It’s a race to the web page

After visiting a number of web sites, a user is complaining of excessive pop-up messages in their Internet browser. Which of these would be the most likely cause of this issue?

A) Operating system not patched

B) Browser add-on issue

C) Outdated drivers

D) Malware infection

E) Browser compatibility mode not enabled

F) I’m not clicking fast enough

The answer: D) Malware infection

Malware can commonly be installed from bad or infected web sites. It’s able to slip past your existing security controls because you’re the one allowing it to run on your system. A diligent security management posture should always be in place when visiting web sites.

Want to know more? Watch “Troubleshooting Common Security Issues.”

Security problems can cause significant downtime and put all of your data at risk. In this video, you’ll learn about browser security issues, malware symptoms, virus hoaxes, and email security.