What is a drive-by download?
This often refers to the unintentional and automatic download of a malicious file onto a computer just by visiting an infected webpage, from clicking on a link from an email or by clicking on a pop-up window.
Most websites affected by drive-by downloads are legitimate everyday websites, and are themselves the frequent targets of an attack. When a user lands on an infected page, the browser downloads malicious software.
How to block drive-by downloads
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