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new quirk - Mozilla nailed

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report: 6-29-04

4 new items on 2 different computers, shareing a DSL modem & router

 

Both running win 98se

Both w/updates for IE6 & 98se

both use Mozilla 1.6 as browser

 

System A:

Infected with CWS.control.3 & ASX3TEST.exe

found by CWSshredder v1.59.1

said it cleaned, but had to restore from a backup copy of my registery.

Symptoms: took my network card offline.

buggered up NERO CD burning

 

System B:

Infected with CWS.JKsearch & CWS.smartsearch.2

found by CWSshredder v1.59.1 & Cleaned OK

Symptoms: made Mozilla 1.6 crash at odd times

 

 

System A could have been infected with a mis-typed site, was

trying for symantec.com to look up a virus for somebody.

 

System B IE was not used for the past 2 weeks, ONLY Mozilla 1.6

 

Post CWS shredder visrus scan w/NAV 6-25-04 def found no Viri.

 

Is something now able to hijack Mozilla ?

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You can't hijack Mozilla. However, if this is an old version, you'd be able to see .xpis from known CWS manufacturers pop up. Go to about:config and turn XPI.Install off to stop these.

 

Mozilla is immune to hijackers. It is that simple.

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