Keeping yourself from downloading adware, spyware, viruses and worse ransomware seems so tuff to think about to deal with on a daily bases. The thought of losing all your important documents wether is being personal or financial is a thought you cannot bare. The basket of chances of you getting into this trouble can be minimized by being AWARE of what to look for when you are browsing. We know from a long time to block pop-ups but somehow they always find a way to sneak one or two in.
What to look out for?
First off, lets describe what these malicious buggers are:
Ransomware is a type of malicious software from cryptovirology that threatens to publish the victim’s data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid.
Adware, or advertising-supported software, is software that generates revenue for its developer by automatically generating online advertisements in the user interface of the software or on a screen presented to the user during the installation process.
Spyware is software that aims to gather information about a person or organization without their knowledge, that may send such information to another entity without the consumer’s consent, or that asserts control over a device without the consumer’s knowledge.
When you get a pop-up, the first thing you want to do is close it, some of these designers have managed to fake making an X to close your window which is actually is a graphical version of the real X disguised that when you click on it either you cause more pop-ups or you probably have done the unthinkable and install an HTTP virus. Most folks will have no idea what just happened. Then you might see a message that will try to tell you to get better security. These are all ways that they try to get you. Keep abreast on this topic cause one day, you” find in it useful.