A lot of my friends have been hacked lately because they don’t listen to me and get ad-aware, so here is the anti-hack guide.
If a popup comes up offering a game, never download. It is a trojan horse that wipes your hard drive and sends your information to the hacker once the program is ran.
Download Adaware version 6.0 at Adaware.com or download.com. This program blocks spyware like claria and alexa that steals credit card numbers and passwords. It also blocks tracking cookies that make you lag.
Don’t play in public areas like the school library because someone might have installed a key logger which would allow them to see your screen name and password in a few seconds of typing. Demonspitfir also said that some sites can make direct connections with your PC and hack you if you are logged in to rs while surfing.
Runescape is secure, but their banner adds are not. Many can and will give you spyware once clicked. I clicked one on accident and got an aweful case of Claria causing me to lose my best newb to a hacker.
Remember nothing in life is free. If someone is offering to AIM you and then give you a dragon item report them. AIM direct connections make you a target for hacking, so don’t connect with people you don’t know.
According to XGod-ChaserX, Grisoft.com surpasses Norton in virus detection. Many thanks.
Play safe and have an awesome time not getting hacked.
If you have other tips, post them and I will add them and mention your name. Help keep rs fun and safe.
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