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Virus / malware issue

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Hi, I tried to download a script but Firefox warned me it had a virus / malware. So I immediately put it in trash, emptied trash, restarted my Macbook and used Bitdefender to scan my Mac. Fortunately it detected no viruses. So I think I'm good (Hopefully!)

But, every time I open Firefox now, a little window appears at the top showing my last download and telling me it had a virus or malware - I'm posting a screenshot of this. I removed it from my history, and cleared the preview panel, but it still pops up. To be clear, this only happens when I completely close Firefox and reopen it, not when I just open new windows or tabs.

How can I get it to stop popping up with this message? Also - one other oddity, each time I open Firefox, it says the time this script was downloaded matches the time I open Firefox (as opposed to when I actually downloaded the pdf - about an hour ago)

Hi, I tried to download a script but Firefox warned me it had a virus / malware. So I immediately put it in trash, emptied trash, restarted my Macbook and used Bitdefender to scan my Mac. Fortunately it detected no viruses. So I think I'm good (Hopefully!) But, every time I open Firefox now, a little window appears at the top showing my last download and telling me it had a virus or malware - I'm posting a screenshot of this. I removed it from my history, and cleared the preview panel, but it still pops up. To be clear, this only happens when I completely close Firefox and reopen it, not when I just open new windows or tabs. How can I get it to stop popping up with this message? Also - one other oddity, each time I open Firefox, it says the time this script was downloaded matches the time I open Firefox (as opposed to when I actually downloaded the pdf - about an hour ago)
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Usually when you start Firefox, the arrow drop-down is empty until you try the first download. So it seems Firefox is trying that one again. But why? Hmm...

Does it make any difference if you right-click (one button: Ctrl+click) that item on the downloads list and "Remove from history"?

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Usually when you start Firefox, the arrow drop-down is empty until you try the first download. So it seems Firefox is trying that one again. But why? Hmm...

Does it make any difference if you right-click (one button: Ctrl+click) that item on the downloads list and "Remove from history"?

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Thanks jscher2000, I tried but that didn't work. But your idea led me to try opening up my download history, clear it all, quit Firefox and restart, and now it's stopped showing up. Whew!

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I'm still having this problem. Nothing seems to work

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