9 months ago
Last edited at 12:25AM on 8/5/2012
Use Firefox for one.. use of Internet Explorer opens up a lot of unprotected ports during your web surfing, making it easy for a virus to latch on to all our downloads, even if from a "safe" site. Sites can not guarantee, that in the time the milliseconds go by for your message to appear, a virus can latch on kilobits at a time. Once you own a kilobyte, the rest of the virus will find its way onto your computer via future downloads. Firefox prevents this.
Second, maintain your computer with: Spybot Search & Destroy ( Give it admin rights, use the Immunize feature before running ) , Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and CCleaner ( Run this once a day, use the Registry fix option and make a backup save in case. It will automatically do this for you.
All of these are free, you can also buy RegZooka ( I like this ) or RegCure ( Others like this )
Also if your a downloader, use AVG free to take away Windows defender completely. Microsoft is cracking down on Pirating.
9 months ago
Last edited at 10:04AM on 8/5/2012
I close them, then I stop visiting the site that made them pop up. This is kinda like "voting with your visit." Sites track their traffic, and when they lose it they realize they need to change something. Having pop-ups on your site is a horrible choice, so by avoiding those sites you can help them realize that. Also, Chrome seems to automatically block a lot of them.