Skip to comments.Millions menaced as ransomware-smuggling ads pollute top websites
Posted on 03/16/2016 7:54:20 AM PDT by snarkpup
msn.com, nytimes.com, aol.com et al hit by malware-injecting banners
Top-flight US online publishers are serving up adverts that attempt to install ransomware and other malware on victims' PCs.
Websites visited by millions of people daily msn.com, nytimes.com, aol.com, nfl.com, theweathernetwork.com, thehill.com, zerohedge.com and more are accidentally pushing out booby-trapped adverts via ad networks, warn infosec researchers.
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We’ve been hit by this.
No more pop-ups. Now I can go back to enjoying Zero Hedge's endless economic doom predictions.
install 3 things and you wont have a problem (they are all free for home use):
1) avast anti virus
3) ad-blocker pro
run a scan on your system from each and you’re good to go
What did you do to fix it?.......................
uBlock Origin works better and uses less RAM and CPU than Adblock Plus
I use host file blocking. I prefer it as it protects me better as it stops all connections to malicious sites & servers. http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm
See my post on Adblock
Add Glary Utilities as well. It free for home use, too.....................
Well stops them by name resolution. IP can still get me.
Took it to our ‘puter guy.
Love my Crap Cleaner. Even though they renamed it to CCleaner.
Defraggler is also free from the same site if you want to do a good but quick defrag on your disk, should you need it.
Windows 7 64-bit. Does just fine.
Ransomware punks need to be “formatted”.
It can still be ransomed.
1. Anything you want to keep should be backed up.
2. Don’t keep your backup drive connected to your computer.
3. Don’t click on links unless you know where they are going.
4. Don’t allow anything to be installed unless you know what is being installed.
5. Don’t run as administrator unless you are an expert.
6. Use a Virtual machine running Linux to do web-browsing
LOL They are the worst!!!
are accidentally pushing out booby-trapped adverts via ad networks
Why would they think it is an Accident?
Bump for later
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