04-05-2013 09:39 PM
Recently I noticed my firefox browser kept connecting to "shpr.co" with every page load. This slowed loading time a lot. Googling shows others had it too. I found a "Burrowsye2save" firefox extension installed without my knowledge. It showed up in my start menu and under programs & features of control panel. I had to remove the extension and uninstall it to get rid of connecting to shpr.co.
Dwelling into its folder, was a settings.ini, which stated it as "BrowseToSave". Googling brought me to this community topic
which says it is ad malware.
Though I did not see any manifestation of the malware showing unwanted ads, connecting to a mysterious shpr.co and installing without my knowledge are alarming enough.
Shouldn't Symantec already picked up this scent and prevent browsetosave from entering our computers?
Thanks for reading my little mumbling...