Web Browsing Tips and Tricks

Here are some helpful tips and tricks that are sure to improve and speed up your browsing experience Automatically add www. and .com to a URL – You can shave off a couple of seconds typing in a URL by simply click CTRL + Enter after you type the name of the site. Need .net instead of .com, press CTRL + Shift + Enter instead. Jump to address bar – There are a number of ways to jump right to the address bar from anywhere in browser. Pressing CTRL + L, F6, and ALT + D all accomplish this goal. Bring back a closed tab – We covered this already, but it’s super useful. Accidentally closed a tab? Simply press CTRL + Shift + T to reopen the most recently closed tab and get back to what you were doing. Use private browsing – The uses for not having cookies and history saved are…Keep Reading

How To Browse The Web Safely and Block Ads

Ads are extremely obtrusive while surfing your favorite sites and are, in some occasions, malicious and prompt you to download software that is unsafe. Adblock blocks annoying ads on the web. It can block other things, like tracking, as well. With more than 50 million users, it is the world’s most popular browser extension. Adblock is a FREE open source project created by Wladimir Palant in 2006. Eyeo was founded in 2011 by Wladimir Palant and Till Faida to make its development sustainable. Adblock itself has no functionality, in the sense that it does not block anything until it is “told” what to do by its filter lists. These filter lists are essentially an extensive set of rules, which tell Adblock Plus which elements of websites to block. Besides blocking advertisements, filter lists can also be used to block tracking and malware. Out of the box, two filter lists are…Keep Reading

Top 5 Free Antivirus Suites

Securing your PC is, of course, about a lot more than antivirus. At the very least you need to run up to date antivirus, antispyware and a firewall. You’ll find that almost all of the best antivirus software we test these days forms part of an internet security suite: so all of the above and more is included. Here are our recommendations based on through testing. Name AVG AntiVirus FREE 2015 Bitdefender Antivirus FREE Edition 2014 avast! Free AntiVirus 2014 Comodo Free Antivirus Panda Cloud Lysoft Rating  ★★★★★  ★★★★  ★★★★  ★★★★  ★★★ Cost  Free  Free  Free  Free  Free Paid Option Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes OS Compatibility Windows, Mac, Android Windows, Mac, Android Windows, Mac, Android Windows, Mac, Android Windows, Mac, Android  Homepage Download Now Download Now Download Now Download Now Download Now Some free products may come with nag screens to pay for the full version, however, these can be turned…Keep Reading

How To Stay Safe Online

Security is a hot topic in the PC consumer world. Now more than ever home users are being targeted by malicious malware, spyware and cyber security threatres. This article covers key principles to staying safe while using your computer online.. Keep Up To Date With Antivirus: Having the latest security software, web browser, and operating system are the best defenses against viruses, malware, and other online threats. Allow Software To Update Automatically: Many software programs will automatically connect and update to defend against known  bugs and security risks. Make sure to turn automatic updates on if the option is available. Use Secure Passwords and Two Step Verification: Combine capital and lowercase letters with numbers and symbols to create a more secure password.. Many account providers also offer additional ways for you verify who you are before you conduct business on that site, such as two step verification, text message or…Keep Reading