[thelist] Auto-set homepage

Maurice Hendriks maurice at cwiaustralia.com.au
Mon Oct 29 18:09:34 CST 2001

Dear Richard,

Yes, I'm very sure. It happened in the background somewhere. And in regards
to the Chinese sites, I agree that a lot of weird and scary things happen
while browsing there. Advice: stay away from them if you can.
PS. Do you also recognise a shift in illegal downloadable software to
Chinese sites? I did some research and found that Chinese sites offer a lot
of cracks/hacks/... What happened to the censorship behind the Great Wall?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Bennett" <mail at richardinfo.com>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2001 7:48 AM
Subject: Re: [thelist] Auto-set homepage

> > Dear Nat,
> >
> > Yes there is... I have encountered it myself, but I didn't look into
> > exactly caused it (no it wasn't pressing a 'I agree' or 'OK' button
> I
> > scared me and I do not know of anyone who would appreciate it if you,
> > without asking for permission, made your site the default page.
> >
> > Friendly regards,
> >
> > Maurice
> Are you sure this didn't happen when you installed some new software? ICQ,
> or Real Player come to mind.
> There's also a virus that sets some Chinese page as your home-page.
> Richard.
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