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How can I report a malicious website?
I occasionally encounter attack sites that tell me that my computer is infected, and I should run/download the website's "antivirus software" to fix it. These sites hijack my browser and do not allow me to exit out of them; I am forced to ctrl+alt+delete and shut down firefox manually. An example of this kind of site is http: // systemantec-antispyware .co .cc, which calls itself "Fast Windows Antivirus 2011". How can I prevent this from happening, and can I report this kind of site to firefox to prevent others from being victimized?
Edited to disable the link - TonyE
Modified by TonyE
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That site has already been reported as an attack site, and if the safer browsing feature is turned on you will get the warning page.
You can report sites by selecting "Report Web Forgery" in the Help menu.
Modified by TonyE
what if i dont want to or am best not to go back near the website in question, to do so? i am still suffering severe audio device problems since browser being hi-jacked by babylon.com who appear to have gotten into my browser through me opening a file?
to clarify, when i say to do so, i mean i dont want to load babylon.com into my browser to Report Web Forgery as it would take me days to clean out my pc again.
That web site has already been reported as a malicious / attack web site, no need for you to report it, too.
This reply would be helpful but I do not see that option in my FF 4.01 help menu.
Sorry, duplicate post. Apparently you can't reply to a reply.
Modified by brandobean
The guy appears to have two questions that need answering, especially in that others need to be advised as to how to handle this and other similar similar problems. This a a plague on the internet and new sites constantly pop up like heads on a hydra. The question that needs to be answered is how do you report an attack site? The only menu choice in the help secti0on is to report a web forgery, which doesn't sound right. Also, how many reports does it take to cause the red warning page to appear to anyone logging in to that site? Now, I'd like to fight fire with fire. Wouldn't it be nice if someone could send the stuxnet virus back up the pipeline to the originators of these websites and the originators of the absurd spams which say they are "can spam compliant" when instead the entire spam page is a homogeneous button which sends you to their page, and never gives you an opt out option as promised? There has to be a way to do that. C'mon CIA, give us some help here. Or, isn't there a computer genius out there who wants to fight for the good guys? I'm sure someone will pay good money. Mark Zuckerberg, we call you to service!!
Modified by outerrealm
I have encountered multiple attacks from www.mysimplifiedcomputing.com IP address 18.104.22.168. I saw warnings like install “spywareclean” , consequently blocking access to all other files. Major maintenance to clean up mess from this hijacker.