It’s about time someone took a lead on this although I am concerned that it’s Google. When I first became aware of Google abround 10 years ago they were the small kid in the playground. Now they’re starting to flex their muscles a wee bit and I’m wondering where it’ll all end up.
Anyway, that’s beside the point. According to a research report quoted in the article on the BBC News website, 4-6% of websites contain harmful content. This figure increased to 64% when the link contained the term “free screensavers”.
Investing in quality anti-virus and anti-spyware software is essential if you use the internet. There are loads of free programs you can use and personally I use AVG for my anti-virus software and Ad-Aware for my anti-spyware software. Hey – I’m an out of work actor – I can’t afford to buy any software