|I use Windows Vista and Mozilla Firefox as a browser and work for a website, so I'm constantly browsing around for news and media. Anyway, at least once a week, I get a virus or Trojan in my Temp folder or attached to my registry files (HKey, etc). |
I've noticed that all these viruses (mostly fake anti-virus programs) infiltrate my computer when Java randomly opens. It's really weird because the version of Java that opens is never running unless it's to download a malicious file. It's pretty terrible because these programs just latch on to my files without asking permission to download them. I use Rkill to end processes and either manually delete the files or use Malawarebytes to remove them...some of them have been so bad that I've had the blue screen of death.
This mostly happens when I'm just browsing websites (most of which aren't sketchy). Is there anyway to prevent this so I don't have to constantly deal with manually deleting them, or worse - deal with my computer dying?