One of the most helpful things to both speed up your browsing experience as well as protect yourself from malicious content is to use Ad Blockers. One of the most powerful and widely supported is Adblock Plus which works on all platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux) as well as most browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera).
Adblock Plus works by looking at the URLs that are presented to and using a select set of filters, removes content that is malware or advertisements. This works seamlessly and can speed up your browsing experience by not having to transmit images or scripts that are not part of the main site. In addition, sometimes malware can be sent via ads so this will block that as well.
Installation is very easy, simply go to the website https://adblockplus.org and click the green “Install” button. You’ll be prompted to follow the directions and it will install into your browser.