Total Security Software- Reduce the Risk of
Downloading Malware While Browsing
If you are afraid of downloading malware without realizing it, we explain how you can
reduce the risk of doing so while browsing the Internet. The types of malware that exist
are spyware, which is used to spy on the user; adware, which integrates advertising
in an invasive way; virus, the generic name we give to any malicious software that
enters the computer; and a worm, which reproduces itself and functions as a method
of transporting the information.
All of these are malware and they are all malicious programs, they do more or less
harm to the user in different ways and anyone can invade your PC while browsing the
Internet when you download a file or open an email without realizing it, and this ease
of entry makes them quite dangerous. However, by taking certain precautions, they
can be avoided.
What is the Source of the File You Downloaded?
Sometimes we want to download software and we do not realize that we have clicked
on a link that was not correct. To avoid this, rule number one is to download the
program from the original source. For example, let's say you want to download the
latest version of Mozilla Firefox. In this case, you can do a Google search and check
what the results are. Most likely, you will see advertisements, Mozilla's official website,
and some other sites with download repositories. The best thing is to go to the official
website, which would be Mozilla.org because it is the company that runs Firefox.
Identifying the official page is not easy all the time, especially when it comes to a less
known program than Firefox. This is when you have to check more carefully the sites
that appear in the results, check the entire web, see what they say on their official
social networks (if they have them), or check the whois of the domain. This will take
longer but will pay off, in the long run, to avoid getting infected by some dangerous
malware. Avoid downloading applications as much as possib