ok. Your welcome. If all is good, some tips to help you remain malware free:10 Tips for Reducing/Preventing Your Risk To Malware:
Simply knowing what constitutes a safe action on a computer and what may not will help you tremendously. 1)
It is essential to keep your OS
,(Windows) browser (IE, FireFox) and other software up to date to "patch" vulnerabilities that could be exploited. Visit Windows Update frequently or use the auto-update feature. Staying updated is also necessary for web based applications like Java, Adobe Flash/Reader, QuickTime etc. Check there version status here. 2)
Know what you are installing to your computer. Alot of software can come bundled with unwanted add-ons, like adware, toolbars and malware. Do not install any files from ads, popups or random links. Do not fall for fake warnings about virus and trojans being found on your computer and your then prompted to install software to remedy this. See also the signs
that you may have malware on your computer. 3)
Install and keep updated: one antivirus and two or three anti-malware applications. If not updated they will soon be worthless. If these keep finding malware then you should review your computer habits. 4)
Refrain from clicking on links or attachments via E-Mail, IM, IRC, Chat Rooms, Blogs or Social Networking Sites, no matter how tempting or legitimate the message may seem. Even if you get a E-Mail from someone you know, its possible that there computer or account information has been compromised and the E-mail is not really from them. 5)
Don't click on ads/pop ups or offers from websites requesting that you need to install software, media players or codecs to your computer--for any reason. 6)
Don't click on offers to "scan" your computer. Install ActiveX Objects with care. Do you trust the website? 7)
Set up and use limited (non-privileged) accounts for everyday use, rather than administrator accounts. Limited accounts
can help prevent *malware from installing and lessen its potential impact.* 8)
Install and understand the *limitations* of a software firewall. 9)
for automatically hardening and securing Internet Explorer 8.0. Requires site registration for downloading. Changes some of the default settings of IE 8.0, Read the FAQ's. 10)
Warez, cracks etc are very popular for carrying malware payloads. Using them will cause all kinds of problems. If you install files via p2p
networks then you are much more likely to encounter malicious code. Do you trust the source of the file? Do you really need another malware source?
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Happy Safe Surfing.