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get "Opening afr.php" pop-up and subsequently spam emails sent to my email recipients

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With Firefox open, I get the following box on my screen: Opening afr.php You have chosen to open: which is Plain Text

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fkm13354 0 solutions 2 answers

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I have this problem as well!

cor-el
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This can happen if you have a Firefox extension or other (ad-blocking) software that has modified a file request and removed appended GET data (?xxx=xxx) from a link to retrieve a file.

Try to clear the cache:

  • Firefox > Preferences > Advanced > Network > Cached Web Content: "Clear Now"

"Remove Cookies" from sites causing problems:

  • Firefox > Preferences > Privacy > Cookies: "Show Cookies"

You will have to change your email password if mails are send out from that account and possibly also do a malware check on your computer.

fkm13354 0 solutions 2 answers

Thanks, Cor-el!

   I had to, finally, clear all cookies to get rid of this notice.  Luckily, I never opened it, so I don't expect it has hijacked mt email address book.
cor-el
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You're welcome.