Should You Use An Adblocker To Prevent Infections on Your Computer

  Are you constantly looking at ads when browsing the internet? Have you had malware infections and you had no idea where they came from ? Well maybe you need an adblocker. 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 “Spreading malicious software, or malware, via online advertising networks is commonly referred to as “malvertising,” and, according to Cyphort, is seen by cybercriminals as being particularly effective because compromised ads are visually indistinguishable from safe ads.”— http://motherboard.vice.com/read/another-reason-to-use-an-ad-blocker-malvertising-has-tripled-this-year This means that just by going to a webpage you can ” pick up ” malware from the ads on the page. The adblocker can stop this… Read More

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What Is Malvertising ?

Love this graphic that explains Malvertising from Malwarebytes So what is Malvertising ? Stands for Malicious advertising that infects your computer with malware and in many cases popup ads that will not go away. So how do you get it .You visit a website – the threats lie in the ads and these ads ( selected ones ) are designed to infect peoples computers So how do you protect yourself – your computer from Malvertising. An Adblocker combined with an effective antivirus solution will help combat this currently.

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