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Just got a 'Mozilla' security alert on the PC, and something started a system scan.. IS THIS A TROGAN ATTACK ? I forced power down and system restore before coming here

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Repeat. Just got a 'Mozilla' security alert on the PC, and something started a system scan.. IS THIS A TROJAN ATTACK ? I forced a power down and did system restore before coming here. I will run Ccleaner when I leave this site. I have NEVER seen any Mozilla alert or mention of any system scan from Firefox. I have seen Trojan Hijacks, and deal with friends PC's for them, this looked similar.

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Additional System Details

This happened

Just once or twice

This started when...

tonight at about 10PM central time 2/21/2011

Installed Plug-ins

  • 6.0.12.1483
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • 1.6.0028.0
  • Java(TM) Platform SE binary
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Default Plug-in
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 8.2.6
  • Shockwave Flash 10.2 r152
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13

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Gryllida 76 solutions 892 answers

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See https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Rogue_security_software

No, Firefox does not have built-in anti-virus feature, so your description can be correct. You may wish to try this extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/wot-safe-browsing-tool/

Malware Removal Links: http://www.safer-networking.org , http://www.malwarebytes.org , http://www.spywareterminator.com , http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.aspx

Modified by Gryllida

Question owner

Thank You for confirming my suspicions on this. As I don't run any Anti-Virus (no paranoia) It is not a system problem, and I learned the hard way about 3 years ago. The almost sure cure is a FORCED POWER DOWN, and never do any clicks while these fake alerts are active. I am an Admin on a discussion forum so have some idea about PC controls. NEVER have had a real virus in any PC since going online in 1978 with a PET.

FireFox rocks..

Gryllida 76 solutions 892 answers

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The issue seems to have been resolved.

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