I want to share how my browser plays a big part of keeping my computer safe rather than just my anti-virus itself.
This is something i picked up from another forum that's has stuck with me ever since. This thread has my point of view.
I'm pretty sure the majority of the community has either Google Chrome, or Firefox. If you have explorer, I've heard its gotten better on windows 8? If not, switch your browser! This will only be for Firefox, mainly because it offers more add-ons thus more safety add-ons to add. If you don't already have Firefox you can download it here.
So youre probably already know what add-ons are, right? No? Well, let me quote Mozilla's FAQ page "Add-ons are small pieces of software that add new features or functionality to your installation of Firefox. Add-ons can augment Firefox with new features, foreign language dictionaries, or change its visual appearance. Through add-ons, you can customize Firefox to meet your needs and tastes." I hope this clears everything up about add-ons. Now i will give you a list of add ons to apply to your browser
This piece of software is a plus, plus. It has the capability of removing annoying ads witch is a haven for us all but will also keep computer illiterates from thinking they've won a new Ipad on your computer. If there are actually still people fooled by those ads
This filters most pop-ups when clicking on a bad link
When deleting all your history and cookies, this deletes hidden cookies known as LSOs.
Ghostery is a unique add on witch blocks trackers from keeping information of websites you've visited. this video better explains everything about trackers.
Web of Trust (WOT) is another community of users witch try to filter out bad and good websites by letting you know what people think the safety is on the sites you visit. It's like yelp for websites.
Last thing we need to do is click the Firefox button on the top left of your browser then click:
click the 'privacy' tab and make sure 'Tell sites i do not want to be tracked' is dotted. this will let web sites know you do not want to be tracked. You're done! :D Happy browsing! i hope its easy to understand, and accurate! This took me a couple hours v.v Ill probably update latter Let me know what you guys think!
click the firefox button on the top left of your brower then click:
- Pravacy tab
Under 'history' make sure it says "firefox will use cusome settings for history" and where it says "accept third party cookie" make it 'never' and better saftey you can have it never remember your history.