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Christmas and New Year eve is not far away, just few more days to go. It’s time for everyone to roll up their sleeves to have hands full of shopping bags. Well, online shopping takes a complete new meaning every year – it breaks all former benchmarks and sets a new one; indeed, 2015 not going to be any exception.

So, when you are lost in thoughts and busy preparing the list of items you want to buy online, we are here to offer you with some tips to make your online surfing and shopping more safe and enjoyable experience.

We believe that keeping oneself guarded against while browsing through the best deals in this festive season is pretty important. You can’t even turn a blind eye towards risk associated with online shopping.

In this post, we shall discuss how to enhance your safety quotient. You need to be smart enough by taking precautionary measures and judicious online laptop support to keep yourself spared while cracking the best deals online.

1. Don’t open every e-mail that lands in your INBOX

The upcoming holiday season is the best time for advert creators to grab your attention and earn quick bucks. Obviously, they invest some portion of their capital on creation of effective e-mail campaigns to reach you out with promotional and exclusive offers.

In the meantime, scammers too cunningly try to piggyback these genuine deals, which are not many, and besiege you with heavy discounts and deals that are actually hard to take no notice of.

This is how they try to find an easy gateway into your network and system with an intention to steal financial and confidential information. So, while you are skimming through different offers available, always bear this in mind that you only have to click on e-mails that have come from reliable sources and think twice before opening any attachment that has come along.

Before clicking on links that take you to some other websites, try to manually enter the website address to be safe. In case you have by mistake clicked on any such infected attachment, then immediately connect with online laptop support.

2. Take heed before you surf any unsafe websites

As already mentioned before, unsafe links, ambiguous websites and malicious attachments all leads to massive scale of malware and online-based assaults. They do hold the knack to steal information from your PC and can also sow the seeds of bots and spyware to create easy access for other detrimental threats. So, while shopping, be particular about the online portal you’re visiting.

3. Update your browser configuration

This one is something that no online shoppers should miss out. No matter what, whichever browser you are using and its version make a point to update it as the latest patches can help you in warding off susceptibilities.

An upgraded browser ensures that you enjoy continuous browsing and online transaction process, while keeping you completely secured. Besides, don’t forget to upgrade the add-ons and plug-ins – they can act as loopholes for malware to breach your system security. Seek professional online laptop support in case you aren’t able to update your browser setting.   

4. Upgrade your existing app to newest version of security application

Considering the fact that you must have already installed robust security provisions in your system, we would recommend you to upgrade your existing apps to newest version as a precautionary measure. Don’t put your system at risk by surfing Internet without any security solution installed.

You can take up laptop support services in order to download authentic security tool or app in your system (as all free online apps are not powerful enough to save you from precarious attacks) or upgrade the definitions of the existing application.

5. Follow safe online practices

Last, but not the least, always ensure you make use of online best practices while shopping. Try to keep strong and complex passwords for security of your financial and confidential data, abstain from clicking on unsolicited links and browse only genuine sites, to name a few.

6. A word of caution

If you find slightest signs of any suspicious activity on your computer, don’t just overlook and immediately try to connect with a reliable online computer technical support provider.