The web browser is an extremely complex piece of software. It lets you browse videos, web pages, images, forms, games and much more. It was originally designed to display text documents, it today handles all kinds of media that are accessible on the Internet. This makes it more difficult for security professionals to secure the system, since it is brimming with “weak points” that attackers could take advantage of.
If you’re using the default program that is installed on your computer or an alternative browser that you’ve downloaded, it’s important to check that the security settings are at the highest level possible. This will lower the possibility of malware slipping through and settling into your system. It’s also a good idea to use the web browser with an account for users with limited access that doesn’t have administrator privileges. So, even if malware does get past the security settings of your browser, it won’t be able to affect your system as quickly.