Damn these Windows Virus Testers - Online

jdow jdow at earthlink.net
Mon Dec 20 13:14:00 UTC 2010

From: "Jim" <binarynut at comcast.net>
Sent: Saturday, 2010/December/18 13:12

> On 12/18/2010 03:56 PM, Joe Zeff wrote:
>> On 12/18/2010 11:29 AM, Frank Cox wrote:
>>> I have no idea what a Windows Virus Test is or how it's relevant to 
>>> Linux, but
>>> if it's some kind of a automated advertisement or something similar to 
>>> that
>> It's an attempt to trick you into installing malware.  Not only does it
>> always find "infections," even if you try to close the download box or
>> click on Cancel, it starts the download.  Of course, it's all Windows
>> specific and Firefox (well, my copy, at least) won't run any program
>> without asking, but getting rid of it can be a problem.
>> Try this: close Firefox, then use Ctrl-F2 to bring up a command line and
>> type in the url of your home page.  This should open Firefox without
>> going back to the attack site.
> This Virus Tester won't allow me to shut down Firefox, no matter what I
> click on. crtl-alt-backspace is the the only way out.

Er, Jim, think a moment. {^_-} You are out of FireFox after the ctrl-alt-
backspace, right? So log back in and use the ctrl-F2 trick Joe suggested.
That should work unless you have FireFox automatically start up when you
boot. If you did this is your punishment for doing so. {^_-}

Use the kill -9 on FireFox trick others have mentioned. Then the ctrl-f2


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