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Virus Alert For Google Chrome Users

Discussion in 'Web Browsers' started by rabst, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. rabst New Member


    http://wearechange.org/got-chrome-google-just-silently-downloaded-this-onto-your-computer/ just POPPED-UP on my computer ... in Google Chrome, which I'm not even sure I had OPENED (I don't know---maybe I gave some on-bootup auto-program some permission or something) ...

    'Putting a pin in that concern' for a moment, there's the "news" that the up-popping site "broke"---I didn't read too-deeply, but it said something about how Google Chrome 'silently downloaded a listening-software into your computer.' (I don't 'speak into' my computer, so the 'news' kinda resembles "static" to me :cool:)

    Maybe the site goes a little too-far in the direction of 'feeling like Google "violates your privacy" by being aware of things you do with the tool they give you'---something that only 'violates your privacy' if you feel that "shared"-things are private. To me, the very-nature of the Internet is the opposite of private ... you put something on the Internet, it STOPS being "private."

    THAT'S how WeAreChange popped-up on my computer (not specifically why ... I may have given specifically-them permission to 'break news' to me, or it may have been they 'hacked' Google Chrome; I don't know). Since 'the nature of the Internet is "public"' and 'part of a dot-org's duty is MAKING things private' ... I don't know, but it reminds me that the original sense of 'hacking' was of a wilderness-expert in the Australian Outback using his 'knife' to clear a path through the Brush.

  2. danielle davidson New Member

    danielle davidson

    I'm actually surprised to hear that. I mean I was always told to stay off of IE because of a virus. People have always said that it's the one browser that you can use, and get a virus. That's why I decided that I would switch over to Chrome. I'm hoping that I won't get a virus from using Chrome since that would really stink. Then I would have the change my browser again. I have a good anti-virus so I'm sure it won't happen.

  3. rabst New Member


    Reminds me that THE ENTIRE INTERNET is 'a virus' (in the sense of 'an entity that moves from life-giving-source to life-giving-source, like a cancer or an Internet-meme). If I tried IE10 on Windows Vista, it would "read as" a 'malfunction' (like the kind of virus you're talking-about).... like Agent Smith tells Morpheus 'all humanity' is a virus ...

  4. danielle davidson New Member

    danielle davidson

    I saw this thing the other day where it showed you all the places in the world that was getting attacked by a virus. So yeah, the internet is just one huge virus now. It's crazy because you can't really do anything now without getting one, which is why you have to have an anti-virus. Without one you are just basically risking your desktop/laptop everytime that you go on a site. It's not worth it to me if you don't have an anti-virus.

  5. rabst New Member


    Sort of like 'clothing': if your visitors don't have enough clothes on, you don't let them hang-around in your area (or you quickly vacate the area!) It doesn't matter 'what kind of clothes they're wearing' (within the bounds of "decency"), just that they're not "disgusting" :oops:

    That's sorta in line with ad-blockers & anti-viruses: if the programs are 'inappropriately clothed' (displaying codes your browser can't understand), the Bouncer won't let them into the Club ;)

  6. danielle davidson New Member

    danielle davidson

    @rabst that is true, it's just awful how easy it is to get a virus today. I wish that it wasn't so easy because I'm always so cautious when I'm on a site because of that. Haha well that is a pretty good analogy. I think that's why people are getting the ad blockers now. Pop ups are such a good way to get a virus.


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