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Avoid downloading anything you didn’t explicitly seek out

When you’re browsing the web, you might be tempted by a pop-up ad to install some kind of program, usually a security one. But to be on the safe side, it’s best to avoid downloading any programs you weren’t actually looking for. This will help keep you away from any suspicious software that, even if […]

If a web page isn’t working properly, ensure your browser is updated

Browsers get updates all the time for a variety of reasons, from improving functionality to tightening security. Sometimes, a web page will fail to load or won’t function like it should if your software is outdated. If your browser doesn’t automatically update, you may need to check for updates periodically. To update a browser, you […]

Have a backup browser (or two) in addition to your primary browser

Whether you use Edge, Firefox, Chrome or something else, it’s highly likely you’ll run into a website that just won’t load properly on your main browser. Keep one or two other browsers handy in case this happens and try the same site on those. In addition, you should also try a different device or an […]

Know what parts of your browser you should commonly clear

There’s a lot of information stored in your browser that will probably stay there permanently if you don’t do anything about it. All of it can also potentially be seen by unwanted parties. If it doesn’t matter to you either way, you can safely clean out *everything* when clearing your browser history, whether in the […]

Max out your web browser security settings

It’s best practice to set your web browser security settings to the highest possible level. This may mean a few websites can’t load or work properly. A smart approach is to stick to the highest level of online security and only enable extra features if they’re absolutely necessary. If you’re confident a site is trustworthy, […]

Adjust the privacy settings on your browser

Whether it’s Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox or any other major browser, they all contain privacy settings that you can customize to fit your needs. These options control common features of websites, such as site permissions, location data, trackers and advertisements. For example, you can decide whether you’ll only receive trackers from sites you […]