Yes... many security exploits these days use websites and a common
To your point, there *is* a way to block JS from running in your
Browser: it's called NoScript -
I personally consider it a mandatory plugin for Firefox. Chrome has
similar tools (ScriptNo) but many of them don't get the updates like
NoScript does. I will admit it will take some getting used to as so
quickly see how it protects you. I also encourage you NOT to disable it
and NOT to permanently accept all JS on a given site. You'll eventually
get a feel for what JS you can temporarily allow to let a given page
I also HIGHLY recommend people install NoFlash and AdBlock. With these
three plugins installed, you're "random" webpage browsing experience is
a LOT safer.
> Must be a simple way to block it in the browser.
> If we knew something about the identifying information I am guessing
> we could block it.
> If not in the browser than in a router or OpenDNS or perhaps our ISP?
> Did you have any sort of firewall or virus-protection activated in
>> how it works:
>> When clicking on a search engine like Firefox, windows explore first
>> time. Nothing opens,,,,
>> Be suspicious:
>> If this happens disconnect from the internet, you will see the window
>> all of sudden opens.
>> What is happening, the first click will remote your window to a another
>> location. As, you are changing pages on your computer with the second
>> window open. it will duplicate and be in sync with the first window.
>> How to get rid of it:
>> I had to start from the begining including reformate my hard-drive. Then
>> reload the Linux OS. A Pain in the southend.
>> Someone on Linuxham group is spreading this kind of virus beware.