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Millions menaced as ransomware-smuggling ads pollute top websites
The Register ^ | 15 Mar 2016 at 17:19 | John Leyden

Posted on 03/16/2016 7:54:20 AM PDT by snarkpup

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1 posted on 03/16/2016 7:54:20 AM PDT by snarkpup
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To: snarkpup

We’ve been hit by this.


2 posted on 03/16/2016 7:56:06 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: snarkpup
I stopped visiting Zero Hedge because of all the pop-ups. Then I installed AdBlock Plus (it's free).

No more pop-ups. Now I can go back to enjoying Zero Hedge's endless economic doom predictions.

3 posted on 03/16/2016 7:57:34 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: snarkpup

install 3 things and you wont have a problem (they are all free for home use):

1) avast anti virus

2) malwarebytes

3) ad-blocker pro

4) CCleaner

run a scan on your system from each and you’re good to go


4 posted on 03/16/2016 7:57:38 AM PDT by Mr. K (Trump/Cruz 2016)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

What did you do to fix it?.......................


5 posted on 03/16/2016 7:59:14 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Left doesn't like him and the Right doesn't like him, so he must be the right guy for the job...)
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To: snarkpup

uBlock Origin works better and uses less RAM and CPU than Adblock Plus


6 posted on 03/16/2016 7:59:24 AM PDT by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: snarkpup

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


7 posted on 03/16/2016 7:59:52 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Leaning Right

See my post on Adblock

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3409938/posts?page=29


8 posted on 03/16/2016 7:59:57 AM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftism is the biggest killer of citizens in the world.)
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To: Mr. K

Add Glary Utilities as well. It free for home use, too.....................

http://www.glarysoft.com/glary-utilities/download/


9 posted on 03/16/2016 8:00:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Left doesn't like him and the Right doesn't like him, so he must be the right guy for the job...)
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To: for-q-clinton

Well stops them by name resolution. IP can still get me.


10 posted on 03/16/2016 8:00:32 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Red Badger

Took it to our ‘puter guy.


11 posted on 03/16/2016 8:00:51 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Mr. K

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.


12 posted on 03/16/2016 8:01:44 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Where the Hell do you put the bayonet?" - Gen. "Chesty" Puller, at a flamethrower demonstration.)
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To: snarkpup

bfl


13 posted on 03/16/2016 8:02:48 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (I apologize for not apologizing.)
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To: snarkpup

Windows 7 64-bit. Does just fine.


14 posted on 03/16/2016 8:05:41 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam should be banned and treated as a criminal enterprise!)
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To: snarkpup

Ransomware punks need to be “formatted”.


15 posted on 03/16/2016 8:06:13 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Mr. K

Four thing?


16 posted on 03/16/2016 8:07:58 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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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


17 posted on 03/16/2016 8:10:12 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to irritate someone, point out something obvious they are trying hard to ignore.)
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To: Leaning Right
"Now I can go back to enjoying Zero Hedge's endless economic doom predictions. "

LOL They are the worst!!!

18 posted on 03/16/2016 8:10:48 AM PDT by DannyTN
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are accidentally pushing out booby-trapped adverts via ad networks

Why would they think it is an Accident?


19 posted on 03/16/2016 8:13:50 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Mr. K

Bump for later


20 posted on 03/16/2016 8:14:43 AM PDT by dangerdoc ((this space for rent))
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