February 24th, 2011, 11:26 PM
Jar file flashing in new tabs. Security Issue?
When i open a new tab in firefox i get something like jar:file:///C:/users/nameofthePC/AppData…(more) that will flash up then disappear.
When i googled this i came across jar files as a way to record browser info and also came across something about an invisible java app hidden from the user and able to work around security. I reinstalled firefox/virus swept and that didn't do anything.
It flashes up to fast to see the filepath.
Files have been quarantined/deleted that where downloaded recently from websites that have no content and ive never have visited the sites.
Since january 13 there has been 8 intrusion attempts rated high risk by norton all using some sort of http toolkit.
There is also a number of inbound tcp connections blocked- status detected, severity: info.
If i'm mabe a little paranoid blame wired's recent article about hackers.
Thanks in advance for any insight.
February 25th, 2011, 02:32 PM
Sounds like your computer is infected. Try using more scanners like malwarebytes and spybot and online virus checkers.
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