If you’re getting Spam on your Facebook page, you will need to uninstall your default browser and replace it with another browser. I use Internet Explorer and Firefox. Google Chrome seems hopeless in my testing but all browsers are susceptible to BHO’s (Browser Helper Objects). This code gets added to your browser from add-on and toolbar installs. Updated Java and Adobe Flash installs are the exceptions and need to be kept updated.
Always log out of Facebook and refrain from clicking on the right hand column.
I recommend using a computer that is not used for surfing to check your email. Make this your business machine, (not for entertainment purposes). You should also consider all embedded email links and attachments to be traps as are requests for information, verification and log-ins.
Changing your email address is the only real way to stop spam but if the computer you use is infected with malware, viruses, adware, rootkits or spyware, the spam will return. Remember that your email address is in your friends and relatives contact or address book. So if their computer is infected, your email address will be compromised.
The unsubscribe link only works for things you subscribed to. The bad guys offer these links to verify your address is good. They care not about the law.
And under no circumstance allow MyWebSearch, Ask.com or Alot to be installed into your browser. DropBox, the fire sharing program, is not secure so use at your own risk. Stay away from porn, ring-tone and screen saver sites.
Safest Internet Gaming Sites: Gaming sites, like most any other site, tend to change their MO and security from time to time but some sites tend to be more reliable than others. Up until recently, Big Fish Games and (GH) Game House seemed to be the safest. But recently I found infected Game House files on a computer. Does this portend the future? I do not know. Be safe; buy your games in CD or DVD format.
Coupon links pose threat:
Because coupon savings have become so popular they are now a targeted way for Malware and Viruses to get on your computer.
Do not click on any print coupon link in any email or from a 3rd party website. Go right to the source website and print the coupon from there. The following sites are presumed to be safe: www.coupons.com ; www.coolsavings.com; www.crestprohealth.com/coupons; www.shopathome.com; www.dealfind.com/seattle