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this is what comes up in the error message i keep getting. I have searched for this but can't find it in my machine anywhere:

C:\Users\John\AppData\Local\browser extensions\client.exe

this is what comes up in the error message i keep getting. I have searched for this but can't find it in my machine anywhere: C:\Users\John\AppData\Local\browser extensions\client.exe

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.10
  • CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Album Plugin Utility Module for IJ
  • Google Update
  • Intel web components updater - Installs and updates the Intel web components
  • Intel web components for Intel® Identity Protection Technology
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 11.25.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • Shockwave Flash 16.0 r0

Application

  • Firefox 35.0.1
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:35.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/35.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/35.0.1/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

  • Adblock Plus 2.6.7 ({d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d})
  • Xmarks 4.3.5 (foxmarks@kei.com)
  • AVG SafeGuard toolbar 18.1.9.799 (avg@toolbar) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
  • adapterDescription2:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x0a16
  • adapterDeviceID2:
  • adapterDrivers: igdumdim64 igd10iumd64 igd10iumd64 igdumdim32 igd10iumd32 igd10iumd32
  • adapterDrivers2:
  • adapterRAM: Unknown
  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterSubsysID: 05e01028
  • adapterSubsysID2:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x8086
  • adapterVendorID2:
  • direct2DEnabled: True
  • directWriteEnabled: True
  • directWriteVersion: 6.2.9200.16571
  • driverDate: 1-29-2014
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 10.18.10.3412
  • driverVersion2:
  • info: {u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'direct2d', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureContentBackend': u'direct2d', u'AzureSkiaAccelerated': 0}
  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 2
  • numTotalWindows: 2
  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (Intel(R) HD Graphics Family Direct3D9Ex vs_3_0 ps_3_0)
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 11

Modified Preferences

Misc

  • User JS: Yes
  • Accessibility: No
Gnospen 233 solutions 1920 answers

Be happy if you dont have it. a search on internet gives: "The files is an executable runs as a local area network (LAN) Internet proxy server listening on port 1194 and has the ability to intercept and modify all inbound and outbound Internet traffic on the local host."

You should scan your pc för Adware, virus and alike. use several different anti-virus scanners as they can find different ones

Be happy if you dont have it. a search on internet gives: "The files is an executable runs as a local area network (LAN) Internet proxy server listening on port 1194 and has the ability to intercept and modify all inbound and outbound Internet traffic on the local host." You should scan your pc för Adware, virus and alike. use several different anti-virus scanners as they can find different ones

Question owner

Those are good suggestions, and all things I have tried. It's still there, popping up on my screen constantly

Those are good suggestions, and all things I have tried. It's still there, popping up on my screen constantly
Gnospen 233 solutions 1920 answers

Do you have a user.js in your profile-folder? If so rename it (or delete it)

Do you have a user.js in your profile-folder? If so rename it (or delete it)

Question owner

Can't find anything like that. can't really find a "profile folder" either, nor any file called "user.js". I found a few folders called "profile" but all were empty

Can't find anything like that. can't really find a "profile folder" either, nor any file called "user.js". I found a few folders called "profile" but all were empty

Question owner

There is also a window that pops up, just a black window, called "teskeng.exe" - I found that as a program that appears to be part of the computer's operating system

There is also a window that pops up, just a black window, called "teskeng.exe" - I found that as a program that appears to be part of the computer's operating system
Gnospen 233 solutions 1920 answers

First set alternatives so you see hidden files and directories in Explorer.

Then you can open firefox /help / " trouble solving information" (in Swedish "felsökningsinformation") there is a button "open directory" that will direct you to your profile-folder.

First set alternatives so you see hidden files and directories in Explorer. Then you can open firefox /help / " trouble solving information" (in Swedish "felsökningsinformation") there is a button "open directory" that will direct you to your profile-folder.

Question owner

thanks for your reply - but i cannot find "alternatives" - Where is that? Does it have a different name? I'm lost here

thanks for your reply - but i cannot find "alternatives" - Where is that? Does it have a different name? I'm lost here

Question owner

I can't get the Firefox Help button to appear, though I set Explorer to open hidden files (or at least that's what it looked like I did)

I can't get the Firefox Help button to appear, though I set Explorer to open hidden files (or at least that's what it looked like I did)
Gnospen 233 solutions 1920 answers

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/show-hidden-files#show-hidden-files=windows-7 According to your information you have a user.js (second last info) This file is read as the last startup-file, that way overriding any settings. Even changes we make through firefox. If you didn't create it probably some malicious adware did

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/show-hidden-files#show-hidden-files=windows-7 According to your information you have a user.js (second last info) This file is read as the last startup-file, that way overriding any settings. Even changes we make through firefox. If you didn't create it probably some malicious adware did
the-edmeister
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Did you "unhide" hidden files and folders in Windows 7? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/show-hidden-files#show-hidden-files=windows-7

Windows hides folder locations such as that from the user by default. You need to change a setting in the Folders Options > View section of the Control Panel (or whatever Win7 calls it). Then you can look for that - C:\Users\John\AppData\Local\browser extensions\client.exe - file.

I'm curious why Firefox would try to "open" a file in that location, at all. I would be nice to see a screenshot of Firefox with that message showing. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-create-screenshot-my-problem

It is best to use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot and make sure that you do not exceed a maximum file size of 1 MB.
Then use the Browse .... button below the Post a Reply text box to upload the screenshot.
Did you '''"unhide" hidden files and folders''' in Windows 7? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/show-hidden-files#show-hidden-files=windows-7 Windows hides folder locations such as that from the user by default. You need to change a setting in the '''Folders Options > View''' section of the Control Panel ''(or whatever Win7 calls it)''. Then you can look for that - C:\Users\John\AppData\Local\browser extensions\client.exe - file. I'm curious why Firefox would try to "open" a file in that location, at all. I would be nice to see a screenshot of Firefox with that message showing. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-create-screenshot-my-problem It is best to use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot and make sure that you do not exceed a maximum file size of 1 MB. Then use the '''Browse ....''' button below the '''''Post a Reply''''' text box to upload the screenshot.
Gnospen 233 solutions 1920 answers

try pressing F10 or maybe ALT H

try pressing F10 or maybe ALT H

Question owner

thank you

i was able to delete a user.js file

i hope that fixes this problem!

we'll see

thanks

thank you i was able to delete a user.js file i hope that fixes this problem! we'll see thanks

Question owner

Nope, it didn't work, the problem is still there

damn

Nope, it didn't work, the problem is still there damn
cor-el
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Can you attach a screenshot?

  • Use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot
  • Make sure that you do not exceed the maximum size of 1 MB

Do a malware check with several malware scanning programs on the Windows computer. Please scan with all programs because each program detects different malware. All these programs have free versions.

Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan.

You can also do a check for a rootkit infection with TDSSKiller.

See also:

Can you attach a screenshot? *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screenshot *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/how-do-i-create-screenshot-my-problem *Use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot *Make sure that you do not exceed the maximum size of 1 MB ---- Do a malware check with several malware scanning programs on the Windows computer. Please scan with all programs because each program detects different malware. All these programs have free versions. Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan. *Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware:<br>http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php *AdwCleaner:<br>http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/<br>http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/AdwCleaner.shtml *SuperAntispyware:<br>http://www.superantispyware.com/ *Microsoft Safety Scanner:<br>http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx *Windows Defender:<br>http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/using-defender *Spybot Search & Destroy:<br>http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html *Kasperky Free Security Scan:<br>http://www.kaspersky.com/security-scan You can also do a check for a rootkit infection with TDSSKiller. *Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller:<br>http://support.kaspersky.com/5350?el=88446 See also: *"Spyware on Windows": http://kb.mozillazine.org/Popups_not_blocked *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware

Question owner

here's a screen shot - 2 windows always pop up together:

it's a jpg; the png image was too big to load

here's a screen shot - 2 windows always pop up together: it's a jpg; the png image was too big to load
Gnospen 233 solutions 1920 answers

It is most likely a virus and is probably not in Firefox Here is microsoft's answer what to do http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/what-is-taskengexe/526f43d3-d311-4637-a19a-a76f1ce351fb

It is most likely a virus and is probably not in Firefox Here is microsoft's answer what to do http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/what-is-taskengexe/526f43d3-d311-4637-a19a-a76f1ce351fb