There are two large Internet ad services, one is owned by Google and Microsoft has the other. Microsoft’s service is MSN and Google’s is DoubleClick. Many computers had malware silently installed on their computer just by browsing seemingly innocuous websites.
According to The Register, http://www.theregister.co.uk, “Among the titles silently thrust on marks was HDD Plus, a piece of malware that falsely claims users have serious system errors that can only be fixed by buying a premium version of the program.”
By default, most browsers provide no protection from this type of attack. We expect to have a white paper out shortly which will describe how to protect your computer from malware attacks such as this.
This article was written by The Boss of HITman Services, a computer and IT company serving the Albany, Troy, Schenectady and Saratoga Counties of New York.