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Can I be infected by pop up without actualy clicking or downloading anything? If so what can I do?

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After clicking a seemingly innocent link in the description of a song (http://haydengallup.com/). I got redirected to a to a page where a pop up appeared requesting a username and password. This is not the usual annoying ad popup since I have uBlock origin installed. When I tried to click X to exit the browser I just got the windows error sound and nothing happened. I managed to close it by going into task manager and killing Firefox but now I am kind of scared of what might have happened. I went and deleted all the saved cookies and I'm currently running a virus scan. What else can I do or check in this situation.

After clicking a seemingly innocent link in the description of a song (http://haydengallup.com/). I got redirected to a to a page where a pop up appeared requesting a username and password. This is not the usual annoying ad popup since I have uBlock origin installed. When I tried to click X to exit the browser I just got the windows error sound and nothing happened. I managed to close it by going into task manager and killing Firefox but now I am kind of scared of what might have happened. I went and deleted all the saved cookies and I'm currently running a virus scan. What else can I do or check in this situation.

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Question owner

Forgot to mention: The popup looked more like a it was part of Firefox rather than the webpage. (like the warning you get when you want to install a program from an .msi file).

Link provided in case someone who knows what they are doing want to check it out.

Forgot to mention: The popup looked more like a it was part of Firefox rather than the webpage. (like the warning you get when you want to install a program from an .msi file). Link provided in case someone who knows what they are doing want to check it out.
FredMcD
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A way out of a trap page is to (force it if needed) Close Firefox. Wait about 20 seconds for Firefox to finish closing. Right-click on the Firefox icon and select Open New Window. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Sometimes this works. If it opens, close it by Menu > File > Exit. This will flush out that web page from the Session Store.


You may have ad/mal-ware. Further information can be found in this article; https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware?cache=no

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

A way out of a trap page is to (force it if needed) '''Close Firefox. ''' Wait about 20 seconds for Firefox to finish closing. Right-click on the Firefox icon and select '''Open New Window. ''' +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Sometimes this works. If it opens, close it by '''Menu > File > Exit. ''' This will flush out that web page from the '''Session Store. ''' ------------ You may have ad/mal-ware. Further information can be found in this article; https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware?cache=no Run most or all of the listed malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.

Question owner

Scanned my pc with all the software listed, didn't find anything so I'll consider my self safe.

Scanned my pc with all the software listed, didn't find anything so I'll consider my self safe.
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
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Good to hear. Remember to do a full scan once in a while with both the anti-virus and mal-scanners.

Good to hear. Remember to do a full scan once in a while with both the anti-virus and mal-scanners.