Security software: How to stay safe online
- All you need to know about staying safe, private and protected on the internet
- Learn how to create secure passwords and set your PC security settings to protect yourself
- Find out how to clear your browsing history, with tips on blocking cookies and browsing online securely
What's in this guide
The following pages tell you all you need to know about staying safe, private and protected online. Find out how to create secure passwords, set your PC security, block cookies and browse securely.
We give you practical tips on how to create a secure online password, as well as information on the different password management tools available, such as KeePass.
A how-to guide to setting up your PC securely, with explanations of virus scans, firewalls, spam filters and router security. Find out how to reduce spam, and get the lowdown on types of security software.
This page gives top tips on ways to browse the web securely and privately, as well as advice on how to clear search histories and how to prevent adverts generated from third-party cookies.
How to ensure all personal data is wiped from your computer, to prevent identity theft and stop others from accessing your online accounts. Learn how to permanently delete files with data-wiping programs.
This page looks at the implications of accessing websites that use third-party cookies, and gives practical tips on how to take control of cookies on your computer to avoid unwanted adverts.