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: 1. 2. 3.
Sorry, I put down that this bug is always reproducable: it isn't, as I'm having a hard time trying to reproduce it.
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).
Summary: strange occurrence with rc2 uninstaller → rc2 uninstaller runs firefox
Seen this as well, seems like Firefox is still in memory and it is launched.
Severity: major → trivial
Summary: rc2 uninstaller runs firefox → uninstaller opens new firefox window
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Still an issue?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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