Just as you may protect your home with a security system, your computer needs protection, too. Visiting the wrong web site or opening a suspicious email can quickly let problems in if you’re not protected. Viruses, once on your computer, can steal information, take over your computer and do damage that can’t easily be undone. [...]
Where have you been on the Internet lately? The browsing history can tell you and can be used as an easy way to navigate back to any web site you visit often.
Much like your browser history, “computer cookies” can help you quickly navigate the web. When you visit a web site, cookies store site settings and information on your computer. This can be anything from your user ids, passwords or e-mail addresses to items you’ve added to a virtual shopping cart like on Ebay or Amazon. [...]
Whether you’re looking for specific information or a general topic on the web, Google makes searching the Internet easy. Unfortunately, there is some content online that may not be suitable for the grandkids when they come to visit. Even when it’s not intentional, certain search words can return content for mature audiences. Filtering Google search [...]
Knowing what Operating System (OS) you use is important in following some of the instructions in these lessons. To learn about how to identify your OS, here are some tips to help you discover which operating system your computer is running. As your computer starts up, it may display a logo stating which operating system [...]