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When I downlowded Google Earth on Firefox, a Hotbar virus was attached. How is Firefox preventing this from happening again?

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I downloaded Google Earth and a Hotbar virus was attached. It was successfully uninstalled, but I want reassurance that these scams will be stopped before mine or someone elses computer gets infected.

This happened

Just once or twice

== 15/07/10 when I downloaded Google Earth

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No browser, incl. FF, can keep a dumb-ass from dl'ing more and more junk to computer

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Did you download Google Earth from their official site http://www.earth.google.com?

Remember not to just keep clicking Next when installing!