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Waaa...I accidentally clicked on an ad! Is that bad? It was an accident. TT^TT

  1. Cheeky Kid profile image98
    Cheeky Kidposted 3 years ago

    Waaa...I accidentally clicked on an ad! Is that bad? It was an accident. TT^TT

  2. Zelkiiro profile image95
    Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago

    ...You don't have AdBlock? Well, your potential problems can be solved in a few easy steps...

    Step 1: Find, download, and install Avast!, Malwarebytes, and/or AdAware. Having all three is overkill, but as they say, there is no kill like overkill.
    Step 2: Run them all in Full Scan mode (not at the same time, obviously). Put on a movie or something while you wait for each one to finish.
    Step 3: Every week, run them all in Quick Scan mode, just to be safe.
    Step 4: Get AdBlock and NoScript, and you'll almost never have to worry about this crap ever again.

  3. Cheeky Kid profile image98
    Cheeky Kidposted 3 years ago

    @zelkiito oh ok. thanks but that's just a lot of work. What we're talking about here is just "1" accidental click that actually rarely happen.

    1. Zelkiiro profile image95
      Zelkiiroposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, it's a lot of work, but it's worth it. Even if the link you clicked ultimately did nothing to your computer (which, to be fair, is likely), it can be a good wake-up call to start setting up some protections, just to be safe.

 
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