Wednesday, November 5, 2014

#14 Chrome - How to protect from Malware

Hi ya!


Every browser get’s some kind of malware, or PUP (potentially unwanted program). There’s really nothing you can do about it. With the internet these days, you think you click on a secure site, but in reality, it’s full of dangerous ads, pop ups, and all that nasty stuff.
You ask yourself, “How do I keep my Chrome browser and my computer safe from these things?”

Here are some suggestions on how to avoid getting PUPs on your computer:


  • Install all sorts of malware protection!
Mcafee, Norton, Kaspersky, etc.
And others like: Malwarebytes, Avast Chrome extension from the Chrome Webstore,  CCleaner, etc.
  • Adblock extension
If you’re on questionable sites, sometimes ads will pop up while you’re browsing those sites. Most likely, the ads will be dangerous. The best thing to do is not click on them. Or...not allow them to show up at all!
If you install an Adblock extension from the Chrome Webstore, then more than likely, you won’t see any dangerous ads popping up. It depends on the type of Adblock extension you get.
  • Keep your Chrome version up-to-date.
To check to see if you have the latest version of Chrome, see this page entitled, How to check your current version of Chrome!
  • Do frequent scans from your malware protection service provider.  
  • Use common sense.
There’s only so much Google can do to keep your Chrome browser safe. It’s also up to the person using it.
Try to avoid obvious scams. I could spend days talking about obvious scams. But, I’m not going to. I'm going to suggest you to do some research yourself.
I’ll give you a head start.


You can follow all those steps stated above. To me, the most helpful thing for you to do is doing some research yourself, watching out for scams, and not clicking on random links/pages.


To summarize:
  • Install Malware protection.
  • Use an Adblock extension.
  • Keep your Chrome version up-to-date.
  • Frequent security scans from your security protection provider.
  • USE COMMON SENSE!!!!!!!!!!
  • Research, research, research…


References:
  • None today :)


For more information, check out the links below:
Talk to live Chrome users!


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Best of Luck,

W.C. Blitzy.