What is an Exploit Link and how to be careful about it?

RathnashikamaniStarred Page By Rathnashikamani, 28th Jan 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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There is always a danger of getting your computer system infected by many kinds of Virus while you're connected to Internet.

Among the many Malwares that infect the systems are the Threats that exploit them when you access a website that contains the suspicious code embedded in its page links.

Exploit Link To Exploit Site

Generally Wikinut authors add some links to their blogs or own websites on their Profile pages, so that the visitors can browse through those references to know more about the authors.

When I was browsing through Wikinut website I was curious to click on a link provided by one of the Wikinut authors on their profile page.

And lo! when I clicked on the link, I could not access the website but an AVG Antivirus Alert was displayed in a small pop-up message box with a title "The threat was blocked", because the AVG Free Antivirus that is active and running on my system had detected the Malware threat.

The Alert message was : "Exploit Link To Exploit Site Type 946" (Please click on the image to enlarge it.)

I could not understand it, so Googled to see what that Threat was all about, and I could find an explanation on the AVG forum to the query that I had keyed in the search box.

Here's the explanation posted by the AVG manager: "It seems the website has been infected. There is suspicious code at the beginning of their homepage. Security expert should take a look on the server."

How to download AVG Free Antivirus 2012

With this experience, I found that AVG Free Antivirus has proved to be very useful in stopping the system to access the websites infested with such Exploit Threats.

If you want to protect your system from Antivirus and Exploit Threats, AVG Free Antivirus is one of the best Free applications available for you to download and install.

The following video shows how to download and install AVG Free Antivirus :

You can also explore the various Free Antivirus softwares available for download from filehippo site.

Also read this Wikinut page: How to avoid your PC from being getting affected with malware

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author avatar Delicia Powers
29th Jan 2012 (#)

Great info... an anti virus is really a must, thanks again for this top notch information Rathnashikamani...!

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author avatar Jerry Walch
29th Jan 2012 (#)

Good article. I have used AVG in the past but the free versions of any anti-virus programs have their limitations. When it comes to protecting their computers a person should always go for the pro version of the software. The free versions may offer enough protection for the casual computer user but for those who depend on their computers to earn a living and for transacting financial business you needed the added protection of the commercial versions of the software.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
29th Jan 2012 (#)

Hello Rathnashikimani:
Thank you for this information. I have Norton Internet Security and I am relying on this.

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author avatar Denise O
29th Jan 2012 (#)

Absolutely wonderful information my friend. A well written piece also. Thank you for the heads up. As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar M. Kari Barr
29th Jan 2012 (#)

Very informative and easy to understand :)

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author avatar Retired
30th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks for sharing this important, valuable information--so clearly, Rathnashikamaniji. Does that software work on an Apple Mac?

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author avatar Jules Castillo
30th Jan 2012 (#)

thanks for this my friend

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author avatar Buzz
30th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks, my friend, for raising this alarm.

Namaste!

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