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Fake Firefox Update Pages Push Adware


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 07:59 AM

Adware slingers have taken advantage of the buzz around the latest version of Firefox to establish a fake browser download site. The counterfeit Firefox download site is disguised as a kosher browser download site and might easily fool the unwary.

Web users taken in by the scam will wind up downloading browser software contaminated with the Hotbar toolbar from Pinball Corp, formerly Zango. The software bombards marks with irksome pop-up ads while also further slowing performance by loading the Hotbar weather application in the system tray...

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 06:26 AM

Thank you again quietman7. If I understand correctly there is a little pay/pal with this scam. Shouldn't that make it easier to track this down. There must be a way to monitor who gets the money. Keep up the good work.




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