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    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.
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    Sounds like your computer is infected. Try using more scanners like malwarebytes and spybot and online virus checkers.
    Doug G
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