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Level up your web browser security

Freshly installed web browser? Don’t hit the web just yet Taking a few minutes to secure your browser is like putting on armor before venturing into the digital world. Imagine your browser as your shield for exploring the internet. By making some adjustments, you can transform it into a powerful defense tool. Here’s how to […]

Ad blockers can sometimes cause web pages to malfunction

Many sites tell you when ad blockers are preventing them from functioning properly, but not all do. If, for example, you click a link and nothing happens or the page doesn’t load correctly, try temporarily disabling your ad blocker and reloading the page. If the issue persists even after disabling the ad blocker, consider checking […]

Keep your browser updated

It’s important to keep your browser updated just as much as your security software. Browser updates often patch holes in the app’s security, preventing known exploits from being targeted by cybercriminals. These exploits can be used to steal your personal browsing information or even install a keylogger. In some cases, these holes in security can […]

Review your web browser

In the process of normal use, your web browser will collect a lot of cookies and other website data like caches. These items can be useful whenever you need to revisit a site since they help it remember you. However, they can slow down performance over time. Make sure you clear out website data periodically […]

Clear out your cookies every so often

Nearly every website now asks you to accept using cookies in your browser as part of their privacy policy. Every so often, access the cookies section of the settings menu in your browser and clear out all of your cookies. Not only will your browser load more efficiently; it’ll get rid of any of your […]

Delete unknown cookies that have built up in Firefox

It’s a good idea to periodically review and remove cookies, especially those that you’ve acquired from unknown sources. To do this on Firefox, click the hamburger menu and select Options. From there, click the Manage Data button. You can search for cookies from specific websites or review all of them and delete what you want. […]