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Massive amount of seeded malware in Google search results....
« on: November 27, 2007, 02:30:08 PM »
Hi malware fighters,

Inside browser security is a must. We see a massive increase in the amount of seeded malware in Google search results: http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2007/11/breaking-massive-amounts-of-malware.html
So scandoo.com as your search engine of pre-scanning with the DrWeb's hyperlink av scanner extension for IE7, FF, Opera etc. is advisable whenever in doubt.

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Re: Massive amount of seeded malware in Google search results....
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2007, 02:56:55 PM »
That doesn't surprise me in the slightest. It isn't that long ago when there was a root out of sponsored links that led to malware site, so if they take a hit on that side they are obviously going to try to sneak in in other results.

You only have to do a search for free codec or screen savers to get a high possibility of getting a malware hit. Search for anything more iffy (sorry getting technical) like w-a-r-e-z / c-r-a-c-k / k-e-y-g-e-n and the risk goes much higher.
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Re: Massive amount of seeded malware in Google search results....
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2007, 03:24:38 PM »
Just for your convenience, use Search Engine Plugin for Scandoo.

Also, WOT shows the reputation of sites in google search results.  Personally, I prefer WOT and CustomizeGoogle combination.  As DavidR says, depending on the words you serached, you see quite a lot of yellow and red sites.  In any case, NoScript is a must-have extension/addon without doubt.  Go NoScript Options, plugin tab, check everything except "Apply these restrictions to trusted sites, too".

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Re: Massive amount of seeded malware in Google search results....
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2007, 05:00:01 PM »
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Re: Massive amount of seeded malware in Google search results....
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2007, 05:21:21 PM »
Are some people still using screen saver?  After I began to use LCD, I set my monitor simply turn off rather than using screen saver.

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Re: Massive amount of seeded malware in Google search results....
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2007, 05:27:03 PM »
I too can't see the purpose of a screen saver (though many obviously do), if you aren't using the computer, aren't there, etc. what does it matter what is on the screen-saver. My LCD is set to go to standby after just 5 minutes inactivity.
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Re: Massive amount of seeded malware in Google search results....
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2007, 06:44:29 PM »
Hi bob3160 and users of screensavers,

Screensavers had a function in the days of Rip van Win(kle)95, when the monitors still had "afterburners". Now they only eat cycles, and with the modern monitors and standby modes there is absolutely no need for them. But there are always people that want their loved ones or "pet animals" to turn on their screensaver. I have the Rotterdam Erasmus Bridge on my desktop, but no screensaver.

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Re: Massive amount of seeded malware in Google search results....
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2007, 02:50:13 PM »
The backlights, or more precisely speaking, the inverters are most common Achilles tendon of LCD monitors.  Screensavers don't help the inverters to stress out:  For this purpose, stand-by mode is desirable.  Of course, this is also "desirable" for your electricity bills and ecology.

Well, I admit there is no fun in it, though.  :P

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Re: Massive amount of seeded malware in Google search results....
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2007, 05:49:51 PM »
The backlights, or more precisely speaking, the inverters are most common Achilles tendon of LCD monitors.  Screensavers don't help the inverters to stress out:  For this purpose, stand-by mode is desirable.  Of course, this is also "desirable" for your electricity bills and ecology.
I wish there is a screensaver that puts the computer on standby since from the beginning, for instance. Sometimes the Windows energy settings don't allow it.
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Re: Massive amount of seeded malware in Google search results....
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2007, 05:56:34 PM »
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Re: Massive amount of seeded malware in Google search results....
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2007, 06:00:19 PM »
Sometimes the Windows energy settings don't allow it.
Sometimes...
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Re: Massive amount of seeded malware in Google search results....
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2007, 06:06:08 PM »
Sometimes the Windows energy settings don't allow it.
Sometimes...
Your settings will work for me. I just want some 'fun' ;D
That's considered Off-Topic.... ;D ;D

Which is currently closed so your not allowed any fun.  :)
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Re: Massive amount of seeded malware in Google search results....
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2007, 06:07:57 PM »
Which is currently closed so your not allowed any fun.  :)
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Re: Massive amount of seeded malware in Google search results....
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2007, 04:30:31 AM »
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Are some people still using screen saver?  After I began to use LCD, I set my monitor simply turn off rather than using screen saver.

Even CRT monitors can be set to turn off after a set amount of time.


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Re: Massive amount of seeded malware in Google search results....
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2007, 08:42:18 AM »
Even CRT monitors can be set to turn off after a set amount of time.
??? Did you read whole the thread?  The point was: Screen savers had practical meaning on CRT monitors by preventing them from afterburners.  However, on LCD monitors, it even shortens the lifetime of the inverter.  So, practically, it is recommendable to set it to stand by/turn off when you are not using the monitor.

Off course, this is a way too much off topic but as for the original topic, I think NoScript saves the day as usual.