Modzilla Firefox- latest version. Possible loop hole for Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by chrismc20050, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. chrismc20050

    chrismc20050 Guest

    i downloaded and installed firefox because i thought it was faster than IE7.
    but when i wanted to view a video i had to install a Active X to view it. So
    i clicked Run. and as soon as i done that all hell broke lose. Anti-Virus
    software installed on my computer, then it took over my IE 7. then the
    spyware got into my Windows Directory and destroyed my Explorer.exe file.
    because after i restarted the computer. Windows kept tellin me that
    explorer.exe stopped working and must restart. it kept doing this. i could
    not use my computer as the desktop kept restarting. (Explorer.EXE)
    Microsoft reports to that its caused by a virus called RENOS.
    good advice is to stick with IE7 because then spyware cant hack into your
    windows files and damage your computer. STAY WAY FROM FIREFOX until this
    security problem is fixed. if it had off been IE7 im sure it would off
    warned me or blocked me from installing this active X control.
    it cost me £50 to get my windows reinstalled and the computer running
    smoothly again.

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    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/co...b7&dg=microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
     
    chrismc20050, Aug 6, 2007
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  2. chrismc20050

    Malke Guest

    This post just illustrates that you do not understand computer security.
    Any program is vulnerable. You chose to install something so you could
    see a video. Was it a "free viewer" from one of "those" sites, hmmm?

    You should spend a bit of time reading the information at a few of the
    following links so you understand about practicing "Safe Hex":

    Safe Hex:

    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=27971 - So How Did I Get
    Infected Anyway?
    http://www.getsafeonline.org/
    http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_Removal_and_Prevention:_Introduction
    http://www.claymania.com/safe-hex.html
    http://www.aumha.org/a/parasite.htm - The Parasite Fight
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldron/archive/2006/02/05/82584.aspx - MVP
    Harry Waldron - The Family PC - How to stay safe on the Internet
    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm - Eric Howes on
    Rogue Antispyware Programs
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/default.mspx - Protect Your PC


    Malke
     
    Malke, Aug 6, 2007
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  3. chrismc20050

    Jimmy Brush Guest

    In this case, it wouldn't have mattered what browser you were using,
    because you allowed it to install.

    IE7 on vista does protect you better than firefox from stuff that you do
    NOT allow to install, at least for now.
     
    Jimmy Brush, Aug 6, 2007
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    David Guest

    dont blame firefox--you blew it by allowing an unknown entity to install.
     
    David, Aug 6, 2007
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  5. chrismc20050

    Crazy Noddy Guest

    Firefox doesn't use ActiveX, only IE can use ActiveX. FF with noscript
    plugin would have prevented any such thing from ever happening. But you are
    correct that IE7 on Vista is more secure because it runs in protected mode,
    unlike FF.
     
    Crazy Noddy, Aug 8, 2007
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