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Firefox Acting As A Keylogger?


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#1 sc4red123

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 02:14 PM

Yeah.. That happened about 2 weeks ago. So basically Zonealarm told me "firefox.exe is trying to monitor user activities". I can't remember much about it, but I have this Snoopfree privacy shield. It too alerted me about that Firefox is trying to monitor keyboard. I looked at the firefox location and it was the default, I also checked with Programchecker and the firefox.exe file was genuine. Well I was too idiot to press "allow" when it asked.. I remember ZA and SF alerted me only once about this thing.

I ran a spyware doctor scan after that and done every day since, and no keyloggers have been shown up. Today I became again worried because I thought it could be a keylogger and what if it was still here. I set every tab "Ask" on Zonealarm for FF. I started it and it didn't talk anything about keylogging activity, just "firefox is trying to connect internet". I've ran Security task manager and nothing suspicious.

No strange addons on FF, just these ones:
-Dr.web anti-virus link checker
-Fasterfox
-Google toolbar for windows
-Talkback
-Tixnow!

I also removed Firefox.exe from Snoopfree Privacy Shield to know if it alerts again when I open firefox. But no. Does someone have answers to this? Could it have happened because I use to play internet/browser games and it would have triggered it?

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name: ZoneAlarm Pro

Please answer I dont want to lose sleep again.


Mod Edit: Topic moved to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

Edited by TMacK, 16 November 2007 - 01:17 AM.


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#2 frankp316

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 06:40 AM

You might want to check the Zone Alarm forums to see if others are having the same problem. It seems like a false positive.




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