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Spooky Web Trackers and Dangers, Be Aware!

by / Tuesday, 14 October 2014 / Published in News

Web trackers. One of the most common issues you’ll see online is the web ads that track your browsing and show advertisements based on your viewing history. While you may always be tracked in some way, make a habit of clearing unnecessary plug-ins from your browsers to keep you safe and never download anything from a website you don’t know.

Firefox tracking and plug-in tips. To make these changes in Firefox, click on the three grey lines in the upper right corner of your browser, that’s the “menu” button. Then click on the “privacy” tab and select an option under the “tracking” section. To edit your plug-ins click on the “menu” button again and select “Add-ons”. Deactivate or disable any plug-ins or extensions you don’t recognize or use.

Explorer tracking and plug-in tips. For Internet Explorer 11, Point to the lower-right corner of the screen and move the mouse pointer up, then select “settings”. Click on “privacy” and under “tracking protection” select “add tracking protection lists” to install the current list from Microsoft. To remove add-ons, click on the “tools” button and select “manage add-ons”. Under “show” click “all add-ons” and you will see the “remove” option next to each one.

Take security into your own hands. Make sure your antivirus program is up to date and your firewall is turned on. Their main purpose is to keep your systems safe from infections and unauthorized access.

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