Firefox Problem

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  1. lunarman

    lunarman Funster Life Member

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    Following on from Wildmans thread about Chrome I thought I would try Firefox. However I am having a problem with it.

    I get some dialogue boxes encouraging me to do an update because "map2 are out of date for the system. The attached pictures show the dialogues. I am unhappy to run the set up as something does not feel right. I have done a clean install of firefox and run malware bytes

    Running windows 7 the messages were received when accessing MHfun
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    Any advice on how to proceed.

    Thanks

    John
     

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    May be trying g to update your graphics card driver. I would make sure your pc drivers are up to date using Windows update and your manufacturers web site and then have another look at firefox
     
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    Looking at this link or this one and the source of the setup file in your third picture it suggests that you've picked up a nasty somewhere. There isn't a lot else about it online which suggests it's probably pretty new. This page shows that not much picks it up at the moment. Perhaps try BitDefender as that is one that does think it's a nasty.
     
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    That sure is an obscure error message. Are you installing the right version for your windows and is it coming from mozilla.org?

    The xy5g Web page doesn't seem to be accessible and as NickNic says above vafdriver is odd. Sounds like it has nothing to do with Firefox unless the site you are downloading it from is compromised.
     
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    Look at the third picture. No it isn't.
     
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    Yes I downloaded from the Mozilla website.
     
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    The whois data for vafdriver.com doesn't look good. It's hidden behind a anonymous site which nothing else connected with Mozilla is. Also it has changed servers 6 times in 5 years which is slightly unusual for something connected with a company like Mozilla. If you have the slighted doubt email those screenshots to Mozilla. They will soon tell you if it's theirs.
     
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    Searching Mozilla Support it appears that Firefox sometimes identifies plug-ins as out of date. e.g. This One. map2 could be connected to Java.
     
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    My Firefox isn't asking me to update so I think you would be wise to ignore that message and run a virus check.
     
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    having loaded firefox I find it rejects my gmail log in details will the problems never end. It was supposed to have transfered my passwords and favourites from chrome, well it did the favourites and thats all.
     
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    Never had that one. I get the occasional flash viewer and silverlight viewer, that's about it.
     
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    Maybe Chrome encrypts the passwords.
     
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    The problem has been fixed(y)

    Following Nicknics' advice I asked the question of Mozilla. They confirmed that it was nothing to do with them and my PC had been infected by a nasty:(

    They gave me a number of ways to solve the problem, including running some anti malware scans.Running Malwarebytes gave the pc a clean bill of health:( They also then suggested downloading Adwcleaner, I could not beleive what that found and cleared. The problem was gone.

    It seems that these malwares had been on my PC for some time and only came to light when I downloaded Firefox. I have run Malwarebytes regularly but it never picked up anything, I will now be running adwcleaner on a regular basis as well.

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