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Pop-ups occuring through Firefox using Internet Explorer to bypass Firefox pop-up blocker




8 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: Wayne, Unassigned)


3.0 Branch
Windows Vista

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-01])



8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009082707 Firefox/3.0.14
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009082707 Firefox/3.0.14

My Firefox pop-up blocker is working perfectly in Firefox, but something that my virus protection can't find is opening up new pop-up windows using Internet Explorer while I am browsing with Firefox. I am not 100% sure if something has compromised my Firefox program or not, bot my spyware and virus protection has not been ble to find anything wrong. It is not a single URL pop-up either...it seems to be a randomly generated one.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.browse internet with Firefox
2.most visited sites are craigslist, yahoo, mudallica.com, photobucket, youtube
3.it never seems to happen on demand, only randomly
Actual Results:  
random pop-ups in separate windows in Internet Explorer windows

Expected Results:  
Firefox pop-up blocker to completely block pop-ups and not allow them to migrate to other programs
I seriously doubt that this is related to Firefox, as many spyware products will open IE windows no matter what browser you have. Upgrade to firefox 3.5.3 or later, but also try running combofix and malwarebytes on your computer, see if it finds anything.
Component: Migration → General
QA Contact: migration → general
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch

Comment 2

8 years ago
Thanks for the advise. I just did the latest Firefox upgrade...wondering if that might be where the problems are coming from? I surf really safe sites and only use Firefox so I kinda figured Firefox must have picked it up along the way?
Even if you go to safe sites, you can still get malware. Sites such as facebook and myspace are breeding grounds :). No, the upgrade would not have given it to you.
This is a mass search for Firefox General bugs filed against version 3.0 that are UNCO and have not been changed for 200 days.

Reporter, please update to Firefox 3.6.10 or alter. Firefox 3.0 is no longer supported and is no longer receiving updates. After you update, please create a fresh profile, http://support.mozilla.com/kb/managing+profiles, and test to see if your bug still exists. If you still the bug, then please post a comment with the version you tested against, and the problem. If the issue is no longer there, please set the RESOLUTION to  RESOLVED, WORKSFORME.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-01]
No reply from reporter, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.12 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.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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