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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 (PC executable 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 view 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 bringing up its default viewer.
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