Rare Malware Only Targets Firefox

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kZ34Kim

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Dow

i know that it wont protect firefox but i know now since i only trust noscript and weatherbug and web of trust (WOT) those are the only things i trust for firefox and the only things i will use

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Dow

That is why i am happy with threatfire i havent scanned in months and when i finally scan i have not even a single virus

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I Jedi

Simple fact is that once something becomes popular in the computer world. E.g. Apple's OS. You're going to see an increase in malicious software being created for these specific programs/OS. It's a no brainer right there and if you think about it, Firefox, like Apple, was a program not as widely used a few years ago, while other OSs/programs, like WinXP and I.E. we're thriving and huge, but yet had more malicious software being developed for it.

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narajahan

I'm more interested in this list of banks affected

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winmaster

Microsoft has formed an alliance with criminals perhaps? First Apple tells Mac users to install antivirus and now Firefox has its own virus. Sounds kind of fishy to me. Maybe Mozilla is finally starting to scare Microsoft.

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The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

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jwalch.hawk

Dude, totally!  And Microsoft also paid Google to make their own browser to steal from the Mozilla niche (since generally speaking more Firefox users were likely to give Chrome a whirl than IE users would be).

 

It all makes sense now!  You've enlightened me!

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winmaster

I'm glad to have enlightened you, but I don't think Microsoft paid Google to make their own web browser. Microsoft and Google hate each other and Chrome is just another browser thats better than IE. 

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knexkid

I know Firefox is gaining in popularity, but it still only has like 20% of the market share.  IE still leads that pack.  Plus, I would be willing to guess that the majority of firefox users are more computer savy people (I would be willing to bet the majority of people on this site use firefox...).  Firefox users are probably more likely to have the knowledge and tools to prevent maleware from infecting in the first place, and what to do if you do get infected. 

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xs0u1x

thats why i dont do online banking/bill paying.

 

 

inevitably, when more users start heading over to firefox, more malware will come their way. it just works that way.

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