5 Steps to Secure Your Web Browser
2- Run plugins on demand
Make sure you have the click-to-play plugins option enabled in your web browser. In addition to reducing page load time, CPU, and battery usage, this will also enhance the security of your browser by preventing hackers from attempting to take advantage of any flaws in a plug-in that is running quietly in the background.
3- Delete any plugins you don’t use
Take a look at the list of plugins that you have installed on your browser and delete any you rarely use. Java, for example, is a particularly risky plug-in that very few contemporary websites need to function. Uninstalling it will safeguard your browser. If you’re not sure as to whether you need a plugin or not, uninstall it anyway. The worst that can happen is that you will encounter a website you can’t view without it and you’ll be promptly told to reinstall it and how to do so.
4- Keep plugins up to date
In the same way you need to make sure you’re using the latest version of your browser, you also need to ensure plugins are set to automatically update. If this is not an option, make sure you manually update them on a regular basis.
5- Install an anti-malware program to protect against Zero-Day attacks
Anti-Malware programs are designed to protect your browser against some of the more common forms of attack. As opposed to consulting blacklists of software, these applications block certain actions from being taken. The best software to use is Malwarebytes Pro. In addition to ensuring your browser’s software is up to date and protected against attacks, you should be careful as to what sites you visit and what software you download.
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