User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008052906 Firefox/3.0 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008052906 Firefox/3.0 I was browsing the web and I encountered this site. The code on the site minimized my browser window and popped up a window saying [title] The page at http://antivirus20009-freescan.com says: ATTENTION: If your computer is infected, you could suffer data loss, erratic PC behaviour, PC freezes and creahes. Detect and remove viruses before they damage your computer! Antivirus 2009 will perform a quick and 100% FREE scan of your computer for Viruses, Spyware and Adware Do you want to install Antivirus 2009 to scan your computer for malware now? (Recommended) [ OK ] [ Cancel ] End of alert box. I killed firefox though the taskmanager and set about trying to file this bug report. Please note that I have copied the "creahes" correctly, that is a mis spelling in the alert box. Recap of important details. 1. A site minimized my browser without my interaction. 2. A pop window popped outside of the browser window. Reproducible: Didn't try Steps to Reproduce: 1. Presumably visit the site above. Sorry, I am to cowardly to revisit that site.
Daniel - thank you for reporting this, and no need to worry about re-visiting it. The site is a scam, it is attempting to convince you to install software that claims to keep you protected, but likely mostly exists as a way for its authors to make money. It is unlikely, however, that the site has actually attacked you - it's just trying to scare you into installing their product. Don't go back, and you should be fine. Since there's no firefox bug here, I'm closing this report, but I understand why it might seem like there was. You were right to be suspicious.
Can we get this site added to the list of sites about which FF warns users?
Cool, when I get home I will make a note to submit this to lifehacker.com to spread the word. TIA! -daniel