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Do not install anything called "Adobe Flash Player 0.2" into Firefox!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by asteroth, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. asteroth

    asteroth Newbie

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    Do not install anything called "Adobe Flash Player 0.2" into Firefox! This add-on uses a description that links itself to Adobe Flash Player 10 which does look legit at first glance. Only the low version number and the fact that it is listed under extensions and not plugins could cause suspicion by Firefox users.

    The spyware add-on itself is distributed through forums and websites but not the main Firefox add-on repository. Users are once again reminded to only install add-ons from trustworthy sources. The spyware add-on injects ads into Google search results pages. More disturbing than that is the fact that the Google search history gets transferred to a third party website that is (most likely) run by the developers of the spyware add-on. This means that every Google search query is transferred to the third party server. :eek:
     
  2. callmelucid

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    i have the new one from their site that keeps popping up their download bar. annoying as hell!
     
  3. bavahz

    bavahz Registered Member

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    How is it removed if you get it?
    Not sure but, I may have it as I updated Flash last week
    JB
     
  4. asteroth

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    I'm not sure how to uninstall this either.
    If anyone can inform me, please do.
    I use Vipre anti-spyware anti-virus, and
    it did not catch this either. :(