When Firefox was reopened after a reboot, Norton detected an intrusion attempt from a fake website. What's strange is two things: 1. The website was last accessed erron… (மேலும் படிக்க)
When Firefox was reopened after a reboot, Norton detected an intrusion attempt from a fake website. What's strange is two things: 1. The website was last accessed erroneously (misspelled it when entering it on address bar) three weeks prior. 2. The fake website was not being opened by any of the tabs reopened when Firefox loaded! Note that the reboot and reloading of Firefox mentioned above happened after another Norton warning that it detected a large amount of outbound network traffic. That warning occurred while I was cleaning up my long browsing history in order to reduce memory usage by Firefox. As a result of the warning, I ran several scans using Norton's Power Eraser, none of which resulted in any related security issues detected.
So, short of the offending website having hijacked a legitimate Add-on already installed when the site was first accessed, which I'm finding hard to believe, I cannot understand how that website could attempt to do anything if none of the tabs being opened from the previous session are pointing to it! Or can it, and could it have been running in the background all this time, stealing keystrokes and/or data from my computer - all from one quick linking to it, without any further access therein????? Is there a way to see what commands Firefox is executing at start-up and during a session?