One of the biggest issues I see these days is coming from your Internet browser programs. More and more websites contain ads and other background items that are creating many different kinds of issues with individual’s computers.
of these ads and other background items have tricked people into accepting software they do not want. If the ad is connected to any bad software, once you have clicked on it, you have accepted it and the anti-virus program lets it go. Yes, that is right, the anti-virus program lets the bad software to continue, because you accepted it.
I have found a few different kinds of add-ons that can help you reduce the potential issue of receiving unwanted bad software.
All the above links are all useful depending on your preferred browser(s). All these add-ons can be acquired directly from browsers. The links are just to provide you with more information for you.
The following contains short break down of information on each of these choices.
Ghostery add-on is advertised as a free or paid for privacy service. I have found that it is great at stopping the bad website extras from coming through to your computer and it speeds up the browsing process. When I install this add-on, I always set the options to maximum settings. Once I come across a website that doesn't work, that is when I may consider “Whitelisting” that particular website page.
Adblock Plus has been know for years and does a great job at stopping the excessive ads on websites. It still downloads the ad, but it stops them from showing up.
DisconnectMe, DuckDuckGo & StartPage are all great options for your searching tools. Yes Google is awesome, but it too has its drawbacks and that is where these three choices come in. A main drawback to Google is that they track what you search, and you would be restricted from getting some results you would get otherwise. The main benefit of these three services is that they do not track what you are searching for. This gives you more freedom choices and therefore in your searches. On top of this, you do not get the advertising and potential result of Spam.
uBlock Origin is a free and open source, cross-platform browser extension for content-filtering, including ad-blocking. The extension is available for several browsers: Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. uBlock Origin has received praise from technology websites, and is reported to be much less memory-intensive than other extensions with similar functionality. uBlock Origin's stated purpose is to give users the means to enforce their own (content-filtering) choices
Privacy Badger is a free software web browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, created by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Its purpose is to block advertisements and tracking cookies that do not respect the Do Not Track setting in a user's web browser.
RequestPolicy is a Firefox extension that improves the privacy and security of your browsing by giving you control over when cross-site requests are allowed by webpages you visit.
In combination, these two add-ons make a great improvement to your browsing enjoyment and greatly decrease the risk of receiving bad software.
DisconnectMe advertises that they stop malware. In the end, all of these add-ons contribute to the stopping or at least major reduction in malware. Think of malware as polite spyware, but it also contributes to slowing your computer down.
If everyone does the steps that I have recommend above and on my other posts, they would not require such a need for computer Tech / IT support services as there do today. At the same time, as technology progresses, there will be new technologies to corrupt the unaware or uninformed people of the world. I wish you all the best for your enjoyment of your computer.