is this true? google

Ezekial

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DONT MISSPELL GOOGLE!!

http://ebaumsworld.com/2007/01/misspelled-google.html

is this true, idk if any1 wants to try it....
I just did
not a SINGLE pop up :)
from both IE or Firefox

what a bunch of bullshit

:edit
standard IE6 with the popup blocker on, nothing more.. even medium/default settings
Firefox has adblock, but really, I seen no differences here.

:edit2
move along folks,
nothing to see here
lock this shit up please
 

IntelOwnz

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Nope this used to be true. Google did not always own goggle.com

The good ole' days...
 

TechLarry

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This one may be fake, but this type of drive-by spyware install has indeed been documented several times.

-Larry
 

evilcartman

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:eek:


Looks fake to me...I didn't try it but having that kind of meltdown seems unlikely to me.
 

Ezekial

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Nope this used to be true. Google did not always own goggle.com

The good ole' days...

I believe they still don't
if you take the time to visit the site, it looks just about the exact same as it does in the video
 

-(Xyphox)-

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this video has been around awhile, i first saw it a few months ago
Funny as hell to watch, but dont think it happened like it did in the movie:p
 

Unknown-One

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I've had something similar happen once back in 2003, nothing that extreme though.

I was attempting to download the demo of the latest version of Nero, and their official mirrors were dragging ass (it had just been released). I googled around and found some other website offering it and was able to get a decent connection speed out of them.

The installer looked real enough, correctly named and the correct file size, but when i ran it all hell broke lose (yay Trojan horses!)

My desktop wallpaper was changed to a blue one proclaiming "you have been infected!", not only did it change my wallpaper, it locked it that way via a registry tweak. 3 tool bars piled up on top of my task bar and could not be turned off. An icon asking my to download some sort of spyware removal program popped up in my system tray. Internet Explorer picked up about 12 toolbars. Pop-up after pop-up started opening by themselves...

I managed to clean it up enough that I could get my files off of it, but I had to call that Windows install hosed. I backed up my files to a few DVD's and reformatted the drive completely (random 1's and 0's 36 times). I tell ya, seeing how much crap had been installed ( using ad-aware, spybot, avast, etc) was scary :eek:
 

Malk-a-mite

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I'm pretty sure I didn't accidentally pay for general mayhem... why exactly do we have ebuamsworld links in the Networking forum?
 

Farva

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I'm pretty sure I didn't accidentally pay for general mayhem... why exactly do we have ebuamsworld links in the Networking forum?

I think it is here because it could be an address used to hijack your computer and then bring it to its knees. But that's my guess.
 

xnikx

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somthin like this happened to me on my old comp, it wasnt that bad. too many pop ups, all were porn ads, and when i tryed to exit it froze up my comp so i had to reboot. i remember one of the ads was, "you have been cough by the US goverenment".
lol
 

TechLarry

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While this one may be fake, I assure you I've had users end up with drive-by spyware installs that happened just like this.

All it takes is the first one to be a downloader trojan, then all hell breaks loose.

-Larry

:eek:


Looks fake to me...I didn't try it but having that kind of meltdown seems unlikely to me.
 

TechLarry

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Yessir. You was arrested by the dreaded SpySherrif :)

-Larry

I've had something similar happen once back in 2003, nothing that extreme though.

I was attempting to download the demo of the latest version of Nero, and their official mirrors were dragging ass (it had just been released). I googled around and found some other website offering it and was able to get a decent connection speed out of them.

The installer looked real enough, correctly named and the correct file size, but when i ran it all hell broke lose (yay Trojan horses!)

My desktop wallpaper was changed to a blue one proclaiming "you have been infected!", not only did it change my wallpaper, it locked it that way via a registry tweak. 3 tool bars piled up on top of my task bar and could not be turned off. An icon asking my to download some sort of spyware removal program popped up in my system tray. Internet Explorer picked up about 12 toolbars. Pop-up after pop-up started opening by themselves...

I managed to clean it up enough that I could get my files off of it, but I had to call that Windows install hosed. I backed up my files to a few DVD's and reformatted the drive completely (random 1's and 0's 36 times). I tell ya, seeing how much crap had been installed ( using ad-aware, spybot, avast, etc) was scary :eek:
 
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