Most modern browsers – Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and even Microsoft’s new Edge – provide a search feature directly from the address bar.
You should be aware that inadvertently using the search facility to find a web site or download can often take you to a malicious, malware infected site or download which can have a devastating impact on your computer.
Only today I attended a client who did exactly this in looking to download a copy of Google Chrome. Instead of browsing directly to Google’s download site (at www.google.co.uk/chrome) the browser search, in this case, took the user to a malicious site which provided a corrupted version of Chrome which installed multiple pop-up advertising banners.
How sinful is your computer maintenance? Inadequate Virus protection, poorly managed systems and out-of-date operating systems are all contributors to your computers health problems, to name a few.
Below is the full list of “sins” that you can look out for on your own system.
Since Microsoft have recently clamped down on telephone scammers purporting to be calling from the software giant, the scammers appear to have changed tack. Now apparently using the credentials of major service providers such as TalkTalk and others.
Despite knowing considerable detail about your account and address, DO NOT allow them to have access to your computer UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!