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#1 todopeyforwords


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Posted 31 July 2011 - 10:17 PM

i totally think google have hijacked my firefox browser.
i have already tried to uninstall it, been to the mozilla site and got the lastest version.
got all of the paranoid add ons to restrict as much traffic as possible.
so what was there that is now missing, PRIVATE BROWSING is missing from tools tab,
funny thing is stop private browsing is still there.but is grey and cant be clicked.
if i didn't know better, i would say i have been completely mirror sited.
and that microsoft movie maker, is taking screen shots.
because there is a little multi coloured extension on the bottom of the google chrome, browser.

oh yeah and i found thish when i had a moment of getting two of every thing.

Could not read chrome manifest file 'C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}\chrome.manifest'.

[ABE WAN] Detected WAN IP

Error: Components.classes['@mozilla.org/extensions/manager;1'] is undefined
Source File: chrome://jqs/content/overlay.js
Line: 9

Warning: XUL box for _moz_generated_content_after element contained an inline #text child, forcing all its children to be wrapped in a block.
Source File: chrome://browser/content/browser.xul
Line: 0

Error: gBrowser.addProgressListener was called with a second argument, which is not supported. See bug 608628.
Source File: chrome://browser/content/tabbrowser.xml
Line: 1840
Error: uncaught exception: [Exception... "The object could not be cloned." code: "25" nsresult: "0x80530019 (NS_ERROR_DOM_DATA_CLONE_ERR)" location: "chrome://ghostery/content/ghostery.js Line: 493"]
Error: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80004001 (NS_ERROR_NOT_IMPLEMENTED) [nsIRequest.name]" nsresult: "0x80004001 (NS_ERROR_NOT_IMPLEMENTED)" location: "JS frame :: resource://privacychoice/TrackerScan.jsm :: <TOP_LEVEL> :: line 106" data: no]
Source File: resource://privacychoice/TrackerScan.jsm
Line: 106

any one know what it means. whos hacked. me nsa, fbi, sorti, mi5, google,the carebears.
how can i turn on the tab for private browsing in fire fox. 5

Edited by Budapest, 31 July 2011 - 10:20 PM.
Moved from XP ~Budapest

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#2 Elwood_R


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Posted 31 July 2011 - 10:37 PM

Do the problems persist if you start Firefox in Mozilla's safe mode as described here:

Safe Mode - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:03 AM

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Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop.

* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.


Please download MiniToolBox and run it.

Checkmark following boxes:
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size
Click Go and post the result.


Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/malwarebytes-anti-malware/ to your desktop.

* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When completed, a log will open in Notepad.
* Post the log back here.

Be sure to restart the computer.

The log can also be found here:
C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt
Or at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt


Please download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:
  • Main Mirror
    This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)
  • Zipped Mirror
    This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.
  • Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.
  • Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.
  • Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.
  • Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.

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  • GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)
  • If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.
  • Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.
  • When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.
  • Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.
  • Exit GMER and be sure to re-enable your anti-virus, Firewall and any other security programs you had disabled.

IMPORTANT! If for some reason GMER refuses to run, try again.
If it still fails, try to UN-check "Devices" in right pane.
If still no joy, try to run it from Safe Mode.

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#4 todopeyforwords

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 06:30 PM

i would totally like to thank the guys or possibly gals that have replied sofar.
cheers i have down loaded the stuff. as we type(speak)!
the malware bytes is downloaded. and is / has done all that you said it would.
well i think i have found the source to all or some of my woes,
i will be contacting you guys directly as i really dont want to post to much of my system internals. on an open source web page. ;)
i have found a file on my E: drive that even with the malware bytes tool file assasin, wont delete it.
i have accessd the files there are 9 of them, in side a main and each file is empty,
so i have gone to properties and un hidden them, and they reveal an ini file.
with no ext, if you click the properties and keep clicking till you change its attributes.
not read only and not hidden. and then imediatly hit kill file. with in milliseconds it has replaced itself with another number.
re-established its attributes. cpoied itself out of a recycle bun, which incidently i did not put there either.!
so is this the virus that is screwint my system. or just a malicious bit of self replicating spyware.
i have the disk file name but am reluctant to post it as it might launch itself here. or some thing else that is nasty.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 06:44 PM

23:32:27 bob dole IP-BLOCK (Type: incoming)
23:51:09 bob dole IP-BLOCK (Type: incoming)

these two sites were blocked by maleware bytes as potentially harmful.
specifically when i started to try to delete the above metioned file found on E: drive.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 07:59 PM

Go ahead with all prescribed steps.

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