firefox instances and click Start > Run or press Windows Key + Enter. Type in firefox.exe -profilemanager and click OK. A dialog box will come up, where you’ll create your new profile – let’s name it “surfing” for simplicity.
To launch your new profile, you’ll need to create a special shortcut. Copy your existing Firefox shortcut, right-click on it and choose Properties. In the Target field, enter the following:
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” -p surfing -no-remote
The first part is the directory you have Firefox installed in – don’t change it (the one above is just an example). The parameters after that tell Firefox that we want to use a different profile (-p) which is called “surfing”, and that we want to run several Firefox profiles simultaneously (-no-remote). This way you’ll be able to use your “regular” Firefox as well as the special “surfing” profile at the same time, for example to browse Facebook while autosurfs work in the background.
1.1 Quickly Launch Multiple TEs
Bookmark the login pages of the traffic exchanges you surf simultaneously into the same folder. Now whenever you want to open them all at once, you can go to the according bookmark folder and click Open All in Tabs, or simply click the folder itself with your middle mouse button. Works great for NerdSurf or Commando Surf TEs that grant bonuses for surfing them at the same time!
1.2 Automatically Open Surfbars on Startup
Alternatively, you can simply set Firefox to open all your favorite TEs in tabs on startup, every time. To do this, add their addresses to your Homepage field in Options> separated by a | sign. For example:
This method works best for autosurfs which have no-login surfbars. Naturally, it can be applied to launch all your manual traffic exchanges at once, too. Since almost all manual TEs require you to login before surfing, it would be wise to bookmark their login pages instead. Why not both? Just make two different Firefox profiles: one for manual surfing, the second for autosurfing.
1.3 Make Use of Keyboard Shortcuts
This tip is relevant to manual TEs. Utilize keyboard shortcuts to switch between tabs, and you’ll start racking up credits blazing-fast. There is software that switches tabs automatically – namely, Quick Tab Change – but it is not necessary if you learn these shortcuts and keep one hand on your keyboard and the other on your mouse.
- Ctrl + Tab: sends you to the next tab. Use it after clicking the correct image on the surfbar.
- Ctrl + 1 through Ctrl + 9: lets you access the according tab in order they’re arranged in.
Your goal is to surf enough traffic exchanges at the same time so that you don’t need to wait for the timer when you cycle to the next tab. This maximizes your credit earning rate.
1.4 Tweak Firefox for Better Surfing Experience
There are certain Firefox settings you can adjust to make your surfing experience smoother. These are all accessed by typing about:config into the address bar, and pressing Enter.
- media.autoplay.enabled: set this to “0” to disable obnoxious autoplaying HTML5 audio and video. You will still be able to play them manually by clicking on them, should you wish to do so.
- security.insecure_field_warning.contextual.enabled: set to “0” to disable the annoying warning about insecure login forms. Relevant as most traffic exchanges are still on unencrypted http.
- browser.sessionstore.max: set all of these settings to “0” to prevent Firefox from caching pages in history and save large amounts of memory. Mostly relevant for autosurfs, or if you have a less powerful computer. Warning: tabs will no longer be restored in case of crash.
2. Secure Your Computer with an Antivirus
These days every Windows computer comes with a built-in antivirus – Windows Defender – and I don’t think I have to explain the need for one. While adequate, the default Windows Defender is very basic, so you might want to look into third-party solutions like Avast or AVG (both have free versions).
2.1 Secure Your Browser with NoScript
The NoScript add-on for Firefox disables all scripts and plugins in all domains except the ones in your whitelist. To use it effectively, first disable scripts globally, then add trusted sites (such as traffic exchanges, which need scripts to function) to the whitelist. Not only this prevents any kind of malware and browser miners, but also defends from framebreakers, loud auto-playing ads, and most interactive advertising in general, saving major bandwidth.
As you can imagine, this is a bit of a nuclear option – I highly recommend NoScript if you use autosurfs, but for manual exchanges the effort and potential issues such as broken functionality are hardly worth it.
2.2 Secure Autosurf Apps with Sandboxie
A big trend in autosurfs is the use of their own proprietary software rather than a regular browser. Obviously, you won’t be able to install NoScript there, so how can you ensure security? One way is to use an antivirus which monitors your internet traffic and blocks malware in real-time, like the aforementioned Avast. Another is to install those apps in a sandbox environment that does not have access to the rest of your computer.
A free software called Sandboxie offers to do just that on Windows systems, and I’m using it without issues with various autosurf apps. It is beyond the scope of this guide to provide a detailed tutorial, but Sandboxie comes with extensive help file and offers online tutorials.
3. 24/7 Autosurfing
Autosurfs which use their own apps, like HitLeap, already work fully automatically. When it comes to autosurfs with no-login surfbars, such as Yibbida, you can put their surf links into your Firefox homepage and then just restart your browser occasionally. But what about exchanges like the popular AutoSurfMyth, which ask you to login before surfing?
This is where freemium software called HitTex comes in. Supporting a total of 12 popular exchanges, it signs into them and begins surfing automatically. You can even configure it to launch every time your computer boots up. Effortless, set-and-forget traffic is why we like autosurfs, after all.