[OT] Browsing the internet... It is safer from Linux?

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Mon Nov 1 13:17:22 EDT 2010


Hah! I made the same mistake, but caught myself mid-reply. :-)

Bob


On Oct 31, 2010, at 1:07 PM, Roger.E.Eller at sealedair.com wrote:

>> Roger.E.Eller wrote:
>>> It is in many cases the virus makers themselves who infect Windows,
>>> and then use FAKE anti-virus messages that offer to cleanse your
>>> machine "for a fee".
> 
> Richard Gaskin replied:
>> 
>> URL?
>> 
>> I'm sometimes prone to notions that seem conspiratorial myself, but
>> while this meme has been floating around for a few years I've not yet
>> been able to find any actual case where this has been demonstrated to
>> have happened.
> 
> No no no no...  I said VIRUS MAKERS, not ANTI-virus makers.  One of the
> most common viruses is called "Anti-Virus 2010", which spoofs a window to
> look almost identical to a real antivirus window.  No conspriacy, just
> tricky devils.  Google it, but be careful, some of the rusults can lead you
> to an infecting site.
> 
> ~Roger
> 
> 
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