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#1 lostkause

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 03:03 PM

Wow,
My wife's extent of understanding and using computers is using Facebook.
Wouldn't be a problem expect she has got our computer infected twice in the last three months.
One of them I had to get help from BC adviser.
Sort of a silver lining , thats how I found the site,and a lot smarter now when it comes to any anti software.
Anyway after the bank contacted my wife and told her there was an attempt to breach our account I believe she MIGHT be more careful.
Still trying to explain to her that even if you have great security software it don't do you a hill of beans if you manually download the virus.
Anyway just thought I would ask if anybody else had the same issues with Facebook and is there anything proactive besides your normal check
with AV on downloaded files I can tell her to do.
Thanks for any input.

Edit: Moved topic from General Chat to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 05:14 PM

As with gaming sites, users visiting MySpace, YouTube, Facebook...are exposed to innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and malicious Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. Please read How Malware Spreads - How did I get infected which explains the most common ways malware is contracted and spread.

Ask your wife to read about the risks.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 06:25 PM

Nice.....I'll have her read it....tks

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 07:04 PM

You're welcome.
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