Angels have the Phone Box
IDK what to think MM. FF was working fine first thing this morning, then the toaster popped up (again) telling me v49 should be installed. I had TF, gmail, gmx mail and yahoo mail open. Decided I would update before I got into my work mode, and that's when all hell broke loose. Once FF restarted, everything was crazy like I've only seen with bad infections. Pages were freezing, scripting errors, nothing would download, the box would flash repeatedly while trying to download something, the whole browser would freeze constantly....exactly like severe infestations and worms. I couldn't even export my bookmarks - had to do it outside FF. Updating to v50 didn't help, reverting to v48 didn't help. I had to nuke the whole thing completely, clear it out of the computer, and reinstall clean.
Thing is, aside from the 26 reg entries found by ADWCleaner (which may be FPs), nothing has shown up - not on ESET or MBAM or Sophos or SAS or my eval of FRST - nothing! I am stumped. Those reg entries point to a trojan from back in the XP W2K days. No other computer in the house is on, so there can't be any contamination from them either. I just don't understand. Wish I could nail this thing, so I'd know what the heck was going on.