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howardfine

join:2002-08-09
Saint Louis, MO
reply to JohnInSJ

Re: [WIN7] Google Search Results Hijacked..

Are you trolling or just nagging? Malware gets installed on Windows all the time. Malware can't get installed on *nix without proper permissions. That's what I'm saying.



darcilicious
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said by howardfine:

That's what I'm finally getting around to saying.

Fixed it for you.
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JohnInSJ
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join:2003-09-22
San Jose, CA
reply to howardfine

said by howardfine:

Are you trolling or just nagging? Malware gets installed on Windows all the time. Malware can't get installed on *nix without proper permissions. That's what I'm saying.

And only if you disable UAC on windows. Which I always reply to this FUD with. That's what I am saying.
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biznatch11

join:2004-11-21
London, ON

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reply to dolphins

Re: [WIN7] Google Search Results Hijacked..

said by dolphins:

Hmmm... I read the reddit-link provided an noticed the user claims to have NoScript but was still clickjacked?

Hi there, I posted that reddit thread. To clarify, I didn't have NoScript installed at the time the malicious extension somehow got installed. I installed it afterwards and the redirects did indeed occur even with NoScript active, since it wasn't a script on a page causing the problem but part of an extension, and NoScript won't block an extension.


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Thanks for the follow up it does clear up a few things. I don't think it was a clickjack I think someone mistakenly installed it on the OPs machine? I can't understand how the incoming events would get past Avast but it blocks the outgoing events?
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howardfine

join:2002-08-09
Saint Louis, MO
reply to Rob

quote:
And only if you disable UAC on windows. Which I always reply to this FUD with.
And so we read about malware with IE on Windows even with UAC on which proves my point.