Skip to comments.Drudge Pop Ups - Now More than spyware. Now downloading
Posted on 12/31/2004 3:26:00 PM PST by BJungNan
My computer is set to advise me if a site I am going to is trying to download something onto my computer and gives me the option to download or cancel. I just went to Drudge's site and got a warning about an attempted download.
Drudge has been dumping at 3 to 7 spyware programs on my computer each time I visit - I've checked by clearing all spyware and then going to his site and checking again. That's bad enough. But, now to have direct downloads from from Drudge, that is not alright.
Likely it is from the same pop-ups and not specifically from Drudge's page, one of his advertisers. Some will say you a pop up blocker but those get in the way of the some of the functionality of sites I use on the net. I tolerate the pop-ups because it is less trouble to click them away than to turn on and off a pop-up stopper program.
The questions are these: Is Drudge being careful enough with the pop-ups he is facilitating through his site? Was there malicious code in the download that was attempted? Will Drudge address this? I have found no such instance on any other site I frequent except those in Asia that seem to love this practice.
One other question: Is anyone aware of any sort of malicious code that can be delivered through a site that wants to download to your computer just by visiting it?
What is Mozilla?
Yup, get Mozilla. You won't have such problems.
only the best browser available
Are you sure it isn't just cookies being downloaded?
and she sent me a nasty note saying "download a pop up stopper or find another web site".
I felt violated.
Dude, those Drudge viruses have infected your grammar checker!
Going there now. Thanks!
You mean firefox?
She's still as charming as ever, I see.
Most popup blockers allow you to specify in their preferences which sites you want to always allow to display popups; after configuring it once, you should rarely ever have to maually turn it on or off again.
If you are otherwise that intent on allowing popups to come through, then in all seriousness, you need to either get a Mac or install some flavor of Linux on your PC, because you are just asking for trouble when you allow popups to sail through unfiltered in Windows.
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