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Firefox on debian linux keeps depositing a windows virus in its cache.

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Firefox on Debian Linux with no modules or extensions enabled keeps installing a windows virus in it's cache. Other browsers don't do this so it's something with firefox.

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Interesting... Can we get a screenshot of the issue? Is there a reason for that version of Firefox? Depositing... So when you open the browser is it downloading? More detail please.

Modified by jonzn4SUSE

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IF you mean the Firefox Cache then anything in the Cache is harmless if left alone and get overwritten or deleted. Files are added to the browser cache when you retrieve a web page, so that's most likely how the file got in there.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Firefox+cache+file+was+infected+with+a+virus

Whatever unnamed virus or malware scanner you are using on Linux may also be doing false positives or making something simple as more dangerous.

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