Computer Usage Tips
Safe Web Browsing Tip of the Week - Avoid Extra ToolsSimple tips to protect yourself – in the office and at home.
seems to be offering toolbars or plug-ins for installation into your
browser. Most plug-ins and toolbars are harmless, but these tools
could be exploited by hackers to steal information or take control of
your system, especially if they are not kept up-to-date. And they
take up space on your window. You have to be selective of the
type of toolbars and other plug-ins you decide to install. Most
of the functions that the toolbars claim to have are probably present
on the Internet already. They are also sometimes very difficult
(almost impossible) to uninstall. Often times the default setting
is to install their toolbar. So you have to be careful to uncheck
the box that installs the toolbar.
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