Well I must admit I'm a bit surprised. I use 2 Browsers. My main browser is IE 10 in protected mode. I also have Firefox only because I cannot comment in the WC Galleries without it. IE 10 just wont work there!! I have also removed all Java from my system.
I seldom use FireFox at all. For security I have MSE and Malwarebytes Pro. I hadn't turned on protection mode in awhile for Malwarebyte Pro until today.
It found a hijack in my registry to turn on graphics file execution in Firefox!! I didn't even know there was such an exploit. How did it even get there?? A bad email? (I try to be careful. I delete without opening when suspicious). An inadvertent web page landing??
So I used Revo Pro to de-install Firefox. I used Regedit to remove Mozilla from the Registry then rebooted. Finally I reinstalled Firefox.
Fortunately, since I seldom use Firefox I've seen no system instability or evidence of virus. However, it seems there is no end of effort to install viruses on pc's these days. I'm sure Smart Phones will become heavily targeted as well.
I use just an ordinary Cell Phone no data or text so I'm secure there. I just want a phone to be a phone for me.
It takes constant review of my PC system to keep it clean and safe.
I've often gone to these Forums for improving my knowledge of PC security. So.. any thoughts ideas etc on improving PC security??