Keep your Web Browser Updated!

If you're using Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer be sure to keep your browser updated at all times!

Whether you’re browsing the internet or using it for work-related research and tasks, you are subject to a host of security threats: identity theft, phishing sites, viruses, trojans, spyware, adware, and other sorts of malware. 

Keeping your web browser up to date may seem trivial, but many security bugs are made available in browser updates, which often roll many fixes up into one larger update.  Always ensure you’re using the latest version of your favorite browser!

Chrome: What you need to do

1. Check your installed version:

chrome -check installed version


2. Chrome will check for updates

chrome- check updates

3. Relaunch the browser to update to current version

Firefox: What you need to do

1. Check your installed version:

Firefox - check installed version

2.Restart browser to update to current version

Firefox-restart browser

3. Turn on automatic updates in the “Settings” menu (note: a browser restart may still be required in order for the update to take effect)

Firefox - autoupdate

Safari: What you need to do

1. Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu 

Safari System Pref

2. Click Software Update to check for updates

Safari software update

3.  If any updates are available, click the Update Now button to install them. Or click "More info” to see details about each update and select specific updates to install.

Safari update available

4. Be sure to check “Automatically keep my Mac up to date” to ensure you have the latest updates.

Safari autoupdate

More Information

If you need assistance with updating your browser, please contact the help desk (HELP@GEORGETOWN.EDU)



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