Microsoft has recently issued a warning to ALL Windows users to urgently upgrade to IE11 (Internet Explorer 11) – even if you don’t normally use it.
The reason is that IE is so tightly integrated with the Windows Operating System, components of it are used every day without the user being aware of it.
Most modern browsers – Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and even Microsoft’s new Edge – provide a search feature directly from the address bar.
You should be aware that inadvertently using the search facility to find a web site or download can often take you to a malicious, malware infected site or download which can have a devastating impact on your computer.
Only today I attended a client who did exactly this in looking to download a copy of Google Chrome. Instead of browsing directly to Google’s download site (at www.google.co.uk/chrome) the browser search, in this case, took the user to a malicious site which provided a corrupted version of Chrome which installed multiple pop-up advertising banners.
There are many reasons Internet speed will become noticeably slower — including not getting the bandwidth you’re paying for.
By Patrick Marshall via Windows Secrets
Internet speed testing services might help reveal whether your ISP is at fault, but only if you understand how they work.
When streaming House of Cards, do you find that Frank Underwood can’t make a threat without stuttering? Does uploading a new video to YouTube seem to take forever? Are you really starting to wonder whether you’re getting the faster Internet service that’s costing an extra £15 a month?