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Warning - friend got BUBBLEBDOC after installing FIREFOX

  1. #11


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    That's where images come in handy. That's easier than fighting the thing.

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  2. #12


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    Why on God's green Earth would anyone download Firefox from anywhere but firefox.com? Do people still not understand that the Internet is a cesspool of deception and infection? People, wake up!
    There are newbies born every day, sgage. As can be told by these forums. I live in a subdivision where fully half of the residents are computer illiterate.

    Let's not be so hard on those who aren't as computer literate as most of the people here.
    so true and most will never become computer smart because they will not take the time we did/do .I remember when I bought that used 386 machine back in 1996 my first ,set it up plugged it in and took about 10 minutes to realize I had to bush a button to get it to turn on ,and another 10 to turn on the monitor ,and about 2 days [lol not really ] to click on an icon .
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  3. #13


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Hmm, my IBM 386 (in 1991) turned on faster but I never used it. I put it into the credenza in my office where is probably still sitting.
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  4. #14


    Well, even with legitimate software there is a risk that the author of the website or the author of the software has added spyware, bloatware, adware, etc. to advertise and make money, even off of "free" software. One site I never go to because not only do they add spyware and bloatware but they also add malware, is cnet. That site is legitimate and yet they are dangerous in my book. I have downloaded several programs from there in the past and regretted it. One thing I do when downloading software is scan it with my AV right after it's on my desktop. The second thing I do is instead of doing a quick install, I choose the advanced option and uncheck all the extra software and toolbars it wants to install. Then, I go to my uninstall list and make sure it didn't sneak something in without my knowledge. For the most part, I go to the authors site for software. For Firefox, I go to mozilla's site. For Open Office, which can show several third party sites in Google, I find the correct Apache site. I do not bash this guys friend or belitttle him for downloading from a third party site, because we all have done it at one point in our lives.
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  5. #15


    People do darnest things on the computer, things they wouldn't do in "real" life. On computers or internet they never take any precautions like locking doors and windows (pun intended), looking first before opening door or let a salesman sell them something they don't want. But, put them in front of computer and they would believe anything or just go with the flow.
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  6. #16


    Yeah, Count, but tell me you haven't done something considered "n00b"ish on the PC at one point in your life. If you haven't then perhaps you should run Microsoft, IBM, Apple, etc.
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  7. #17


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    Had to try it in a 'Sandbox'. Unbelievable how deep it embeds itself in your system!!!
    bubbledock - Edwin000's library
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by dyrelogan View Post
    Yeah, Count, but tell me you haven't done something considered "n00b"ish on the PC at one point in your life. If you haven't then perhaps you should run Microsoft, IBM, Apple, etc.
    Oh I can assure you, did lot's of it but not for those reasons. Just at times when I didn't think something thorough or skipped my own or somebody else's advice.
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  9. #19


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post

    Why on God's green Earth would anyone download Firefox from anywhere but firefox.com? Do people still not understand that the Internet is a cesspool of deception and infection? People, wake up!
    ^ This
    Like wtf. Its good it happened, taught them a lesson maybe and thankfully wasn't worse for them
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  10. #20


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Why on God's green Earth would anyone download Firefox from anywhere but firefox.com? Do people still not understand that the Internet is a cesspool of deception and infection? People, wake up!
    not everyone fully understands computer and the internet , ever suggest to someone to make sure they have the latest drivers install to correct a problem ,and have them post back and say "where do I get latest drivers" I could go on and on ,I was that person years ago ! maybe we all were
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