Malware Making It's Way into Online Advertising

POSTED: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 9:11am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm

You might want to check your computer's anti-virus software to make sure it's up to date.

More and more malware is making its way into online advertising, as publishers outsource some of their ad space. Middlemen can incorporate viruses directly within an ad, which could infect your computer by simply clicking on it.

In most cases, companies will find and fix the problem in a matter of hours, but if your computer is severely infected, it maybe to late.

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