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Old 03-07-2010, 11:46 PM   #1
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Clicksor infestation in Firefox / Linux

I always thought that Linux was immune to this sort of thing, but I've gotten an infestation of the Clicksor malware. When I bring up a page in Firefox from some websites (not this one, fortunately), it highlights words that it recognizes and then trots out a popup referencing that word and leading to a junk website. I've also had this problem in Chrome. How can I make that nasty beast go away?
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Try this:
'Hope that helps .. PSM
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Actually I always put a hosts file on to help block that stuff. Get this and install it.
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I usually just block javascript on my browser.

In firefox you can have very fine grained control using something like the noscript extension.
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Thanks jefro - been years since I looked at hosts replacement.
I have been using FF with adblock and noscript, but it's a pig.

Just tried that hosts offering on an old office machine. Much better.


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