free-downloadmozila.com offering faulty Firefox installers that contain adware only

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

Marketing
P2
critical
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
6 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: Tobbi, Assigned: liz)

Tracking

Details

(Whiteboard: under legal review)

(Reporter)

Description

6 years ago
I was just searching through the results that offer Firefox downloads, thus finding 

http://www.free-downloadmozila.com/

It offers a ~900kbyte big "Firefox executable", which (of course) doesn't appear to be an official one. Virustotal.com didn't detect a virus though, but that doesn't mean that it might not be malware.

Virustotal report:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/ff586755ca65555a7ab2226891aedd6fe93fbb9b0fa25fc5fb4e218e53d7a70f/analysis/1334971868/

Direct link to the executable:
http://download.domaiq.com/download.php/35/190/firefox/24/173
or http://www.free-downloadmozila.com/download2.php
(Reporter)

Updated

6 years ago
Summary: free-downloadmozila.com offering faulty Firefox installers → free-downloadmozila.com offering faulty Firefox installers that could probably contain malware
(Reporter)

Updated

6 years ago
Assignee: gerv → liz
Component: Licensing → Trademark Violations
Product: mozilla.org → Marketing
QA Contact: licensing → trademark.violations
Version: other → unspecified
(Reporter)

Comment 1

6 years ago
Ok, I ran the executable in a sandbox. No malware is offered, but it's an installer that asks the user one after another to install adware (toolbars and other crap). Of course, no Firefox is being installed from what I could see.
Summary: free-downloadmozila.com offering faulty Firefox installers that could probably contain malware → free-downloadmozila.com offering faulty Firefox installers that contain adware only
(Assignee)

Comment 2

6 years ago
Thanks Tobias. We'll try to get this site removed.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Priority: -- → P2
Whiteboard: under legal review
(Reporter)

Comment 3

6 years ago
Hello liz,

another site that does the same thing is http://www.firefoxfast.com 

--Tobbi
(Reporter)

Comment 4

6 years ago
New site:
http://www.newfirefox4.com/about-us

I am uncertain how much info you can give me on legal proceedings, but: What's the current status of this?
(Reporter)

Comment 5

5 years ago
It looks like the site doesn't exist anymore!

Marking wfm.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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