Originally Posted by NEED WOW NOW
Firefox would do the same thing, it's nothing special . . . . .
Now the real question is, what on earth were you looking up?
trying to find some stock rims for my truck. you know how there is a description like stuff under the links etc? it said it was a link to rims off a certain vehicle and crap.
when I clicked on it about 5 pop ups showed up all of them saying something like, Attention your computer is infected with spy ware etc click here to clean your hard drive bla bla bla. and the actual page was acting like it was scanning my registry etc. and then the browser blocked it from downloading files to my computer.
before IE7 or firefox, I would have been screwed.
Originally Posted by Kage
I looked up something to help a friend with her essay for uni, and got a virus prompt on the first site I clicked on (Which AVG said was safe), to download antivirus software, which of course was a virus itself.
Usually though, the X to close the pop up's are part of the software too, and aren't infact a real Windows close button.
Its usually best to Alt-F4 them.
that's basically what happened to me. it was a fake description etc of the site.
I've been reading that sites like google and yahoo etc have been trying to stop or slow this kind of activity.