Read pop-up windows closely. Donâ€™t just click OK to close pop-up windows as fast as possible. Clicking the â€śOKâ€ť button could be dangerous. It could allow some Active X component or Java applet to run on your system and install whatever. These can be good or harmful to your computer. â€śIt is all about using common sense when you are doing stuff online,â€ť says Cargill. â€śYou really need to read that message. Sometimes they try to get tricky with the pop up windows. If you hit cancel it might still install the virus.â€ť Instead hit the Esc (escape) button on your keyboard. Esc will close the window no matter what theyâ€™ve done with Java script to cover up the buttons.
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