Microsoft does me a “favor”

This morning when I opened my browser on my netbook to check my mail noticed that Firefox looked different.  Not sure how is happened, but I now have a “Bing” search toolbar and Bing was set as my default search engine.

A new look for my browser

I always use Firefox for my browser to prevent happenings like this.  IE is constantly being updated and is the target of many toolbar additions.  Even with Firefox you have to pay attention when even downloading updates for the Java runtime or you will get additional toolbars installed.  But in this case, I don’t actually recall going to Bing or to any Microsoft sites, but apparently I did.

Is this just a “Merry Christmas” from Microsoft?

A couple of simple adjustments and all is back to normal.  Haven’t seen this with Firefox before!  Be careful out there!

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