5 tips to maintain the security of your browser
Total security is something unattainable, even so the user always has ways to keep that safety at the highest possible levels. Today we publish a series of simple tips that will allow the user to browse a little safer through the “wild” world of the web.
Keep up to date web browser
Yes, it’s a no-brainer, but it’s something that closely recalls. Keep up to date web browser provides a level of security patches that help protect users from potential attacks that could potentially damage the operating system or steal sensitive data such as a bank account.
Do not be heeding the advice of people who speak ill of software updates, software upgrades because, whenever they come from an official source, will be beneficial to the user.
In Windows, web browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera are updated silently, said otherwise, unattended and without the user becomes aware, while Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge is informed by them across the updates for Windows operating systems.
Activate the plugins when necessary
The plugins tend to use third party software that often gives security problems. Here Flash and Java have staged many black chapters around safety on the web, having been recommended by more than one occasion the total deactivation of plugins for web browsers. However there may be users who need these plugins in certain websites, so it is advisable to configure Web browsers to activate these plugins when the user wants, and not automatically.
In addition to providing some extra protection at the level of safety, ensures a lower consumption of resources by web browsers. On the other hand it is also very important just to keep assets the necessary plugins and update them to the latest improvements at the level of security. In the case of Java and Flash the user must use the respective applications, usually accessible from the Start menu.
Disable or remove unnecessary add-ons
Do you have unnecessary add-ons in the browser or do not remember installing? Add-ons can be very useful, however there are many others that are installed unless the user requests it or through deception. Google for example has made the decision to prevent the Windows and Mac users can install the extensions outside his tent in Google Chrome, however it’s always good to oversee that extensions are installed and, if you find one that does not sound nothing, remove as soon as possible, possibly it is because a malware, so in case of not finding utility.
And like all software, add-ins must be kept up-to-date and have only those assets that are necessary.
Using a software that offers protection for web browsers
Many antimalware payment for Windows offer protection through add-ons and plugins for browsers, but if you do not have this feature, you can always use free software such as Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, in order to have the navigators more safe
Has it gone away of the hands? Restore Defaults
Many web browsers offer the possibility to “restore factory settings”, this is very useful when a web browser has gotten out of hand, because the user sees too many unnecessary plug-ins, or has been that over time the browser has been losing performance through various modifications have been applied.