5. Returning to the toolbar, select the Protection Activity icon to be notified of any potential threats that have occurred during your time online. These include suspicious sites, spyware- or virus-infected downloads and potentially dangerous data transfers that are stored in the temporary files.
6. If you want to check whether a particular website is safe, click the Site Status icon. As well as a basic thumbs-up or -down rating, ForceField displays information such as when it was registered. If the site has only recently sprung up but claims to be Amazon, you can be fairly sure it's a spoof.
7. The final icon in the ForceField toolbar, Private Browser, opens a special instance of your web browser that offers greater privacy. When surfing the web during such a session, no record of your online activity - such as browsing history and cookies - is left behind on your computer.
8. It's easy to distinguish between normal and private browsers, because a message will inform you that nothing from the latter session is recorded. As well as not adding pages to your history or download lists, the program will block all cookies and erase any autofill and autocomplete fields.