Zone Alarm popup says:
Firefox is trying to communicate with Explorer.exe by opening its process."
I use W7 and Firefox 56.0. I'm the ONLY user, with administrative privileges, but someone ELSE has access to administrative privileges, so I have to reset my PC to a Public rather than Home or Work group every time I boot up. I don't have any kind of wireless device, but lots of roaming is done on my PC. So you've got the message that I'm rather fully infected.
I see no reason to allow this warning from Zone Alarm.
My decision can be made permanent. I choose deny, permanently, but it comes back incessantly. Proof of its nefarious nature.
Firefox seems, otherwise, to function normally. Just slow. I have to decide on that action when I open a link or new tab, and it does nothing until I click accept or deny. But after denying it, things load properly anyway.
This same thing happens when I use Wise Care 365, a disk cleaner, but it only pops up 4 times, no more. It never used to do that, either.
What legitimate reason can Firefox and the scanner have for needing to open the Explorer.exe process? When they never did before.
I have never had this popup before, and I'm sure it is malware, because it does NOT remember my decision and keeps coming back. Constantly.
But I've got to ask - is there any reason Firefox has to open the Explorer.exe process? If so, why does a legitimate action become "suspicious behavior?"
A program I've used a long time shouldn't suddenly need to open Explorer.exe.
Is there a way to track down the source of these popups to the program that is making the requests?
Also, how can I block ALL wireless or other external devices from getting into my PC? I want NONE of them.