What is Malvertising?
Malvertising is a name given by the IT security industry to criminally controlled advertisements on websites. These infect home users and businesses alike. Protection from Malvertising is as important as Virus protection.
The tech used in these ads is very advanced and looks like your everyday online ad. But these ads have been placed by criminals wanting with an intent to perform identity theft and other criminal activities.
So how can it affect me?
Nowadays people are aware not to click suspicious ads on websites, social media or follow any links.
The danger with malvertising is people do not have to click on ads, follow links or visit a strange website.
Rather you will be reading news on your favorite news site, on your social media account, watching a video or in your dating profile. These ads will be secretly injecting software into your computer.
How to stop Malvertising?
- Use Anti-Exploit from MalwareBytes.
- Use a ad-blocking software like AdBlock Plus.
- Update Java, Internet browsers (Chrome, Firebox, Internet Explorer, Edge) and Flash.
- Learn about the trends in malware ads on Trust in Ads.
If you believe that your computer is infected with Malware, contact Nitro IT Services to eliminate Malware on your computer.