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How to browse safely?

Just curious. What are the best practices and tools you use for safe Internet browsing? How to stay away from spywares, adwares etc?

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Guest [Entry]

Most of safe browsing is just using common sense. Don't visit websites that spam you with pop-ups. Don't click on "Claim your free gift" ads. Don't give away sensitive info unless you trust the website and are using https. Be smart about passwords and don't use one password for all websites.
Guest [Entry]

I always suggest OpenDNS, ThreatFire and an AV like MSE or AVG. Doing this as well as keeping your OS and all software up to date is the best way to go I think. Use things like FileHippos update checker and PSI from Secunia and you should be set to go.
I always suggest OpenDNS, ThreatFire and an AV like MSE or AVG. Doing this as well as keeping your OS and all software up to date is the best way to go I think. Use things like FileHippos update checker and PSI from Secunia and you should be set to go.
Guest [Entry]

"For any operating system, you can update your hosts file to block a list of undesirable sites:
http://www.mvpsdotorg/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

Granted, there are many legit sites in this list that support click-through advertising and such, and you need to go in and comment-out those sites, but I have found that a hosts file works very well at blocking ads as well as malware"