Internet & Email Essentials

Choosing anti-virus/anti-spyware Software
Updated: 29th June 2018 It is important when choosing anti-virus/anti-spyware software to be vigilant in selecting a reputable company, as there are many fake anti-virus/anti-spyware which claim to clear viruses but are actually a threat in themselves. Expensive and popular does not always mean the best. For example, two of the most popular – Norton and McAfee have in the past been outperformed by free alternatives like AVG and Avast. In most cases, these so-called ‘free’ products are no-frills versions of commercial products ...

‘Surf’ Internet Safely
Updated: 29th June 2018 Online Security is a branch of computer security specifically related to Internet which includes browser security but also network security, while operating system security is included at a more general level. Browser security is where internet browsers are protected from malware like spyware and phishing which can compromise user security while browsing the internet. The Risks of using internet The risks of visiting malicious, criminal or inappropriate websites include: Viruses and spyware (collectively known as malware). Phishing, designed to obtain your personal ...

General Internet Browsing – Ireland
Updated: 29th June 2018 One of the main benefits of the internet is the availability of a vast amount of information from many sources that has accumulated over the past 20 years.  These sources include academic institutions, governments, political parties, medical institutions, support groups, private companies, interest groups, individuals and hobbyists etc So, for someone doing research for an assignment for college or for a report in a company, they are able to access a significant amount of information which is freely ...

Browser Selection and Searching the Internet
Updated: 29th June 2018 Picking a web browser isn’t like picking a computer operating system or smartphone. Unlike choosing MacOS, Windows, or Android where your choices are mutually exclusive, switching between browsers isn’t quite as perplexing. Most people tend to choose a web browser and stick with it for years. It can be hard to break away from your favourite browser – especially when you’ve become used to its special features. But trying a different browser can greatly improve your experience on ...