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Would like to see a choice for web filtering to help cut down on web ads and possible malware sites. Not have to install software. 
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I don't want any ISP doing blanket web filtering from ads. That would affect everyone, not just you. Some people may want to see ads you want to block. Better if you download something like AdAware and do this for yourself.

Same thing with "possible malware sites." There are lots of "false positives," and the number and pace of new, infected sites are impossible for any ISP to keep up with. Instead, you need  really good-quality, active, updated anti-virus software running on your own computer.  Try BitDefender.

Don't trust  any ISP to protect you from stuff that you really need to protect yourself from.
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However, I would also like to add that Exede does their part when it comes to security.  Basically, there are 3 ways for malware to get to you: TCP ports; email and by visiting infected websites.

If you go to http://www.grc.com and run the "Shields Up" test there, it will be clear that Exede completely blocks the TCP port route of infection.  Not only do all TCP ports come up stealth to all unsolicited queries, but the IP address you have has no reverse DNS.  A passing hacker will not be able to know that there is anything connected to the IP address you have.

Regarding email, it would stand to reason that Exede scans all incoming email for malware and I would hope the email provider you have does the same.  However, you should still have an antivirus program that scans your email anyways, since there is no such thing as enough security.  Personally, I have 2 real time antivirus and antimalware programs running: Panda Antivirus and Malwarebytes Antimalware.

As far as visiting infected websites, no one but yourself can protect you from that.  I have found the following helpful: (1) for any new website, before going to that website, do a Google search on that website address and see what comes up; and (2) Google has a tool at https://www.google.com/transparencyreport/safebrowsing/diagnostic/index.html that reports what malware it has seen on that website if any.