Firefox "blip"

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by Pfipps, Jan 1, 2008.

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  1. Pfipps

    Pfipps Registered Member

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    I was surfing a website and then went back to my yahoo homepage. In the upper right hand corner of the browser screen, I saw a black box roughly this size:

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    I have no idea what it is. I did a search and found hits for "favicon hijacks," but I am running noscript in the browser. I am still not sure what's happening.
     
  2. Pfipps

    Pfipps Registered Member

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    Anyone? I am afraid to do any "mission critical" stuff right now.
     
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    What site are you visiting? Maybe a screen print will help.
     
  4. Pfipps

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    I was visiting the "real clear politics" website and the Des Moines Register website with NoScript in Firefox 2.0.0.11, and then I went to my Yahoo homepage. I can't reproduce it - it just appeared for about 5 seconds and went away.
     
  5. Pfipps

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    If I got infected with malware, I know it would have gotten past both the Comodo HIPS and AVIRA, so I ran a-squared. It found two files (HP Games) otto.exe and Lemonade2.exe infected with Backdoor.Win32.Wootbot.gen and Backdoor.Win32.Rbot.aeu respectively.

    However, it is most likely a false positive because virustotal came up as completely clean for the first file, but Previx came up as "Heuristic: Suspicious File With Outbound Communications" but the Prevx website says it has no unsafe "tendencies."
     
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