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Hi robinb and welcome to Malwarbytes. A list of where not to go is impossible, better to install prevention tools, SpywareBlaster, SiteHound, SiteAdvisor, hpHosts, Spybot Search & Destroy and use the immunize feature. Those programs and host file all use site blocking or warnings about bad sites to help and hpHosts targets more rogues than others IMO.

Common sense is huge, don't believe the popup telling you program x is needed. Or a certain codec. Stay off the pr0n, free game, poker and torrent sites. No P2P period or cracks, warez, keygens.

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Hi robinb and welcome to Malwarbytes. A list of where not to go is impossible, better to install prevention tools, SpywareBlaster, SiteHound, SiteAdvisor, hpHosts, Spybot Search & Destroy and use the immunize feature. Those programs and host file all use site blocking or warnings about bad sites to help and hpHosts targets more rogues than others IMO.

Common sense is huge, don't believe the popup telling you program x is needed. Or a certain codec. Stay off the pr0n, free game, poker and torrent sites. No P2P period or cracks, warez, keygens.

Kinda felt those were the places- just wanted to make sure.

and thanks for the welcome.

robin

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Maybe that would actually be a good thing :blink:

But then again I would be out of business :blink:

robin

Nah, if those sites became unpopular they'd just find out what sites/types of sites were popular and bombard them with malware. Heck, years back when people first started to get hit by it (I think it was like 2003), my brother's PC got hit by the Sasser worm from MSN.com which was his homepage as he was on MSN dialup at the time, and of course MSN is one of Microsoft's own sites. As long as there are vulnerabilities there will be malware and as long as there is communication of any kind between computers there will be exploitable vulnerabilities. Being proactive about protecting yourself simply shrinks the size of your computer as a potential target.

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Nah, if those sites became unpopular they'd just find out what sites/types of sites were popular and bombard them with malware. Heck, years back when people first started to get hit by it (I think it was like 2003), my brother's PC got hit by the Sasser worm from MSN.com which was his homepage as he was on MSN dialup at the time, and of course MSN is one of Microsoft's own sites. As long as there are vulnerabilities there will be malware and as long as there is communication of any kind between computers there will be exploitable vulnerabilities. Being proactive about protecting yourself simply shrinks the size of your computer as a potential target.

Sasser was spread by email not websites. Your brother clicked a link or opened an attachment.

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