Practicing Safe Surfing
Does it pay to be more proactive when browsing the internet?Â Why yes it does!Â The amount of viruses that linger on the internet is staggering, and the majority of the infections we see come from websites that are … let’s just say, less than kosher.Â That is why I’ve decided to give you the best information that I can, so that you can browse and hopefully not catch a nasty bug.
1) Use a better browser
We all have used Microsoft Internet Explorer at some point, and most of us probably still use it because we
don’t know about the other options available to us.Â Options like Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. A lot of people don’t realize that internet architecture (the way that people build websites) is becoming more focused on making those two options the primary web browsers.Â The dead fact is; Internet Explorer is slow and un-secure, where Firefox and Chrome are quick and more secure.
2) Avoid unsafe searches
So you’ve gone to Google and you searched for something, nearly anything at this point has these results come up.Â The sidebar sponsored ads and the tag jackers.Â Just because it says “Justin Bieber #1 Fan Site” doesn’t mean that it will necessarily point at a safe website.Â Check the address, make sure that the site you are heading to seems legitimate before you go there.Â Sites that are structured properly will look like this, “http://www.thisisawebsite.com” not “http://website.redirect.com.au/justinbieberfans/phishing-attempt.html”
3) Keep your browser clean
So, this one is obvious.Â Don’t go to the dirty sites and your chances of infection becoming significantly smaller.Â If you absolutely, 100% HAVE to go to those sites, make sure they are “reputable.”
So, that about covers the best tips I can give you on practicing safe surfing.
July 12, 2011
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