how to know if website ads are not affecting your pc?

if a website is heavy of advertisement, should that be a concern for your pc (from malware/spyware perspective)?

case in point: israelnationalnews.com

is it possible to look at source code and figure this out.?

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jcimarronConnect With a Mentor Commented:
25112--
That is too broad a question.  It depends on the circumstances.  For instance (and I think you would call this a PC issue) there are times when a file from another program causes IE to close because of a conflict.
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John HurstConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
website is heavy of advertisement, should that be a concern for your pc

YES. YES.  Don't click on links you don't understand. This is how viruses get into computers. Users are never hapless victims; rather they click on links that say "Free, I can help, you need to know" etc. Social Engineering is very heavily used sites that have a lot of advertising.

Of course, some advertising is normal and fine. But the more there is, the more likelihood of a nefarious link even in a "good" site. I keep watch and keep my distance. And so to answer the obvious, no, I do not get viruses.
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Dave BaldwinConnect With a Mentor Fixer of ProblemsCommented:
I agree with John.  I use Avast and it will block known bad web sites and javascript malware.  But the number 1 thing is Don't Click all those links!!
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jcimarronConnect With a Mentor Commented:
25112 --
I agree with all of the above.  If you want to test the likelihood of link leading to malware, right click on the link|Properties and copy what is in the Address  line.  Past that into http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/scanner/ for analysis whether that is probably safe or not.

"is it possible to look at source code and figure this out"
Well, at that point you are on the site, and it is too late.
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Natty GregConnect With a Mentor In Theory (IT)Commented:
I agree with all above, a good malware scanner and comodo in paranoid mode will help, prevent these things from infecting your computer.
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Pramod UbheConnect With a Mentor Commented:
also a good practice is that use private browsing for unknown sites.
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25112Author Commented:
thanks all...
I used http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/scanner/  and it said the website is clean. it is like bbc.com (news media) but seems like lot of ads. If I don't click on any of the ads, will I be ok then? or should I just avoid the site because I feel it is too much of ads? ( I feel IE takes a few seconds to load it every time and sometimes IE has crashed).
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jcimarronConnect With a Mentor Commented:
25112--
"If I don't click on any of the ads, will I be ok then?"

I would think so.
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25112Author Commented:
ok- thanks..

but in general, if a webpage causes system to freeze or browser to close, is it more of a PC issue (not being resourceful enough) or website issue?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@25112  - Thank you and I was happy to help. Good luck with the websites you use.
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