Security threat. Mozilla started to download things automatically. when not even open. A progrm called find a pal downloaded then asked me to run it.

RESOLVED INVALID

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major
RESOLVED INVALID
8 years ago
7 years ago

People

(Reporter: reeceadamson, Unassigned)

Tracking

(Blocks: 1 bug)

4.0 Branch
x86
Windows Vista
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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US) AppleWebKit/533.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/5.0.366.2 Safari/533.4
Build Identifier:  4.0 beta 1

Security threat. Mozilla started to download things automatically. even when mozilla was not open. A progrm called find a pal downloaded then asked me to run it. A it keeps loading up with web pages that i didn't type in, and when i hadn't even opened up mozilla.

Reproducible: Didn't try

Updated

8 years ago
Blocks: 512788
Group: core-security
If mozilla starts doing things when it wasn't even open then you definitely already have a malware infection. If you switch your default browser to IE or Chrome then likely those are what will start popping up. It will be tough to figure out the infection avenue after the fact. Do you know when this started happening? Do you have an anti-virus installed, and if so did it start warning of a problem?

What results do you get from https://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ ?
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Comment 2

8 years ago
It started doing it on the day that i reproted the bug.my default browser is safari.

Updated

8 years ago
Version: unspecified → 4.0 Branch
This bug was reported using a pre-release version of Firefox 4. Now that Firefox 4.0.1 final has been released, can you please update and retest your bug? A fresh profile would be a good starting place to test, 
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles. If you continue to see the issue, can you please update this bug with your results?

Filter: firefox4prebugsunco

Comment 4

7 years ago
assuming invalid, in the absence of more info
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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