It’s called malvertising – a contraction of “malevolent advertising,” – and it’s all over the Web. It’s a particularly nasty bit of malware, purveyed by cybercriminals who get the legitimate-looking ads up on popular sites, and even hiding a malicious ad’s URL inside a legitimate ad. Malvertising has been popping up on such high-traffic, trusted websites as The Weather Network, NFL.com, BBC.com, and The New York Times. So, what can you, the average Web-user do to protect yourself from these cleverly-crafted and placed tricks that can get your computer shut down? Knowledge is power, yes, but that’s only half the battle.
Here are the main things you can do to keep malvertising away from your computer:
Call an IT Expert
Those are eight steps to keep you on the right path and away from malvertising ads. You may also want to consult an IT professional if your concern level extends to getting an extra level of protection implemented. On Time Tech | IT Services In San Francisco is the leader in providing managed IT services in San Francisco. Contact one of our IT pros at (877) 270-1391 or send us an email at [email protected], and we will be happy to answer all your questions.
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