December 31, 2008 at 1:40 pm Leave a comment

I removed the Foxit Reader, as described in a previous posts.  Haute Secure (link to signup; this is an extremely useful site filter, although you can assume that like everything else on the Internet it’s subject to probing attacks) hasn’t identified FFAlert.dll as being present and active since.  The two profiles (one of which has been resting in my recycle bin and causing no harm; I’ll be running CCleaner later today, which means it will actually be gone) haven’t shown up.  And nothing has not worked.  Except Foxit Reader.

Back to endless downloads for pdf readers, I suppose.  I don’t support Foxit as a Firefox add-on until some work is done.  It can freeze a dual-core 2 GHZ 32-bit CPU with a couple of gigs of RAM for quite a while and require a reboot for things to return to normal.


PREVX still has it listed as unknown–FFAlert, I mean.  The “dll” of course just means “dynamic linked library” which means a shared resource, and that’s why a lot of hackers will target dll’s as well as place their own, generally in Windows/System32.

Entry filed under: browsers, computers/tech, current news, freeware, how to, internet, internet security.

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