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When I update firefox, Norton blocks Web attack: Malicious Javascript Website 15 and says the source is going after firefox.exe?

This happens when I update firefox and it goes after firefox.exe. Norton blocks it and says no further action is necessary. What isgoing on? It says the attack was resu… (read more)

This happens when I update firefox and it goes after firefox.exe. Norton blocks it and says no further action is necessary. What isgoing on? It says the attack was resulted from C:/Program Files(x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe  ???

Asked by marv6 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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Just updated to latest Firefox on 5/23 (win 7 x64). Started getting an error nvcuda.dll is missing. Not even using a nvidia graphics card!

Just updated to latest Firefox on 5/23 (win 7 x64). Started getting an error 'nvcuda.dll is missing'. Not even using a nvidia graphics card! Not much else to say. Erro… (read more)

Just updated to latest Firefox on 5/23 (win 7 x64). Started getting an error 'nvcuda.dll is missing'. Not even using a nvidia graphics card!

Not much else to say. Error window pops up at different times. Usually soon after starting, sometimes repeatedly, others just a single time. Only thing updated on my system yesterday (5/23/19) just before the errors started was Firefox 67.0 64x and Mozilla Maintenance Service. I use the system every day and seems to me the FF update must be the culprit in some way.

Have an AMD HD 7900 3GB video card, not nvidia, if that makes a difference.

Asked by Dangermouse 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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I have a Firefox browser extension I've repeated tried to remove -- SpecialSearchOffer

AVG keeps telling me I have 2 poorly rated browser extensions. One, IDF Online Identity Protection Tools, I want to keep and ignore the message. The other, SpecialSearc… (read more)

AVG keeps telling me I have 2 poorly rated browser extensions. One, IDF Online Identity Protection Tools, I want to keep and ignore the message. The other, SpecialSearchOffer, I've no idea how it was added, but clicking AVG's Remove doesn't eliminate it.

Asked by LoiS 9 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 months ago

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My Firefox browser has been 'taken over' by 'https://goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net/v1/hostedsearch'... How did this happen and how di I get rid of it?

My Firefox now 'defaults' to 'https://goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net/v1/hostedsearch?aid=5329&data=aWlkPTIwJnVpZD01MDUyMDI2Ng==&keyword'. The 'response' i… (read more)

My Firefox now 'defaults' to 'https://goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net/v1/hostedsearch?aid=5329&data=aWlkPTIwJnVpZD01MDUyMDI2Ng==&keyword'. The 'response' is always 'nothing here'. The only way I can search now is Safari...not my favourite! How did this happen? How can I fix it? Thanks! Charley

Asked by coachcharley 9 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 months ago

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How can I remove Ad choices from Firefox

It does not appear in the list of programs on my computer. I can live with advertising but not stuff that just blocks everything and pops thing up all the time...Running… (read more)

It does not appear in the list of programs on my computer. I can live with advertising but not stuff that just blocks everything and pops thing up all the time...Running a new HP computer with win 7 pro

Asked by rothkarl 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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MF profile is compromised with Redirecting to Advertiser virus

I reinstalled the whole PC from the scratch. Both partitions were deleted (not just formatted even!) and recreated, then I reinstalled the Windows. I downloaded a new, cl… (read more)

I reinstalled the whole PC from the scratch. Both partitions were deleted (not just formatted even!) and recreated, then I reinstalled the Windows. I downloaded a new, clean .exe from the official MF website. Installed perfectly clean MF (this was literally the first programme I installed on the PC). It was all fine until I logged into my girlfriend's account in order to synchronize the newly installed MF with her profile (bookmarks, history, etc). Then that Redirecting to Advertiser virus came up. Then I reinstalled the Windows again and repeated everything all over again. It happened again on the very same moment - when I logged in her MF account. Which, obviously, means that her account is hacked/has virus. I tried literally everything that I found on the Internet, nothing really helped. I even removed MF + deleted ALL the entries in the Registry which relates to MF. When I did clear instal of MF, I got it again. Which probably means that once I log into the compromised account, the virus goes to the PC somehow (and somewhere).

PLEASE HELP ME GET RID OF THIS THING!!! Thank you very much in advance! :)

Asked by IlkoSarafski 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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How to stop mybrowseraddon.com hacking of firefox add-ons

mybrowseraddon.com's firewall-lite for instance appears for me to install instead of what I selected - Flashblock. Another of it's products appears instead of AdBlock Li… (read more)

mybrowseraddon.com's firewall-lite for instance appears for me to install instead of what I selected - Flashblock. Another of it's products appears instead of AdBlock Lite.

This is via the Install button in the list of add-ons after searching. IF expand the Details of the add-on the Install button at the bottom works fine, I have my add-ons now.

Running OS X 10.6.8 - Snow Leopard with Sophos 9 installed.

How do I block this not cool website?

Asked by Caramac 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Browser Hijackers.

Of all the browsers I've used, Firefox is my favorite. But it is also by far been the one most prone to browser Hijackers, such as launchpage.org. Why is it so easy for … (read more)

Of all the browsers I've used, Firefox is my favorite. But it is also by far been the one most prone to browser Hijackers, such as launchpage.org.

Why is it so easy for these to install into Firefox without the users permission (as any browser Hijacker naturally does not need) and Firefox simply lets it slide?

In 2017 alone, I've had this issue over 10 times, whereas using Chrome for years, I've not once had this issue (but, I hate chrome for other reasons).

Is there a way to prevent anything installing to Firefox (as in ANYTHING whatsoever, everything I need or will ever need is already installed).

Note: 3rd party packaged apps that install these hijackers, only target Firefox 90% of the time, I have Chrome, Opera, SafeZone and Edge installed on the same PC, and none of these get targeted by these packaged Hijacker/adware software (usually). There is clearly a flaw in Firefox's security as far as I can tell, because it'll target Firefox regardless of where I downloaded/copied any such installers from. (not that installations particularly take not of that, lol)

I just want to know how to prevent anything and everything from being installed into firefox without my permission. I don't care if I can never download another extension ever again.

Asked by BrandonEllis 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox Randomly Opening Blank Windows

Starting two days ago Firefox (Quantum 58 64-bit) has begun opening new windows to my homepage at random. It'll often open three or four of them, and if I have a tab curr… (read more)

Starting two days ago Firefox (Quantum 58 64-bit) has begun opening new windows to my homepage at random. It'll often open three or four of them, and if I have a tab currently open at the time it occurs that tab will also go to my homepage (which is the default blank page). It happens about once per hour.

This happens when I'm using my computer or not, and even if there is other software in focus at the time.

What I've tried so far:

Reset Firefox (No change) Clean reinstall (No change) Safe Mode (Still happens) Ran Malwarebytes/Avira (Found no malware) The only extension I have installed is uBlock Origin.

Any ideas as to what else I should try or what the problem might be?

Asked by Kureigu 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Firefox Exploit Screen-Captures

Hi guys, Well, I think I bring here a very interesting thing for the Mozilla team. I found I have some sort of exploit which takes screen captures whenever I click on any… (read more)

Hi guys, Well, I think I bring here a very interesting thing for the Mozilla team. I found I have some sort of exploit which takes screen captures whenever I click on any web page. It is specially active whenever you are entering sensitive information like when I log-in onto site accounts, o whenever I check something on the bank. I checked processes using process explorer, and everything points at Mozilla being very active and nothing else. I check the creation of those screen captures and they are always, there. I normally kill every process which is not necessary, and the ones left are just essential. I ran several bootable antivirues like Eset, Kaspersky and Bitdefender and they don't detect anything weird. I removed from a bootable CD all temp files this "thing" creates while making files and take snap of my screen. I goes back on when you are back on Windows. I know that something was going on when on the bank site I had a AVG-antivirus alert saying that an exploit was active and gave me the option to remove it. Other than that, you don't feel a thing. As said, it goes back the alert everytime you visit the bank and some other log-ins, specially while banking. I also disable all Firefox add-ons, as well as the Java on my computer -I believe there's some connection with Java here-. I have the suspicion that it is pdf/exploit coz I saw a glimpse of that name while uninstalling something which I thing was Facemoods. Not too sure how it got there. So there, guys!! I don't know where this "thing" resides, really does -it could be doing more things-, or how to get rid of it. PS: I saw a while ago that I have to mozilla folder hanging from "program files". One is mozilla.bak. I'm digging into this now. Any shed on this, you pros!! I'm not a pro myself, yet I love IT :-) Thanks a bunch in advance to anyone taking the time to solve the one big problem Firefox has and is going to have in the short run. BR F

Asked by Fistro 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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Yahoo seach engine hi-jack.

None............and I do mean NONE of the posted solutions posted permanently resolve the problem. They will temporarily, but inevitably Yahoo rears it's ugly head again… (read more)

None............and I do mean NONE of the posted solutions posted permanently resolve the problem. They will temporarily, but inevitably Yahoo rears it's ugly head again. Comically Mozilla has admitted awareness of the problem stating "it was a glitch in version 35, but it has been corrected and updating to version 36 will take care of it". So what are we on now..............version 42 and it's still ongoing. The I.T. department at the corporation I work for finally got so fed up with calls about this that we are no longer permitted to use the Firefox browser on corporate owned PC's. Unless Yahoo has a malicious hacker in their ranks or there is a "cyber browser conspiracy" between Yahoo and Mozilla I find it incredibly difficult to believe they can't resolve this!?!?!?

Asked by 1Louder 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Website opens slowly on Firefox.

Hi! My website opens very slowly on Firefox , both on pc and mac. Homepage opens relatively fast, but it goes very slowly from there Chrome etc works fine. Please help … (read more)

Hi! My website opens very slowly on Firefox , both on pc and mac. Homepage opens relatively fast, but it goes very slowly from there Chrome etc works fine. Please help

Asked by Huchub 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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I cannot access my own website now with Firefox - hasn't been an issue for 6 years, but now it is an issue. Have already done a complete un- and reinstall

I can access my own website from Internet Explorer, and from Google Chrome, but not from Firefox. I keep getting a message in the lower left that says "waiting for .....… (read more)

I can access my own website from Internet Explorer, and from Google Chrome, but not from Firefox. I keep getting a message in the lower left that says "waiting for ....." and it lists various and assundry websites that have nothing to do with me... such as "african-ancestries.com" or "administrator.gdansk.pl..." . Spent 3 hours with my computer support service trying to figure this out and they finally comcluded it is a Firefox issue - "go ask them". lol. This issue is occurring on both my laptop and my desktop computers, which are located in 2 different offices with 2 different servers.

Asked by Deeeee 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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mybrowseraddon.com WAS appearing after each Firefox update on pc & mac, pushing unwanted addon. How do I eraditicate it from my computers?

With Firefox 45.0 just installed it did NOT appear. How do I know if it is truly eradicated from my home computers? RESET Firefox doesn't delete the old profile just r… (read more)

With Firefox 45.0 just installed it did NOT appear. How do I know if it is truly eradicated from my home computers? RESET Firefox doesn't delete the old profile just replaces it. With Sync it use it didn't matter that one PC has a clean install of Windows 10, apparently. This annoying Firewall-lite to install appeared at EACH Firefox update on ALL my computers - (2) PC and (1) Mac. The Mac does not even have Sync enabled. I did have the PC's Synched including Add-Ons.

I first noticed this annoying possibly malicious promotion of its Firewall-lite addon when I was installing Flashblock. Somehow Firewall-lite was what was linked instead of Flashblock, in the top search result Install button. If open Flashblock page the Install button at the bottom is correct.

I used the Firefox RESET option on 3 computers, resetting all my passwords as the price to pay. NOW at each website first new login I have to right click for Fill Login (name/email) and right click - Fill Password. Thanks mybrowseraddon com

Asked by Caramac 4 years ago

Last reply by James 4 years ago

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Fake Adobe PDF addon installs with FF updates

Every time FF updates, upon restarting I have a page (URL: https://addonbrowser.com/open-with-adobe-pdf?v=1.2.3&type=install) which looks as if Adobe PDF Reader would… (read more)

Every time FF updates, upon restarting I have a page (URL: https://addonbrowser.com/open-with-adobe-pdf?v=1.2.3&type=install) which looks as if Adobe PDF Reader would be installed. It is trojan malware.

An American female voice invites me to call a phone number to have adware virus removed.

"http://www.ddinbb.ml is requesting your username and password. The site says: “MAC OS is infected with Viruses and other malicious applications. It is necessary to Call Apple Support 0800-404-8452. Viruses must be removed and sys…”"

I have to kill FF and restart again to shut it up.

How can I prevent this page from opening up after every update?

Asked by Head4Heights 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox blocks Software-Download from my homepage (False positive detection)

I offer the learning software CompuLearn Englisch. Actually it is not possible to download my software using Firefox. When I try to download this setup-file: https://comp… (read more)

I offer the learning software CompuLearn Englisch. Actually it is not possible to download my software using Firefox. When I try to download this setup-file: https://compulearnonline.de/englisch/CompuLearn_Englisch_Net40_Setup.exe the download is blocked. This is a false positive detection.

What can be done to solve this problem?

Marianne Ottenhaus info@compulearnonline.de www.compulearnonline.de

Asked by Ottenhaus 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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I am getting popups from Firefox. How can I stop it?

I keep getting popups from Firefox saying different things about Firefox. How can I stop it? They usually disappear in a few seconds, although the first one I get when I … (read more)

I keep getting popups from Firefox saying different things about Firefox. How can I stop it? They usually disappear in a few seconds, although the first one I get when I first open Firefox requires me to click an X in the corner to get it to go away. Very annoying.

Asked by sueastro 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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网站文件被认为是危险文件,申诉无效?

我所在公司的网站受到过攻击,被火狐浏览器列为诈骗网站。现在网站已经恢复,但其中有些文件的 URL 依然被提示为诈骗网站。为了正常访问,实际上我已经改变了文件的URL。但那些 URL 我不希望被提示为诈骗网站。 根据页面提示“安全信息由 Google Safe Browsing 提供”,但是谷歌浏览器也启用了安全检查,却没有对相同链接提示风… (read more)

我所在公司的网站受到过攻击,被火狐浏览器列为诈骗网站。现在网站已经恢复,但其中有些文件的 URL 依然被提示为诈骗网站。为了正常访问,实际上我已经改变了文件的URL。但那些 URL 我不希望被提示为诈骗网站。 根据页面提示“安全信息由 Google Safe Browsing 提供”,但是谷歌浏览器也启用了安全检查,却没有对相同链接提示风险信息。我申诉过程中,曾收到 StopBadware Team<contact@stopbadware.org> 给我回复邮件,声明我的网站没有被列入黑名单。 我想问题还是在火狐浏览器这里,到底是依据什么,直到现在依然把我的网站列为诈骗网站,我很困惑。 被提示风险的链接有多个,这里列出一个:https://www.acorninternationalgroup.com/wp-includes/js/jquery/jquery.js?ver=1.12.4

请尽快帮我解决问题,我已经申诉了很长时间

Asked by qiaoyu.jerry 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago