MozillaZine

Has anyone else been ripped off for $68.83 to download

User Help for Mozilla Firefox
AstevenD

User avatar
 
Posts: 2
Joined: February 22nd, 2008, 12:44 pm

Post Posted February 22nd, 2008, 1:51 pm

Frank Lion,
for a brief period, this was the first hit on Google when searching Firefox. Some individuals know how to embed markers that enable Google to snag their URL for posted search results. If I remember correctly, it may have even been a Sponsored Link, making it more believable. Google typically monitors and fixes these issues (current search for Firefox does not bring it up in the first page). The only way you can find it now is if you search for Firefox 2008 explicitly.

I don't know if this website advertises anywhere. (only saw it through Google a week ago when I was trying to install Firefox on someone else's PC)

Frank Lion

User avatar
 
Posts: 20624
Joined: April 23rd, 2004, 6:59 pm
Location: ... The Exorcist....United Kingdom

Post Posted February 22nd, 2008, 2:35 pm

Many thanks for info. If you ever spot a link for this rip-off trash on any real Mozilla related site, could you please PM me? ...I will then deal with it. ;)
Metal Lion latest SeaMonkey & Thunderbird Themes - Sea Monkey and Silver Sea Monkey
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke (attrib.)

LoudNoise
New Member

User avatar
 
Posts: 40048
Joined: October 18th, 2007, 1:45 pm
Location: Next door to the west

Post Posted February 22nd, 2008, 2:40 pm

Anyone else hear the theme from Jaws in the background...? :)
Post wrangler
"Choose between the Food Select Feature or other Functions. If no food or function is chosen, Toast is the default."

Keith Warner

User avatar
 
Posts: 1167
Joined: October 18th, 2007, 3:55 pm
Location: Binghamton, NY USA

Post Posted February 22nd, 2008, 3:29 pm

"...a Sponsored Link, making it more believable." Huh? Twilight Zone, maybe.
Dell Latitude C600 /PentIIIE/1.0Ghz/10Gb/256Mb/WinXProSP2/FF20017&IE6
Zone Alarm Free / avast! 4.8 Free / Malwarebytes & SuperAntispyware

tascadero
 
Posts: 1
Joined: February 22nd, 2008, 6:08 pm
Location: california

Post Posted February 22nd, 2008, 6:17 pm

I too was taken in by the 2008 Firefox download. I didn't realize it was downloadable for free and paid the mymusicbill.com site $39 for 3 years of Firefox. Then it wouldn't even download!

After finding the information here, I was able to have my credit card company credit my account the $39.

Thanks, folks!
tascadero

James
Moderator

User avatar
 
Posts: 27659
Joined: June 18th, 2003, 3:07 pm
Location: Made in Canada

Post Posted February 22nd, 2008, 7:45 pm

It is known by Mozilla with Bugs like Bug#414159 and Bug#417868

rkmp1
Guest
 

Post Posted February 22nd, 2008, 8:46 pm

Hello everyone...I hate to say it, but some of those links on that webpage are directing you to a Russian website and maybe a Russian server.

Keith Warner

User avatar
 
Posts: 1167
Joined: October 18th, 2007, 3:55 pm
Location: Binghamton, NY USA

Post Posted February 22nd, 2008, 11:08 pm

Maybe?

Image
Dell Latitude C600 /PentIIIE/1.0Ghz/10Gb/256Mb/WinXProSP2/FF20017&IE6
Zone Alarm Free / avast! 4.8 Free / Malwarebytes & SuperAntispyware

TerenceJC

User avatar
 
Posts: 1128
Joined: June 10th, 2006, 6:21 pm
Location: Central Florida, USA

Post Posted February 22nd, 2008, 11:26 pm

Hi Frank,

I saw a Google ad here in the forums for the 2008Firefox website a couple of times last week. Now today I see an ad for another website called Softhip. You have to check it out at http ://firefox.softhip.com/. Does their website remind you of a favorite website? Here is a screenshot of the ad on mozillazine.

Terence


Image

rkmp1
Guest
 

Post Posted February 22nd, 2008, 11:29 pm

Yep…I kept seeing (dot) ru, after clicking on some links.

Keith Warner

User avatar
 
Posts: 1167
Joined: October 18th, 2007, 3:55 pm
Location: Binghamton, NY USA

Post Posted February 23rd, 2008, 2:00 am

This one is in Atlanta, Georgia. Still bogus...:(
Dell Latitude C600 /PentIIIE/1.0Ghz/10Gb/256Mb/WinXProSP2/FF20017&IE6
Zone Alarm Free / avast! 4.8 Free / Malwarebytes & SuperAntispyware

Frank Lion

User avatar
 
Posts: 20624
Joined: April 23rd, 2004, 6:59 pm
Location: ... The Exorcist....United Kingdom

Post Posted February 24th, 2008, 6:56 pm

TerenceJC wrote:Hi Frank,

I saw a Google ad here in the forums for the 2008Firefox website a couple of times last week. Now today I see an ad for another website called Softhip. You have to check it out at http ://firefox.softhip.com/. Does their website remind you of a favorite website? Here is a screenshot of the ad on mozillazine.

Terence

Thanks Terence, I will now soon be 'discussing' this subject with both the Admins of MozillaZine, as a matter of urgency.

I will say nothing further on this, for the time being.
Metal Lion latest SeaMonkey & Thunderbird Themes - Sea Monkey and Silver Sea Monkey
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke (attrib.)

VanillaMozilla
 
Posts: 13808
Joined: November 7th, 2005, 11:26 am

Post Posted February 24th, 2008, 7:19 pm


whodo1936
Guest
 

Post Posted February 24th, 2008, 8:20 pm

The ad is now for mozill.firefox-explorer.com in M..lines "ads by Google".

Daifne
Moderator

User avatar
 
Posts: 123070
Joined: July 31st, 2005, 9:17 pm
Location: Where the Waters Meet, Wisconsin

Post Posted February 24th, 2008, 9:05 pm

And the one on http ://firefox.softhip.com/ is bundled with known rogue antimalware programs. This is getting nasty.

Return to Firefox Support


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot] and 11 guests