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Firefox Extension virus!!!


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#1 phantomile

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 03:00 PM

So having two browsers is great and all, that being chrome and firefox, and often using chrome i forget certain things on firefox like how insecure it seems to be! It seems that I have found an extension that acts as a virus of some sort. It's called "Relevant Knowledge". Like any self respecting virus you cant just "get rid" of it quite easily as I have found and it wont let me uninstall it from the firefox browser but I can disable it. However using avast I was able to find it, the virus locates itself in the program files folder and is easy to find, but I could not delete some of the components all of the way, even when using avast to locate and delete some of the components. I am not really sure what this thing is capable of doing but I know of leaving things around for to long when they seems "harmless" and next thing you know you have a brick for a hard drive. So basically after this anecdote, how do I delete it?

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 03:29 PM

Taken from another thread, same subject, by a member here:

"The surest way is to post an DDSog and have them be certain there is nothing left.
as this malwrae has backdoor capabilities.
We need a deeper look. Please go here....
Preparation Guide and execute Steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in Step 9, which is Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html

If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on."

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