- DON'T JUST PRESS "NEXT"
Useful software like Java often profits off of companies that make toolbars, ad pop-ups, and software that can slow down your computer. Read every step when installing a new program and don’t install any extra add-ons. You DON’T need them!
DON'T USE ILLEGAL STREAMING SITES
Illegal sites that offer free music or video downloads often have viruses. Sites that break the law have no problem profiting off viruses. Watch TV shows and movies on legal sites like Hulu, Netflix, Youtube, Amazon, or individual TV channel websites. Listen to music on Spotify or Google Play.
DO BE CAREFUL TO CLICK THE RIGHT DOWNLOAD LINK.
Read the words around the "download" button to make sure you are not clicking an advertisement. Pop-up ads telling you to download a program are tricks. Download only the program you want, no optimizers, and don’t click the big flashy download button, but choose the simple-looking download link.
DO YOUR RESEARCH
Use your trusted internet browser to search a program before downloading it to make sure it isn’t a virus. Be sure to look past the Ads (labeled to the left) at the top of the search results.
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Modified on: Mon, 24 Oct, 2022 at 3:57 PM
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