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Protect yourself online in three easy stepsAlthough the Web can feel like the Wild West at times, with gunslingers everywhere looking to separate you from your privacy, your log-ins, and your cash, there are some concrete steps you can take to avoid dem varmints.
The web can feel like a Wild West of time, but there are concrete stats you can take to avoid the villains. I am Seth Rosenblatt for CNET, and today, I've got three quick and easy software tips, to keep you safe online. First off, get yourself a Security Suite. There's Avast Free or Bit Defender Total Security, if you prefer to pay for one. Both of them just won Editor's Choice Awards from CNET. There's actually though about a dozen decent Security Suites out there. Go with the one that you trust. You'll want a separate manager because they'll give you more options such as always on access, mobile integration and secure note taking. Third, make sure that you do your mission critical browsing, such as financial transactions in a separate browser from your casual web surfing. This is so that exploits another nasties out there, wanting to have having a smaller chance of affecting you. Personally, I use Firefox and Chrome. It doesn't matter which two browsers you use, as long as you're comfortable with them, and like I said, you keep your important stuff separate from your casual stuff. Also, a very quick non-security related browser tip. If you're using Firefox, Chrome, or Opera, you can set up Sync to make sure that your tabs, preferences, bookmarks and other important browser data doesn't get lost in the case of a computer crash. It's a great way to make sure that crashes don't affect your browsing ability. Browse safe and remember to keep your software updated. For CNET, I'm Seth Rosenblatt.