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I have been phished and can't adjust settings without them being sent to an automatic redirected site

opened an email over a month ago from a friend. I got phished. Two days ago they sent the same email under my address and conversed with the recipients, impersonating m… (read more)

opened an email over a month ago from a friend. I got phished. Two days ago they sent the same email under my address and conversed with the recipients, impersonating me to assure them it was safe and give further instruction. The have also tried to gain further access info to one of my credit cards. I have changed my password, but when I attempt to secure it Firefox notifies me the information will automatically be redirected to a site. can't perform the administration.

Asked by Jim888 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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fire fox redirects or email to 92.242.140.0 - 92.242.140.255' is 'email@barefruit.co.uk at 92.242.140.2 It is happing in and out of the school district and doe

Fire fox redirects or email mail.usd383.org to ( other info here to 92.242.140.0 - 92.242.140.255' is 'email at barefruit.co.uk ) this IP 92.242.140.2 It is happening in… (read more)

Fire fox redirects or email mail.usd383.org to ( other info here to 92.242.140.0 - 92.242.140.255' is 'email at barefruit.co.uk ) this IP 92.242.140.2 It is happening in and out of the school district and district. It only happens with firefox. WHY? Bitdefender has discovered this issue as a phishing attack.

Thanks Russel Dockins Network Service Manager Manhattan-Ogden


edit: removed personal information like phone, email and address from public.

Asked by RusselDockins 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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A few days back this computer was infected with ad.ssl.imgfarm.com

Hello: A few days back this computer was infected with ad.ssl.imgfarm.com. So I did uninstall firefox to get rid of it. Slowly it is taking over all fuctions. Internet i… (read more)

Hello:

A few days back this computer was infected with ad.ssl.imgfarm.com. So I did uninstall firefox to get rid of it. Slowly it is taking over all fuctions. Internet is not working with Internet explorer. When I go to the website....it does not show any information. I canot download any browser including Firefox. The virus has erased all system restore points.... I regularly run Microsoft Security Essential + I have run Microsoft Virus Removal tool+ I have End Protection from Trusteer...only that seems to work. Microsoft cannot detect anything. I have not created any System Restoration disc and I am copying files ....to try and reset to factory condition...wondering whether with the personal files wil carry the virus, into a restored computer or a different computer. How to get rid of this menace?

Regards

Subroto Biswas

Asked by Subroto_b 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Firefox name used with scam Bell Canada survey Aug 28 pop up that links to product scams / auto refills. I can email the download. thanks

Here is the pop up download that I thought was legit b/c my internet service is Bell Canada. All the 'free gifts' meant you had to pay shipping ($4-6), so credit card in… (read more)

Here is the pop up download that I thought was legit b/c my internet service is Bell Canada. All the 'free gifts' meant you had to pay shipping ($4-6), so credit card info needed and hyperlinks to each company that claim they no nothing of the survey and that I missed the 'terms and conditions' where I signed up for auto-refills, which I did not. Now I am trying to get refunds while cancelling this craziness with these companies, some who you cannot even call by tel! Bell Canada Opinion Survey - Windows & Firefox Users - August, 2015

Thank you for your feedback! With our sincere thanks, please choose up to (4) offers below. Due to high participation, these reward offers can only be reserved within the next 60 minutes.

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Alex Roy Friday, August 28, 2015 Thanks for this! Oh by the way, nothing is stopping me from signing up to all the offers listed, which I did, lol. Just letting you know.

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Asked by Patti2015 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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malware installed after 42.0 update

I had a big night writing lab reports last night (so much fun). However during that time Firefox updated to 42.0. When I turned on my computer this morning I was receivin… (read more)

I had a big night writing lab reports last night (so much fun). However during that time Firefox updated to 42.0. When I turned on my computer this morning I was receiving an error message "from Microsoft Internet Explorer" which was very obviously malware. It came up with an error code of PORNDROID9007QD1 and would persistently make a high pitched beeping noise. It gave two options: "Leave page" and "stay on page" (no browser was open).

I did not do any questionable browsing or downloading. I have virus protection installed, and I'm also very security conscious having been on the internet for most of my life and know dodgy content when I see it. I don't download music, movies, or programs.

I can only find one other person with this issue online (http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/code-porndroid9007qd1-insufficient-privileges-to-post-in-browser-hijacks-forum.381267/) and they only got this issue the other day as well. From reading there it appears to be a javascript bug originating in Chrome, but I don't use Chrome. Yes, I have a Chromium browser installed (Maelstrom) but have not used it in months.

I'm thinking this might be a new threat that just hasn't been identified yet, but the only thing that changed on my computer last night was Firefox updating.

Has anyone else had this issue?

Asked by NoSyt 4 years ago

Last reply by NoSyt 4 years ago

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When I ran a security scan using Windows Defender, it includes that some files in my Cache2 entries folder are suspicious. Could these be viruses or spyware?

When I ran a security scan using Windows Defender, it says that three files in my Cache2 entries folder are suspicious and should be sent to Microsoft for further analysi… (read more)

When I ran a security scan using Windows Defender, it says that three files in my Cache2 entries folder are suspicious and should be sent to Microsoft for further analysis. I am wondering if I should be concerned about this. Could these files be malware, spyware, or viruses? I will clear cache, but just want to make sure if the security of my system has been compromised. Thanks!

Asked by TienV 4 years ago

Last reply by James 4 years ago

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Accidentally downloaded something questionable

Hi, I googled MapQuest yesterday, and clicked on what I thought was MapQuest without checking that it was. It gave me a screen that said if you download this you will be … (read more)

Hi, I googled MapQuest yesterday, and clicked on what I thought was MapQuest without checking that it was. It gave me a screen that said if you download this you will be able to get all of your directions and maps etc. So I clicked on yes download. My computer warned me that it didn't seem safe, but I figured it's MapQuest it's fine. When I still wasn't able to get to where my directions were, I finally looked at the top bar, and saw that it wasn't MapQuest, that I had been hijacked to another website. So I'm wondering what to do. I went to an Apple store, but the guy that I talked to didn't know anything about Firefox. He did take me through looking at applications, and there was no new application that has been added. But I don't know if there are any add-ons that have been added etc. I'm wondering how to check it, or if I should reinstall Firefox? And then another question which is more minor is that it also changed my search engine from Google to Ask, and I want to change it back to Google but don't know how to. Thank you! Kathleen

Asked by Kgildred 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Every site I log on to, it asks if I want to update my logon? I don't! How do I turn that off?

This started happening after I had a web browser hijacker that hijacked Windows Edge. My software company did a remote session and fixed that. But, if using Firefox, at… (read more)

This started happening after I had a web browser hijacker that hijacked Windows Edge. My software company did a remote session and fixed that. But, if using Firefox, at every single site I go to, even yahoo email, it keeps asking me if I want to update my logon information. I have never seen it do that before, it is like it wants me to do that so it can see my new password????? I have no reason to update my logon info, and would do that myself as I feel necessary. I completely removed Firefox, went to Mozilla main site, and downloaded and installed the latest version of Firefox, and it is still asking everywhere I go. Do I have another bug in my system that is only affecting Firefox? Edge runs fine now, as does IE but I never use IE anymore. Please help. Robert

Asked by Robert33 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Blocking of unwanted plugin

I have been using Mozilla Firefox browser since 2008 but today I came to know that mozilla does not care about its user. Recently, adware attack on my PC which automatic… (read more)

I have been using Mozilla Firefox browser since 2008 but today I came to know that mozilla does not care about its user. Recently, adware attack on my PC which automatically install plugin in Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer

Plugin name CutThePrice which keep generating advertise while surfing. Thank God I found Adware removal tool which is developed by https://toolslib.net/

After scanning a report has been generated this tool has remove CutThePrice plugin from my Firefox and everything is working fine.

I have complain with Mozilla for Firefox browser how could you allow unwanted plugin to automatically get installed on the browser. I don't care about Chrome and Internet Explorer as they are most vulnerable browser crash always whenever I play youtube video or play flash online game. But, I have trust on Firefox since firefox does not consume that much RAM as google update in the background keep using PC memory and this security concern is the biggest drawback for using FireFox


It is the responsibility of developer of Firefox browser to don't allow plugin automatically get install if the plugin does not have publishing certificate or plugin unauthorized.

Please fix it so that at least people could save their life !

Asked by harsh.choksi1 4 years ago

Last reply by philipp 4 years ago

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Homepage won't change due to virus!

One of my friends downloaded a virus onto my pc, and I used malwarebytes to get rid of it. Although, when I open Firefox, or any internet browser, http://trustedsurf.com/… (read more)

One of my friends downloaded a virus onto my pc, and I used malwarebytes to get rid of it. Although, when I open Firefox, or any internet browser, http://trustedsurf.com/?ssid=1458266251&a=1040936&src=sh&uuid=375dea8b-9c00-4387-884e-aa4571cc6d38 comes up despite any settings I change. I realize that it is giving me more viruses and it is annoying to have to run malwarebytes so often. I have already checked my extensions and reinstalled Firefox. Any ideas on how to remove this?

Asked by RajuNCajun1 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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tried twice to install but keep getting FIND as my browser with pic of slutty women

I just need to install firefox as I am losing security with google chrome on my vista, i really thought it was the right place but i am obviously doing something wrong. … (read more)

I just need to install firefox as I am losing security with google chrome on my vista, i really thought it was the right place but i am obviously doing something wrong. Thank you,

Asked by MaureenB 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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How can I remove Total Browser Security from the Extensions?

I received a message stating that " Total Browser Security could not be verified for use in Firefox and has been disabled." Total Browser Security is made by Mozilla wh… (read more)

I received a message stating that " Total Browser Security could not be verified for use in Firefox and has been disabled." Total Browser Security is made by Mozilla which makes Firefox!!! So Why in the heck could it NOT BE VERIFIED for use in FIREFOX?

So I would like to Delete it/Remove it from my list of "Extensions". however I have tried to remove it following all of the suggested methods, but have been unsuccessful. Is there a way to actually remove it?

Also, would the Total Browser Security disabled keep causing the Adobe Flash Plug-in to crash, and cause all of my web browsers to freeze and crash and then cause my computer to freeze? Or could that just be due to my computer being 9 years old?

I plan on building a new computer either later this year or early next year, whenever I get the money. I am trying to make this computer last.

Asked by Groffeaston 4 years ago

Last reply by Jamie Kitson 4 years ago

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BUG - Updates turn Hello back on

WebRTC is, essentially, spyware. It has extreme privacy and security implications. Yet Mozilla keeps turning the bloody thing back on by default with every update! Mozill… (read more)

WebRTC is, essentially, spyware. It has extreme privacy and security implications. Yet Mozilla keeps turning the bloody thing back on by default with every update!

Mozilla, it's bad enough you cowed to the DRM people. Let's not cower to the webRTC folks too. Please make the default for Hello to be disabled, or at least honor the about:config settings of previous installations.

Asked by sixit 4 years ago

Last reply by Standard8 4 years ago

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Firefox keeps becoming corrupted

I have three web browsers on my MAC Book Pro, and only Firefox is becoming corrupted. A week after installation I'll find that google.com no longer is my homepage (even t… (read more)

I have three web browsers on my MAC Book Pro, and only Firefox is becoming corrupted. A week after installation I'll find that google.com no longer is my homepage (even though I've indicated it in preferences.) What appears to be another browser (centurylink.com) will appear listing hits like it does on google. I've gone to Century Link and deselected all if its services so that this doesn't happen - but it continues to happen. I uninstalled Firefox because Century Link said it was corrupted, and reinstalled it, and the same thing happened again after a week. I don't know why this is happening. Right now, I have Firefox uninstalled because I think it's a security risk. None of this is happening on the other browsers, by the way: Safari, Google Chrome.

Thank you for responding to this!

Ellen P Soroka

Asked by lbseps 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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I got a virus, how do i stop it?

I went to this website which claimed that if you share a link to it every time someone clicks you get a point and say 8 clicks could get you a voucher for steam or roblox… (read more)

I went to this website which claimed that if you share a link to it every time someone clicks you get a point and say 8 clicks could get you a voucher for steam or roblox or something like that, this is a link to the site https://EpicCodes.com/ ?ref=853127 basically my malware states that it is a virus and that i need to pay them 65 dollars to get it fixed, i was wondering if someone at firefox could remove the site and any messages on the internet with the link to it, help remove my virus, and tell the other major browsers, thank you.

Asked by Zombi 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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firefox update that crashed computer

Upon opening firefox a few days ago,the entire screen was different with no arrows, buttons, etc to move around so I hard closed it. The next time I tried to open firefo… (read more)

Upon opening firefox a few days ago,the entire screen was different with no arrows, buttons, etc to move around so I hard closed it. The next time I tried to open firefox it would not respond. I did a system restore which did not work so I went back to an earlier restore point and now my computer states that it has found an error and needs to reboot which is is stuck in a loop doing over and over. At the bottem it states "critical system error found" and says to look into when the computer comes back up which it never does. What kind of program/virus was unleashed? I probably will have to wipe my hard drive and reinstall Windows and all the other programs I had. I am NOT a happy camper to say the least. What did you do, or what did some hacker of your system do? I am using a friend's computer as if the reinstallation does not work I will need to take it in to be repaired so I cannot take a picture of the blue screen that I get.

Asked by Stacys13 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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How do I block pop-unders?

After some extremely bad customer service encounters with Tripadvisor yesterday (they gave me an unsolicited spam phone call, so I pulled up their site to complain and fo… (read more)

After some extremely bad customer service encounters with Tripadvisor yesterday (they gave me an unsolicited spam phone call, so I pulled up their site to complain and found that they have no customer service contact address), I discovered today that to add insult to injury, the *$%^-ing Tripadvisor pop-unders have caused Firefox to forget my saved session of 60+ tabs! I searched for how to block pop-unders, but all I found was how to block pop-ups, which I'm already doing according to Tools > Options. Can anyone here please tell me how I get rid of these wretched pop-unders and stop that ever happening again? Thanks.

Asked by Edc26 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago