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I'll be appalled if it does so. They're just browsers and I'll want to see them strictly on that stand. We can always block most of the known parasites with a hosts file[^]. I do realise that the average user may not know much on those lines.
It is a crappy thing, but it's life -^Carlo Pallini
The one that hit their machine caused it to error out on loading any program, via shortcuts or with RUN. I have not seen one like that before. They could not launch anything until they were in save mode, that is where I installed the antivirus and killed of a few folders that had been added that day. Appears to be clean now though with AVG.
Interesting you say that. I was browsing a very, very well known site with vague undertones of felines and hamburgers and one of those annoying, shaking "You've WON!" ads was showing. Suddenly the antivirus went balistic and warned of a script virus, then a few seconds later there's disk activity and my machine reboots.
Voila, one root kit, freshly installed.
This was with IE8, though I also have IE 5, and 6 installed too.
The first time I've ever caught something off the net. It was very disturbing. I took a long shower afterwards and scrubbed hard.
As you probably know, Grizzly Adams (AKA Marc Clifton) is one of my heroes of coding. The man knows more about "stuff" than any man reasonably should know about "stuff". He used to post in this here lounge a bit more regularly - but no more. And that got me to thinking about people who used to post, people I'd like to see post here and Lisa.
So, folks I'd like to see bringing the lounge up to scratch: