Re: Damn these Windows Virus Testers - Online

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On Sat, 2010-12-18 at 16:12 -0500, Jim wrote:
> On 12/18/2010 03:56 PM, Joe Zeff wrote:
> > On 12/18/2010 11:29 AM, Frank Cox wrote:
> >> I have no idea what a Windows Virus Test is or how it's relevant to Linux, but
> >> if it's some kind of a automated advertisement or something similar to that
> > It's an attempt to trick you into installing malware.  Not only does it
> > always find "infections," even if you try to close the download box or
> > click on Cancel, it starts the download.  Of course, it's all Windows
> > specific and Firefox (well, my copy, at least) won't run any program
> > without asking, but getting rid of it can be a problem.
> >
> > Try this: close Firefox, then use Ctrl-F2 to bring up a command line and
> > type in the url of your home page.  This should open Firefox without
> > going back to the attack site.
> This Virus Tester won't allow me to shut down Firefox, no matter what I 
> click on. crtl-alt-backspace is the the only way out.

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