There is a small popup box appearing on my Whonix desktop. “(1) You have (1) message” is what’s in the popup box. It seems to have the Whonix color scheme. Black text on a yellow background.
Does it seem familiar? Could I be infected with something? It pops up infrequently and last just a moment. Nothing happens when I click it.
I can’t find the source but I have ideas. I installed normal Firefox (not Tor Browser) so that I could install a Firefox VPN add-on from the Mozilla site to access sites that block Tor. I don’t know if the popup is caused by the add-on or the sites that I visit. The only other software I installed was ProxyBroker to get open proxies also to unblock sites blocking Tor.
It disturbs me that something seemingly from the browser is able to display itself outside the browser window. Are Firefox add-ons capable of accessing parts of the Whonix OS outside of Firefox itself?
I would use Tor Browser exclusively if sites would work on it. The Tor blocks and Captchas on Tor are impossible to work around. Is there a solution to this problem? I think a full VPN on Whonix after Tor. Some people say that’s a bad idea, but why is that? It’s impossible to use services like Google on Tor so I must do something.