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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Internet Explorer End Of Life & Windows 8 End Of Life News

If you are running Internet Explorer 8 , 9 or 10 Microsoft will not support these after the 12th Jan and you need to make the move to Internet Explorer 11. However if you are running Windows Vista you will get support however remember Windows Vista end of life support is April 2017 , that means there will be no more updates. Even though you may have Internet Explorer and it is an integral part of Windows you should be using Google Chrome as your browser of choice. Windows 8 – End Of Life If you are still on Windows 8 not 8.1 you need to upgrade to 8.1 through the Windows Store for Windows 8 users as Microsoft will no longer supply updates to Windows 8 so you will be vulnerable as Windows XP users are. You really should just make the move to Windows 10 if you are… Read More

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Google Chrome – Another Feature Added To Help With Malware Prevention

Users of Google Chrome will start to see a red warning page when they are about to access a page on the internet that they think contains malware. Google – More Visible Protection Against Unwanted Software While people still need Internet Explorer which is an integral part of how Windows works , Google Chrome is a superior browser that can be easily reset if things to go wrong such as change in home page , pop ups appearing. How To Reset Google Chrome 

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Internet Browsers Not Working As They Should – Here Are Some Suggestions

Occasionally you will have issues with browsers where errors will appear when you are browsing or you just cannot connect to the internet through a network issue. Lets look at some solutions.  Are The Browsers Updated ? Are you running the latest version of the browsers ? Internet Explorer will update through Windows Update but Google Chrome and Firefox will require you to check through the menu  How to update Firefox Google Chrome – go to About Google Chrome in the menu bar and it will check for you Reset The Browsers Reset the browsers to their default states Are You Infected With Malware ? Scan and check – try the ESET Online Scanner  Problems With Add-Ons / Extensions Delete the extensions you have installed and if you really want to put them back add them in one at a time. Windows Updates Does windows update work ? Reset Network… Read More

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Internet Issues – Reset Your Internet Browsers

If you are experiencing problems with your internet browsers , add ons , pop ups etc , it maybe time to reset them back to their default state. On Windows computers , Internet Explorer is an important part of making sure that things run right as it contributes to making Windows Update work properly. But what happens when Internet Explorer stops working? You may need to reset Internet Explorer to its default settings so that it begins to work again. Remember that Windows Update not working can be a sign that you may have a malware infection. So how do you reset your browsers? Internet Explorer Close all Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer windows that are currently open.Open the Control Panel , find and open – Internet OptionsClick the Advanced tab, and then click Reset. Select the Delete personal settings check box if you would also like to remove browsing… Read More

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What Did I Talk About On Radio – W/C 5th May – Updated

Internet Explorer Vulnerability Microsoft have patched the vulnerability however: Were you able to install it? Did Windows update work to patch it ? If not you are in trouble.They even patched it for Windows XP, which is wrong as you should not be using IE on Windows XP , you should be using Google Chrome.It is quiet safe to download Google Chrome through Internet Explorer  Piracy There appears to be a crackdown on piracy coming with the Federal Government looking to implement measures as early as this weekThere are 2 options they are looking at :•    A 3 strike for copyright infringers then litigation, charges and removal from the isp•    Blocking pirate sites Google have come out and said that the answer to all this is a pricing and availability. It is a new business model that needs to be implemented as the music industry has adopted.In Australia we don’t have the… Read More

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What Did I Talk About On Radio w/c 28th April – Updated

Internet Explorer There is a new bug in Internet Explorer that Microsoft will need to patch on their update cycle that will allow computers to be infected by ” drive -by downloads ”  and allow hackers to take over your computer remotely. So what can you do ? Swap browsers to Google Chrome and wait for the patch from Microsoft which will be here on patch tuesday next month. Run as a limited user , go into your control panel , then accounts , make another account , give it administration rights and a password. Then go back to your account and make it a standard user account which means you will not be able to install anything without a password and neither can malicious software now. If you are running Windows XP , you are out of luck for this exploit and you should be using Google Chrome ,… Read More

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So You’re Not Making The Move From Windows XP – What Should You Do ?

Windows XP – Don’t want to move on – What can you do ? There are 8 days to go to the end of support for Windows XP So you don’t want to upgrade or cant afford to upgrade , what can you do ? Here are my suggestions. Make sure your computer is “ clean as a whistle “ – no infections on the computer or through the browser. If you are not sure you should get some help. Make sure all updates to April 8th are done and installed  Now here is what you need to do. Stop using Internet Explorer Use Google Chrome or Firefox with no add ons or extensions  Uninstall Adobe Flash , Adobe Reader , Java  Move your emails to online , Gmail / Outlook.com  Use an antivirus product – my preference is eset.com.au Stop running as an administrator – run as a limited… Read More

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