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Hello,

I was recently trying to create a new profile when I saw that there was an extra one there besides the default one. This was the name:

Profile: default-1559102909176

I didn't make this. I was wondering if anyone has came across this, or if I was potentially hacked and someone was spying on me. Thanks for the help.

Hello, I was recently trying to create a new profile when I saw that there was an extra one there besides the default one. This was the name: Profile: default-1559102909176 I didn't make this. I was wondering if anyone has came across this, or if I was potentially hacked and someone was spying on me. Thanks for the help.

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Hi lucicastelli, it is a weird profile name, but very possibly innocent.

If you ever used the Refresh feature (sometimes called a tune-up), what Firefox will do is move your old profile to the desktop inside an Old Firefox Data folder, and create a new profile. The new profile name is based on the old one with a timestamp added. So my interpretation of this --

Profile: default-1559102909176

-- is that the Refresh feature ran in a profile named default on May 29, 2019 at 4:08:29.176 AM (GMT time), or May 28, 2019 9:08:29.176 PM in Pacific time (my time). I used this converter to turn that timestamp into a date: https://www.epochconverter.com/

So I don't think this profile name is evidence of any hacking or spying if that sounds like something that happened while you were using Firefox.

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Hi lucicastelli, it is a weird profile name, but very possibly innocent.

If you ever used the Refresh feature (sometimes called a tune-up), what Firefox will do is move your old profile to the desktop inside an Old Firefox Data folder, and create a new profile. The new profile name is based on the old one with a timestamp added. So my interpretation of this --

Profile: default-1559102909176

-- is that the Refresh feature ran in a profile named default on May 29, 2019 at 4:08:29.176 AM (GMT time), or May 28, 2019 9:08:29.176 PM in Pacific time (my time). I used this converter to turn that timestamp into a date: https://www.epochconverter.com/

So I don't think this profile name is evidence of any hacking or spying if that sounds like something that happened while you were using Firefox.

Hi lucicastelli, it is a weird profile name, but very possibly innocent. If you ever used the Refresh feature (sometimes called a tune-up), what Firefox will do is move your old profile to the desktop inside an Old Firefox Data folder, and create a new profile. The new profile name is based on the old one with a timestamp added. So my interpretation of this -- Profile: default-1559102909176 -- is that the Refresh feature ran in a profile named default on May 29, 2019 at 4:08:29.176 AM (GMT time), or May 28, 2019 9:08:29.176 PM in Pacific time (my time). ''I used this converter to turn that timestamp into a date:'' https://www.epochconverter.com/ So I don't think this profile name is evidence of any hacking or spying if that sounds like something that happened while you were using Firefox.
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Note that you get a profile name with two timestamps if you refresh a profile that already has a timestamp.

Note that you get a profile name with two timestamps if you refresh a profile that already has a timestamp.
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That makes a lot of sense! Thanks, guys!

That makes a lot of sense! Thanks, guys!
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cor-el
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Note that you can easily use the Web Console or Browser Console to convert such a timestamp to a date.

  • new Date(1559102909176).toLocaleString()
Note that you can easily use the Web Console or Browser Console to convert such a timestamp to a date. *new Date(1559102909176).toLocaleString() *https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Tools/Web_Console
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