Strange message above Yahoo browser tab

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Hello, When I sign onto Yahoo, there's an odd message in the top left corner. It's right about the tab. It says STR.FP. TITLE. Is this a virus? If not, what is it? Thanks.

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  • jusamy2002
    Same thing happened to me - I was attacked by ransomware SPORA.biz on saturday - it stole all my photos and I am not sure what else yet. I have tried malwarebytes - and trying to update my windows defender now - I was fortunate enough to have a back up of most of the pictures that were affected but I cant' get the ransomware stopped yet - this str.fp.title is the newest glitch I have noticed. PS I did a system restore all the way back one year - it did not help.
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  • ToddN2000
    What browser and version are you using? Is it up to date?
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  • Michael Tidmarsh
    My parents are also running into this issue to. This is on the Yahoo browser and they're seeing STR.FP TITLE right above the tab.
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  • Michael Tidmarsh
    Sorry - should have clarified. They're are seeing it in Firefox.
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  • ToddN2000
    The problem with most ransomware is once infected you either pay the ransom or basically give up on getting you data back. It's a sad fact of life today. The people responsible know most people do not have a backup of their data. The other is with the e-mails, offer someone a "free gift card" or "problem delivering your UPS package" and they just click away. Boom. You're infected. Once they encrypt it, unless you get the key to unlock it, it's pretty much gone. You might be able to take it some place where a professional my be able to get it back but that may cost more than the ransom. I think more can be done to prevent the spread of these types of viruses like e-mail services scanning emails for like that launch the virus. Another would be websites scanning the "AD" content and links before they get published. It always seems we are the last to know. With this latest attack, I know my phone will be ringing very soon.
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  • jusamy2002
    Using google chrome browser Windows 7 that wasn't up to date on updates. I have been able to remove much of this by myself and fortunately I had some material backed up as recently as a week ago. 
    I have now spent the entire morning tracing and removing the ransomware. grrrrr
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  • Kevin Beaver
    It sounds like it could be a browser add-on that's having trouble or that has gone rogue. I would suggest disabling or removing all browser add-ons to see what changes. Also, make sure you have all the latest Windows (I presume) and software updates for Java, Adobe, etc. A thorough system scan with something like HitmanPro is not a bad idea either.
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  • Michael Tidmarsh
    He hasn't found anything but he did just tell me that this started to happen when Firefox did a recent update. They actually took away all of his add-ons (except for 3).
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  • ToddN2000
    It's possible they have a glitched update like Microsoft has on occasion. I have not seen it yet myself. Does this show up as soon as the browser opens or after surfing the net for a while? I'm currently running Firefox 53.0.2 and have no issues. Then again I have no add-ons running either.
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  • Michael Tidmarsh
    He said it pops up right when it starts Firefox. He will close it right down and then restart (it goes away then). As Kevin said, hopefully this is an add-on issue. I haven't heard from him today but I told him to disable the remaining add-ons.
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  • ToddN2000
    Sounds like it might be an add-on.. On occasion I would get about the language add-on was not compatible on a new update. Keep us posted if the issue is resolved and if there is a specific add-on we should avoid.
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  • ToddN2000
    Just stumbled across this. Try this link. IT explains how to get to the debugging in Firefox.
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