Why are some unvisited websites displayed in user activity logs?

Sometimes, websites tend to be logged as user activity even if users do not actually visit a website. For example, a user searches for Facebook login on google.com. The user may or may not actually click the search result link for Facebook login page, but as browsers tend to pre-fetch sites it is logged as user activity with Securly. This can lead to some incorrect representation of user activity at times. 

To bypass this you can configure some settings in your Google admin console as given below:

  1. Navigate to Devices > Chrome > Settings > Users & browsers > User experience
  2. Scroll down to ‘DNS pre-fetching’ and ‘Network prediction’.
  3. The ‘DNS pre-fetching’ field should be configured to ‘Never pre-fetch DNS’, while ‘Network prediction’ should be configured to ‘Do not predict network actions’. 

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