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getcntr.ru hijacked firefox today

Hi - first time i got scared by malware today - opened FF and processor went crazy - so i exited it via taskman - but a second window had opened uncommanded - investigati… (read more)

Hi - first time i got scared by malware today - opened FF and processor went crazy - so i exited it via taskman - but a second window had opened uncommanded - investigating via history clearly its a nefarious link.

i have ghostery and other protection so thankfully it seems no damage was done. but i dont know if this was phishing or what - perhaps more aggressive in fact??

posted to phishing reporting site just now - but thought i'd post here too in case other people have this problem, and to maybe learn more. going to install ublock addin after reading an earlier post.

wasn't doing anything remotely sketchy when this hit but investigating keyboard layouts at kbd-intl.narod.ru/english/layouts - which SEEMED innocent and useful enough.... but clearly that was the trigger - hibids10.com/ is also implicated - maybe i clicked on an image or something.

Asked by Hangman 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Desktop notifications tell me I must reset my password for Facebook, yet it works, why the notification?

The desktop notification as I opened Firefox said I had to change the password for Facebook. I opened Facebook with no problem. So where did this notification come from a… (read more)

The desktop notification as I opened Firefox said I had to change the password for Facebook. I opened Facebook with no problem. So where did this notification come from and where has it gone? Is my Firefox hacked?

Asked by ccarte 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 years ago

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How did hacker pass your rotectiong if pop up is on to block

Login yesterday to MSN,com screen reveals Outlook. Clicked on Outlook and a RED screen popped up saying FIREFOX VIRUS ALERT with verbal orders on phone number to call an… (read more)

Login yesterday to MSN,com screen reveals Outlook. Clicked on Outlook and a RED screen popped up saying FIREFOX VIRUS ALERT with verbal orders on phone number to call and not to turn off pc. The screen became locked,

Asked by BaileyBoy1 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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after ridding firefox it still contains highjacker-how do I get rid ?

At least 3 different times I have tried to completely remove firefox because it has a highjacker porn site attached. EAch time it is put back in when I down load firefox… (read more)

At least 3 different times I have tried to completely remove firefox because it has a highjacker porn site attached. EAch time it is put back in when I down load firefox from your site at mozilla. Can you help me get rid of it. thanks...

Asked by forgivness 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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confirm account not from my ip address

sign in stated my password was not correct... sent confirm sign in email... not my ip address not even my city... and have issues with site I got on that I think has hac… (read more)

sign in stated my password was not correct... sent confirm sign in email... not my ip address not even my city... and have issues with site I got on that I think has hacked my computer... paid for mylife.com and have called 6 times now... and same lady states she is all departments...and cannot get logged off site and states site is not secure... I have most limited knowledge of computers... and feel this is an extension of a hacking two weeks ago... had to pay micorsoft and still not completely restored... however, right now concerned about firefox and no one to help and microsoft will not.. and I cannot confirm sign in on Mozilla and I cannot change my password for some sort of protection... someone please.. this old gal is in a panic... this site https://www.mylife.com/idp-match-process.view?&bypassMatching=false&redirectURL=%2Fsite%2Fob%2Finit%2Fidentity-premium.view%3FflowId%3Didentity_flow20... do not understand any of this... however went into settings and blocked all I could until I can get some help .

Asked by mr aak 3 years ago

Last reply by guigs 3 years ago

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I have a PUP reported in PREFS.JS

Malwarebytes Premium Trial 3.4.5 reports a PUP - PUP.Optional.Conduit in PREFS.JS. Malwarebytes runs every day when I start my computer and it reports this same "threat" … (read more)

Malwarebytes Premium Trial 3.4.5 reports a PUP - PUP.Optional.Conduit in PREFS.JS. Malwarebytes runs every day when I start my computer and it reports this same "threat" each time. Each time I quarantine it as recommended, and the next day it is reported again.

Is this a genuine threat? If so, how can I get rid of it properly, which probably means preventing it from reinfecting me daily.

I'm using Windows 10 Pro 64-bit with latest updates, latest Firefox.

Asked by paullmajor 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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--- Apr 14, 2018, 11:48:30 AM Starting system scan… Checking { MallocNanoZone = 0; } for pattern .* /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/Info: Trojan.OSX.Fla

I just updated Firefox to latest iteration. CLAMX shows: - Apr 14, 2018, 11:48:30 AM Starting system scan… Checking { MallocNanoZone = 0; } for pattern .* /Applicati… (read more)

I just updated Firefox to latest iteration. CLAMX shows: - Apr 14, 2018, 11:48:30 AM Starting system scan… Checking {

   MallocNanoZone = 0;

}

for pattern .*

/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/Info: Trojan.OSX.Flashback FOUND Live Infections Found: 1

Asked by vtowle 3 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 3 years ago

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What is happening? While using Firefox hackers took over my computer showed me that they had all my passwords and wanted 500 for security

While browsing on Firefox and error message appeared that said my computer was in jeprody and to call this number immediately (866 368 2344). My wife freaked out and did… (read more)

While browsing on Firefox and error message appeared that said my computer was in jeprody and to call this number immediately (866 368 2344). My wife freaked out and did it. Big mistake. It wasn't Microsoft. They showed me that all my passwords were known by them and ,presumably the bad guys, and wanted $500 for security help. I refused and they got short with me and hung up. I froze my credit cards and bank accounts and changed all my passwords, did a couple different malware and virus scans (Malwarebytes found 126 problems which I quarantined). After that no other problems were found. I downloaded a free copy of BitDefender thinking I'd do some research in the morning and buy whatever the best antiviral program was out there. It was 11:30 pm by this time. I also erased and reinstalled Firefox. This morning the same screen popped up while browsing in Firefox. Same phone number. I'm absolutely freaked out and don't have a clue as to what to do next. It took me half hour to get a bug reporting account open cause I couldn't type the same password. twice. Turned off the computer and will take it to the local guru on Monday morning but thought I'd inquire with the MOZILLA Community to see if this had happened to anyone else. Maybe it doesn't have anything to do with Firefox. Dunno. It's an almost new HP 17 bs043d running Windows 10. Any help would be appreciated beyond measure. Thanks, Tim Cooper

Asked by Timacooper 3 years ago

Last reply by user633449 3 years ago

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cdn.socialannex.com/c/modulecheck.js is malicious, according to Kaspersky. Is there anything a user needs to do about this?

It only happens when I visit www.vitacost.com (thus far). I get a red box pop-up from Kaspersky indicating I should close this page (but Kaspersky blocks it anyways). No… (read more)

It only happens when I visit www.vitacost.com (thus far). I get a red box pop-up from Kaspersky indicating I should close this page (but Kaspersky blocks it anyways). Not sure if there is anything I, a user, need to do with any of my Firefox settings or is this a bug with Firefox itself. All help is appreciated. Thank you.

Asked by kjon99fm 3 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 3 years ago

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how do i remove malvertisement website redirect 22 trojan from firefox

Every time i open firefox my norton secuirty blocks an attack from malvertisement website redirect 22. When i click on advanced details its say the attack is a result of … (read more)

Every time i open firefox my norton secuirty blocks an attack from malvertisement website redirect 22. When i click on advanced details its say the attack is a result of \DEVICE\HARDDISKVOLUME2\PROGRAMFILES(X86)\MOZILLAFIREFOX\FIREFOX.EXE. How do i remove this

Asked by TimmyT 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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ClamXAV is reporting Trojan.OSX.Flashback FOUND Live Infections Found: 1 /Applications/Firefox.app/Content/Info in Firefox 59.0.1 Mac OS X

ClamXAV is reporting: /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/Info: Trojan.OSX.Flashback FOUND Live Infections Found: 1 /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/Info: Trojan.OSX.Fla… (read more)

ClamXAV is reporting:

/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/Info: Trojan.OSX.Flashback FOUND Live Infections Found: 1 /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/Info: Trojan.OSX.Flashback FOUND Live Infections Found: 1

in Firefox 59.0.1. Should I be concerned?

When I quarantine/delete the flagged file(s), Firefox will not start.

Asked by idallasj 3 years ago

Last reply by James 3 years ago

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Mozilla closes whenever i search the word adwcleaner

I think it is caused by a virus but whenever i search adw, adwcleaner or even click a link of that program mozila and every other search engine that i have tried closes. … (read more)

I think it is caused by a virus but whenever i search adw, adwcleaner or even click a link of that program mozila and every other search engine that i have tried closes. Also I have observer that my laptop has decreased its efficiency and i can no longer run games and programs I used to be able to.

sorry for broken english

Asked by Endorth 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Alpha Shoppers adware or something

This website ia like adware, when I searching on Google, this website always change the default searching engine on my Firefox. I look in default searching engine, and th… (read more)

This website ia like adware, when I searching on Google, this website always change the default searching engine on my Firefox. I look in default searching engine, and that website / search engine is not there. I am hope my problem dan solve, and sorry my English is low

Asked by Difaris354 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Since I installed Firefox I cannot acsess any settings in my computer.

When I try to access the control Panel I get a message that says " Windows cannot access the specified device,path, or file. You my not have the appropriate permission t… (read more)

When I try to access the control Panel I get a message that says " Windows cannot access the specified device,path, or file. You my not have the appropriate permission to access item " . I cannot even get into "My computer info"

Asked by 2014STinGRaY 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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'Error message: Look out! Virus Safe has blocked this site'- please help

I am getting this message on my MacBook when trying to access a new web page. I contacted virgin media and they say they cannot help. Apple also said that I needed to con… (read more)

I am getting this message on my MacBook when trying to access a new web page. I contacted virgin media and they say they cannot help. Apple also said that I needed to contact firefox. I can do searches in safari successfully it is only through firefox.


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Look out! Virus Safe has blocked this site

We think that this site contains things that could be harmful for you or your computer, so it’s been blocked in line with this accounts’s Web Safe settings.

It might contain viruses, be used for phishing, or be a fraudulent site out to scam you. Sign in to My Virgin Media to change your Web Safe settings

Don’t think this page should be blocked? Let us know.

To find out more about how to get the best from the web for you and your family, visit internetmatters.org.

Asked by emilyhart 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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I have found a dangerous website that needs to be blocked ASAP

This website: letsplayme.xyz Seems to contain malicious code and is really hard to close because it seems to exploit the fact that window closing is deactivated as long a… (read more)

This website: letsplayme.xyz Seems to contain malicious code and is really hard to close because it seems to exploit the fact that window closing is deactivated as long as a sub-window is open. This needs to be addressed ASAP.

Asked by Luk164 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Where can I get HELP to get my history and bookmarks back A.S.A.P. ?!!!??!!!

'Hacked a month ago ... 'not able to get bkmrks 'n hstry back ... 'got enuf 2 do getting back all that was lost ... 'hate to change browsers but if U can't help this prob… (read more)

'Hacked a month ago ... 'not able to get bkmrks 'n hstry back ... 'got enuf 2 do getting back all that was lost ... 'hate to change browsers but if U can't help this problem w/out using chunks of my now critically limited time ... well ... 'guess I must look for a better browser service that can keep up with the competition. 'Sorry Gang! 'Luv ya and prefer YOU!!! ... BUT let me know please just WHAT you can do, won't you? (from sorry and disappointed customer who still hopes for YOUR success ...)

Asked by cjbr 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Malware got into my Ubunu system, please point me to fix-it instructions on the Internet.

My main Ubuntu Linux system has been in daily use for about 8 years. I have had two malware events that required reinstalling Ubuntu from a DVD with the feature called "l… (read more)

My main Ubuntu Linux system has been in daily use for about 8 years. I have had two malware events that required reinstalling Ubuntu from a DVD with the feature called "leave user files unchanged."

Directly replacing the altered files and erasing the malware is a much easier and less aggravating way of recovering from a malware event. Linux is modular and the pieces are well understood.

The first thing, for Firefox is I wish all the browser add-on files were in a directory and could be examined and tinkered with. It would be nice if they showed up in the top analysis program.

The second thing I wish for is the Firefox website would have annotated pointers to the best instructions on the internet for Linux malware removal.

I wish I could go to the Mozilla support website and find links to step by step instructions for examining and reinstalling the X display (startx and the programs it calls) and the networking configuration and executable files. There should be several of these articles out there, written for different distributions and different levels of technical skill.

The operating system disaster began when I switched Firefox to "Restart with add-ons disabled" and I unplugged the ethernet cable. Apparently the malware was doing several things. When I interrupted it, the malware left networking broke or turned off. The malware had made some change to the startx or X display software. I could not restart the X display after I interrupted the malware. On restart, the computer was at a root account text console, with the additional trick that the computer would forget the USB keyboard existed after 20 minutes idle. Probably the malware appended some stupid dorm trick instruction to the config files in the user writable dot-config file area. I wish I thought of that yesterday! Duh.

I have been running linux 15+ years and the problem when you have a malware infection is remembering the many details of how Linux works. I know "startx" starts the X display but I don't remember where is the config file. Same for networking, I dimly remember how to restart networking but I don't know the modern details. If I could have cleared out the original malware file, and reset networking and the X display and then ran a utility like rkhunter with the latest configuration. I would have been all fixed in a few hours.

moderator fixed the leading space which triggered a glitch in this forum software to make this posting more readable

Asked by lee_mck 3 years ago

Last reply by Balázs Meskó 3 years ago