If you like to have drive by downloads installing malware on your computer, by all means, visit holytaco.com. But if you like a clean, well-running system, stay away.
I like my humor. After a long day of dealing with digital destruction, I like to unwind with some laughs. I've been frequenting the site above for quite awhile, and received these alerts every now and again. I've even sent messages to the webmaster. But still, the problem seems to be building.
So I, for one, won't be going there any longer. Maybe if enough people stop going there, and they see the numbers drop, they'll do something about it.
Just for informational purposes, below is some background on the type of thing that is going on.
Any time a file is downloaded to your computer without your knowledge or permission, it is considered a drive by download.
Exploiting weaknesses in web browsers, operating systems, and email clients, drive by downloads work their way into as many systems as they can, wreaking all sorts of intended and unintended harm. For even if a drive-by download is disseminated as a "harmless tool", for example, it can still put a burden on your hard drive, slow down and in other ways interfere with efficient computer operations, change your personal settings and preferences, and replace default applications (among other misdeeds). In the worst of cases, a drive by download can even be responsible for erasing data and freezing or crashing a computer.
There are 3 primary ways that a person can expose their computer to a drive-by download:
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