Dave B wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:18 am
The thing is I don't suspect my son's of visiting any dubious sites anyway.
When this Windows 10 PC dies I would seriously consider getting a chromebook.
The problem is who checks all that content for malware, either places deliberately by unscrupulous providers or by one of these content delivery systems being compromised?
Forbes' website was indirectly hacked in such a manner a few years ago.
From NBC News:
On December 1, 2014, Forbes discovered that on November 28, 2014, a file had been modified on a system related to [note: 'related to', not 'on'] the Forbes web site.
The hackers took advantage of an unpatched vulnerability in Adobe Flash, which is used by Forbes to present its "Thought of the Day," a quote and advertisement shown to visitors before they view the site.
I too use Malwarebytes Premium and Avast free. Malwarebytes is geared more towards realtime protection and zero-day exploits. Avast is a more traditional anti-virus that's beginning to become more like Malwarebytes.
In addition to the real-time protection, I schedule them to scan every night.