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Firefox: double start up each time

Hi Folks, I've used Firefox for years with no problem. Yesterday, I was seeking out a specific font. The website looked legit, but then a security block happened and I … (read more)

Hi Folks,

I've used Firefox for years with no problem. Yesterday, I was seeking out a specific font. The website looked legit, but then a security block happened and I don't recall if it was Firefox security or Acronis that flashed a brief "block" announcement. In any case, from that point on, several "racey" websites popped up every time I loaded Firefox. This happened even after I restarted my computer. I then checked to see if I had pop-ups blocked on the Firefox options. I didn't, so I checked the box against pop-ups. But what happens now is Firefox does an attempt to load TWICE with an odd jerk-flash movement. Only one Firefox browser window comes up -- and that's good -- but SOMETHING is still trying to make those "racey" websites load. Why? How?

All of that to say that I'm concerned about security. Should I uninstall Firefox and reinstall?

Thanks for your input! Bob Anderson

Asked by bobandersontn 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

Last reply by James 2 days ago

Trojen found in Firefox outbound

My Premium Malwarebytes has detected a Trojan on outbound, I usually Play Runescape, Have been playing for 15 Years +, 2 hours before this, i played on Runescape with no … (read more)

My Premium Malwarebytes has detected a Trojan on outbound, I usually Play Runescape, Have been playing for 15 Years +, 2 hours before this, i played on Runescape with no problems, since opening Runescape Launcher, game did not load, had reference also to firewall, since 2 hours prior Nothing had changed. i then rechecked firewall, and all was OK, I had added all URL from Runescape to exception, even company name, jagex.com I also use Norton 360, however Norton did not pick up Trojan, any suggestions? I was thinking of uninstalling Firefox, then installing again, I didn't do this as i have many Sites saved and wasn't sure if they would also be deleted, I play this game to keep my mind active, as i can't walk sit or stand for more then a couple minutes, ...

Below are details of Trojan: Cheers Ralph:

Log Details- Protection Event Date: 11/28/21 Protection Event Time: 9:40 PM Log File: 954b6ada-5037-11ec-bdb7-80fa5b790f8f.json

-Software Information- Version: 4.4.11.149 Components Version: 1.0.1513 Update Package Version: 1.0.47808 License: Premium

-System Information- OS: Windows 10 (Build 19042.1348) CPU: x64 File System: NTFS User: System

-Blocked Website Details- Malicious Website: 1 , C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe, Blocked, -1, -1, 0.0.0, ,

-Website Data- Category: Trojan Domain: classicmoto.rs IP Address: 45.147.54.18 Port: 443 Type: Outbound File: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

Asked by ralphc1 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 days ago

hacked

Someone sent you guys a password reset for me and hacked my accounts, I need all the info on them that you have ip address that they used everything. Please and thank you… (read more)

Someone sent you guys a password reset for me and hacked my accounts, I need all the info on them that you have ip address that they used everything. Please and thank you. please call me with info so i can tell you where to email it. 531-207-9820

Asked by Y 1 week ago

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why did my firefox crash

bp-186b028e-4571-4ea8-8dd6-e13c40211120 bp-b9a18a59-0808-43e2-a103-0c4580211120 bp-88a97ccf-6ac8-4669-9265-a1e3b0211120 bp-1c47ef47-258a-4ad6-92ee-97aee0211120 bp… (read more)

bp-186b028e-4571-4ea8-8dd6-e13c40211120

bp-b9a18a59-0808-43e2-a103-0c4580211120

bp-88a97ccf-6ac8-4669-9265-a1e3b0211120

bp-1c47ef47-258a-4ad6-92ee-97aee0211120

bp-8652fdde-3903-4415-8dc8-10cf20211120

bp-13ade298-bb74-45ca-8912-af80c0211120

Asked by 2102395503 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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 4 months ago

Last reply by raotw.sq 2 weeks ago

Malicious re-direct from unreachable bookmark

I have a series of bookmark that are usable/contactable internally from my work WAN network. These bookmarks are unreachable when using my PC from my home network. No p… (read more)

I have a series of bookmark that are usable/contactable internally from my work WAN network. These bookmarks are unreachable when using my PC from my home network. No problem with that, it's the correct FF behavior.

However, recently selecting one of the unreachable bookmarks results in a re-direct to a third party (malicious) webpage.

How do I change the re-direct address on an unreachable URL? Or default it back to "normal behavior"?

Asked by m.parker 3 weeks ago

Last reply by m.parker 3 weeks ago

Malware

Malwarebytes Prem. Reported malware on one of your files. Website Blocked due to malware IP 138.68.50.216 Port 443 Type Out bound File c:\program file\Mozilla Fire Fox Fi… (read more)

Malwarebytes Prem. Reported malware on one of your files.

Website Blocked due to malware

IP 138.68.50.216 Port 443 Type Out bound File c:\program file\Mozilla Fire Fox Firefox.exe


Should I ignore it?

Asked by Jack.G 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

Microsoft punishes Firefox users by placing account into Pause with green screen

Over a year of not being able to use our home computer in Seattle using Firefox. Microsoft punishes us for using Firefox in Seattle by placing any request or search on F… (read more)

Over a year of not being able to use our home computer in Seattle using Firefox. Microsoft punishes us for using Firefox in Seattle by placing any request or search on Firefox into a full Green Screen labeled PAUSE.

From there left with option to turn computer off. COMCAST Staff say this in not their fault. They receive about $80 month for internet service. My wife and I feel like we are criminals locked up in a high security prison in downtown Seattle, with no way to get out. HELP! HELP! SOS HELP!

... HP Windows Laptop Core i7


edited email from public and search/spam bots view.

Asked by edwardseafeldt 4 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 weeks ago

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 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

Hacked and Changed Firefox - proof in my Firewall

Hi While doing online banking (with Firefox, which I have on very high security settings), my computer began to partially freeze. I signed-out and then my computer was fr… (read more)

Hi While doing online banking (with Firefox, which I have on very high security settings), my computer began to partially freeze. I signed-out and then my computer was frozen and I powered-off the computer for safety. I started it again, and found that someone had replaced my Firefox with another version that had all of my settings removed. This was not an UPDATE by Firefox and I proved this. I checked my FIREWALL and some by the name of Igor Pavlov somehow was able to pass by my Kaspersky firewall; and, when I expanded his name, the evidence that he had indeed altered my Firefox (and perhaps more than once) was before my eyes! Shocking that he was able to alter my Firefox. Please see attachment.

Despite "denying" him in my firewall, I seem to continue to have problems with Firefox (freezing at times), even though I uninstalled the version that he put on, and reinstalled Firefox (which kept all of my old settings, as it always does with I reinstall or when updates are done). I am afraid to use Firefox right now, unfortunately.

At this point I want to entirely clean Firefox from my computer so that a reinstall does not recognize my past settings or anything else. Then reinstall fresh to see if that helps.

Do you have any other suggestions?

Thanks very much,

TJ

Asked by tylerstanley7 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

Hacked browser account

Hi, I've had a Firefox account taken over and removed as primary account holder. Can't seem to find anywhere to report this issue to Mozilla. Had to set up another accou… (read more)

Hi, I've had a Firefox account taken over and removed as primary account holder. Can't seem to find anywhere to report this issue to Mozilla. Had to set up another account to ask this question. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Graeme

Asked by graemekal 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Accidental search engine download

I mistakenly loaded a browser called Freshy Search. I was trying to access a CarMax type program, and Freshy downloaded. I now get the Freshy search window every time I o… (read more)

I mistakenly loaded a browser called Freshy Search. I was trying to access a CarMax type program, and Freshy downloaded. I now get the Freshy search window every time I open a new tab on Firefox. I want to delete Freshy from my computer. Thanks

Asked by swan.jamest 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

Firefox unable to detect malicious websites

Firefox is unable to warn me of malicious websites like: https:// financeonline. to/in-en-azim-hashim-premji-loop/ ?header=logo&sxid=a3k8k1w6z21u&ttorigin=a3k8k1w… (read more)

Firefox is unable to warn me of malicious websites like: https:// financeonline. to/in-en-azim-hashim-premji-loop/ ?header=logo&sxid=a3k8k1w6z21u&ttorigin=a3k8k1w6z21u&fbclid=IwAR2Dg3DQ5KSRRxmq3kQS46qbtIC15_m_8lVXNP2Pbjtnxy47QI1EC8vOOzA

Whereas MS Edge Defender Screen did a wonderful job, and also Norton safe web did well in this regard.

Asked by Hellfire 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

how do i get rid of the clicktripz.com window?

There is a clicktripz.com window that has started opening whenever Firefox is started. It is not a tab, it is a pop-behind window which is now popping in front. … (read more)

There is a clicktripz.com window that has started opening whenever Firefox is started. It is not a tab, it is a pop-behind window which is now popping in front.

Asked by Tommyboy 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

Virus in downloaded Installation program

Mozilla Installer Down Load Has a Virus!!!!!!! Luckily my AVG Caught it! Down Loaded Update and had to "Revert to an earlier time" to remove updates. Was instructed afte… (read more)

Mozilla Installer Down Load Has a Virus!!!!!!! Luckily my AVG Caught it! Down Loaded Update and had to "Revert to an earlier time" to remove updates. Was instructed after GO BACK to Install complete new version, but Installer has virus (on Open) Use This for my Bank Account From Chase, but Chase WON'T let me use older version of your Browser. Running Win 7

H E L P !!!!!!

Lanna

Asked by lannababe126 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Search Pulse Browser Hijack

Hello, I have tried everything on the internet and I cannot get rid of the Search Pulse hijack malware in my Firefox browser, I am using an up to date MAC. Thanks, Miles … (read more)

Hello,

I have tried everything on the internet and I cannot get rid of the Search Pulse hijack malware in my Firefox browser, I am using an up to date MAC.

Thanks, Miles

Asked by molson12 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago