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Firefox corruption? Yahoo automatically changes to porn site

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  • Letzte Antwort von FredMcD

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Twice today, I looked up and my yahoo home page changed to a porn site without me doing anything. I see the following url path in history:




Then a whole bunch of repeated: http://criticalupdateserror889.com/3C2tK/0123456

I ran a Norton full scan and it found nothing. I'm now running Malwarebytes.

Any clue what got corrupted in FF to allow this to happen? Windows 10, Firefox 53.0.3

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Separate Issue; Your System Details shows;

Installed Plug-ins

Shockwave Flash 23.0 r0 Shockwave Flash 25.0 r0
Having more than one version of a program may cause issues. You must remove the older programs. Then get the current full installer.

Flash: Grab the uninstaller from here:

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html Uninstall Flash Player | Mac

Then reinstall the latest version.

Note: Windows users should download the active_x for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).

Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the active_x.

Flash Player Version:

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>

See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

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ithinktfiam said

Twice today, I looked up and my yahoo home page changed

Is it opening porn with your home page, or instead of?

Type about:config<enter> in the address bar. If a warning screen comes up, press the Be Careful button. At the top of the screen is a search bar. Type browser.startup.homepage

What is the value? Right-click and select Reset to restore its default value; about:home

You may have ad/mal-ware. Further information can be found in this article; https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware?cache=no

Run most or all of the listed malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.

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I ran both Norton's full scan and malwarebytes. Neither found anything.

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On the separate issue, I'd seen that and inactivated the old, since I couldn't see how to uninstall flash. thanks for that info and I'll reset everything.

Oh, and on the third one, home page hasn't been changed. When I restart FF each time, it goes back to the home page. It's just that a couple of times that tab changes from the home page to porn.

We'll see if fixing flash helps, since I can't see anything else at this point.

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Well, that was interesting. I rant the uninstaller. When I restarted, it showed both plug-ins gone. I installed fresh, restarted and it showed both plug-ins back. I closed, then ran the uninstaller twice, just in case it did one each time. That time, restarting showed nothing again, I installed and restarted and this time it's only showing v25.


Thanks for your help  :)

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If you want to make sure, type about:plugins<enter> in the address box.

Look under Adobe Flash.

Is the porn still a problem?