1.    27 Mar 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 32
    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.

    HELP?

    Richard
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    27 Mar 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 3,963
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    27 Mar 2017 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10

    Did you download the 64-bit version directly from https://www.mozilla.org/?

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    28 Mar 2017 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 32
    Windows 10 64 bit Pro
    Thread Starter

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

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved Multiple Instances of Microsoft Visual C++ Installed
While doing some house cleaning on my system I noticed there were several instances of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable installed on my computer according to Control Panel/Programs and Features. The latest is version 2012 installed on...
Software and Apps
BSOD playing World of Warcraft, multiple BSOD Instances
Good Afternoon, In the past couple of months, I've had multiple instances of BSOD and have tried to solve on my own; but to no avail, I have been unsuccessful and I am now here. Here's the BSOD messages that I have seen: 11/17 -...
BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Multiple instances of App in 'Get notifications from these senders'
Hello dear Users, I have installed an App from ASRock for configuring the fan control in my system (ATuning.exe). The App has an Autostart function, because it is updating/refreshing the fan control settings after every restart of the system (or...
General Support
Delete all contacts in People? Multiple instances of all contacts.
I don't know how this happened. I have my gmail account and an outlook account in the win 10 "People." The app has multiple copies of the contacts sometimes more than just 2. I'd like to remove all the contacts and accounts and start fresh. I cant...
Software and Apps
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:31.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums