Web browsers

Your browser is the program on your PC that allows you to locate and display web pages.

Why do I need to keep my browser up to date?

  • The browser program can be vulnerable to browser hijack programs that change the default settings
  • For example, if you set www.nationwideuk.ie as your homepage but every time you click on your browser you are automatically directed to a different homepage then your browser may have been hijacked
  • You can confirm this by changing the default page back to www.nationwideuk.ie, saving the change and closing your browser
  • If, when you click on your browser again, it takes back to the other homepage then this is classic hijack behaviour

How do I keep my browser up to date?

  • Similarly to your operating system you should keep your browser up to date and check with your browser supplier regularly for updates and patches