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Top Ten Ways To Get Infected

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@ Mona

I found that out about pop-out windows earlier this year. It's easy to think you should just click the red X but nope this is not the case!

Thankfully these are few and far between due to built-in browser pop ups, but you still get em once in a while.

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@ Exile re the networking sites comment,

Yep, this certainly is a big way to get infected :) I have all but stopped using Myspace, as I have discovered that it is not nearly as secure as Facebook, which I also use :/ I basically don't use any applications, though (just two, which I hardly use, so I should just get rid of those too) and I have told anyone that will listen to avoid clicking ANY links that people post, especially fishy looking ones, and I have also told them to be extremely careful when using applications... I hope they listen! I am very careful on Facebook :)

I wont' touch Twitter, to be honest. I do check the MBAM twitter though, once in a while :)

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YoKenny1: You are right, but how to edit the title which I don't know.

mountaintree16: The topic is how to get infected. If you clear the browser cache you WON'T get infected na? Think over.

Exile360 & Porthos : Thanks for your Tips.

My Tip : Don't signout after working in public/shared computers.

Please take a look at my post #1. I have now added all your tips.

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@ srtools1980y

I'm sorry, I misunderstood you. I read it backwards, I apologize.

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@ srtools1980y

:)

This is very true! Well said :)

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YoKenny1: You are right, but how to edit the title which I don't know.

A Moderator can change the title if they deem it necessary as Even the chairman's pencil has an eraser. :)

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Absolute must to get infected, My favorite has always been

Use filesharing programs to get a good security software

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@ LonnyRJ

:) :)

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Absolute must to get infected, My favorite has always been

Use filesharing programs to get a good security software

Yes, I love how in the top 10 google results when you search for a specific paid AV software that there will almost always be listings for "cracked" or "incl. keygen" etc. What they don't tell you is that it also INCLUDES TROJAN and won't detect it because it's been whitelisted before you install it :) .

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Thanks all of you for your contributions.

When will this topic come to an end?

Hello! a doubt. Can I use 2 protectors? (ie. WinPatrol Plus + some other protector) Will the 2 clash or will they give layered protection?

I will be thankful if somebody clears my doubt.

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I do believe in Layered Protection

When this topic will come to an end is when there are no more ways malware purveyors find to distribute their wares.

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I agree!

I got all my virus from all those ways. Virus, Malware, Spyware, Trojan and the other harmful things.

They destroyed and killed my laptop. :(

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Another thing to avoid: closing a pop-up/window by clicking the red X

I was told and taught to always close windows/pop-ups by using Alt + F4, which I still always practise. :)

Thank you Mona, I believe you just told me, how I got infected. Your tip is now making the rounds among my family and friend.

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I don't use myspace, facebook, or social networking sites like them, but can someone enlighten me as to how they can be harmful? the ads?

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yardbird: As of now it's 20. Please look at my post #1.

If I have leftout any point please tellme.

YoKenny1: I want recommendation regd. a soft which will work along with win patrol plus (layered protection).

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