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New malware looks like Wikipedia ads
Wednesday - 5/16/2012, 11:23am EDT
The Wikimedia Foundation, the organization that operates the online encyclopedia, said in a blog post that it only ever displays banners for the foundation's charitable causes. The website operates on donations only. It added that other popular browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer, "likely" have similar malware injecting ads onto its site.
Users can combat the malware by disabling add-ins on their web browsers, but even that may not fix the source of the problem. Wikimedia recommended using a malware scan such as Ad-Aware or Malwarebytes to remove the problem from infected computers' operating systems.
For more recommendations on how to remove the malware, read the full blog post.
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