Drive-by downloads

The most common way to be infected by a virus is clicking on a link within an email or a pop-up window. As soon as you click it will begin the download of the infected files without permission. Drive-by downloads can also come from any website as are themselves the frequent targets of an attack. Just landing on the infected page can cause malicious software to download onto your device.


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