User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/2009011913 Firefox/3.0.6 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/2009011913 Firefox/3.0.6 OS: XP Pro SP3. Anti virus: McAfee Enterprise 8.5.0i (scan engine 5300.2777, Dat Version 5533.0000 02-22-09) When accessing the URL listed above using Firefox 3.0.6. a Script execution attempts to install a variant of XP Anti virus 2008. Script execution is blocked by McAfee when the URL listed above is accessed using Microsoft Internet Explorer 7. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Google search "Candace Smith Survivor) 2. Click on link for http://www.freewebs.com/uyynews/candace-smith-survivor.html 3. Pop up displays misleading information about virus infection prompting user for action which causes Mal ware to be installed. Actual Results: Mal ware will be installed on target PC. See the following for further details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Antivirus Expected Results: I would expect the security software to protect the browsing experience regardless of which browser I use. This is the first time I have experienced IE 7 providing better security / integration than Firefox. I prefer Firefox and use it exclusively with exceptions only where required. XP Anti Virus 2009 and it variants have caused others at my company considerable down time and I am surprised that Firefox is vulnerable. If this is a McAfee problem then I apologize for this post.
The URL in comment#3 doesn't cause any popups. You mean that Firefox is vulnerable, does that mean that the malware installs on that page without that the user gets a prompt from Firefox ?
Reporter, are you still seeing this issue with Firefox 3.6.13 or later in safe mode or a fresh profile? If not, please close. These links can help you in your testing. http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+Mode http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-2-15]
No reply from reporter, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 4 or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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