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caddi daddi

Godzilla to ant hills
Joined
Jan 10, 2012
I was just reading a news site that I often enjoy when I get a popup, out of nowhere, it says I need to update my flashplayer.
I just dismiss the informative popup and go on with my reading when all of a sudden ie tells me my download in complete, WHAT???? I aint got no stinking download going on.
in the pic you can see the name of the file in the properties box but check the name of the icon to the right.................
 

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knoober

Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2015
German translation of that filename (loosley) "kernel government" . I assume its gonna eat 'yer kernel
 

Janus67

Benching Team Leader
Joined
May 29, 2005
Time to move on to a browser that offers better system and browser protection than IE :)

What site was it? Was it a common site? If so that would be worth reporting to them that their site is hosting malware ads.
 

Mandrake4565

Mr. Clean Senior Member
Joined
Jan 12, 2012
I'll just say this, Firefox equipped with Ad Block Plus,Ghostery and No Script. You wont get things like that CD.
 
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caddi daddi

caddi daddi

Godzilla to ant hills
Joined
Jan 10, 2012
I contacted the site, revisited the site and did not get the "update your flashplayer popup.
it sure looks like Microsoft is dropping the ball with IE and I guess it's just time to stop using it all together.
I use ff with adblock and no script on other rigs so I guess it's time to install that also.
it is a national news (if that exists any more) site.