DID YOU KNOW?
The beginning of antivirus software date back to 1971? The first computer virus, Creeper, infected and spread to PDP-10 mainframe computers. To combat the Creeper, American computer programmer Ray Tomlinson developed the Reaper. It was a program designed to delete the virus. It was in 1987 that German computer security expert Bernd Robert Fix came up with a program to get rid of Vienna. It was a virus that infected .com files on DOS-based systems. This was the first documented case of the removal of a virus by an antivirus program. The late 80s and the 90s saw the establishment of various cybersecurity companies. Companies like Avira, Avast, Symantec, AVG, Bitdefender, and Kaspersky Lab.
Today's modern antivirus programs are quite advanced and sophisticated. They can detect and handle most of today's malware and virus. For the majority of the time, users will be safe from any major threats to their system. Another less dangerous but still disconcerting problem is with advertisements. This is especially true when it comes to unsafe and dubious sites on the web. Ads are a way for a site to earn revenue but sometimes, they carry certain risks of their own. Risks like embedded viruses or worms. This is where ad blockers and pop up blockers come into play. Ad blockers block out ads embedded on the website. While the best pop-up blockers prevent ad windows to appear in the first place. These are by no means the perfect solution but it is an effective preventive measure.
#5Popup Blocker (strict)
AdGuard is a software for Windows and Mac devices as well as a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. It features ad blocking for websites as well as the for various desktop applications.Software
Windows, Mac, Chrome Browser Extension, Firefox Browser Extension, Opera Browser Extension
Free trial available. Varies by plan