Be SUPER careful whenever you search!
There are two things you should never search for and that is support and drivers. Many people have gotten in serious trouble by searching for these. The reason? Criminals and scammers know that people will search for things like HP Printer Support, Canon Printer Support, Dell Support, Display drivers, printer drivers, and so on. These search terms are full of danger for you. Why? Because the unscrupulous know you will be searching for these things and will make ad buys on search engines so their scummy ads will show up on your search results. Once you click on one you could well find yourself in a trap or worse think you’re on a legitimate site when you’re not.
If you need help with your printer, type in the site’s web address, for instance, http://www.hp.com/ or https://www.canon.com. If you need help, click on support, If you need support for Windows, don’t go searching for Microsoft support. Go to www.microsoft.com and click on support – or get help right from your PC. If you need drivers don’t search for anything using the word drivers. If you have an NVidia display adapter that you need drivers for, go to NVidia’s web site. If you need help with a Dell computer, go to Dell’s web site.
If you must search for anything having to do with a driver or product support, remember this – only the name before the dot.com or dot.net or dot.org or dot.biz, or dot.tv, etc. in a URL (website address) is the actual domain.
For instance, the following web address is not for Dell support: dell.support.geeksrus.com.
It is not a Dell site at all – it’s a geekrus site.
Likewise, mircosoft.support.wegotcha.com is not a Microsoft site – it’s a wegotcha site, and if you click on a link like that, believe me, they gotcha!
Let’s take a test:
1.) Which of the following 3 URLs belongs to Microsoft?
Answer? Only “B” is a Microsoft Site.
2.) Which of the following belong to HP?
If you said “A” and “B” you’re right. Both A and B are HP sites. C and D are not. If you learn how to read a URL you’re on the way to safer browsing – and searching.
Be careful what you search for and learn how to read URLs (Web site addresses). Always pay attention to the words/names right before the dot com, dot net, dot. org, etc. in a URL (website address).