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29-Jun-2009, 05:26 PM #1
Facebook and MyWebSearch
So, I'm looking at my Facebook page right now and on the right side is an ad for "Cartoonize Yourself". Apparently, you can create a "cartoon" rendition of your profile photo.

So, I click the link and I get directed to mywebface (dot) mywebsearch (dot) com

Does anyone know if this site is associated with the MyWebSearch adware that is usually flagged by anti-spyware apps?

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29-Jun-2009, 06:53 PM #3
Yet another reason why I avoid sites like Facebook like the plague.
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29-Jun-2009, 08:52 PM #4
I remember a couple months back when the Malware removal subforum had several Facebook-related viruses all in a couple weeks.
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30-Jun-2009, 09:47 AM #5
another good reason to run firebox with the ad block and no script add ons
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