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How to Prevent Malware?


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#16 quietman7

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:10 PM

I agree with midimusicman79 and Umbrain in regards to those two products.

Keep in mind that the best defensive strategy to protect yourself from malware infection is a comprehensive approach to include prevention and routinely backing up your data. Security is all about layers and not depending on any one solution, technology or approach to protect yourself from cyber-criminals. The most important layer is you...the first and last line of defense.

No amount of security software is going to defend against today's sophisticated malware writers for those who do not practice safe computing and stay informed. It has been proven time and again that the user is a more substantial factor (weakest link) in security than the architecture of the operating system or installed protection software.

For more suggestions to protect yourself from malware, see my comments (Post #2) in this topic.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 10:17 PM

i will add:

 

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:44 AM

Hi, MarshmallowMillicent and Welcome to the AV/AM Forum at BC! :welcome:
 
Depending on your web browser, I would recommend installing an ad blocker like uBlock Origin, Adblock Plus, AdFender or AdGuard.
 
This way, all advertisements and offer buttons for Potentially Unwanted Programs will be blocked.
 
Good luck! :)
 
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I also use Adblocker and it works really well and helps me to keep safe net surfing. 



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 01:57 PM

...I also use Adblocker and it works really well and helps me to keep safe net surfing.

Adblocker or did you mean Adblock?
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 07:13 AM

 

Hi, MarshmallowMillicent and Welcome to the AV/AM Forum at BC! :welcome:
 
Depending on your web browser, I would recommend installing an ad blocker like uBlock Origin, Adblock Plus, AdFender or AdGuard.
 
This way, all advertisements and offer buttons for Potentially Unwanted Programs will be blocked.
 
Good luck! :)
 
Regards,
midimusicman79

I also use Adblocker and it works really well and helps me to keep safe net surfing. 

 

I mean Adblock :)






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