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deviantArt has malware?


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#1 Ramon20000510

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:36 AM

Hello i heard that visiting deviantArt can give you a virus,because infected ads.The website is blacklisted by quttera.How bad is the situation?(sorry for bad english)



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 12:21 PM

I saw some reports as late as August of driveby installs of malware on several popular sites including deviantArt.

It's not the site's fault....usually. The cases I saw were legit ad servers being used by criminals.

 

The best way to prevent the driveby installs is to use Firefox with the two best add-ons....NoScript and Adblock Plus.

NoScript has a small learning curve but is absolutely worth it.

 

Of course, keeping those malware magnets JAVA and Adobe Flash updated will help as the old releases are malware/ exploit magnets, too.


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