Q: CAN SIMPLY CLICKING A WEBSITE GIVE YOU A VIRUS OR MALWARE?

Absolutely. I see it almost every day.

I recommend the following to help shield your system and yourself from malicious sites:

  • Install only vital browser extensions. Beware of any extension.
  • Install trafficlight from Bitdefender extension in your browsers
  • Only log in to your computer with a non-admin account (Standard/Normal or Child/Parental Control account).
  • Do not install Adobe flash or java.
  • Use a different password for each site.
  • All passwords should be “strong” (minimum 15 characters)

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