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Mozilla Firefox and the astromenda menace


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#1 FenderStrat555

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 11:31 AM

Hello.

 

I've got two desktop computers that I use regularly for my job. One at home, and one at my work office. Both of them are windows 8.1 machines. A few weeks back, I decided to use firefox sync, to sync everything up between the two machines. In the meantime, I took my work machine in to have a new hard drive SSD put in. I got that machine back, maybe two weeks ago. While I was putting programs back on, I accidently clicked on a program that had the virus astromenda included. I ran malwarebytes and it said it got rid of it, but since then, have run it a few more times, and it still found some traces. Not only that, but since I use firefox sync, it has infected my home machine as well.

 

Everytime I run AdwCleaner, it will pick up two profile entries.. (home computer)

 

C:\Users\Family\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\uavvy8j1.default\prefs.js

 

C:\Users\Richard\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\1ra2d3jc.default\prefs.js

 

 

It will remove them, but when I reboot, they are back.

 

I use bitdefender 2014 as my main antivirus scanner, and it has a browser security feature. It will show green check marks by webpages if they are safe. What is odd, is it works fine right now with internet explorer. I can get it's toolbar up and running no problem and the green check marks are by each page using a search engine.

 

However, with Firefox, it won't show either the green check marks or let me use the toolbar. It won't show it up at the top of the page. Moving over to IE it shows the toolbar no problem.

 

I've tried to completely uninstall Firefox, uninstalled it, and the %appdata% roaming folders. I even put Mozilla in search and deleted all folders on the c drive. Then I reinstalled firefox, and it's still not working.

 

I wonder what could be locking it down? I ran adwCleaner, and JRT, even used rkill to see if it found anything and it didn't. I ran the malwarebytes rootkit finder, and it didn't find anything.

 

I guess if it can't be figured out, I'll have to forgo using Firefox and just use IE. That won't be the greatest solution though, since I enjoy using firefox.

 

Thanks!

Rick



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