Firefox hit by malware

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#1

Firefox users have been targeted by a new type of malicious software. The malware, which has been identified by security researchers at BitDefender, collects passwords for banking sites and has been dubbed “Trojan.PWS.ChromeInject.A

Link: http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?newsID=108064&pagtype=all

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#2

Interesting that they call it “chromeinject” :slight_smile:


#3

Isn’t Chrome something of google browser?? Plus I don’t use Grease monkey so I doubt I have much to worry about.


#4

Google wrote “chrome”.
Mozilla wrote “firefox”.

Grease monkey is a legitimate plugin that has a set of scripts that do handy things.

The virus installs itself as a plugin with the name “grease monkey”.

You don’t need to install the grease monkey plugin to get the grease monkey virus :wink:


#5

err Chrome is the files that firefox stores it’s data in, Take a peek in your firefox program folder and in the hidden folder in appdata. So it has nothing to do with google chrome.