Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
There are many greate websites on the internet that you can find by using Google or Bing , but there are many more which are fake, fraudluent, or filled with virses and malware. There is not a way to keep you 100% safe, but there are steps you can take to make sure you have a safer experience. It's not that hard to do and you just need a few programs and you are on your way.
First, make sure you have run all your updates for your software. Make sure you have run all Windows updates and program updates. For programs like Chrome, just go to help or the wrench and select "about Google Chrome."
You have many different choices to see webpages, but Chrome and Firefox are some of the better and more secure browsers out there. Internet Explorer 9 is a great one to and I would advise everyone to at least get that. For this How-to, I will be focusing on Chrome.
By itself, Chrome is good, but there are many add-ons you can get which will make is more secure and will help you know good from bad websites. In the upper right corner, you will need to click on the wrench icon, then tools, and Extentions. You will then see all the currently installed extentions and you can click on the "Get more" link at the bottom. Here are a few I would advise everyone to get.
First up, WOT, world of trust. This lets you know what is a good site and what isn't. It figures it out by other people voting if they trust the site or not.https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/bhmmomiinigofkjcapegjjndpbikblnp
Next is flash and ads. These will help clean up your webpages, save some bandwidth, and help stop programs from installing extra stuff in the background.https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/cdngiadmnkhgemkimkhiilgffbjijcie https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom
Secure Login helper. This little plugin checks to see if there is a secure login page and directs you to it. This makes sure that you are as secure as possible when logging into your favorite pages.https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/gbnlondidnnfmfnglkpaoagecnkkpcjp
This is a great starting point for everyone and you can expand out from here by getting extentions to show you email, facebook posts and more.
Posted by kingnite on
Sep 13, 2014 | Google Chrome
May 04, 2017 | Ford Explorer Cars & Trucks
Oct 10, 2011 | Intel Computers & Internet
Sep 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet
163 people viewed this tip
Usually answered in minutes!