Over the last several months, the Adaware Malware Labs Team has written about many of the perils you face daily when navigating the World Wide Web. But, with the sophistication of today’s cybercriminals and the changing threat landscape lurking in the shadows, protecting yourself with the best possible online security tools is no longer a “would be nice to have,” it is now a necessity.
Firstly, our online presence is as individual, as we all are. Some people surf the Internet strictly for the most basic of things. Others navigate into the riskier parts of the web and are more prone to potential threats and malware. Finally, some store valuable data in their system, while others keep it simple and have nothing of value stored in their PC. But, no matter what your online life is like, you need an antimalware solution to help you navigate safely and securely.
The Malware landscape of today
In the past, most viruses replicated themselves and infect as many systems as possible. Moreover, for a cybercriminal, it was all about the numbers and ego – How many computers could become infected, how much publicity they could gain. Today malware is an entirely different thing. For the most part, it is run as a for-profit business, with the bottom line to make money. That is why the malware of today tries to stay in the background.
As we know, Capitalism is a powerful motivator, which helps explain why malware has become so prevalent today as well as the multitude of varieties of malware and delivery methods that now plague the Internet. Cybercriminals try to obtain your financial information, passwords, or other critical data in order to make money. Then, the rise of ransomware, online identity theft, and stolen data is a clear indication that the malware landscape has changed for good.
Surf the Internet securely with Web Companion
As the expression goes the best defense is a good offense, and that holds particularly true for you while you are online.
While an antivirus solution is an indispensable security tool that everyone needs, it is a reactive approach to online security – it only kicks in once your machine has been affected. And an antimalware solution like Web Companion, on the other hand, is a proactive approach to prevent malware attacks, and that is key to helping your online search experience.
Then, Web Companion is powered by the Adaware Malware URL Blocker technology; this leading antimalware tool provides you with real-time protection against malicious or fraudulent websites that deliver malware infections, phishing attacks, exploits, malicious or unauthorized redirections, and browser hijacks, at the source before you ever visit them.
When you inadvertently land on a website that contains malware, Web Companion instantly alert you of the threat and block the malicious site. And, this provides you with seamless, enjoyable user experience, and online peace-of-mind.
In other words, with Web Companion, you can securely surf the Internet without the fear of becoming infected by malware, because Web Companion prevent you from actually going to the malware infected site before you become infected.
More Benefits of Web Companion for your web search experience
- You are protected: cybercriminals cannot gain access to your computer through malware-infected websites. With Web Companion installed, you can browse the web with confidence. If you go onto any suspicious sites, Web Companion will warn you that it is not safe.
- Your valuable data is secure: If malware and viruses are prevented from going into your computer through malicious websites, you can be confident that your crucial information is protected.
- You are always up-to-date: Web Companion will automatically update new blacklists as they become available. Set it and forget it.
- Your privacy is always protected: Hackers use your personal data to their advantage. Web Companion prevents you from going to any malicious website that loads malware designed to steal your private information.
Finally, the Adaware Malware Labs Team recommends that to enhance your online search experience adapt a multi-layered approach to online security consisting of an Antivirus tool like Adaware, Web Companion for AntiMalware, but most importantly is for you to always stay on your guard.
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