spyware in ubuntu?

Charles Malespin charles.malespin at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 04:19:26 UTC 2005

> Did this happen when you were trying to load the google home page 
> (www.google.com), after you entered some search terms, or when you 
> tried to follow a link from the search results?  Which browser are you 
> using?  Mozilla/firefox?

It happened after I looked up "Ubuntu 686 kernel freeze" from the main
google site(another story altogether....).  I am using Firefox btw.  

> This just seems weird to me.  The only time I've ever seen anything at 
> all like this is in web page ads, where someone is trying to get you 
> to buy some (dodgy looking) security software for windows by 
> attempting to scare you:  "Warning! Warning! Your computer system may 
> already be infected!!"

I have a dual boot with XP so I am familiar with those messages that
come up through windows, and it was nothing like that at all.  It looked
straight from the google site, but obviously that doesnt mean it was
real or not made to look like it was from google.  

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