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Warning - friend got BUBBLEBDOC after installing FIREFOX

  1. #21


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    You can easily land on the wrong website for program downloads. The 'commercial' sites are always on top of the page and sometimes you have to really chase for the owners website.

    Before, Filehippo was always a sure bet. But they have deteriorated too and present you all kinds of junk. They must have needed money.

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  2. #22


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Had to try it in a 'Sandbox'. Unbelievable how deep it embeds itself in your system!!!
    bubbledock - Edwin000's library
    Hi there
    I'm glad you tried it in a VM - You can see why I just decided the best thing to do was simply re-install windows -- the user might have had sorts of other things on the computer.

    If anybody is actually bovine enough to test this out on a REAL "production" machine then they deserve all they get --- do it on a 100% ISOLATED VM. (That's where running the HOST of an external USB is good to since I have several clones of the USB -- even the "infected" VM won't get Near my physical testing machine - it runs totally from the external device under Linux itself is which itself is running totally on the external device. (See my posts on creating a portable system).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #23


    India
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14


    I once got an adware called Luckyleap after downloading a piece of software from cnet, yes cnet. May be I was being too careless and clicked Next, Next, Install, Finish without actually reading anything. Didn't think cnet would go around putting adware.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post

    Hi there
    I'm glad you tried it in a VM - You can see why I just decided the best thing to do was simply re-install windows -- the user might have had sorts of other things on the computer.

    If anybody is actually bovine enough to test this out on a REAL "production" machine then they deserve all they get --- do it on a 100% ISOLATED VM. (That's where running the HOST of an external USB is good to since I have several clones of the USB -- even the "infected" VM won't get Near my physical testing machine - it runs totally from the external device under Linux itself is which itself is running totally on the external device. (See my posts on creating a portable system).

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Yes siree! Gotta steer clear of junk like this!!!
    Not too bad getting rid of the initial program, but the residual mess! Phew!

    Has a nasty habit of picking up 'hijackers' depending on what you click on!
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  5. #25


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Arpan View Post
    I once got an adware called Luckyleap after downloading a piece of software from cnet, yes cnet. May be I was being too careless and clicked Next, Next, Install, Finish without actually reading anything. Didn't think cnet would go around putting adware.
    Yup! Gotta click (and uncheck) and read! (and learn!)

    Attachment 40936Attachment 40937
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  6. #26


    Quote Originally Posted by Arpan View Post
    I once got an adware called Luckyleap after downloading a piece of software from cnet, yes cnet. May be I was being too careless and clicked Next, Next, Install, Finish without actually reading anything. Didn't think cnet would go around putting adware.
    CNet lost my patronage long time ago, now I put my trust mostly on Majorgeeks but still with a grain of salt.
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  7. #27


    India
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Arpan View Post
    I once got an adware called Luckyleap after downloading a piece of software from cnet, yes cnet. May be I was being too careless and clicked Next, Next, Install, Finish without actually reading anything. Didn't think cnet would go around putting adware.
    Yup! Gotta click (and uncheck) and read! (and learn!)

    Attachment 40936Attachment 40937
    Absolutely, learnt a good lesson there.
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  8. #28


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Arpan View Post
    I once got an adware called Luckyleap after downloading a piece of software from cnet, yes cnet. May be I was being too careless and clicked Next, Next, Install, Finish without actually reading anything. Didn't think cnet would go around putting adware.
    Yup! Gotta click (and uncheck) and read! (and learn!)

    Attachment 40936Attachment 40937
    I had occasions when even that didn't stop it from install something else from being install
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  9. #29


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Arpan View Post
    I once got an adware called Luckyleap after downloading a piece of software from cnet, yes cnet. May be I was being too careless and clicked Next, Next, Install, Finish without actually reading anything. Didn't think cnet would go around putting adware.
    Yup! Gotta click (and uncheck) and read! (and learn!)

    Attachment 40936Attachment 40937
    I had occasions when even that didn't stop it from install something else from being install
    Me too.
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  10. #30


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post

    Hi there
    I'm glad you tried it in a VM - You can see why I just decided the best thing to do was simply re-install windows -- the user might have had sorts of other things on the computer.

    If anybody is actually bovine enough to test this out on a REAL "production" machine then they deserve all they get --- do it on a 100% ISOLATED VM. (That's where running the HOST of an external USB is good to since I have several clones of the USB -- even the "infected" VM won't get Near my physical testing machine - it runs totally from the external device under Linux itself is which itself is running totally on the external device. (See my posts on creating a portable system).

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Yes siree! Gotta steer clear of junk like this!!!
    Not too bad getting rid of the initial program, but the residual mess! Phew!

    Has a nasty habit of picking up 'hijackers' depending on what you click on!
    Hi there
    That's what I was having trouble with -- removing all vestigial traces of it. That's why I don't bother with adware removers etc -- most of them can do a superficial clean but removing traces of stuff buried deep -- I somehow doubt it -- especially the free ones.

    Just re-install windows or restore from a CLEAN backup.

    @ Everyone -- Cnet isn't worth using these days --stay away If I were you. There's better more reliable sources for software.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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