on 2003-11-03 10:35 I wrote:
> I wasn't able to find anything about "mirar", the source of the
> Active-X, in Google.
After a reboot, there is a Mirar toolbar, that on right-click gives me
the option of uninstalling either "Radio" (which seems to be itself) or
the Google toolbar. On examining the HTML, I see that there is a
except NN4.77. The pop-up blocking in IE is accomplished through Google
Toolbar 2.0, which Mirar tried to uninstall. The code for loading Mirar
is after the final </html> tag, which is a rather non-traditional way of
doing things, and probably ignored by Moz and Opera. I should mention
that Spybot Search-and-Destroy did *not* flag Mirar, nor did another
list of spyware Active-X and Java applets.
The fonts are cool, but there's way too much stealthy going on behind
the scenes for me to ever recommend the site to anyone.
Curtis Clark http://www.csupomona.edu/~jcclark/
Mockingbird Font Works http://www.mockfont.com/