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Windows 7: Firefox 3.6.12 highjacked


16 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Firefox 3.6.12 highjacked

I'm running Windows 7 Pro. My copy of Firefox 3.6.12 has been highjacked with a redirection virus. Tried Malware remover, but it didn't find it. Anyone have a solution? Thanks.


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16 Jan 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Run a full scan with Malwarebytes, or, do a system restore to a point before you were infected...
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16 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Which malware remover did you try? Malwarebytes' has always done well for me, MSE I haven't used enough to really give a good enough opinion of. Also, you might want to try a scan in Safe Mode as well. Make sure you update your malware definitions before booting into Safe Mode, or boot in to Safe Mode with Networking.
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16 Jan 2011   #4

windows 7 32 ult
 
 

instead of using only 1 scane engine use instead many engine but in one 1 product,
and that will 100% help you, and the software is Hitman Pro,
good luck
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16 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Run a full scan with Malwarebytes, or, do a system restore to a point before you were infected...
... And update Firefox to 3.6.13!
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16 Jan 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Please download GooredFix from one of the locations below and save it to your Desktop
Mirror #1 http://jpshortstuff.247fixes.com/GooredFix.exe
Mirror #2 http://downloads.securitycadets.com/GooredFix.exe
  • Ensure all Firefox windows are closed.
  • To run the tool, double-click it (XP), or right-click and select Run As Administrator (Vista and Windows7).
  • When prompted to run the scan, click Yes.
  • GooredFix will check for infections, and then a log will appear. Please post the contents of that log in your next reply (it can also be found on your desktop, called GooredFix.txt).


Will run in X64 with FF running in 32bit
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16 Jan 2011   #7

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You might want to consider adding NoScript to your Firefox. This won't stop everything, but when you go to a web page, most of the scripts will be disabled and require your permission to run. That will stop most of the "fly by" exploits hidden on pages.
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16 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Been trying out the new IE8. Man, what a terrible browser.
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17 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jacatone View Post
Been trying out the new IE8. Man, what a terrible browser.
Did you ever figure out why Firefox was redirecting? Just curious, as I've cleaned numerous PCs in the past month with redirection malware/viruses. Most of them seemed to be from Java exploits. If you do use Firefox, I would definitely agree with Borg and Joules and use NoScript with it.
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