My first post--sorry if there are any errors....
A bit? LOL.
Thanks for the info. If it was posted before, I missed it. ;-)
I use FF and just disabled Grease Monkey ....
Thank you very much for posting this!!! I just started having problems with my laptop a couple days ago. The word “greasemonkey” in your post absolutely jumped out at me because that is one of the popups that keep occurring. It’s shut down my system restore, won’t let me access MS sites, among other problems. Still trying to figure out how to fix it if if won’t let me download anti-spyware from MS. I’m afraid at this point I may have to reinstall the OS.
NoScript + AdBlock = Happiness.
wow.. amazing how they can prattle on about something without actually mentioning the offending file names or a way to identify whether or not your system has been compromised.
again, quality reporting by the press...
Thanks for the info. My problem with Firefox right now is that every time I close the browser and re-open it, it auto sets my home page back to Firefox and opens up an adblock plus window. I never had this problem with previous versions of FF, just the newest version I downloaded.
So evidently there is a legitimate “greasemonkey” which I see in Mozilla’s addons repository, and then this malware, which masquerades as greasemonkey, or a script therein. I don’t have either.
The only add-ons that I am running are:
Adblock Plus 1.0
Bulk image downloader
Many Thanks for the Heads Up! Everyone I know uses Firefox. I must pass the word.
I don’t have this anywhere. However, when I went to check, the first thing that came up was the AVG Search Shield. I have no pop-ups or any problems on what is essentially a new computer recently set up by my son who is an IT/network/security guy.
So, I recommend AVG, which I have used for years on two different computers.