Check your Browser

Unfortunately, a lot of the latest IT treats where triggered by webpages – and outdated browsers. It is always a good idea to make sure, that you’re using the latest version of your browser.

Testing can be done by using one of the following links:

This would also be very important for any private device you use – for IST owned laptops we usually make sure, that latest updates are pushed to your machine. If you discover any irregularities, please contact us at it@ist.ac.at.

As Internet Explorer is well known for many bugs, it is highly advised to use either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as your main browser. Both come with a self-update feature, and will make sure the browser stays recent.

Add-ons / Extensions to browsers

Modern browsers can also be “extended”, especially Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox have web-stores where you can download such additions to your browser:

To enhance the security of your browser, we can suggest:

This extension can minimize the number of Ads you’ll see when browsing the web, and will also warn you about┬ádubious web pages.