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WHY YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST BLOCK ALL ONLINE ADS!

There is absolutely NO way of knowing -- until it is too late (after the fact)...and you are infected! -- which ads may be malicious and contain a hidden, single-pixel ‘web bug’ (aka: ‘web beacon’).  Not too few well-known, popular websites (such as The Huffington Post, etc.) have already spread such infected ads -- that nowadays typically contain ‘ransomware’ (which auto-encrypts and locks up your files!) -- far and wide.  These days, unless blocked, online site ads automatically load and are typically provided (served up) by third-party providers.  You are literally playing Russian Roulette with your computer -- and your personal files -- if you do not fully block any and all ads!  --Bike Bob


[Here are some resources and some advice

you should seriously consider using

 to help protect yourself from

this ever-expanding online threat.]:


Firefox Web Browser & Add-Ons:

 http://www.bikebob.org/FirefoxAddOns.html



Tools for a Safer PC




[Also, be sure to read this article, too!  --Bike Bob]:

 

Malicious, malware-peddling ads are becoming trickier to detect