Be careful about what you click on!
Links on web pages are there to be clicked on, right?
Well, yes, but, you might want to think twice before
clicking on links to things other than web pages, such as
files with unfamiliar extensions and familiar extensions
such as EXE
files). This is because your browser might try to
automatically bring up the associated helper application
in order to read/view/print (whatever the default action
is for that file type) the file you clicked on, even when
you want to just download and it. For example, clicking
on an EXE
file might cause
your browser to first download it and then automatically
execute it (and by doing so possibly infect your computer
with a computer virus).
If you're not sure what you're
about to click on, try Right
Clicking on that link and selecting "Save as..." (or similar
action). This way you'll simply download the file without
executing it or brining it's default viewer.
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