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My Firefox site has been hijacked by "http://search.myheritage.com/", how do I get my Firefox back?

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Recently while seeking information on an old friend one of the sites that directed me to was "My Heritage.com". I made the mistake of clicking on the site and since then my Firefox web page has been "hijacked" by "http://search.myheritage.com/" and when I open Firefox, my security software opens with a "DANGEROUS PAGE" warning. It will not allow me to open Firefox under that page - so I have to open a second tab to get back to the "real" Firefox web site to continue. How can I eliminate the "search.myheritage.com/" Firefox start up page. Since this happened several of my friends who also are on Firefox have told me they experience the same thing. Seems "My Heritage.com" has hacked into Firefox and has set itself up as the home page over the Mozilla Firefox homepage. I've tried deleting Firefox and reinstalling and each time it comes back with the "search.myheritage.com/" site. Any suggestions how I can get my long used "Firefox" browser site back? Thank you. I'm sure many Firefox users are experiencing the same problem.

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Hi WACM3,

Your homepage might have been changed by a particular site. Sites like MSN, Yahoo, etc have been know to ask to become your homepage. Usually it isn't an issue and you can just change it back. It sounds like you might have been hit with some Malware though. I'd investigate that first.

If it's not Malware, you should take a look at the Knowledge Base article How to set the home page. There are steps in that article to reset your homepage preferences to default. I would try that first to clear out any strangeness. If that works, you can try setting your homepage again to your personal preference.

If that doesn't work you should look at the article Preferences not saved.

Hopefully this helps!

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Hi WACM3,

Your homepage might have been changed by a particular site. Sites like MSN, Yahoo, etc have been know to ask to become your homepage. Usually it isn't an issue and you can just change it back. It sounds like you might have been hit with some Malware though. I'd investigate that first.

If it's not Malware, you should take a look at the Knowledge Base article How to set the home page. There are steps in that article to reset your homepage preferences to default. I would try that first to clear out any strangeness. If that works, you can try setting your homepage again to your personal preference.

If that doesn't work you should look at the article Preferences not saved.

Hopefully this helps!