How do I protect my PC while surfing the net?
June 8, 2011 11:56 AM Subscribe
Please tell what I can do to be safer while surfing the Internet. I barely escaped a virus I got while surfing with the latest version of Firefox on a completely updated and patched Windows XP machine.
posted by 14580 to Computers & Internet (17 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
I wasn't visiting any sites that were risky but AVG Free, my anti-virus program, suddenly popped up and said it had detected a virus and asked me what I wanted to do with it. I quarantined it but a few minutes later I lost control of the machine and fake hard drive failure and system restore windows started popping up.
To make a long story short I got rid of it with some skill and luck. But I'm worried about it happening again. I'm pretty computer savvy but not as much as I used to be. What do I need to do to prevent something like it from happening again?