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Offline bob3160

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Re: Avast - are we protected?
« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2008, 02:49:21 PM »
Seems to me that what we have here is some one trying to make newqs rather than simply reporting news.

Seem to go on all the time now.  ;)
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Re: Avast - are we protected?
« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2008, 03:02:41 PM »
Bob, you're a right hypocrite the way you stick your oar in, then pretend to be above it all.

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Re: Avast - are we protected?
« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2008, 03:54:45 AM »
Peace Frank, It's the Christmas seaasn.
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Re: Avast - are we protected?
« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2008, 04:55:43 AM »
And as Tiny Tim said "God bless us - everyone".

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Re: Avast - are we protected?
« Reply #34 on: December 13, 2008, 09:52:31 PM »
As noted previously, the following or similar message does not necessarily mean a user has the spyware add-on:

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I too updated. to the new Firefox and I noticed a box popped up and it said that a new add-on had been installed.

This can just mean a previously disabled add-on has been re-enabled after an update.

Here's a useful tip from MozillaZine to check if Firefox really is hijacked:

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If you want to see if you have the exact thing that I had, go to google.com and search for anything. Right click the first result and click "Copy", then "Paste" it into Notepad. You do not have this if it says:

http://www.the-site-you-expected.com

However, you have a problem if it's something like:

http //123.goored.com/url=http://www.some-other-site.com

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=948945&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=45
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