Importing Favorites into a Different Browser

Want to move to a different browser? You may have thought of trying a different browser, but can’t face the thought of starting afresh with your collection of internet favorites (known as bookmarks in some browsers). Well, don’t let that stop you. It’s fairly easy to copy your favorites from one browser to another (technically, …
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Windows 10 Default Programs

Is Windows 10 making it hard for you to change your default browser? Your “browser” is the program you use to connect to websites and receive their contents. The most popular browsers are Internet Eplorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Edge. Click this link for my blog posts that have previously covered browsers – browsers mentioned …
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Deleting Cookies Automatically

Unless you are a Safari user, you can set your browser to delete any cookies set by websites during the current session (ie cookies set since you opened your browser) According to Wikipedia (source): “An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie or simply cookie) is a small piece of data sent …
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Should you Save Passwords in your Browser?

I’m often asked by my computer support clients whether it is a good idea to let browsers save the logon credentials for websites From the point of view of security, there are two types of threat to consider: Anyone who has access to your computer might be able to use and/or steal your passwords. Only …
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Suspicious Popup Messages

You are browsing the web when a popup message box suddenly appears suggesting that you have been infected with something, or are at risk of something, or you are being offerred something unexpectedly (and suspiciously). You don’t know whether it’s genuine or not and you may or may not be familiar with the website that …
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