Microsoft has tried to address malicious advertisements in their web browser with Internet Explorer 8's "SmartScreen" feature. Google's Chrome web browser and others have also attempted to build in features which help address this problem. Stay tuned to our blog for more tips in preventing malware infections on your PCs.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Where is all this malware coming from?
Malware infections of Windows-based computers have become a common problem. Infected advertisements (maliciously placed) are the primary source of the problem. Some web advertising networks are being more proactive at addressing this problem than others. See this article discussing a specific analysis of Yahoo-based advertising infections.