Could you please post your firewall and d+ configuration at the time this pop-up showed up? Though I haven’t used Comodo firewall in a while, as i recall, anything above clean pc mode will produce this alert, although I believe Safe mode now should recognize firefox.
EDIT: Oh and firefox add-ons, too, if you have any.
As I see it, it’s probably an issue on the firewall/d+ rules. I suggest that this thread be moved to CIS help forum section. At this point, all I can suggest with regard to this issue is that you take the following precautions:
1.) Check the location of the firefox.exe. It should be in C:\Program Files\Mozilla. Any other place outside the directory is a potential risk. I recommend checking the shortcut path to make sure no other program piggybacks.
2.) Scan it with a malware scanner. I recommend Dr. Web Free Scanner (although I have had certain issues downloading this a month ago) and the usuals: Hitman Pro and Malwarebytes.
3.) If it turns up clean, then you’re gonna have to check the firewall/d+ rules. At this point in time, referring to the forums for further help would be a great idea.
1st, manmoon, it is always beneficial to post more info about your system rather then find out “several posts later” that you are running x64 platform
As for the location of Fox & comments by spainach_12… I simply do not get that
You can have the default location as in your case (C:\Program Files(x86)\Mozilla) for x64
the default location (C:\Program Files\Mozilla) for x86 system
At the same time you can install betas/night builds/portable versions in different locations of the same system & that will not interfere with your current stable version residing within the default folder. Run whichever version you want whenever you want
By the looks of it, it’s a problem with the rules. The location is safe.
Oh, regarding the location? It’s just to find out if the firefox that was launched was indeed the browser and not malware that named itself firefox.exe. I had one about 5 mos. ago that pretended to be chrome. It named itself chrome.exe and launched the browser, but it’s really a spyware that launches the browser as part of its code. I found out about it when I was wondering why Chrome was taking an unusually long time to launch itself and Windows firewall alerting me of it when I’ve already made rules for it. Thought it was a bug until I checked the shortcut and saw another chrome in a different folder (found in the C:\Users\Application Data\ and C:\Users\Local Settings). Ran it in BSA and found out it was malware. I thought maybe a variant for firefox also exists.
maybe i should have given more info i didn’t realize it
i don’t know to be honest if i have a x64 or what, it’s windows 7,
i also don’t know which folder firefox should be in or what x86 is, i’m very sorry and i have to say i’m pretty confused i’m not claiming anything that you should “not get” i’m just saying where i found the firefox
x notifier changed from webmail notifier itself the other day, i was worried about it but it also changed on my other pc (xp) and on 2 other peoples pc’s as well and i read it had changed and was ok, i didn’t think it was a problem
like i said before i’m just running normal firefox no special builds just the addons i said
i just need some help with this thing tbh if i understood/knew it all i wouldn’t need to ask
That’s alright. No one’s claiming anything. To see if it’s x86 or x64 just right click on the My Computer icon and select properties. You should see by the bottom of the window that appears if it’s x86 or x64.