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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:30 pm    Post subject: MySpace Pushing Malware WinAntiVirus\Drive Cleaner Ads Reply with quote

By Dan Goodin
Published Wednesday 24th January 2007

MySpace has engaged in its fair share of fights over the past few months, battling alleged spammers and fending off lawsuits. Now we're hearing an allegation that the social networking site has been serving ads that hock pesky programs known as "scareware." And rather than call out the big guns, the social networking site is rolling over and playing dead.

The two pieces of offending software, Kingsley said, included WinAntiVirus Pro and DriveCleaner, and he included screen shots - posted here - that appeared to back up his claim. One shot also appears to show a warning from Internet Explorer that winantivirus.com was trying to install a program.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And this is why I continue to stay away from MySpace, given the fact unsafe and for people like me and for apparent criminals who use the site to stalk and abuse others is not a place to be at, now I have to convence my brother to get rid of MySpace.

Besides with adware problems adding to that, it is just unsafe, period.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

its seem like most time we are in danger Razz . honestly, I can't live without MySpace Very Happy
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