Fake Firefox warnings lead to scareware

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by PJC, May 31, 2011.

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  1. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    That's scary. How does NoScript deal with this?
     
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    Cynicism is a better defense ;)
     
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    Vasa my idol of all wisdom, I bet you will like this comment from JB.

    It is a despicable way to spend your time, crapping up legitimate systems. But we must accept that life today involves living amongst despicable people.

    Just do what the article says :-
    "If you are a Firefox user and see a warning about viruses on your computer, you will know it is fake. Firefox does not include a virus scanner inside of it and it will only warn you about visiting malicious pages.

    If you get a warning about a dangerous website from Firefox you can always play it safe... Close the browser."

    Otherwise if you use Sandboxie or Returnil, just ignore it and close the browser. The warning will then disappear up it`s own Jacksie and no harm done.

    Question ?

    Surely any reputable AV or AM program will pick this infection up and if not, why not ? That is what I understand they are supposed to do.
     
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    LOL! (Luckily I was born cynical)
     
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