The internet is a wealth of information and a great resource to obtain data in a matter of seconds. It's also a great tool for staying connected and being part of a global community and having privileges such as making online transactions, researching, downloading/file sharing, chatting, communicating with people all around the world, or just plain surfing the web.
To make your internet experience an enjoyable one, protect yourself from harmful dangers that lurk around. For example, you want to ensure sensitive information being passed through the internet such as credit card data, is encrypted. It's also pertinent that you guard yourself from hackers by installing/enabling a firewall. Another protective measure is utilizing spyware which will help eliminate unwanted spying software that has been installed without your knowledge. In addition, learn how to secure your browser settings and how to safely download/upload files without comprising your computer's security.