It’s creepy and it’s spooky, but sometimes sharing a link with friends and family can put them in harm’s way. You should be very careful on what Halloween links you click on and share as many of them lead to websites that have a poor reputation and low reliability.Halloween Online Tips

To be sure if a website is safe, you should download the WOT (Web of Trust) add-on for Internet Explorer and/or Firefox. The WOT add-on warns you about risky sites before you click. You can also download SiteAdvisor by McAfee. It warns you about risky websites as well, just like WOT. SiteAdvisor tests websites for spyware, spam and scams so you can surf, search and shop more safely.

Halloween is a fun time to scare your friends and family, but we all need to be careful and proactive on what we share. It’s up to all of us to keep the internet safe.

In addition to proactive monitoring, you should also ensure that your security programs are updated with the current virus definitions.

If you don’t have antivirus software loaded on your computer. You should download and install an antivirus product immediately. Here are free and very effective antivirus products;

Microsoft Security Essentials (Free)
Anti-Vir by Avira (Free)
Avast (Free)
AVG (Free)

Happy Halloween!