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[solved] S3.amazonaws virus?

Started by mikep, September 07, 2018, 10:39:28 PM

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mikep

I was searching in Firefox for a legitimate copy/stream of the film 'Mahogany', and suddenly S3.amazonaws is my new best friend/browser hijacker.

It's asking me to install an "important Firefox update". Obviously it's scumware. I daren't click 'Don't allow',so I have no option but to shut down Firefox (I'm typing this in Chrome). When I re-open FF it's still there, surprise surprise.

Any ideas folks?

I'm running Xubuntu.

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mikep

I'm thinking uninstall FF then re-install it...
ASUS ROG Strix B450-F Gaming ATX Motherboard, AMD Socket AM4, Ryzen 3000 Ready
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz C16 Memory Kit - Black
Kingston 250GB NV1 NVMe PCIe SSD

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most...


SeZo

You could just rename the .mozilla folder to get a fresh start
Close Firefox then:
mv ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla-back
this will rename the folder and give you chance to start again

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

uninstalling/reinstalling FF won't help because that won't clear the profile directory.

Just do as SeZo suggests, with FF closed rename (or delete) the ~/.mozilla directory .. then when you start FF it will be back to defaults.
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
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mikep

Thanks both,

However, I don't think I need to do anything. I reopened FF and while it was still loading I closed the tab with s3.amazonaws in it. Now it seems back to normal. Not the most aggressive browser hijacker!

Thanks for the help.

M
ASUS ROG Strix B450-F Gaming ATX Motherboard, AMD Socket AM4, Ryzen 3000 Ready
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz C16 Memory Kit - Black
Kingston 250GB NV1 NVMe PCIe SSD

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most...