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Windows 7: Clicked a link and it spammed my browser, help?

22 Aug 2011   #1

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Clicked a link and it spammed my browser, help?

Is there a way to protect yourself from links that open a hundred pages and stop you from using your browser? I just clicked a link and the only way I could kill the problem was by totally closing the browser down from taskmanager. Is there a way to be safe?

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22 Aug 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

G'Day Rolo,

I think what you are after is something that flags the bad links for you. There are several products available.

You could try Web of Trust, but I think Norton does quite a good free one......something "Lite", I think. Perhaps a google search might turn it up. At the end of the day, its up to you what you click, but these safe browsing tools are designed to help you recognise good from evil.

Let us know how you get on.

Regards,
Golden
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22 Aug 2011   #3

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

thank you
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22 Aug 2011   #4

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

No worries mate.
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23 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 pro 64bit SP1
 
 

One of the first things I install on my computer is SpywareBlaster from SpywareBlaster® | Prevent spyware and malware. Free download.
It adds many nasty sites to your hosts file so that they cannot be accessed.
Another nice app that adds many more is the Immunize function in SpyBot Search and Destroy.
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24 Aug 2011   #6

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
G'Day Rolo,

I think what you are after is something that flags the bad links for you. There are several products available.

You could try Web of Trust, but I think Norton does quite a good free one......something "Lite", I think. Perhaps a google search might turn it up. At the end of the day, its up to you what you click, but these safe browsing tools are designed to help you recognise good from evil.

Let us know how you get on.

Regards,
Golden
That's Norton Safe Web Lite :-)
Norton Safe Web, from Symantec - Safe Websites | Norton Safe Web Lite

And, as Golden said, such tools help you, but they do not make your decision for you.
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25 Aug 2011   #7

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

thank you
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