“A New Viewer”

March 18, 2009 at 3:59 pm Leave a comment

If you go somewhere and are alerted that “You must install this software to watch this video” or something of the sort–don’t.  The chances are approximately 99.99999% that the site you are visiting is trying to install badware.  In order to leave a page of this sort, it is much safer to use “ALT+F4” (close) than to use your mouse on any portion of the page you just visited.  If you have installed WOT (Web of Trust) or Haute Secure and are presented with a warning screen that isn’t necessary.

The reason you don’t want to use a mouse click on a page of that sort is that quite probably any click will install the badware anyway.

–Glenn

(I’d imagine this is old hat for most.  Sorry for any repetition.)

Entry filed under: browsers, computers/tech, current news, how to, internet, internet security.

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