malware installed after 42.0 update
I had a big night writing lab reports last night (so much fun). However during that time Firefox updated to 42.0. When I turned on my computer this morning I was receiving an error message "from Microsoft Internet Explorer" which was very obviously malware. It came up with an error code of PORNDROID9007QD1 and would persistently make a high pitched beeping noise. It gave two options: "Leave page" and "stay on page" (no browser was open).
I did not do any questionable browsing or downloading. I have virus protection installed, and I'm also very security conscious having been on the internet for most of my life and know dodgy content when I see it. I don't download music, movies, or programs.
I'm thinking this might be a new threat that just hasn't been identified yet, but the only thing that changed on my computer last night was Firefox updating.
Has anyone else had this issue?
Additional System Details
- DivX Web Player version 188.8.131.52
- The Videos 3.10.1 plugin handles video and audio streams.
- Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202
- This plug-in detects the presence of iTunes when opening iTunes Store URLs in a web page with Firefox.
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:42.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/42.0
I should also mention that I uninstalled Maelstrom (Chromium), Firefox, and the Java update and restarted my computer. Upon restart the pop-up did not re-appear, and I'm running a full system scan at the moment.