Virus via browser

September 30, 2008 2:13am CST
Hey guys, i've had several viruses during my time using browsers, like ie. But still, is it normal? Or am i just unlucky, or go to the wrong sites? I've at least been attacked 7 times, and probably more, but how many times have this happened for you?
3 responses
• United States
30 Sep 08
There are many sites that can have viruses. However, usually when you go into a site, you can get spyware/malware, which sometimes can look like a virus. If you don't have an active anti-virus and anti-spyware, they can wreck havoc on your computer. I have had this only happen once or twice, but this was before we got any good anti-virus and anti-spyware.
• Denmark
30 Sep 08
Well, its not bothering, sometimes i let the viruses stay and see what they do, but i got an active firewall/antimalware (avg/avast!). But still, since the asprox is still going on, we should watch out
• Bangladesh
30 Sep 08
I have attavked by such kind of problem 5 or 7 times.Each time i attacked ,i format my pc.But i dont use any antispyware or antivirus.Guys do you heard about ? please visit this site.They pays you to review.
• United States
2 Oct 08
That used to happen to me when I used Internet Explorer. It hasn't happened in the two years since I switched to Firefox :)
@penski (51)
• Philippines
4 Oct 08
I'd recommend switching to Firefox too. Because Internet Explorer is in most computers (because it's bundled with Windows), then it's far more frequently targeted by malware. Of course, don't forget to run virus and spyware checks regularly.
@virinchi (82)
• India
30 Sep 08
ya it is quite often a common case when ur using net to get attacked with avoid it u better don't open unsafe sites....U better use avg anti virus 8.0 internet security will say which site is safe to surf and which is not..