Why I Switched to Firefox


While browsing the internet last night all of a sudden my virus scanner went off and I noticed software began to install itself on my machine. Somehow, this software exploited a flaw in my Internet Explorer browser and was using that flaw to wreak its havoc. I soon discovered it installed a suite of malicious software called SpyAxe, Smitfraud-C, and Vcodec.

Using AVG anti-virus got rid of some infections, Lavasoft’s Ad-Aware got rid of some more, Spybot Search & Destroy, and Hijack this got rid of even more. But I couldn’t get rid of this damn popup window that complained “Your computer is infected!” even though it was the one doing the infecting. Senses Five Press » Why I Switched to Firefox Link via: Yahoo! 360° - Spyware Informer

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 29th December 2005 6:42AM