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How to Browse the Internet Safely: 5 Tips

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By John Wick

  1. How much time do you spend every day surfing the internet? More than three hours, we are assuming. Almost all our activities are dependent on the internet in this fast-paced, digital world. Let’s put it this way. What do you do when you feel bored at home? You turn on the television or access Netflix, to watch your favorite movies or shows.

And what if your professor asks you to conduct thorough research and submit a full-fledged research paper? You obviously convey your query to Google Scholar and get access to all the research papers and articles. What do you do when you are craving your favorite donuts? You without any doubt turn to a renowned café’s website and order food online.

Hence, in short, whenever you encounter a minor inconvenience in life, the first thing that comes to your mind is the internet, our savior. Keeping all of this in mind, it is natural for you to sign up with an internet service provider that not only blesses you with high-speed internet but also has a highly-cooperative customer service team, that caters to all your issues in a timely manner.

In this regard, Comcast is quite famous for its high-speed internet and friendly customer service representatives. In fact, in case you are a person of Hispanic descent, you can easily grasp more information regarding the brand in your own language by calling up Comcast Español and conversing with its customer service agents.

Hence, long story short, having access to a suitable internet connection, makes your web surfing experience worthwhile. Considering that we spend the majority of our time browsing the web, we must also be aware of the certain threats that come along with it.

The internet is a safe haven for many; however, also keep in mind that internet security has also always been at risk. So if you really want to surf the web smoothly, make sure to read this article twice as we have done a little research of our own and have enlisted the top five tips that would aid you in surfing the web smoothly without any threats. Good luck enhancing your online security!

  1. Block pop-ups on Internet 

Pop-ups can be very annoying, we understand. While PC pop-ups from your operating system are inevitable, the good news however is that pop-ups particularly in your browser can frequently be turned off. What do these web browser pop-ups actually do?

They essentially open new tabs in order to push advertisements. These ads are super irritating and sometimes can even contain harmful links and unsuitable content, which can harm your computer’s operating system. So what is the solution to this? Well, only access the browsers that have inbuilt filters, designed to block pop-ups.

  1. Avoid clicking on doubtful links

It is your duty as a responsible citizen to stay safe while surfing the web. One wrong click and your entire data would be at risk. Write this down somewhere: ‘Never click on a random link that you think is fishy or out of context’.

We are saying this because we have heard a lot of people complaining that they visited certain websites that had quite a lot of links. They clicked on those links and were taken to phishing websites where they were requested to create an account using their personal as well as financial information.

What happens to the information that you enter? Yes, you have guessed it right. This information directly goes to the hackers. This malicious link also possessed the ability to download unwelcomed attachments on your personal computer, again giving open access to multiple hackers.

  1. Install an antivirus software

First things first, make it a priority to install antivirus software. Why are we emphasizing this point? Well because this software protects you from all kinds of malicious activity. It keeps you safe from all kinds of viruses, malware, etc., and restricts intruders from entering your system.

So if you are very addicted to the internet but also want to stay safe at all times, we would highly recommend you download this software and browse the internet safely. There are several antivirus software in the market, just choose the one that best suits your needs and steer clear of online threats.

  1. Make it a habit to download stuff from reputable sources only

What are the two most trustworthy sources for installing applications as well as software? Apple store for iPhone users and Google Play Store for android users. These well-known, trustworthy platforms have a proper security system. This system keeps all the hackers away and that is exactly why you can blindly trust it.

Apart from these two platforms, if you feel like using any other source. Just make sure that it has a good reputation. Moreover, don’t ever choose free software. Why? Because nothing in this world is, free. Everything comes with a price. The sooner you learn this, the better.

  1. Download applications that add several layers of protection

Finding such applications isn’t a very hard job. There are several safe browser applications available in the market that can prove to be highly advantageous for employees who are very conscious about their privacy and security.

One such application is Adblocker, which is capable of blocking unwanted and inappropriate advertisements on different websites. Tracker blocker is another app that assists you in enhancing your online security and blesses you with a safe online experience.

Final Words

We hope the tips mentioned in this article would prove to be super beneficial for you. Go through this article and don’t forget to take notes. These notes will help you in enhancing your online security. Good luck and happy browsing!