Personally I surf the web with the mindset that any site I visit could potentially contain malware (with the exception of Bleeping Computer of course
). Popular sites like social networking and online gaming are always a big draw for malware writers. Because of the large numbers of people that visit them, it increases their chances of infecting a higher percentage of computers.
In you are frequently getting infected, I would look at maybe adjusting your security software setup.
You have one Firewall and it is turned on.
You have one Antivirus and it is turned on and up to date.
You have Antispyware and it is turned on and up to date.
Your system has all the latest Microsoft security updates for it installed.
Use a Standard/Limited Account for your everyday computer use.
Run a online scan with Secunia
once a week to check your most vulnerable programs are up to date.
Maybe install something like WOT
on your Browser, which will display a websites safety rating.
Have a look at the links below (some of the info may be a little out of date but the general content contains excellent advice:How did I get infected?Best Practices - Internet Safety For 2008Suggested Safe Practices
If you are fairly well experienced with computers, adding a program like Sandboxie
will provide excellent protection against malware.
Take care and surf safely,
Edited by RedDawn, 19 May 2009 - 10:20 PM.