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    Firefox.exe

    I got hit with this a couple of months ago, http://kb.mozillazine.org/Firefox.exe_always_open very nasty couldn't clear it and eventually did a clean install of XP. Using windows firewall at the time - lets it through outward to phone home or whatever....changed to Zone alarm - warned me (after uninstalling firefox browser) but as it uses the firefox name maybe it would have let it through also. I discovered it was running by looking in task manager processes after having suspicions that the computer was showing too much activity when it should have been idle. I suppose you can never rest easy nowadays.

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    Re: Firefox.exe

    Thanks for posting the heads up. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> This is not a new trojan (I found references to it back as far as '99) and appears to be a variant of the Poison Ivy Trojan.

    For future reference, the best solution to things like this is to get a copy of HijackThis. I posted a link to the program and a tutorial for it's use a while back here. If your system is infected you should disconnect it from the internet and use a different computer to DL HijackThis and any of the tools they tell you you will need once they read the log you post to their site.
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    Re: Firefox.exe

    Sounds evil! <img src=/S/flee.gif border=0 alt=flee width=25 height=25>

    Lucky I use Avira AntiVir, the fist freebie to cover this nasty, second only to the commercial NOD32.
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