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#1 badb0y

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:45

Hey guys,

I downloaded some file from internet and executed it... (big mistake)

Now i am facing an annoying problem. When ever i open a .HTML file from my computer, the Firefox opens some sites itself (cam sites, ebook sites etc.) I scanned with Malwarebytes it didnt helped.

Another thing is that, this only happens with FireFox. I reset it, re-installed it, deleted my profile it didnt helped.
.HTML files open well in chrome and Internet Explorer.

I am using Windows 8, FireFox Nightly.

Please Help

Thank you.


#2 Pc_Madness

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:56

Perhaps its a stupid question, but whats your Homepage set to in Firefox?

#3 OP badb0y

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:02

no. the homepage is blank. but whenever i open some .html files saved on my hdd, it also open some other sites.. and redirects to somewhere else...

#4 Jason Stillion

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:09

Try defaulting firefox.
http://support.mozil...x-most-problems
(Scroll down to see instructions towards bottom of the page).

#5 OP badb0y

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:11

tried it already!

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:15

have you tried uninstalling FF then opening the files with it uninstalled?
<edit, nevermind, just read op, says you did>

#7 Jason Stillion

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:16

tried it already!


Deleted and add-on and extensions?

If so, wondering of Windows Host File / DNS / DHCP settings been altered?

#8 OP badb0y

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:24

okay heres another thing i just found..

for example, if the file name is "This is My Page.html" and if i open it in firefox, 4 tabs will open and it will look for This, is, my, page as sites in each tab...

I checked hosts file, nothing there. how to check DNS/ DHCP setting?

thanks

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:00

do a windows key + R then type firefox /p and create a new profile and use that and see if your issues go away. If they do then just export your favorites and go back to firefox / p and nuke your old profile.

#10 OP badb0y

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 13:31

do a windows key + R then type firefox /p and create a new profile and use that and see if your issues go away. If they do then just export your favorites and go back to firefox / p and nuke your old profile.


didnt helped

#11 AdamLC

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 13:42

I assume you checked to see if any extensions are there that shouldn't be?

Is firefox the only browser doing it?

#12 Hum

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 13:51

Do you use System Restore -- is it turned on ?

You can try going back a few days before problems began.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 13:57

""This is My Page.html" and if i open it in firefox, 4 tabs will open and it will look for This, is, my, page as sites in each tab..."

So if your page was called one.html what happens

It opens up a second tab searching for site called one?

That doesn't sound like any sort of virus or malware - sounds like some sort of addon or something. Can you post a screen shot of this??

So when I open a html file in firefox it looks like this, only the 1 tab and address of the file I opened.. What does what your saying happen look like - post a screenshot!

openhtmfileinff.png

#14 Detection

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 14:05

If you downloaded a file and executed it, the problem is probably not with firefox, the problem is likely you have a virus

empty all temp folders, disable msconfig startup items, check registry run entries, reset IE, Run scans with > Spybot, Avast Boot time scan, malwarebytes, Hijack This

Also check the hosts file doesn't have a load of redirect entries

#15 OP badb0y

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 14:25

So i opened a file "Funny 3 Words.htm" and this is i got :

in tab 1: file:///D:/Zzz/Funny
tab 2: http://www.****.com/Funny
tab 3: http://3/
tab 4:http://words.htm/

it starts searching for the each words of the file name and then sometimes redirects.

some times one tab redirects to some specific site ebook site or cam site.

I ran scan with comodo 2013, bitdefender 2013, malwarebytes and they found nothing. I cleaned registry, checked startup, hosts files, all seem good.


Unfortunately i have no restore points. And this happens with only FireFox. There are NO addons installed and no extra plugins



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