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NY Times Sends My Computer to Hell with a Chinese Hijacker Virus

Well, that may take some explaining on my part.

As you know, have endeavored to keep current on the anti-Japanese riots in China ( not to be confused with the anti-pollution riots, or the unemployed coal miner riots, which are entirely another matter ) .

So, as I read this article in yesterday's NY Times yesterday, http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/14/business/worldbusiness/14energy.html
an interesting article that makes reference to an anti-Japanese website " japanpig " that you should NOT link to.

The first reason that you should not link to it is that it is in Chinese, which you may not be fluent in. The second reason is that this site is crawling with viruses, spyware, trojans, hijackers, and all sorts of malevolent code.

After logging off from " japanpig " I noticed a nice new toolbar attachment, in Chinese characters, with English characters " wo99.com " . That's the hijacker.

The other stuff ( the viruses, spyware, trojans ) were mostly cleared up by Spybot-Search and Destroy and Ad-Aware, but none of them could do much against japanpig's secret weapon.

Had to get extra IT help to dislodge japanpig's little present.

Beware, beware. And shame on the careless NY Times for providing a link in a web-accessed article to a site filled with bad code, for all their readers to get infected with.

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