uninstaller opens new firefox window

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

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trivial
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
14 years ago
13 years ago

People

(Reporter: tonglebeak, Assigned: bugs)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows XP
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041103 Firefox/1.0RC2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041103 Firefox/1.0RC2

I just uninstalled 11/1 version of rc2, to upgrade to the 11/3 version, and
something strange happened: the uninstaller attempted to open Firefox. I was
prompted by Sygate that firefox was being opened by UNINSTALL.exe, which is what
I was running at the time to remove Firefox.

Firefox attempted to open my homepage, but I refused the connection due to the
very suspicious nature of this request. Here's some firewall log info that can
hopefully help:

Security Log:

Application Hijacking has been detected
The application: C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron Keier\Local
Settings\Temp\ns_temp\UNINSTALL.EXE  try to launch another application:
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe  to go to remote host  turkeybot.info

I was unable to obtain a packet log for this, simply because I never enabled
packet logging. If I can reproduce the problem, then I will catch the packet and
post the contents of it here.


Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
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(Reporter)

Comment 1

14 years ago
Sorry, I put down that this bug is always reproducable: it isn't, as I'm having
a hard time trying to reproduce it.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

14 years ago
Alright, figured 1 way to reproduce this:

if firefox.exe is running at all at the time the uninstallation starts, it'll
open Firefox.

Now, I'll try to figure out how it opened Firefox when firefox.exe wasn't
running (my firewall wouldn't have told me anything if firefox was still running).

Updated

14 years ago
Summary: strange occurrence with rc2 uninstaller → rc2 uninstaller runs firefox

Comment 3

14 years ago
Seen this as well, seems like Firefox is still in memory and it is launched.
(Reporter)

Updated

14 years ago
Severity: major → trivial
Summary: rc2 uninstaller runs firefox → uninstaller opens new firefox window
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Comment 4

13 years ago
Still an issue?
(Reporter)

Comment 5

13 years ago
No.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Updated

13 years ago
QA Contact: bugzilla → installer
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