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    • ftmuser
    • By ftmuser 2nd Dec 17, 3:08 PM
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    Mozilla Firefox problem
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 3:08 PM
    Mozilla Firefox problem 2nd Dec 17 at 3:08 PM




    Please can anyone help, I cannot close Mozilla Firefox


    I tried to view series one of Peaky Blinders and it blocked me with Ė


    www.moz-alerts.com


    Firefox prevented this site from asking you to install software on your computer.


    Allow / Donít Allow I pressed donít Allow and it will not let me out of it Other info


    Confirm


    To continue you must perform a manual update


    Info further down reads - Click on Allow


    This site would like to install an add on in Firefox Antivirus for Firefox with a red hand pointing at Allow


    Normally Firefox blocks the installation of new plugins. Proceed as follows


    Firefox


    Firefox requires a manual update this update is required to ensure that you are protected on the internet





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    • were
    • By were 2nd Dec 17, 3:42 PM
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    were
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 3:42 PM
    • #2
    • 2nd Dec 17, 3:42 PM
    without viewing the source page, probably a media player addon?
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 2nd Dec 17, 4:18 PM
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    • #3
    • 2nd Dec 17, 4:18 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 4:18 PM
    Do not go there , I would run malwarebytes and adwcleaner https://www.malwarebytes.com/ https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner
    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 2nd Dec 17, 5:32 PM
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    • #4
    • 2nd Dec 17, 5:32 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 5:32 PM
    CTRL Alt Delete together to open Task Manager and end all the firefox sessions.

    I guess this was a 'dodgy' streaming site? I'd never click on anything that pops up on this type of site. Occasional 'lock ups' seem to be the trade off for watching streamed stuff 'illegally' !
    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 2nd Dec 17, 9:11 PM
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    • #5
    • 2nd Dec 17, 9:11 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 9:11 PM
    The only way you could legally watch such a BBC programme, would be by using BBC iPlayer, from the BBC website. Was that what you were using?
    There may be more than one way to skin a cat.
    But the result is always inedible.

    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 3rd Dec 17, 1:40 AM
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    • #6
    • 3rd Dec 17, 1:40 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 1:40 AM
    The only way you could legally watch such a BBC programme, would be by using BBC iPlayer, from the BBC website. Was that what you were using?
    Originally posted by Robisere
    I think itís on iTunes as well.
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
    • badmemory
    • By badmemory 3rd Dec 17, 4:19 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 4:19 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 4:19 AM
    Speaking from a position of total ignorance here (my son tells me what to update & when - known to all outsiders as my IT advisor). But wasn't there a big Firefox update just over a week ago which had a big problem with no script. Could this be causing the issues. Please remember I did plead ignorance!!
    • marty2be2000
    • By marty2be2000 3rd Dec 17, 10:18 AM
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    • #8
    • 3rd Dec 17, 10:18 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 10:18 AM
    moz-alerts.com looks like a malicious site, its only been registered a week

    Domain:moz-alerts.com
    Registrar:Internet Domain Service BS Corp
    Registration Date:2017-11-25
    Expiration Date:2018-11-25
    Updated Date:2017-11-25
    Status:clientTransferProhibited
    Name Servers:ns-canada.topdns.com
    ns-uk.topdns.com
    ns-usa.topdns.com

    and the owners are masking everything out behind a privacy gateway, all the signs of a dodgy site.

    Trying to understand why a DNS lookup gives a loopback to yourself of 127.0.0.1
    Last edited by marty2be2000; 03-12-2017 at 10:23 AM.
    • Gillor
    • By Gillor 3rd Dec 17, 5:04 PM
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    • #9
    • 3rd Dec 17, 5:04 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 5:04 PM
    moz-alerts.com looks like a malicious site, its only been registered a week...
    Originally posted by marty2be2000
    www. moz-alerts.com is certainly a suspect site.

    Its serving IP address appears to be 46.19.136.186

    This IP address has so far been reported twenty times to AbuseIPDB as being engaged in abusive activity, ranging from fake Firefox scams and attempted installation of Firefox extensions to the delivery of ransomware.

    Trying to understand why a DNS lookup gives a loopback to yourself of 127.0.0.1
    Originally posted by marty2be2000
    Me too, although 127.0.0.1 can be used by malware to modify the hosts file to stop users from contacting genuine anti-malware security sites following infection.
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