Watch out for the Hotbar malware

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by jayblok, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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  2. Holden von Vloppen

    Holden von Vloppen MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks for the heads up. I generally stay away from ANY browser toolbar.

    On heads up on toolbars -- when you go to install a program, especially a free downloaded one, choose custom install. Then often it will give you the choice of installing just the app or of installing the app plus extra crapware like toolbars, making their page the default browser page, etc. You uncheck all the crap. Of course, it goes without saying that you only install trustworthy stuff anyway.
     
  3. Bytebuster

    Bytebuster MDL Addicted

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    Encyclopedia entry
    Updated: Oct 29, 2012 | Published: Jun 21, 2006

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  4. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    I think we all know about this, yet the non tech savvy person just dont know better. Not to single out the non tech savvy users. Why do installers have other 3rd party (maleware/toolbars/addons etc.) bull crap; besides advertising?
     
  5. alicepattinson

    alicepattinson MDL Member

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    yay! thank you for posting this :shutup: