Student Tech Support on Updates and Browser Issues

Many issues faced by students are the direct result of missing updates or are browser related and can be solved with simple steps.

Check for operating system updates – Updates are designed to make our computers safer and keep hackers from exploiting vulnerable spots. Updates can fix the code that allows hackers to install damaging malware on our computers or delete important files. The things that you have been so busy working on that you think you do not have time to update your software—those are at risk if you decide to ignore the reminder.

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Check for browser updates - Malicious hackers and websites can exploit security flaws in browsers and infect your computer with harmful programs and viruses. Regular updates to your browser fix security problems when they are detected and make your computer safer from those types of attacks.

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Clear your cache - The more information that is saved in the cache, the slower your computer will be browsing the web. Deleting the cache data helps to troubleshoot, helps to increase the loading time of web pages and increases the performance of your computer. When you delete the stored cache data, the new version can be retrieved – very important when you have changed your password!

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Use incognito or private browser windows – Private browsing prevents your browser from leaving any tracks on your computer. It also prevents websites from using cookies stored on your computer to track your visits.

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Article ID: 117822
Created
Wed 10/7/20 9:25 AM