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    I'm using Mozilla Firefox for a browser and the other day I got a virus from a website I visited. I had done a Google search for "ductwork software". I clicked on the link in Google and got whacked.

    Here I thought I was safe with Firefox

    I've got a couple of questions.

    How can you find out who owns the domain and where it's located?

    Can these people get in trouble?

    Who would you notify about this?

    Be careful you all.



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    Try this.


    http://lookup.ws/

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    Originally posted by framehvac
    Try this.


    http://lookup.ws/
    Thanks frame. It works. It figures that the guy who owns the website lives in Pittsburgh. Maybe Dice can go over and install his patented CO generating system in his house.


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    Originally posted by midhvac
    Originally posted by framehvac
    Try this.


    http://lookup.ws/
    Thanks frame. It works. It figures that the guy who owns the website lives in Pittsburgh. Maybe Dice can go over and install his patented CO generating system in his house.


    I think that there is a federal law against that,I will like for you latter.

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    If you could, without posting a link obviously, tell me which site that was, Id like to check it out

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    Originally posted by swampfox
    If you could, without posting a link obviously, tell me which site that was, Id like to check it out

    Are you joking.

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    removethisfirstwww.founditemshere.com/9330/1042766502.php

    Okay. You've got to take the removethisfirst out of the URL.

    BE SURE NOT TO TYPE THAT URL INTO YOUR BROWSER!!!!!



    [Edited by midhvac on 03-14-2005 at 06:13 PM]

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    I got hit with spyware this weekend that I could not shake. It was running processes that refused to close so Ad-Aware could not purge them. It had been a year anyway so I just wiped it clean and started over. Must have been alot of junk there I didn't need because the computer's moving much faster now and the running processes list is less than half of what it was. I think it's been said on here before but anything important to you save onto CD and give your computer a good "enema" flush once in a while! As for the geeks out there creating these viruses and spyware, they should be shot!

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    Hmmm?

    I put that link in my browser and I get nothing. I use Opera. I tried it with not allowing any popups first and then opened Opera up to it.

    Still got nothing.

    I backtracked to the root domain. Nothing.

    Pinged the site. Yup. It's there.

    Traced the site and found that it's running freebsd and now have the IP address of the site. Also found that it's listed as _www.findingitallthere.com_ and _www.founditallthere.com_ as well.

    Tracert the IP and discover where it's coming from.

    Whois the domain and find it registered to a guy in Pittsburgh with his contact information.

    I still can't get the page to open in Opera and don't like using IE so I won't try.

    I switch over to my sgi machine and type it into mozilla. It comes up as an eBay site. WTF?

    Without looking further, I'd say this is underhanded tactics.

    Oddly enough, I braved opening IE and got nothing. Maybe it only works in mozilla, who knows?

    seaboard, they aren't what I'd call "geeks". They are jackhats of most extreme vulgarity. Attention seekers, if you will.

    Mostly they're just stupid.

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    Originally posted by framehvac
    Are you joking.
    I aint skeered

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    Forwards to an ebay search for ductwork software now too

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    Wink

    there is a hole in firefox that lets in virus, you should download and instull the new ver form the firefox web site it has been fixed.
    http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
    If i were to point fingers I would say microsoft is sending the virus
    to FireFox users.
    FireFox is far better than IE !

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    IMO, Opera is more innovative than all of them. Opera has had most if not all of the features firefox has had for years.

    I've used Opera for over 5 years. Not a bad browser. It is absolutely fugly without skins and other adjustments but it's slick when set up properly.

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