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 occurring which is especially useful when you look at sites such as Gumtree which recently served up malware to visitors to their site. Top Australian Classifieds Site Serves Malware In Malvertising Attack Even Edward Snowden believes people should use an adblocker. “Everybody should be running adblock software, if only from… 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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Not Sure If You Are Infected – Try The Malicious Software Removal Tool

Microsoft have software to remove malware and virus infections and is updated every month through Windows update. However there are no indications of how to run it through the program menu. If you suspect you may have an infection it is worthwhile running it. So how do you run it? First you need to enter – MRT – in the search of either Windows 7 , 8 , or 10 A description will then appear Then choose the type of scan you would like . I would pick the full scan which can take several hours to run. At the end you will see the results. Remember this is not a replacement for your antirus software or for not keeping your operating system and software up to date.

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5 Signs Your Computer Maybe Infected With Malware

Think you may have something wrong with your computer ? Here are 5 signs that your computer maybe infected with malware. 1.Pop-Up ads appearing on your computer. Advertisements , messages about discount offers, surveys, dating. Ads telling users that there is a problem with their computer system or their bank account information is expiring. These ads can have hidden spyware inside them and an infection may result in identity theft and financial loss. 2.New Programs You Know Nothing About Suddenly Appearing On Your Computer Suddenly you have unknown programs appearing when you boot up your computer?  Then it is probably a malware infection that was installed previously with some other software. These can appear when you install “free ” software a source of infections as to install the software that you want you will receive software that you do not want or have agreed to. 3.Your Antivirus Stops Working If it has stopped working it is a sure sign you are infected – so it pays to check that it is on and working  4.Your Web Browser Is Out Of Control You have new search engines as defaults or you are visiting random websites that you did not search for … Read More

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2 Examples of Fake Emails You Should Delete

Below you will find examples of 2 fake emails that are designed to get you to click links in them. Do not do this ! They are designed to get you to go to sites where you will be compromised  So if you click on ” Log in to my account , where will you go ? You will be redirected to a site that is NOT Telstra , and had the extension .ua which is the Ukraine and last I heard Telstra do not have any offices there.

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Are You Suffering From Gooligan ?

Do you have an Android phone running Android 4 (KitKat, Jellybean) or 5 (Lollipop) ? Then you maybe at risk of being hit by being hit by “Gooligan” – Android malware  “Gooligan” enters devices when Android users download apps from non-Google or Android authorised app stores when we all know they should get apps from the Google Play Store “Gooligan” had accessed 1.3 million Google accounts since August 2016 and continued to grow at a rate of 13,000 breaches a day, according to the Check Point article. Check Point has claimed the breach is potentially the biggest single theft of Google accounts on record. “The malware roots infected devices and steals authentication tokens that can be used to access data from Google Play, Gmail, Google Photos, Google Docs, G Suite, Google Drive, and more,” Check Point wrote in a blog post. It then forces the Google Account on your device to give fake reviews to apps and notch fake advertisement views. So how do you know if you have Gooligan ? Check Point have a tool on their page – Gooligan Checker  Also look at their article on Gooligan at Check Point which also lists apps that can infect your… Read More

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