What pop-up blocking software does ResNet recommend? What pop-up/adware/spyware removal software does ResNet recommend?
ResNet recommends using the pop-up blockers that are built into current web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape, and Safari. ResNet does not recommend the pop-up blockers that are included in software such as AOL Instant Messenger or that are available as separate software because they interfere with webmail programs.
For malware prevention and removal, ResNet recommends using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware in combination with the McAfee virus protection software that Saint Mary's College provides at no cost to students, faculty, and staff for their personally-owned computers.
This software contains the free as well as the paid version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. If you wish to purchase the software for $25 (one-time fee), the option is available from within the installed software.
The free version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware must be updated manually, and does not provide real-time protection, only malware removal.
McAfee VirusScan version 8.7i includes an AntiSpyware Module to prevent against several additional types of malware that VirusScan alone may not detect.
McAfee Security includes real-time anti-malware detection.
Last Modified July 27, 2011