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Post Posted January 22nd, 2018, 3:51 am

Hi guys 'n' gals,

Here's a goodie for you to peruse...

Affects both Firefox & Google's Chrome browsers.

> https://www.ghacks.net/2018/01/19/firef ... anagement/

Real nice of them.
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Post Posted January 22nd, 2018, 5:02 am

The Firefox add-on FF Helper Protection shows similar traits.

this was dicsussed earlier here and elsewhere:
https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/2 ... rotection/

its this type of "firefox need an (urgent) update" which locks the tab and firefox with a htaccess loop.
protected users with a decent adblocker dont have a problem to close such crap. resolved with firefox 58.
(cant find it accidentally)

in fact firefox asks before installing an extension
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/un ... l-software

the exception list (blocked) is very long here - i think that is part of the safe-list feature because i did not entered it. "allow" exceptions are for mozilla pages but i deleted them.

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Post Posted January 22nd, 2018, 9:00 pm

There are a few related ones listed for blocking at addons.mozilla.org/blocked/ and I know a few others with FF at start of name are being looked at like FF AntiVirus Check, FF Tool AdBlock. All from the same sort of "Firefox requires a manual update" scam mentioned in that malwarebytes link. You also know they are fake when they use the wrong abbreviation for Firefox ;)

Overall this new fake Firefox update scam is a bit more convincing compared to this old one https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/i-found-fake-firefox-update

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Post Posted January 24th, 2018, 2:38 am

So this is a brand new fake pop up thing, again?

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Post Posted January 24th, 2018, 5:48 am

upcoming since september 2017. nothing new in general but combining some features to loop the browser. one reason (bitminers too) i improved my blocklist in ublock (my filters)
Code: Select all
!~~~tld-lock~~~
||*.ag
||*.ag^
||*.bid
||*.bid^
||*.biz
||*.biz^
||*.click
||*.click^
||*.club
||*.club^
||*.date
||*.date^
||*.fun
||*.fun^
||*.gdn
||*.gdn^
||*.info
||*.info^
||*.loan
||*.loan^
||*.pw
||*.pw^
||*.rocks
||*.rocks^
||*.stream
||*.stream^
||*.today
||*.today^
||*.top
||*.top^
||*.us
||*.us^
||*.win
||*.win^
||*.xyz
||*.xyz^
||*.yt
||*.yt^


to read
https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/analy ... ge.986673/

firefox 58 solved the problem with locked windows with htaccess mask, but some notices that this is not solved at all.
due ublock i never got such window, some where opened with ebay pages (ads), there is no need for adware on the system.

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Post Posted January 24th, 2018, 10:03 am

Ahh, I see, thanks for explaining @ Brummelchen.

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