Originally posted by sunsider
hmm. firefox. I went to load it about a week ago and havent really used it til today. went to my work site to monitor tax forms and such and it asked me to load a java plugin. fine. so i do and then during the install, my ad aware adwatch tool(monitors the registry) pops up and says that it is trying to write a data miner value to my registry.
yeah. easy to fix. deleted firefox, gonna take the majors advice and try opera now.
if that is your response to working in the computer world, you might want to give up computing. the more popular a browser get, the more people will try to figure a code to attack it. if opera become as popular as firefox, people will figure out a way to get into it.
adblock would have solve your problem in firefox. due to the recent popularity of firefox, people are wanting to figure out ways to get into it.
people didn't get this mad, when IE had more holes than swiss cheese. at least firefox didn't let the software install itself, like IE would have