Our friends at Trend Micro Labs are watching out for you, even if you opt to not purchase their incredible anti-virus software!
If you are using Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8 you could fall victim to what is known as “zero day exploit”, which is simply a hole that is found by the bad guys and a means for taking advantage of that security flaw is devised and deployed before the good guys can prepare for it.
The easiest application to exploit is Microsoft IE, because it is the most popular browser currently, and we just can’t stop clicking on links. We are addicted to clicking every link we find, and should one of those be a malicious site, we run the risk of becoming a victim if we do not have the latest patches, and sometimes with these zero day exploits, there IS NO PATCH.
Browser Guard 2010 from Trend Micro may help prevent your IE from leading you into trouble. As mentioned, it is a free download and works with IE 6, 7 and 8. If you are using an x64 (64 bit) system, you are out of luck though.
The following is extracted from their site:
Trend Micro Browser Guard is an easy to use browser plug-in, which prevents known and unknown web threats. Zero-day attacks such as Aurora and Hydraq can be proactively blocked by Browser Guard, which detects and prevents behavior associated with these types of threats.
- Protects against zero day exploits
- Detects buffer-overflow and heap-spray attacks
- Protects against execution of shell code
- Connects with Trend Micro Smart Protection Network to maximize detections
CLICK HERE to go to the Trend Micro Browser Guard page.
If you are using Chrome, Firefox or another alternative browser, you can still become a victim, just not as easily due to the fact that these browsers are not being targeted as frequently.
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