Browser Extensions – When Was The Last Time You Checked

Browser extensions – we all seem to have them but when was the last time you looked as to which ones and how many you have installed. First , a browser extension is a piece of software that you add to a web browser ( Edge , Chrome , Firefox )to add additional features to it , for example an ad blocker. However you really should limit the number of extensions you use in your browser. Just because an extension shows up on an official marketplace doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe. Lately there have been reports of browser extensions taking advantage of you or you will find browser extensions have installed which you have no idea where they came from , these are usually the result of a browser infection. Check the browser extensions you have installed and remove what you do not know or do not use. You will… Read More

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Internet Browser Not Working As It Should – Time To Reset

Browser not working as it should – maybe time to reset your browser Occasionally you will get issues with your browser – search engine changes to an obscure one – pop ups start appearing when they did not used to It maybe time to reset your browser back to defaults which should fix the issues All browsers can be reset: Chrome it is in – Settings Advanced Edge it is in – Privacy & Security Firefox : Click the menu button , click Help and select Troubleshooting Information.You will be taken to a page with the address about:support.- click on Refresh Firefox

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Google Chrome Not Running As It Should – Try The Chrome Cleanup Tool

So you have been using Google Chrome for a while and suddenly it is not working the way it used to. You can reset it but you could also use the Chrome Cleanup Tool The Chrome Cleanup Tool will: “Scan and remove software that may cause problems with Chrome, such as crashes, unusual startup pages or toolbars, unexpected ads you can’t get rid of, or otherwise changing your browsing experience” The Chrome Cleanup tool can be downloaded from this link : Chrome Cleanup Tool

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Keep Your Internet Browser Updated

Your internet browser needs to be kept updated no matter which one you use. Edge and Internet Explorer which is part of Windows 10 will be kept up to date through Windows update. Internet Explorer in Windows 7 will also be kept up to date through Windows Update. Another reason why you need to do Windows updates. If Windows update is not working you need to address that. If you are using Google Chrome here are instructions to update , even though updates to Chrome should be automatic but if you have not rebooted your computer in a while , they may have stopped. Google Chrome update instructions If you are using Firefox here are the instructions Firefox update instructions

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Ways To Stay Secure When Using Android

Lets look at ways to keep your Android phone / device secure Lock your phone – create a pin or use the fingerprint reader Practise using the Android Device Manager to locate your phone Make sure the “ unknown sources “ is disabled in your Android settings as this will not allow you to install from “ third party sites “ that maybe shady Keep your phone updated , both apps from the Google Play Store and system updates Turn on Google Chromes Safe browsing feature in Chrome on your Android device and don’t use the other browsers –  To check if you’re already using it, just head over to the Settings -> Privacy menu in Chrome on Android.

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A Five Step Start To Security For Windows Users

Looking to stay secure in Windows here are five steps to help Use Windows 10 – the secure version of Windows now and the best operating system they have produced Use Google Chrome – the best browser to use when it comes to security – Google are committed to helping you navigate the internet safely – remove any superfluous add-ons and check to make sure you do not have any Install Adblock – will aid in keeping you safe  – details of why you should use Adblock are HERE Use Windows Defender – third party antivirus products have been known to cause issues  Realise that it is your actions that count – STOP clicking the link in an bogus email , STOP browsing to unsafe websites – Think Before You Click

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