Malicious code makes Web surfing risky

The chance of downloading malicious code from a Web site has increased 41 percent in the past year, according to a recent study of malignant sites by McAfee Inc. The study, titled “Mapping the Web Revisited,” is the second examination of the prevalence of spyware, adware, viruses and other unwanted software according to specific domains.

The safest place to conduct your Web surfing is among sites in the .gov top-level generic domain, which is administered by the federal government and used by official government sites.

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