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Offline kitmubet

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Exploit Detected on Firefox FP?
« on: January 14, 2022, 05:47:44 PM »
While i was browsing suddenly an Exploit Detected popup (sadly i wasnt able to do a screenshot, and cant find any thing in notification or shield logs)
I pressed scan my pc button then avast trayIcon disappeared,
oppening avast doesnt work the trayicon will just appear for a few second then disappear again,
i did some scan no detection (malwarbytes, emisoft emergency kit, tdsskiller),

after a restart everything is okay 
i also tried going back to the firefox session and nothing is detected (if curious i was browsing gimp and libgdx )


avast free version 21.11.2500 (build 21.11.6809.528)
virus def 220114-2
firefox version 96.0

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Re: Exploit Detected on Firefox FP?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2022, 10:05:28 PM »
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That wont help, those malware experts that could read those logs dont frequent the forum anymore

Try Malwarebytes forum


Offline kitmubet

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Re: Exploit Detected on Firefox FP?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2022, 08:31:34 AM »
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That wont help, those malware experts that could read those logs dont frequent the forum anymore

Try Malwarebytes forum

ok Any other logs or things i can do ??

just to clarify that its avast that detected it

so far everything seems ok no detection,
haven't noticed anything suspicious  ( also updated to latest stable firefox)

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Re: Exploit Detected on Firefox FP?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2022, 01:54:22 PM »
You could follow the instructions here, and/or install a good pop-up blocker.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware
MB-forum & geekstogo is your next stop of call.

Like Pondus says, it is a pity almost all qualified malware removers have left here at forum.avast.com.

For cold recon 3rd party website security analysis and website error-hunter I am one of the last Mohikans.

Thanks to avast offering me a platform here.

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Offline kitmubet

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Re: Exploit Detected on Firefox FP?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2022, 03:53:30 PM »
i have recently started a thread in mbam

here is the link hxxps://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/282796-avast-exploit-detected-on-firefox/

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just after posting this reply i saw there already a reply and some instruction on the thread in mbam
« Last Edit: January 16, 2022, 03:55:46 PM by kitmubet »

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Re: Exploit Detected on Firefox FP?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2022, 04:37:34 PM »
Hi kitmubet,

Thanks for the feed-back and for reporting back on this. This may help other folks that are being confronted to similar issues. Very responsible behaviour of you to post this heads-up. That is the right attitude.  ;)

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Offline kitmubet

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Re: Exploit Detected on Firefox FP?
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 09:47:49 AM »
just to update

nothing else was found, so whatever it was avast have already remove/block it  :)