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Windows 7: Mozilla launches Firefox 4

25 Mar 2011   #171
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boogieboy View Post
Any Bugs, Crashes so far?
Occasionally crashes my Geforce 210 drivers, but it's very rare (like once a week maybe?) To be honest though, I suspect that's because I'm choosing to use old drivers.


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25 Mar 2011   #172
Snowdog

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boogieboy View Post
Any Bugs, Crashes so far?

No crashes yet and FF4 has probably been open on my machine 10+ hours/day since release.

These days when someone reports something crashing all over the place, it is is more likely their computer that is the problem.
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25 Mar 2011   #173
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

When I awoke and came to the computer a bit ago, I was greeted by a firewall dialog asking whether to allow a process named mpsigstub.exe. Somewhat thoughtlessly, I let it. Wondering if I should have done so, I Googled it, and found that it is some kind of updater associated with Windows Defender, but since I had never seen that before, I continued looking and found that it is sometimes malware.

This caused me to run Malwarebytes (which found nothing to squawk about) and SpyBot (which quickly listed a registry key belonging to MTC.MakeMeSearch.com). SpyBot listed that as a browser hyjacker. Further reading, this seemed to be related to a search toolbar. Searching my computer, I found an installed program in the root of Program Files (x86), which was named search toolbar. I uninstalled this, but the fact that it's folder was dated 3-21-2011, and the firewall dialogs that I had to clear, listed Firefox as it's target, and that Firefox was the only program of this type that I had installed in that time frame, makes me believe that Firefox installed it.

I had opted for the custom install of Firefox, as I always do with any program that I can, and I always opt out of anything of this kind, if given a choice. Therefore I either wasn't given the choice, or Firefox ignored me and installed it anyway. I'm now curious if anyone else has found this problem, or if it is just me?
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25 Mar 2011   #174
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Nope.
I did a full scan with Malwarebytes before yesterday. Result: "clean".
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25 Mar 2011   #175
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
When I awoke and came to the computer a bit ago, I was greeted by a firewall dialog asking whether to allow a process named mpsigstub.exe. Somewhat thoughtlessly, I let it. Wondering if I should have done so, I Googled it, and found that it is some kind of updater associated with Windows Defender, but since I had never seen that before, I continued looking and found that it is sometimes malware.

This caused me to run Malwarebytes (which found nothing to squawk about) and SpyBot (which quickly listed a registry key belonging to MTC.MakeMeSearch.com). SpyBot listed that as a browser hyjacker. Further reading, this seemed to be related to a search toolbar. Searching my computer, I found an installed program in the root of Program Files (x86), which was named search toolbar. I uninstalled this, but the fact that it's folder was dated 3-21-2011, and the firewall dialogs that I had to clear, listed Firefox as it's target, and that Firefox was the only program of this type that I had installed in that time frame, makes me believe that Firefox installed it.

I had opted for the custom install of Firefox, as I always do with any program that I can, and I always opt out of anything of this kind, if given a choice. Therefore I either wasn't given the choice, or Firefox ignored me and installed it anyway. I'm now curious if anyone else has found this problem, or if it is just me?
I did not opt for the custom install, but as of yet nothing popped up. SO now I am running full scans with Superantispyware and MSE, and running a Hitman Pro scan too.....so we'll see what happens.

Edit:Hitman turned up only one tracking cookie. Other scans are ongoing....
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25 Mar 2011   #176
Snowdog

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

No Malware here. Seriously though, do you really think Mozilla is going to stoop that low. You probably picked it up on something you forgot about.
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25 Mar 2011   #177
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
When I awoke and came to the computer a bit ago, I was greeted by a firewall dialog asking whether to allow a process named mpsigstub.exe. Somewhat thoughtlessly, I let it. Wondering if I should have done so, I Googled it, and found that it is some kind of updater associated with Windows Defender, but since I had never seen that before, I continued looking and found that it is sometimes malware.

This caused me to run Malwarebytes (which found nothing to squawk about) and SpyBot (which quickly listed a registry key belonging to MTC.MakeMeSearch.com). SpyBot listed that as a browser hyjacker. Further reading, this seemed to be related to a search toolbar. Searching my computer, I found an installed program in the root of Program Files (x86), which was named search toolbar. I uninstalled this, but the fact that it's folder was dated 3-21-2011, and the firewall dialogs that I had to clear, listed Firefox as it's target, and that Firefox was the only program of this type that I had installed in that time frame, makes me believe that Firefox installed it.

I had opted for the custom install of Firefox, as I always do with any program that I can, and I always opt out of anything of this kind, if given a choice. Therefore I either wasn't given the choice, or Firefox ignored me and installed it anyway. I'm now curious if anyone else has found this problem, or if it is just me?

I have not seen this issue.
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25 Mar 2011   #178
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Use noscript with firefox, it will prevent anything being injected without your permission.
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25 Mar 2011   #179
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

I've never, ever, seen or had this happen with the Firefox install, you must have picked it up somewhere else or don't have noscript installed (As Magus said.)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
When I awoke and came to the computer a bit ago, I was greeted by a firewall dialog asking whether to allow a process named mpsigstub.exe. Somewhat thoughtlessly, I let it. Wondering if I should have done so, I Googled it, and found that it is some kind of updater associated with Windows Defender, but since I had never seen that before, I continued looking and found that it is sometimes malware.

This caused me to run Malwarebytes (which found nothing to squawk about) and SpyBot (which quickly listed a registry key belonging to MTC.MakeMeSearch.com). SpyBot listed that as a browser hyjacker. Further reading, this seemed to be related to a search toolbar. Searching my computer, I found an installed program in the root of Program Files (x86), which was named search toolbar. I uninstalled this, but the fact that it's folder was dated 3-21-2011, and the firewall dialogs that I had to clear, listed Firefox as it's target, and that Firefox was the only program of this type that I had installed in that time frame, makes me believe that Firefox installed it.

I had opted for the custom install of Firefox, as I always do with any program that I can, and I always opt out of anything of this kind, if given a choice. Therefore I either wasn't given the choice, or Firefox ignored me and installed it anyway. I'm now curious if anyone else has found this problem, or if it is just me?
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25 Mar 2011   #180
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wallonn7 View Post
Nope.
I did a full scan with Malwarebytes before yesterday. Result: "clean".
As I said, Malwarebytes didn't find anything on my computer either...SpyBot did. However, you probably don't need to run that, just check in Program Files (x86) for a folder named Search Toolbar, and also in Programs and Features for the same. If not in either place, then no program is going to detect it.
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