You might remember our first lesson where I left instructions on how to setup OpenDNS on your PC. If you haven’t done that yet, please go do so now.
Lesson 2 – Getting rid of the nasties
I would almost bet that right now, even if you have antivirus software on your computer, that it has something on it that’s not good. It might be something as simple as tracking cookies or as nasty as a trojan horse. Doesn’t matter, you have something.
Now is the time to take a few minutes to get rid of it. This one is super duper simple. My current tool of choice is called Malwarebytes (Malwarebytes.org) and find that for about 90% of anything (virus’ and spyware) it is 100% effective at getting rid of it.
Follow the link above, download and install the software. Once installed, **make sure you update it**. Once it’s updated, run the sucker, sit back and wait. The quick scan takes about 15 minutes. After the shock wears off, click the remove all button and restart your machine.
Easy right? I know. I’m getting paid good money to do this too.
Next up? Anti-Virus software and why you don’t need to pay for Norton or McAffee.