UPDATED: 6-Oct-2016 15:52
Every day, thousands of new surfers open their browsers for the first time, it is confusing in the beginning, but if you have some good advice from the start, surfing can be easier, faster and more fun.
Tip 1: Use a friendly web browser.
If you have a PC, like most of the Internet population. You will have Internet explorer installed in your computer, but it is not the best browser available on the net, and it is, in fact, limited and difficult for new users. Making then think that it is hard to surf.
My recommended browser for any new internet user is Mozilla Firefox. I find it the easiest to understand.
You can download firefox for Free. Download it and follow instructions to install.
One of the first reason you should use Firefox is the integrated Firewall, which protects you against spyware and other adware.
Google chrome is another great browser I personally use. It is my No. 1 recommendation to anyone who uses Google applications. I personally use it, and I love it.
Tip 2: No need to type http://www.—.com all the time.
Most times you will see web addresses written with “www” or “http://www”. Instead of typing that, just go direct to the name of the site. For example, instead of typing www.vincecomfort.com, Just go to your browser and type vincecomfort.com. That will send you to the exact same place.
Tip 3: See all your pages in only one window.
One problem new surfers find is having to click the back button to check go to previous pages that were visited. Instead of moving backwards you can actually right click, options will be displayed, then opt to open the link in a new tab. That will save you a great deal of MBs as you don't have to load the same page several times.
Another feature you need to use is bookmarking (in Internet explorer, “Bookmark” is called “Favorites”) a tab, and open it later. It is a very intelligent way of surfing. It's very efficient when doing research on a subject, on google for example.
Tip 4: All your downloads at the same place.
With Firefox, just click on tools, and then select download. A pop-up window will appear. You can then scroll to find your file. It will save you time and a lot of headache.
Tip 5: Don't forget a good anti-virus.
While you surf on the Internet, some hijackers will attempt to damage your computer, by introducing a virus into it. If you don't take your precaution, you may loose all that is stored on your hard disk. You can download Avast Free, which is excellent. It is also necessary to have Malwarebytes installed to take care of malwares.
There is a lot to learn when you get online but take your time.