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I was on imageshack.us and suddely firefox closed itself and the java logo popped up. I don't think I clicked on anything. Now this popped up. What happened?
    
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Erm, that program is a virus, Firefox isn't.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/viru...tispyware-2011
    
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Firefox may have been infected/hijacked, but that popup is blatant malware.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrLinky View Post
Firefox may have been infected/hijacked, but that popup is blatant malware.
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If you were gullible enough to think that the popup was legit, then you definitely caught something during your surfing time.
    
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The pop-up is a Rogue Antivirus program. End the firefox process and restart your computer. Then run a full scan with Malwarebytes. If the log is clean and you don't get any further pop-ups, you're likely fine.
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Haha I knew that pop up was a virus. I didn't click on it. Should malwarebytes do the trick then?
    
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Win7 Anti Spyware is a fake program. Time to run your Malwarebytes
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Haha I knew that pop up was a virus. I didn't click on it. Should malwarebytes do the trick then?
Yeah it should. The majority of these rogues require you to download them and install, so most likely you are safe. Some of them though do what's called drive-by downloads and install themselves automatically, so you should run MBAM to be sure.
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I don't even get pop ups like this on my pc, maybe you should install an ad blocker.
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