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Major websites hacked leaving users vulnerable

PC Advisor staff | March 26, 2013
MSN and NBC vulnerabilities leave ‘ransomware’ on unprotected PCs

To ensure you do not fall victim to the latest malware trend AVG suggests following the three simple steps below:

1) Scan those links: This has to be the first line of defence against web-based malware. Many security products come with link scanner capabilities already installed. After all, if you can avoid the infected pages completely, your device stands a much better chance of staying protected.

2) Security software: Link scanning is one measure you should take, but it's also important to have up to date antivirus security software installed. It can help prevent the malware from doing any damage by either blocking it in the first instance or, if it does manage to infect your system, removing all traces of the software.

3) Moving target: Recent research shows that mobile malware is rising. Whether you are browsing using your tablet, smartphone or laptop stay sharp about online threats and take action to protect yourself online.


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