If you’re a Windows computer user, as am I, you probably use Internet Explorer as your computer’s Internet browser. IE is an excellent browser, but it has been the target of a large number of malware attacks in the past and still is the dubious leader in being most exploited.
You can reduce…I didn’t say eliminate…the number of malware attacks on your computer by using a browser that is less popular among the cyber crooks of the world. In other words, you can make your PC less of a target, therefore you’ll attract less malware that your anti-virus package will have to detect, and hopefully, prevent.
The next bit of good news is that Mozilla Firefox is free to download and use. It has lots of support to help you get started. It’s easy to use and has lots of add-ons available to enhance your browsing experience. PCmag.com recently gave it an Editor Rating of Excellent.
You don’t have to delete IE from your machine to run Firefox, you can keep it around for a “security blanket”, so to speak, if you want. I suggest you try Firefox and see if you like it. Because if you do, your PC will be some measure safer for doing so.
I have no connection or affiliation with Mozilla and receive nothing from them to publish this article.
Be very careful…it’s dangerous out there.
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