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I didn't see this posted anywhere. There are a lot of Firefox users on this board - me included. Thought you all would want to see this.

My first post--sorry if there are any errors....

1 posted on 12/04/2008 5:02:20 PM PST by Mygirlsmom
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To: ShadowAce

ping


2 posted on 12/04/2008 5:05:13 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Stupid people shouldn't breed.)
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To: Mygirlsmom
In May, Mozilla acknowledged that the Vietnamese language pack for Firefox contained a bit of unwanted code.

A bit? LOL.

3 posted on 12/04/2008 5:05:19 PM PST by library user
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To: Mygirlsmom

Thanks for the info. If it was posted before, I missed it. ;-)


4 posted on 12/04/2008 5:05:44 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Mygirlsmom

I use FF and just disabled Grease Monkey ....


5 posted on 12/04/2008 5:06:15 PM PST by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad, Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: Mygirlsmom

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.


8 posted on 12/04/2008 5:12:59 PM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.)
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To: tutstar

read later


17 posted on 12/04/2008 5:26:32 PM PST by tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or off.)
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Slashdot is covering this, as well.

NoScript + AdBlock = Happiness.

19 posted on 12/04/2008 5:28:47 PM PST by CE2949BB (Fight.)
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To: Mygirlsmom

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...


20 posted on 12/04/2008 5:29:14 PM PST by sten
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To: Mygirlsmom

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.


28 posted on 12/04/2008 6:08:38 PM PST by Phoenix11
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To: Mygirlsmom

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.


31 posted on 12/04/2008 6:30:54 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurtureĀ™)
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To: Mygirlsmom

The only add-ons that I am running are:
Adblock Plus 1.0
Bulk image downloader
flashblock
tinyURL Creator


34 posted on 12/04/2008 8:13:47 PM PST by Chewbacca (Buy gold and silver coins to profit from the comming dollar melt down!)
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To: Mygirlsmom

Many Thanks for the Heads Up! Everyone I know uses Firefox. I must pass the word.


35 posted on 12/04/2008 8:29:16 PM PST by BehindEnemyLinesNY
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To: Mygirlsmom

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.


39 posted on 12/05/2008 8:21:00 AM PST by reformedliberal
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42 posted on 12/08/2008 5:21:43 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: LibreOuMort

ping


45 posted on 12/08/2008 10:50:31 AM PST by sionnsar (Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/|RCongressIn2Years)
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