Blocking Ads Can Help Prevent Infections on Your Computer

Are you constantly looking at ads when browsing the internet?

Have you received the scam warning that your computer is infected and please dial this number to fix … Please don’t do that !!!

Have you had malware infections and you had no idea where they came from ?

Well maybe you need an adblocker which along with your antivirus may protect you just a bit more.

What is an Adblocker ?

An adblocker is technology that will block ads in your internet browser before they are loaded.

Why should I install an Adblocker ?

I think from a security point of view an adblocker is becoming a must as just by browsing the internet you can be subject to malvertising

This means that just by going to a webpage you can ” pick up ” malware from the ads on the page.

The adblocker can aid to stop this occurring which is especially useful when you look at sites which may serve up malware to visitors to their site.

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Even Edward Snowden believes people should use an adblocker. ” Everybody should be running adblock software , if only from a safety perspective

In Google Chrome I prefer Adblock or UBlock Origin

However as many sites rely on payments from advertisers , remember for trusted sites , you can turn off adblocker for those sites. ( Such as mine)

If you are unsure about installing extensions here is a link from Google – Install And Manage Extensions

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