Web page took over Firefox
kip at kdream.com
Thu Jun 5 16:47:09 UTC 2008
On Thu, 2008-06-05 at 12:18 -0400, Schiz0 wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 12:12 PM, Kipton Moravec <kip at kdream.com> wrote:
> > Made a mistake and hit a link I should not have. It was the first one on
> > a google search.
> > http://www.geocities.com/sammiestuart22/woodenalphabetblocks/embesseling-money.html
> > It popped up a message window asking to install "Antivirus 2008" and
> > would not let me close the Firefox window, change the URL, or cancel the
> > install window. I could not change to another tab. I could go to another
> > Firefox window.
> > While it looks like a Windows Virus, or something, how come it is able
> > to take over firefox and keep me from closing it or changing to a new
> > URL?
> > I thought Ubuntu helped prevent this crap from happening.
> > I either have to find the process and kill it or reboot.
> > Is there a GUI way to stop it? I have 8.04 LTS.
> > Kip
> browser. Use a firefox extension such as NoScript in order to block
That fixed it. Thanks.
Kipton Moravec KE5NGX
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