OT: virus on the wild?
faramir.cl at gmail.com
Sat Jan 24 07:55:20 CET 2009
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Rippit the Ogg Frog escribió:
>> And the third and last question is: why the AV detected the virus
>> _before_ I visited the site?
> Were you using Firefox? It has what I regard as a mis-feature, in which
> it preloads at least the top hit of any Google search results. That way
> the page will load quicker if you do click its link.
Yes, it was FireFox, and the top hit on the Google search results
page, was both the infected site, and the site I was looking for.
> Your virus is one reason it's a mis-feature. Consider also how much
> trouble you could find yourself in, should that top hit be an FBI
> pedophile honeypot.
Well, it would be less terrible if that happen to somebody living at
USA, but it still could cause some problems...
> Possibly there is a way to disable the mis-feature, but I don't know
> what it is.
Bingo! I found it...
> If you weren't using Firefox, possibly other browsers have the
> mis-feature now as well.
From the titles of the results I didn't click (but maybe FireFox
prefetched them, anyway), it seems IE 7 has prefetchs too...
Thanks for the message, I have disabled prefetch now.
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