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Warning - friend got BUBBLEBDOC after installing FIREFOX

  1. #31


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks, Jimbo!

    Your warning should be right up there with the sticky posts at the beginning of each forum!

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  2. #32


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    You can get a virus from any place. Yesterday I got a bunch of them from opening a Forbes webpage. Fortunately I had an image from the morning. So it was no problem to restore.
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  3. #33


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    You can get a virus from any place. Yesterday I got a bunch of them from opening a Forbes webpage. Fortunately I had an image from the morning. So it was no problem to restore.
    Hope it was at least a billion dollar virus, being from Forbes.
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  4. #34


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


    Never got a virus (so far) just from opening a webpage. I mean really? Just opening a webpage?
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  5. #35


    Quote Originally Posted by Arpan View Post
    Never got a virus (so far) just from opening a webpage. I mean really? Just opening a webpage?
    Just looked at my Avast statistics, web shield has stopped 1,467 malware pages in a year's time. I don't know the number of malicious pages Firefox stopped but it happens fairly regular. So yes you can catch nasties that way too.
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  6. #36


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    It was not from just openung the Forbes webpage. A pesty overlay window blocked the webpage and in the process of trying to get rid of it I must have gotten that virus. But you can get a virus if you open some content from a webpage.
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  7. #37


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    thousands of links on any/many website are hijacked everyday, my wife use to get them from clicking on recipes on a major baking flower company's website ,and countless other sites she visited over the years ,its getting a little better today ,the browsers are getting better at blocking the crap
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  8. #38


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Arpan View Post
    Never got a virus (so far) just from opening a webpage. I mean really? Just opening a webpage?
    Neither have I, Arpan, but that doesn't mean it won't happen tomorrow. In fact, I don't know how I've escaped so far, but I don't remember more than a couple and those were from downloading board/card games (I wanted a good solitaire package).
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  9. #39


    127.0.0.1
    Posts : 144
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Well, I once got adware from the official BitTorrent installer. Fortunately, that was not a big deal to remove but still.
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  10. #40


    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    Some add-on's are technically not considered a virus but considered Malicious Software which to me are almost one in the same.

    A friend of mine got the gift of Conduit from a free download from CNET and while Conduit is not considered a virus by some technical definitions, it sure is a nasty thing to get rid of.
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