Maintaining Your Browser
There are a number of ways you can maintain your browser’s speed and security:
- Update Frequently (When new browser updates come out: Firefox and Chrome automatically update unless set otherwise, Safari prompts you, and Internet Explorer requires manual updating)
- Clear Browser Cache frequently (once/week or /month) – Click here to find out how
- Delete Temporary Internet Files (once/month) – Click here to find out how
- Clear Browser Cookies (once/month or less frequently) – Click here to find out how
There’s also some common sense things you can do to maintain your overall security:
Don’t click on a link if you’re not sure of it. Email phishing relies on you to click on a link, allowing them to gather your information or at least connect your computer to their site, putting it at risk of infection. If you’re at all unsure of the source of an email, don’t click on a link in it. Keeping up your spam filters will ameliorate this problem, but no program can beat keeping a vigilant eye. (Pro-tip: legitimate company emails will never ask you for your login information, especially something as sensitive as a password, or credit number). When you receive a dubious message, often with bad grammar or language difficulties, you’re usually safe immediately deleting them.