September 11, 2021

Drive-by Download Attack- Help

TLDR trying to learn about market structures. Was given a link by a friend, which I opened in Mozilla Firefox: anonfiles . com

The second I clicked in to download the file, Kaspersky flagged 8-10 unauthorized downloads and blocked them all. They were all labelled to be coming from “baconaces . pro” which is a hotbed for malware according to VirusTotal ([]( There was one result originating from “facesnotebook . com” as well.


My firefox browser became extremely laggy shortly after. Additionally, whenever I opened firefox, kaspersky immediately flagged the same 8-10 unauthorized downloads again. I don’t know how the downloads are still being attempted despite having closed the webpage (anonfiles . com was closed).


I have since uninstalled firefox. What can I do to deal with this?



anonfile[DOT]com itself is safe, so I doubt you got anything just from visiting it and clicking download.

Run scans with [Emsisoft Emergency Kit](, [ESET Online Scanner](, and [AdwCleaner]( to see if they catch anything.

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