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Remove sneakily installed saving option of download

Hi guys, I don't know when and how exactly this thing was added to my firefox behind my back, I don't like it, I don't like Baidu Pan either but I have to use it. I check… (read more)

Hi guys,

I don't know when and how exactly this thing was added to my firefox behind my back, I don't like it, I don't like Baidu Pan either but I have to use it.

I checked the extensions and add-ons, nothing suspicious was found.

Can you please help me remove it?

Asked by 865285807 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox 94.0.2 was hacked

Last night my Firefox 94.0.2 was hacked. When running Firefox, it would lock up my desktop. It disabled Norton Security, it disable other installed security software, an… (read more)

Last night my Firefox 94.0.2 was hacked. When running Firefox, it would lock up my desktop. It disabled Norton Security, it disable other installed security software, and it disabled Windows System Restore. The hacker put up a message claiming to be Microsoft Support, with a phone number to call for help. This was a scam. I ran Firefox refresh, and that removed the hacker's program from Firefox, but then I had to do a full repair of my Window's installation. To protect my system, and prevent this from happening again, I added "xpinstall.enabled = false" into about.config. Please let me know if this will prevent a web site from installing a dangerous hack into Firefox, or if there is something else that I need to do. I have used Firefox for years, and have never encountered this problem before. Firefox is my favorite browser, but I am now afraid to use it. Please advise me what to do. Thanks, Jim

Asked by jimwest1 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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My Firefox browser has been hijacked!! (both literally and figuratively)

Long story short: Whenever I open Firefox, apparently a Russian search engine named 'Poshukach' hijacks my homepage and doesn't let me use google(Image attached). Now to … (read more)

Long story short: Whenever I open Firefox, apparently a Russian search engine named 'Poshukach' hijacks my homepage and doesn't let me use google(Image attached). Now to solve this I scoured the Internet. I refreshed Firefox, ran malware scans and even re-installed windows. Still it doesn't go away. I installed Firefox in another device with the same account but to no avail. They while roaming through Firefox settings I noticed in the top that it says 'Your browser settings is managed by your organization' or something like that. So, I figured bad guys took control of my browser's settings disguising as my so called "organization" So, I need help from Firefox's end to solve this. Remove this Organization management stuff from my account. I want my control back. Otherwise, I am afraid I gotta stop using Firefox altogether due to privacy reasons

Asked by turjoreal 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox update proces is corrupted/hacked to install background update 308046B0AF4A39CB which provides Tr.Gen threat

I can't find anything about a compromised Firefox update while using the browser when you go to help and let the browser update itself. It seems you've been hacked becaus… (read more)

I can't find anything about a compromised Firefox update while using the browser when you go to help and let the browser update itself. It seems you've been hacked because I can't otherwise explain the firefox background update 308046BoAF4A39CB, which is been detected by my systems. I obviously have more information about this if you like, but I see nowhere how to report this properly. This is the first time this has happened to me, at least as far as I know and so far I've only detected the Tr.Gen threat on my Windows computers. I would like an adequate response from Mozilla on how this could happen and what the repercussions are plus how to avoid this in the future. I've been using the Firefox browser on all my systems with various operating systems and would prefer to keep using it, but not if your own updating process is comprimised. I also think it's idiotic that I can't upload a bigger screenshot than 1024 kb because my very relevant picture is 3084 kb in size.

Sincerely,


J.L

Asked by Jayfl 10 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 10 months ago

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poshukach

good day. two days ago I was infected by poshukach probably when downloading Opera browser or a torrente file. So, whenever I initiate firefox I am redirected to poshukac… (read more)

good day. two days ago I was infected by poshukach probably when downloading Opera browser or a torrente file. So, whenever I initiate firefox I am redirected to poshukach browser instead. Question is: how can I get rid of poshukach? Thanks a lot

Asked by mail1133 1 year ago

Last reply by raotw.sq 1 year ago

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locked out of a bookmarked account since an attempted hack some weeks ago

Since there was an attempted hack a few weeks ago that firefox interrupted I have been unable to access my electric utility account. I tried working through the company t… (read more)

Since there was an attempted hack a few weeks ago that firefox interrupted I have been unable to access my electric utility account. I tried working through the company trying to sign in to no avail even after changing id's and passwords numerous times. They told me they have done all they can at their end. I really would like to talk to someone who can help me. I'm 73 years old and do use my computer that often and am not really computer savvy. If you can help me, my phone number is [phone number]. I really hope to hear from somebody soon.

Asked by coolgrandma 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox site call is redirected to scam site

Following site is immediately hijacked to a scam site asking for login apparently to access private info. It happens with Firefox (only) whenever security setups are set … (read more)

Following site is immediately hijacked to a scam site asking for login apparently to access private info. It happens with Firefox (only) whenever security setups are set "not to track", "not to prompt for passwords", "not to prompt for credit cards" "no history" "reset of cookies at logout" etc.. then the site below: http://thaimassage-herborn.de/ is redirected to SCAM SITE: https://xb7.serverdomain.org/admin/index.php appearing as "Adminpanel" asking for Login etc..

At the same time following site is partially blocked on the news banner pictures, with a white sheet over them, whenever down scroll is hit. https://www.tgrthaber.com.tr/

Only by resetting firefox deals with the issues. But ofcourse with the reason, above security settings removed.

Virusscanner was not able to detect this hijacking or the reason behind.

Is this a firefox software issue? Is there a way to resolve this? Thank you already for any support or suggestions to resolve.

Asked by taskin.sakarya 6 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 6 months ago

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search marquis

Hallo everyone! i have now a couple of days (search marquis) coming up when i start Mozilla :( I have on my Macbook MacAffe protection, but i dont know how to get out thi… (read more)

Hallo everyone! i have now a couple of days (search marquis) coming up when i start Mozilla :( I have on my Macbook MacAffe protection, but i dont know how to get out this Search Marquis ... Pls can anybody help me with that ?

Asked by sparta.panos1 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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C&C Callback Address [Malware !!]

Im used Firefox (v91.0.2 32bit) on Windows 10 Pro and anti-virus (Trend micro) alert has malware on FF to open website. im open https://www.cloudflare.com and then my use… (read more)

Im used Firefox (v91.0.2 32bit) on Windows 10 Pro and anti-virus (Trend micro) alert has malware on FF to open website. im open https://www.cloudflare.com and then my use Google Chrome to open https://www.cloudflare.com and the anti-virus not alert warning. The Admin talk to me firefox has malware.!!!! (sorry for bad Eng.)

Asked by khao_lek 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Bitdefender: suspicious connection blocked involving Firefox - signature-2.cdn.mozilla.net

Each morning, when I first cold boot my computer, the moment I open my Firefox browser, I receive numerous (10+) identical error messages from Bitdefender: Suspicious con… (read more)

Each morning, when I first cold boot my computer, the moment I open my Firefox browser, I receive numerous (10+) identical error messages from Bitdefender:

Suspicious connection blocked: Feature: Online Threat Prevention

firefox.exe attempted to establish a connection relying on an unmatching security certificate to content-signature-2.cdn.mozilla.net. We blocked the connection to keep your data safe since the used certificate was issued for a different web address than the targeted one.

Question: Is this ACTUALLY coming from Firefox? If so, please match your security certificates! If that's impossible due to a technical issue, then please email me your confirmation so that I can add an exception to Bitdefender.

Question: If it's not coming from Firefox, please email me, letting me know what additional system information you require so that we can get to the bottom of who/what is masquerading as Firefox while attempting to establish an unauthorized Internet connection from my computer.

HP Envy laptop, Windows 10 OS, latest update.

This has been occurring for several months.

Thank you for your time.

Asked by swamper 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How do I get rid of this? I've tried everything! goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net/v1/hp?aid=437038&data=aWlkPTQ2JnVpZD03NTc5NzYxNg==&dt=17062493096&tb=1

I have tried everything that I can find to get rid of that damn searchitnow, which replaced my preferred Google Search. I've looked for downloads, extensions, everything.… (read more)

I have tried everything that I can find to get rid of that damn searchitnow, which replaced my preferred Google Search. I've looked for downloads, extensions, everything. I've checked to make sure Google is my preferred search engine, and on and on. There is nothing. I have run Malwarebytes several times and it comes up clean.

How do I get this off my Mac? I am running OS X El Capitan 10.11.6.

Asked by tmcnamee 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Malware! My Facebook & Google accounts, have been significantly compromised! This may include a deeper hack into the OS (?). Words "appear", messages get "sent" before I even press "send". Often the document is still in edit mode!

bold textMalware! My Facebook & Google accounts, (have been significantly compromised! This may include a deeper hack into the OS (?). Words just "appear", the mes… (read more)

bold textMalware! My Facebook & Google accounts, (have been significantly compromised! This may include a deeper hack into the OS (?). Words just "appear", the messages get sent before I even press "send". Often the document is still in edit mode! When I do "send", I find that multiple duplicates were sent! What happened & what can I do about it?? Page frames flicker then realign. I don't trust fb anymore & What should I do? Both fb & google!! Google has most of my passwords! I've been watching it all degrade. Is the "Droid" Malware is suspected of anything.

Asked by KenBowler 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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retrieve history old connected services

Hi, My repaired computer came back today. Under https://accounts.firefox.com/settings/ Connected Services I found an entry <Firefox Mobile 95, Android 10> that sign… (read more)

Hi, My repaired computer came back today. Under https://accounts.firefox.com/settings/ Connected Services I found an entry <Firefox Mobile 95, Android 10> that signed into my account while the machine was under repair at the Lenovo repair centre. Not trusting it I immediately removed that account. Now I realize that that intruder might have had access to my passwords in Firefox (the machine was completely dead, so no precautions were possible). And therefore to have proof in the future of illegal access I should have made a screendump of the accounts overview. My question: is there a way to retrieve the history of old, but deleted, connected services to my Firefox account? Thx in advance! Ruurd

Asked by vanderzee 10 months ago

Last reply by Paul 10 months ago

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Firefox trying to access risky website on PC startup

When I boot my PC, McAfee opens a dialogue box saying 'risky website blocked' quoting Firefox app and showing ip address as 139.45.196.72. even though I haven't opened an… (read more)

When I boot my PC, McAfee opens a dialogue box saying 'risky website blocked' quoting Firefox app and showing ip address as 139.45.196.72. even though I haven't opened any browsers at that point. Help appreciated. Cheers

Asked by Bikertone7 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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new https "trusted partner" redirect opt out

I want to opt out of the new (slower than molasses) "trusted partner redirect" Firefox gave me ONE chance for 3 seconds before closing the option window. This has resulte… (read more)

I want to opt out of the new (slower than molasses) "trusted partner redirect" Firefox gave me ONE chance for 3 seconds before closing the option window.

This has resulted in slowing down an already too slow event in Firefox. This is why users are going to chrome.

It's a great idea as an option. Not a great idea to force it on users.

Thanks for your help,

Asked by BertD FireFox 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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posible computer breech, someone else, not me, asked for a firefox account for my computer, this came from someone who had breeched my computer

I fear my computer was and still is Breeched.I tried to email you for support, but it bounced back! ’Sylvia Sussman( ... @mac.com) On Dec 3, 2021, at 3:54 PM, Sylvia Sus… (read more)

I fear my computer was and still is Breeched.I tried to email you for support, but it bounced back! ’Sylvia Sussman( ... @mac.com)

On Dec 3, 2021, at 3:54 PM, Sylvia Sussman <... @icloud.com> wrote:

Regarding my previous email , just sent to you today: Below is the EmaiI I received from you after my computer was breeched! I Had not signed in to Firefox accounts, but someone in Emeryville CA HAD!. The email you refer to, presumably asking for a firefox account, was NOT sent from my computer in Berkeley, CA, but from a computer in Emeryville CA pretending to being on my computer, which was then, and remains, in Berkeley ,CA. However you responded by offering that individual an account with you, on MY computer--I received tnhe correspondance between you and the breecher ofmy computer. I]Ts happened in April and I have only just figured out what had happened. I fear this individual now has access to my computor. Below is a quote of the response you sent to him/her in Emeryville CA

"Below is the EmaiI I received from you after my computer was breeched! I Had not signed in to Firefox accounts, but someone in Emeryville HAD!. The email you refer to, presumably asking for a firefox account, was NOT sent from my computer in Berkeley, CA, but from a computer in Emeryville CA pretending to being on my computer, which was then, and remains, in Berkeley ,CA. Sylvia Sussman ... @mac.com

On Apr 28, 2020, at 5:01 PM, Firefox Accounts <accounts@firefox.com> wrote:


Welcome to the Firefox family

You're signed in and ready to start exploring safely and securely.

Now get the most of Firefox by signing in everywhere you browse.

Connect another device This is an automated email; if you received it in error, no action is required. For more information, please visit Mozilla Support.

Mozilla. 331 E Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA 94041 Mozilla Privacy Policy Firefox Cloud Terms of Servicebold text Sylvia Sussman ... @mac.com

Asked by dogrose 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox will no startup

I use firefox and pay for the vpn from firefox. Last week I encountered a ransomware attack. The Firefox immediately quarantined the attack. I am having no issues with… (read more)

I use firefox and pay for the vpn from firefox. Last week I encountered a ransomware attack. The Firefox immediately quarantined the attack. I am having no issues with using the computer. What was affected is Firefox itself. I cannot open Firefox at this point. I get permission denied messages upon launch. I have tried reinstalling a number of times in both the standard login and administrative login environments but I get the same results in both. Where do I go from here? Thanks Pat Imbriglio ...

Asked by imbriglio2 10 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 10 months ago