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While browsing, get a Malwarebytes popup stating that Malcious Website Blocked. It provides the following information: domain name, IP address, and port - each of these change with every pop-up type - outbound process - c:\Program Files(x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

I've run security scans from Norton and Malwarebytes and neither has identified any issue. How do I resolve this issue and ensure that my laptop doesn't have a virus?

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You got the warning when you tried to access a bad web site, yes? Then your scanner did it's job and blocked it. Has this happen again? If not, you should be okay.

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Firefox is listed because Firefox tried to access a bad web site.


Separate Issue; Your System Details shows;

Installed Plug-ins

Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.12 Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 15.8.20082
Having more than one version of a program may cause issues. You must remove the older programs. Then get the current full installer.

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I Know Firefox is listed because it tried to access a bad web site. I don't know why it is trying to access the bad web site. I deleted the duplicate plug-in. uninstalled Adobe PDF, and reset all Firefox setting to the standard defaults. It is still accessing bad web sites. Any other recommendations?

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You may have ad / mal-ware. Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

Run most or all of the listed malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.

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I've already run a standalone Malwarebytes, Norton Internet Security, and PCPitstop. None of them found anything.

Any other suggestions?

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FredMcD said

Run most or all of the listed malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.
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I've run 5 different antivirus scans: 1. Norton Internet Security 2. Malwarebytes 3. PCPitstop 4. Avast 5. ESET NOD32 Antivirus

NONE of them have found any issues. I have reinstalled Firefox and reset it to the standard defaults. The issue continues.

Anyone have any other ideas?

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You got the warning when you tried to access a bad web site, yes? Then your scanner did it's job and blocked it. Has this happen again? If not, you should be okay.

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I'll be accessing the web doing e-mail, looking at the Drudge report, etc. and I'll get the pop-up with the message that a bad website was blocked. I do not understand how I'm getting the message if I'm not trying to access the site.

The message states that its "outbound" which I think means that I'm trying to access the site not that its being blocked when its trying to access me.

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Most computers have a great many programs that "phone home." Some of those are mal-ware, and anti-virus programs stop them.