Do you need to visit websites and web services that rely on the old Java technology? Did you install Java on your computer but your browser says that Java is not present on your system? Why isn't Java working as it should and how do you make it work in your favorite web browser? These are the questions that we are going to answer in this guide. We show you how to enable Java in all the major web browsers where that is still possible. If Java is not working for you on Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge, read on:
SmartScreen Filter, Windows SmartScreen or the Windows Defender SmartScreen are the same protection feature, with different names, depending on the Windows version that you are using. While it helps protect your computer from malicious files, apps, and websites, some users consider it annoying and want to disable it. If you want to turn off the SmartScreen Filter, here is how it's done:
LastPass helps your security by making all of your passwords different. Keeping up with that data might become essential to your ability to quickly login to many of your accounts. Ideally, you would have all your passwords stored in LastPass. However, there may be situations in which you also have some of your passwords stored in a CSV file. If you find yourself in such a situation, you might want to import those passwords to LastPass.
Web browsers, including popular ones such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge, and even Internet Explorer, can store your passwords. It is a useful feature to have in your web browser, as it makes it easier for you to sign into your online accounts. However, if you are considering changing your primary web browser, or switching to a password manager, you might want to move all your passwords from the old web browser to the new one. A tedious way is to do it site by site, password by password.
When browsing the internet, you often encounter the term "cookies." Many websites inform you about using cookies, and ask for your approval. Web browsers have many settings for managing cookies and even browser add-ons mention blocking cookies of all kinds. Even though you know that these "cookies" are not exactly a sweet dessert, you may not know precisely what they are and what their purpose is on the internet. This is why, in this article, we explain what cookies are, what they do and how they work, and what kind of cookies are most frequently used on the internet.
If you use Windows 10, or Windows 8.1 and web browsers such as Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer, you may have encountered the SmartScreen filter or the Windows Defender SmartScreen. This is a feature found in all modern Windows operating systems. Its purpose is to steer you away from malicious and dangerous websites and files that you find online. It is a useful feature that enhances your safety and which you should always keep enabled. If you want to learn more about it, what it does and how it works, read this article:
If you are connected to the internet, there are probably some websites that you visit regularly, and you want to be able to access them quickly. This is the reason why web browsers have bookmarks: to make a list of your favorite websites and to give you quick access to them whenever you want to visit them. In Internet Explorer, bookmarks are called Favorites and learning how to manage them can be a bit tricky. In this article, we will teach you how to access your favorites, how to add new ones and how to organize them in the desktop version of Internet Explorer:
Do Not Track or DNT is a web browser setting, that requests that a website or web application disable its tracking of the user. When DNT is enabled in your web browser, the web browser signals all websites that you visit, and the third-party services that they are using, that you do not want to be tracked. Here is an explanation of how DNT works, and how to turn it on in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, and Internet Explorer:
Third-party cookies are pieces of data that are saved in your web browser by the websites you visit. However, their origins are on other domains. Most of the time, third-party cookies are used by ad services to offer you targeted ads that are based on your browsing history and your web searches. However, these cookies can raise privacy concerns as they can also be used to store your browsing history across websites that use the same ad services.
Everyone has a personal routine for using web browsers. Most people like their web browsers to start by loading a particular homepage, a search engine or maybe even several different websites simultaneously. We, for instance, prefer to bring all the websites back from our last browsing sessions. If you want that too, and you are still using Internet Explorer at work or even at home, here is how you can launch Internet Explorer with the tabs you had open during your last browsing session, and also how to reopen recently closed tabs: