Skip to comments.Vanity: Swastika on my Freerepublic URL window
Posted on 07/10/2010 1:25:14 PM PDT by conservativeharleyguy
A tiny swastika appears on my "URL window" when I'm on Freerepublic.
I see in the headers:
Can you check the header content you are getting in IE 8?
Pics? Screenshot? Or you know the rule....
Thats a really good point. ;)
I had a peace symbol, until I clicked to post, then it turned to a white star with red and blue, which is usually what I have when on FR.
In Firefox, it is possible to turn off the display of this icon in the address bar, at least. Not sure about the bookmark list, and I have no idea if that’s possible in IE.
I suspect hacker involvement with the swastika icon appearing in place of the normal FR star icon, it may be something that was picked up from a moonbat site (since they hate FR).
Actually, I like having those little icons in the bookmark list, it makes it easier to find the ones I want.
I have the star, running Opera.
The best way to keep junk like this from recurring is to protect yourself.
Now, if you are using IE, you are kinda screwed.
You can get CCLEANER and have it clean up your temporary files. It will also clean up your registry. It works for both FIREFOX and IE.
Just go here to download CCLEANER. It’s free. http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/?tag=mncol
If you use FIREFOX, there are many addons that help.
PLUS with FIREFOX you can have FOXTAB (which puts all your tabs into a display with multiple options (I like the multi screen one) and COOLIRIS, which lets you views any type of IMAGES, ANYWHERE (on your hard drive, on google) and even searching for games, or videos. It puts the images in front of you like a wall of paintings that you can ‘sail’ past, forwards or backwards, zoom in/out, and has a PLAY mode where is will act as a SCREEN SAVER by displaying all images selected, full size, and with special effects if you choose, and the ‘count’ of images is only limited by how many are found in the ‘search’ (like in google. This could be millions of photos)
“I have IE8 and I have shifting icons all the time with all of the sites I visit. Right now when I have FR up theres a hockey logo.”
Yep...I had that problem with earlier versions, for a little while, but uninstalled and reinstaled latest version and its gone now...just a glich.
I have the same logo. Sounds like a hijacking.
And my typo is now preserved for posterity.
I’ve always had the white star on a red n’ blue background. Never seen FR do anything else.
There. Happy now.
>>> I use IE-8
Who you callin’ a screensot? I’ve given up drinking in order to achieve sveltefulness for my vacation in September.
There are no good crackers or dey babies
IE8 is crap, use Mozilla or Chrome. IE has never handled favicons properly and it’s just a crap browser.
Hey, mine too. I'll not be doing the upgrade(?) to IE 8 anytime soon.
Post a screenshot of your browsing history, that may help figure out where it came from. :->
I was just concerned that FR was tagged as a "Nazi hate site" by my carrier (Verizon).
BTW, to the “IE sucks” techno-bigots, very helpful, super constructive. Don't know if I'd have ever resolved such a minor glitch without the information that Microsoft sucks, it's all Bill Gates’ fault, and a shareware browser is the only way to go. Silly ‘lil me. Ummm, I don't have firefox or mozilla, so “tech support” for them is sort of... irrelevant - like telling a stranded motorist that if he only had bought a car with fuel injection, he wouldn't have a vapor-locked carburetor in the middle of the desert. Not really germane to the problem at hand. But thanks anyway...
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