I get redirected and/or pop ups while using Firefox 30 with Windows 8.1. It began immediately with the downloading of said Windows 8.1, so I think it came with that downl… (read more)
I get redirected and/or pop ups while using Firefox 30 with Windows 8.1. It began immediately with the downloading of said Windows 8.1, so I think it came with that download, and although I have run deep scans and even a pre-boot scan with Avast, plus a scan with IObit Anti Malware, I still get redirects and/or pop ups.
It is an intelligent redirect (context sensitive), but tries to get money from you. For example, I had tried to stop the pop ups [redirects, perhaps] with the pop up blocker likely built into Firefox, but Firefox Help led me instead to an 800 # that offered to connect remotely and fix my PC with Certified Techs as you will see in the chat below. It appeared to be a function of Firefox, not a redirect.
Just after the chat with the 800 outfit I opened FireFox and it went to the (default) url: start.mysearchdial.com/ and a string of more hash, which is possibly how the popups get propagated?
I went to mozilla via url and soon got encouraged to download new version, saying current one out of date. But it was going to download from: http://downloadsoftware.pw/download/firefox2/
So it is not only very intelligent, it is also resistant to a lot of software removal tools.
What might you suggest? I have not tried many of those tools yet.