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Delete cookies once a week IE 7: From the Tools menu, select Options, then click Delete on the General tab under the category Browsing History. Click Delete Cookies and Delete files under Temporary Internet Files.

IE 8/9: From the Tools menu, select Internet Options, then click Delete on the General tab under the category Browsing History. Select the types of files you'd like to remove. Minimally, you should delete Temporary Internet Files and Cookies.

Chrome: Click on the wrench icon. Click Under the Hood on the left. Click Clear Browsing Data and select what you'd like to delete, then click Clear browsing data.
 
Change your browser settings to block cookies IE 8/9: From the Tools menu, select Options, then select the Privacy tab. Click Advanced, select Override automatic cookie handling, First-party Cookies = Accept, Third-party Cookies = Block, and Always allow session cookies.

Chrome: Click on the wrench icon. Click Under the Hood on the left. Click Content settings, then under the Cookies category, select Allow local data to be set, Ignore exceptions and block third-party cookies form being set, and Clear cookies and other site and plug-in data when I close my browser.

Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware There are many free programs are available. Noteable are Panda Cloud Anti-virus and AVG.

Run your browser in privacy mode IE 8/9: From the Tools menu, select InPrivate Browsing.

Chrome: Click on the wrench icon and select New incognito window.

Adjust your Flash settings Open the Flash Settings Manager. You can adjust your flash settings by clicking on the Settings Manager options at the top left of the screen: Global Privacy Settings panel, Global Storage Settings panel, etc.

Lock down your email Make sure Outlook doesn't automatically download images.

Outlook 2003: From the Tools menu, select Options. Select the Security tab, then select Change Automatic Download Settings. Make sure all options are checked.

Outlook 2010: click the File tab, click Options, click Trust Center on the left, click Trust Center Settings, click Automatic Download on the left. Make sure all options are checked.

Modify your Windows' hosts file This tip is for advanced users and can be particularly effective at increasing the security on your computer. Follow these links to learn more about how this tip works:

http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/hosts.htm
   



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