AMozilla folders in my AppData/Roaming profiles - legit or malware?
There is a folder called 'Amozilla' containing a folder called 'AFirefox' under Users/_____/AppData/Roaming, in addition to the regular Mozilla folder. The Amozilla files are all from 2018 - no recent use. Are these legitimate? Safe to delete?
The regular Mozilla folder contains two Firefox profile folders: one with recent files, the other all from 2018. Safe to delete the defunct profile folder? (I am the only user of this computer.)
Additional System Details
- Shockwave Flash 32.0 r0
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:71.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/71.0
Entries claim Malware.
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.
Is there also a aMozila or aFirefox folder in the secondary location in AppData\Local ?
You can remove this folder as it isn't used by Firefox.
Thanks for your replies.
There is an AMozilla folder in AppData\Local too. I hadn't looked there at first. Only saw it in Roaming.
I will remove both, I guess, but was this ever a legitimate folder?
FredMcD, yes I saw some of those forum conversations, but nothing from Mozilla itself addressing the 'AMozilla' phenom specifically.
I haven't noticed any particular performance issues in the last year.
Modified by jell