Something bad is happening. Sped up, multiple instances of programs..

  1. Posts : 149
    Windows 10 64 bit Pro

    Something bad is happening. Sped up, multiple instances of programs..

    I think I'm infected with something but not sure what it is. Started yesterday when I set up Firefox 64bit. I've been running Firefox 32bit but knew about the 64bit. Shortly after that I was on Facebook and kept getting a notice that I didn't have permission to use the emoticons. After that all sorts of stuff started happening. Tabs opening up by themselves, running like a CCleaner opens up like 40 instances of the program so I can't even get to a program to see what's going on. I guess I need some on line checker if there is a freebie out there I can make use of.


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  2. Posts : 27,668
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1

    Hi RAMWolff

    Might I suggest you boot to safe mode, uninstall Firefox64 and see what happens.

    If this doesn't undo strangeness you could also boot to safe mode, install malwarebytes from a USB key and scan. In safe mode boot with networking. If something prevent malwarebytes from running they have instructions on running it a Chameleon.

    Its a start.
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  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 10

    Did you download the 64-bit version directly from

    And did it immediately occur after downloading & installing it? Although unlikely, there's always that small chance your download was infected during transmission. Very weird behavior from a hackers end though, so doubt it.
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  4. Posts : 149
    Windows 10 64 bit Pro
    Thread Starter

    Yea, ran MalwareBytes and what ever it did fixed it. Thank so much!
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