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Software :: Spyware Alert Pop - Up (Firefox Is Attempting To Connect To Server)


It started yesterday,and I am worried my computer has been hacked. For some background it is a 20" iMac running OSX 10.4. What is happening is when we start up Safari, mail, Firefox,etc we get a Network spyware alert box that pops up, and says the following for example when starting firefox: Firefox is attempting to connect to a server with the internet address xx.xxx.xx.xx(removed numbers due to not being sure if these should be kept secret).Then it says [URL] on port 80. Fire fox is not authorized to make this connection. Do you want to allow the connection,or block it? Program location:/applications/firefox.app It then has radio buttons with the following options:

O Apply until quits
O Apply today
O Apply once
O Apply always

On the right of those radio buttons are two boxes withthe following options:

Apply to all ports
Apply to all internet addresses

I am worried we may have been hacked,but I have no idea. I click on block when I get these pop-ups,and sometimes it will allow the program to work just fine,and sometimes not. Have we been hacked? What can I do to fix this? We do have a Allume netblockade program,but it has been on the computer for years,and only now has this problem come up.


View 4 Replies (Posted: May 12, 2009)

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