|If you think that the latest security suites afford complete protection against malware attacks, think again. Today's for-profit malware pushers use dedicated test labs and other increasingly professional techniques to improve their chances of infecting your computer. And the techniques they employ to outpace security software makers appear to be working.|
Fellow NBF Members - I strongly encourage you to read the full article. Malware creators have a huge head start by knowing exactly what anti-virus/malware programs look for. A 12-hour lead can lead to thousands of infections.
There are some extra precautions you can employ to protect yourself.
I am sure most of you use some type of third-party freeware app to sanitize and protect your PC. Some of the more notables are: SpyBot Search and Destroy, AdAware, AVG Free, and even Microsoft's own Windows Defender. These are all available at your favorite freeware site.
One of the 'extra' precautions I use: FireFox with the ScriptBlocker add-on. It can be a PITA at times, but it works relatively well.
I also encourage everyone to share their experiences and recommendations regarding PC protection.