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Old version of firefox keeps opening porn sites randomly

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Hello. Im new to the Mozilla Support community

I am running a Japanese Windows XP SP3 on VMWare Workstation 16, i have downloaded a old version of firefox, due to newer versions not working on xp

And heres the issue: Firefox keeps opening tabs randomly which are related to pornographic websites like xxnx, pornhub, evilangel n' etc..

Heres things ive tried, but didnt work: -Install tdsskiller & scan -Scan with Avast Antivirus -Uninstalling Firefox and delete registry entries -Getting IE8 or G**gle Chr*me for Windows XP SP3

Any way to resolve this problem? i can't watch these things!

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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 free to use malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.

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You did not say what version of Firefox and where you downloaded Firefox from

The last version to still support the EOL WinXP and Vista was Firefox 52.9.0esr.

https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/52.9.0esr/win32/

https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/52.9.0esr/win32/ja/ https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/52.9.0esr/win32/en-US/ https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/52.9.0esr/win32/en-GB/

The official downloads do not come with any such porn links or malware. Also possible your vmware setup got infected in some way.

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James said

You did not say what version of Firefox and where you downloaded Firefox from The last version to still support the EOL WinXP and Vista was Firefox 52.9.0esr. https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/52.9.0esr/win32/ https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/52.9.0esr/win32/ja/ https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/52.9.0esr/win32/en-US/ https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/52.9.0esr/win32/en-GB/ The official downloads do not come with any such porn links or malware. Also possible your vmware setup got infected in some way.

The version i downloaded is a fork of 28 called Mypal, fork of Firefox 28 Also, does mozilla ftp have viruses?

Modified by mm321

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FredMcD said

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 free to use malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.

Programs i have installed: Phoenix Instant Messenger AppServ 2.4.x Blockland (old version, of course) Hypercam 2 iTunes (yet, another old version, just to listen kryptonite by 3 doors down) Macromedia Flash MX '04 Quicktime WinAMP ZDSoft Screen Recorder Escargot Yahoo! Messenger MyPal Java LimeWire (not working, just fo' nostalgia) Zoom.us WinRAR

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mm321 said

The version i downloaded is a fork of 28 called Mypal, fork of Firefox 28 Also, does mozilla ftp have viruses?

The Mypal is a third-party builds project based on another third-party project and both have no relation to Mozilla so use at your own risk.

Mozilla has disabled the ftp:// protocol on their servers for over six years now as the ftp://ftp.mozilla.org no longer works. The https://ftp.mozilla.org is not ftp.

from https://web.archive.org/web/20161006070213/https://blog.mozilla.org/it/2015/07/27/product-delivery-migration-what-is-changing-when-its-changing-and-the-impacts/

After 8/5/15, ftp protocol support for ftp.mozilla.org will be completely disabled and downloads can only be accessed through http/https.

Other than a third-party contributed locale build of Firebird (second name before Firefox) way back in 2003? that was found to be infected as this was before Firefox releases had other locales besides mainly English as of 1.0 and on. None of the Firefox builds from Mozilla have ever been found to be infected as it would have been news all around if it were the case. Sure there has been lots of false-positives by some certain antivirus scanners though.

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>The Mypal is a third-party builds project based on another third-party project and both have no relation to Mozilla so use at your own risk.

oof, i dont read risk advertisementz, i should start reading them :/

also i get this thing that says like wqktuhnewhuthdtiueihtuihnuyuhtuieuighguhwfugohufjtgerhu21894y8hth8t934hgruhgdhfgbjk.df bzvbjfufdbufiguirwuiginugiswuwt598659thr4975y8t54t58r9t348hhgph8fcgfdfh! - Mozilla Firefox https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1260559

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James said

You did not say what version of Firefox and where you downloaded Firefox from The last version to still support the EOL WinXP and Vista was Firefox 52.9.0esr. https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/52.9.0esr/win32/ https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/52.9.0esr/win32/ja/ https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/52.9.0esr/win32/en-US/ https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/52.9.0esr/win32/en-GB/ The official downloads do not come with any such porn links or malware. Also possible your vmware setup got infected in some way.

Vista? but you can patch 88 to use it on vista sp2

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