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Is it possible for a web browser to be a target

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#1 futons1


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Posted 22 December 2008 - 03:51 PM

I have never heard of it, but I need to post. I downloaded Flock about a month ago to use as a now and then browser. I get bored so I use firefox3.0 the most, k-meleon and Opera. I have not been infected with more than one trogan in eight months. Three weeks ago i was browsing with flock on a site named buddytv.com. It seems safe to me, I clicked on a link, and spysweeper told me i had a problem. long story short, saw av2009 telling me to download it because i was infected. Twenty trogans and some adware. Did a hijack log and i was clean. Two days ago browsing with flock watching a football video on ESPN.com. Almost the same thing. Ten trogans and adware. Twice browsing with flock at web sites that should be secure. ESPN? Used flock maybe three to four hours a week? THOUGHTS? I won't use it again, uninstalled it. I don't know what to make of it other than goodbye flock.

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#2 xblindx


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Posted 23 December 2008 - 05:52 PM

Honestly I've never heard of that browser. It is possible for sites to exploit vulnerabilities in specific browsers though. It seems strange that ESPN would be infected........It's possible your computer was already infected.

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 02:25 AM

saw av2009 telling me to download it because i was infected.

Just got attacked myself and it was really tough even trying to shut the computer down. Finally had to do a nuke and burn and start over. Have they found a fix yet?

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