Browser Virus Inject Ads

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Hello Community,

 

Is Bing going to do something to block these ads that are injected by virus in browser? 

 

https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2020/12/10/widespread-malware-campaign-seeks-to-silently-inj...

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Hi @Deleted, malware and viruses are no joke! While we want to make sure you're having the safest search experience possible, Adrozek malware ads are delivered by the browser. As stated in the article, "If not detected and blocked, Adrozek adds browser extensions, modifies a specific DLL per target browser, and changes browser settings to insert additional, unauthorized ads into web pages, often on top of legitimate ads from search engines." So, when you search on Bing, Bing delivers the results to you based on the search criteria and the browser could inject the ads with Adrozek malware. To keep yourself safe you'll want to review the recommended defenses. 

 

Alyxandria (she/her)
Community Manager - Bing Insiders

Yes, I understand. Thank you. I just wanted to clarify with you.