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Just got a 'Mozilla' security alert on the PC, and something started a system scan.. IS THIS A TROGAN ATTACK ? I forced power down and system restore before coming here

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Just got a 'Mozilla' security alert on the PC, and something started a system scan.. IS THIS A TROGAN ATTACK ? I forced power down and system restore before coming here

Repeat. Just got a 'Mozilla' security alert on the PC, and something started a system scan.. IS THIS A TROJAN ATTACK ? I forced a power down and did system restore before coming here. I will run Ccleaner when I leave this site. I have NEVER seen any Mozilla alert or mention of any system scan from Firefox. I have seen Trojan Hijacks, and deal with friends PC's for them, this looked similar.

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Re: Just got a 'Mozilla' security alert on the PC, and something started a system scan.. IS THIS A TROGAN ATTACK ? I forced power down and system restore before coming here

The issue seems to have been resolved.

nothedoctor,please close the thread so that 'solution chosen by....' line appears below the first post.

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Re: Just got a 'Mozilla' security alert on the PC, and something started a system scan.. IS THIS A TROGAN ATTACK ? I forced power down and system restore before coming here

Thank You for confirming my suspicions on this. As I don't run any Anti-Virus (no paranoia) It is not a system problem, and I learned the hard way about 3 years ago. The almost sure cure is a FORCED POWER DOWN, and never do any clicks while these fake alerts are active. I am an Admin on a discussion forum so have some idea about PC controls. NEVER have had a real virus in any PC since going online in 1978 with a PET.

FireFox rocks..

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Re: Just got a 'Mozilla' security alert on the PC, and something started a system scan.. IS THIS A TROGAN ATTACK ? I forced power down and system restore before coming here

The issue seems to have been resolved.

nothedoctor,please close the thread so that 'solution chosen by....' line appears below the first post.