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Malware on the Rise

Malware is on the Rise! That’s right, according to Dasient(An online security company), Malware over this year has drastically increased in amount. Dasient says that the number of infected website on the internet has jumped to over 1.1 million websites. This is why it is more important than ever to make sure that you’re protecting your computer. Make sure that your anti-virus is up to date and running. Like we’ve said in the past, an anti-virus is not a 100% effective way of protecting your computer from malware; it’s just the best step you can take aside from not using the internet on your computer at all…

On a similar topic Dasient also said that Malware in ads on the internet is also on the rise. They say that advertisements have gone from 1.5 million being infected in the third quarter of 2010 to over 3 million by fourth quarter. That’s a 100% increase in 3 months! Dasient said that the likelihood of a user coming in contact with an infected website or advertisement in a three month period would be somewhere in the area of 95%!

All this being said, keep yourself protected. Use an up to date anti-virus, try to avoid clicking on ads on webpages, and whenever possible only use webpages from companies or individuals you can trust. These steps can greatly reduce your chances of becoming infected with malware. When all else fails and you wind up infected, come on in and see us. We can get you fixed up quickly!