Wherefore, honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; (D&C 98:10)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Avoid phony security popups

A while ago I got a phony security pop up on our family computer. Someone must have clicked it because the pop up kept reappearring with a scary noise. I ended up using Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware to remove it.

Unless you recognize a pop up as coming from the anti-virus software you installed, you should always just close the window. If keeps coming back it may mean that someone in the house installed the aggressive software by mistake.

One way we have reduced this risk is to add bookmarks to the sites we want our little kids to go to for our little kids . This limits them somewhat in the sites they can get to. I also have them use Firefox, mostly because it has Adblock Plus. It eliminates annoying, sometimes inappropriate, and more rarely dangerous ads.

We also use bsecure internet filter. I think it is work the money.

Here are some more guidelines to keeping yourself and your computer safe online.
Top 5 Internet dangers for kids: A resource guide
Think before you click
“Free Security Scan”Could Cost Time and Money