A web browser is usually our first choice when using the internet. We need fast and agile browsers in different places, on different devices, and for different purposes. Therefore, browsers become the target of many activities threatening our data and devices’ security. Fortunately, there are a few simple ways to make your browsing safer.

According to Stat Counter Global Stats, the browser market is quite dominated. In June 2022, the most popular browser in the world was Chrome, used by almost 66% of internet users. Safari came second (nearly 19%) and Edge third (just over 4% of users). The rest of the browser market has a lot of valuable products with great potential worth looking at.

But how do you choose the most secure one from such a vast range of browsers? Or maybe there is some universal way to improve browser security without focusing on technical details? Good news! We have some proven tips for you.

Stay updated

Regular updates are essential to maintain the browser's security at the highest level. By using the current version of the browser, you not only increase your safety but also improve the comfort of surfing the web. After all, the browser should be safe, fast, and convenient.

Browse smart

You probably have a whole list of your fave websites that you trust. In most browsers, you can pin such pages to your favorites so that you do not look for them every time. Such a personalized list of bookmarks will help you find your best pages immediately and reduce the risk of getting lost among dangerous links pretending to lead to popular websites.

Set your privacy settings

Each browser has privacy settings that you may manage. Did you know that you don't have to agree to be tracked? You can protect your privacy better. While all the privacy settings (written in technical jargon) may be intuitive to some people, it all may seem a bit overwhelming for an average user. Fortunately, smart browsers make your life easier. For example, the Altroo allows you to turn on and off tracking on individual pages with a single click.

Use an ad blocker

If you don't like ads or annoying pop-ups, consider installing an ad blocker! It is a plugin that blocks every kind of ad from appearing on the website. This solution protects you against both: excessive stimuli and malicious links, which are often sent as advertising pop-ups.

... or don’t use an ad blocker

Surprised? Let's go back to the sites you like and trust. Maybe there are some independent news or charity sites among them that live of advertising revenues? In that case, consider whether the ads are annoying enough for you to block them. Disabling ads means cutting off any income for your favorite websites.

Install trusted plugins only

Personalizing your browser is like creating your internet home. To make it as comfortable and tailored as possible, you surely install numerous plug-ins that support your internet activity. So don't give up on it! But always download proven extensions with good ratings and reviews. Otherwise, you may accidentally infect your device.

Consider alternatives to the top browsers

As we mentioned at the beginning of this article, the three most popular browsers account for almost 90% of the market! On the one hand, it's great because such a top product is constantly being refined; on the other hand, it leads to more hacker attacks.. Therefore, while scammers focus on the most popular browsers, you focus on finding your niche alternative.

We encourage you to make friends with the Altroo browser, thanks to which you can easily take care of your privacy and, at the same time, help those in need.

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