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WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 06-20-2005 01:19

Wow...today, I ran into something on the net that killed my FF - and I run it with Java, Allow DL, etc turned off, with various checkers, etc!

Whatever it was, killed my FF installation, in about 3 seconds!

Anyone know what it could be?

This has me pretty amazed, because I have been surfing with FF for a long time now - and though I have seen some pretty interesting stuff, I've never run into anything like this.

My ENTIRE FF install is destroyed - everything.

I had to DL FF again, and re-do the install - and everything is gone.

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: France
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 06-20-2005 01:31

is something else gone too, especially TB ?
I've never run into something like this, though using FF since the early days of Phoenix 0.3

Do you remember which site lead you to the guilty script/applet/bast*rd ?

WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 06-20-2005 01:58

Some link hopping in Google - all of a sudden, some things went crazy with the window size of FF - and then it disappeared. Upon restarting, it asked what profile to use - but there was only one - default and everything was then gone.

Thunderbird seems to be ok.

How is it possilbe, that it wiped EVERYTHING!!??

Now I have to DL everything I had -and I have to re-do all my bookmarks (because they are gone, as well).

I did a full search of my comp - nothing.

(Edited by WebShaman on 06-20-2005 02:03)

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: France
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 06-20-2005 02:25

Did you use the latest version of FF ?
The 1.0.4 fixed some critical bugs.



(Edited by poi on 06-20-2005 02:25)

White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: zero divided.
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 06-20-2005 03:15

I've had FF go a bit weird a couple of times (though not recently) and have taken to backing up my profile and extensions for quick re-install.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzz.....

zavaboy
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: f(x)
Insane since: Jun 2004

posted posted 06-20-2005 04:38

Did you make sure you have no sort of virus on your computer? Though it seemed to me a website, it could allready be on your computer even before it happened. Though I don't know, after all, I aint a super-geek!

I recently reinstalled my firefox due to extensions. I simply had too many, some of which failed to install or uninstall. The reinstall worked great, letting some extensions actuly work. Though I'm glad I remembered to save my favorites before I did. I don't care about my saved passwords, cookies, history, etc.

So, remember to backup you favorites when your at a point you dont want to lose them. I'm sure most (if not all) of us don't do that, but if you don't want to lose em... *gets an idea for a new extension*

zavaboy
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: f(x)
Insane since: Jun 2004

posted posted 06-20-2005 04:56

[oops]Duplicate Post[/oops]



(Edited by zavaboy on 06-20-2005 04:58)

WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 06-20-2005 10:02

No viruses ( ihave done a complete scan), and no spyware, etc (also multiple scans).
And I had (and have again) 1.0.4.

I'm totally mystified as to what it was.

Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 06-20-2005 10:42

Do you remember the link you were visiting? It's possible there's an unknown Java vulnerability in Firefox... if you could report the link to them, possibly they could do something to patch the vulnerability.


Justice 4 Pat Richard

WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 06-20-2005 12:46

I have Java turned off (as usual) - I don't surf many sites that use it much, so I leave it turned off.

This really has me spooked - never seen anything like it before.

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 06-20-2005 12:52

I've been to sites that all of a sudden resize FF, but not crash it. That sucks.

Just in case you want to make a quick backup of your FF Profile, you can use this handy tool.

Later,

C:\

mahjqa
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: The Demented Side of the Fence
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 06-20-2005 13:06

Firefox vs. MSIE: 257 - 1

Ha! only 256 to go, you commie bastards!

WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 06-20-2005 14:04

Hey, thanks for the BU tool! NIfty...it did happen to find my old profil, but labeled it as "corrupt" - wow!

The malicous code must be some sort of JS - I now have a JS script blocker, that I have to allow for each website.

Nifty.

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