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Can you get a virus from a webpage?
January 21, 2008 4:05AM
It's certainly possible, if you download and run unknown Active-X controls without paying attention to the publisher of the control. Internet Explorer 7 comes with enhanced security like "Protected Mode" and it's best to keep it active. It also comes with a popup blocker and a phishing filter to enhance your security. Windows Defender is free software for validated windows users made by Microsoft, and available at http://www.microsoft.com/download Windows Defender will stay in the background and keep watch for malware such as Spyware, Spybots, Adware, Trojans and other uglies. You can also do an online scan at http://safety.live.com Cheers!