What is Malware?
Malware is a form of malicious software that sneaks onto your computer. Most of the time you won't even know you've downloaded malware until it's too late. There are many different types of malware, from adware to viruses. In recent years, malware has also taken the form of malicious advertising (called “malvertising”) and ransomware, where hackers use malware to take control of a computer, or a network, and then try and extract a ransom from users to remove that malware. Since malware in all of its forms can easily hide itself in otherwise normal looking websites or software, it's important to protect yourself.
How Can I Block Malware?
The most effective way to block malware is also one of the most basic: don't download anything from a website you don't trust, or from a link that you can't verify comes from a trusted source. If you do that, you'll protect yourself from the vast majority of malware, which is designed to trick users into installing it.
Aside from that, the best way to protect yourself from malware is to prevent it from ever downloading. Since AdBlock stops your browser from downloading malicious ads, it helps safeguard your browser against malware. As an added bonus, by installing AdBlock you'll be opted-in to the Malware Protection filter list by default.
How Can I Get Rid of Malware?
Malware sounds scary, and it can be a real headache to deal with. But the good news is that it's (usually) fairly simple to remove malware from your computer. If you believe you've been infected, visit our Help Center and follow these steps for removing malware.
Malware Protection and More
Installing an ad blocker is a simple and effective way to begin protecting yourself from malware. If you use an ad blocker in conjunction with other basic protections, such as antivirus software, you'll be well on your way to protecting yourself from unwanted malware.
With AdBlock, you can rest easy knowing you're protected against malicious advertising. Download AdBlock today and enjoy malware protection and more!