Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2014 10:11 AM (in response to Zimmer1956)
anybody have any comments about the google "issues" and passing on our info versus Yahoo. In a recent article, it was mentioned that Chrome was the best for Mac. I appreciate any comments...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2014 3:08 PM (in response to Zimmer1956)
Neither Google (Gmail) or Yahoo can be considered as secure or safe as both rely on storing your personal information in order to direct advertisers to your searches.
Suggestions for ‘safe surfing’:
1. In Safari Preferences/Security:
Do not check the box 'Allow websites to ask for location information'
Accept Cookies only from sites you visit
Select 'None' for Database storage
From the Safari menu, select 'Block pop-up windows'
2. Do not allow Google to register your interests:
Removal/prevention of Google cookies:
3. Download and install Ghostery from http://www.ghostery.com/
having read about what it does. It prevents you being tracked by outfits like Doubleclick - and there are many. Glims will indicate how many such tracking devices it has blocked: some sites use as many as 15! This Apple site uses one, sometimes two. That will effectively stop unsolicited advertising pop-ups.
4. Do not use a cell phone for any financial transactions. Such phones are simply to easy to lose.
There is no such thing as total internet security, but what I have suggested above will go a long way towards invasive tracking. As regards other aspects of internet security, please read on:
You will find this User Tip on Viruses, Trojan Detection and Removal, as well as general Internet Security and Privacy, useful:
The User Tip (which you are welcome to print out and retain for future reference) seeks to offer guidance on the main security threats and how to avoid them.
More useful information can also be found here:
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2014 7:06 PM (in response to Klaus1)
I had installed Mackeeper and, after this, removed it. However, went to Spotlite, entered Mackeeper and it showed under applications. I sen them an email and they sent me a zip file to use to assist in removing. Haven't done that yet.
In reading the links, it seems I have a lot of the apps that are suggested including a disk utility mentioned. Disk Something. I was told that was "crapware" and it was suggested I use something else which I have not done yet.
It will be interesting if I will be able to remove Mackeeper completely. If it still shows when I check spotlight, does that mean it is installed? I followed their suggestion how to delete but now wonder?
Any ideas or comments?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2014 9:43 AM (in response to Klaus1)
By the way, the software I have is Drive Genius, is that recommended?
Any ideas where I should look on my Mac to find any Mackeeper files?
You really helped a lot.