It is most often happen that whenever you view a web page, your computer gets infected with malware.
It is noted that eWeek.com, a website of computer magazine hosts malicious ads. The true source of these ads was DoubleClick as network. These ads are installed malicious software to the users computers automatically.
Many ways to defend against these ads
These are drive by downloads and can be defended in the Windows XP with Firefox in restricted mode. You can run any application under restricted mode by using DropmnyRights when log on as administrator. Although it can not be perfect but still it is safer for you.
Sandboxie, a better solution with application virtualization products.
Sandboxie can be great protection to your computer from drive by downloads.
Sanboxiew will roll back all the system changes made by application. It can also choose the right application to be run and restrict internet access with sandbox program. You can run only Firefox with sandbox. The sandboxie will stop all other restricted programs which try to run.
There can be time and effort required both in terms of concept and actual software usage to get speed up the application virtualization. You can have free and commercial version of Sandboxie but free version doesn’t have complete features. Sandboxie runs under Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and 32 bit versions of Vista.
MALWARE FROM MANY SOURCES
eWeek is not only the source of the malicious programs but these programs can also enter your computer in many ways. There are many organizations which are trying to remove the malicious software from the computers and these organizations are trying to evaluate anti malware software as well. You should get the reviews of these software from PC magazine. There can be some reputable websites but again you can't trust everything you read at their websites. You are not always there at the websites as new malware zap into the computer very easily.
Fight Malware on the Smartphone
The malware can target many computer with the smartphones and malicious code writers. There are possibilities of the botnets moving from desktop to the smartphone very often. You can get benefit from the Lumnension Mobile which great tool for data protection designed for Windows Mobile devices.
The administrator can enforce the password policy in the installation of the device with the encryption of email to 64 bit, 128 bit or 256 bit standards. It protects the data being exported to removable external drive. It can also prohibit data from Bluetooth file exchange and company can wipe the data from phone externally.
It can help the companies by identifying devices and then making their logical group. The company may then apply group policy to the company email sent others.