This is going to sound overly simplistic, but as a “power user” I simply just don’t go to sites I don’t trust.
I mostly shop on big name, well-known sites, and I usually stick to my usual beat of news sites, which all have moderated content. Beyond that, I have a standard pay anti-virus, in-browser ad-block, and Windows firewall (which does nothing since my router has a built-in firewall). Google mail does a pretty good job of filtering spam and blocking scripts. I’ve never had a virus and only a very few times had an annoying popup.
From my days working in computer tech and support, the biggest problem I saw was people not using (what seemed to me) common sense and just drifting anywhere on the web and opening every email they got. We need a new set of rules for the internet. Everyone tells their kids not to talk to strangers or take candy from strangers, adults need to be told not to visit links from strangers or give their personal details to strangers. I think that could solve 90%+ of internet security issues.
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