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When I try to go to the official site for ATF Cleaner, Firefox redirects me to the Yahoo search engine. I have deleted every reference to Yahoo in my registry and searched all user profiles for any reference to Yahoo. I am running Firefox version 29.0.1 under Windows XP.

When I try to go to the official site for ATF Cleaner, Firefox redirects me to the Yahoo search engine. I have deleted every reference to Yahoo in my registry and searched all user profiles for any reference to Yahoo. I am running Firefox version 29.0.1 under Windows XP.

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It's also possible that this problem is caused by an add-on, perhaps one that snuck onto your system as part of a bundle.

In case one of your extensions is involved, could you test the page in Firefox's Safe Mode? That's a standard diagnostic tool to deactivate extensions and some advanced features of Firefox. More info: Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode.

You can restart Firefox in Safe Mode using either:

  • "3-bar" menu button > "?" button > Restart with Add-ons Disabled
  • Help menu > Restart with Add-ons Disabled

Not all add-ons are disabled: Flash and other plugins still run

After Firefox shuts down, a small dialog should appear. Click "Start in Safe Mode" (not Reset).

Any difference?

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jscher2000
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When does this problem occur, exactly? For example, when you:

  • type the address into the address bar
  • use a bookmark
  • click a link in a page open in Firefox
  • click a link in a different program that opens a new tab in Firefox

Or...

If the Yahoo site you get mentions DNS results, it may be a page that appears when there is a typo in the address or the server can't be found. Look around on the page (especially the very top or very bottom) for a way to opt out or cancel these kinds of results so you get a normal "server not found" error page.

Can you find anything like that?

When does this problem occur, exactly? For example, when you: * type the address into the address bar * use a bookmark * click a link in a page open in Firefox * click a link in a different program that opens a new tab in Firefox Or... If the Yahoo site you get mentions DNS results, it may be a page that appears when there is a typo in the address or the server can't be found. Look around on the page (especially the very top or very bottom) for a way to opt out or cancel these kinds of results so you get a normal "server not found" error page. Can you find anything like that?
jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
6741 solutions 55098 answers

Chosen Solution

It's also possible that this problem is caused by an add-on, perhaps one that snuck onto your system as part of a bundle.

In case one of your extensions is involved, could you test the page in Firefox's Safe Mode? That's a standard diagnostic tool to deactivate extensions and some advanced features of Firefox. More info: Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode.

You can restart Firefox in Safe Mode using either:

  • "3-bar" menu button > "?" button > Restart with Add-ons Disabled
  • Help menu > Restart with Add-ons Disabled

Not all add-ons are disabled: Flash and other plugins still run

After Firefox shuts down, a small dialog should appear. Click "Start in Safe Mode" (not Reset).

Any difference?

It's also possible that this problem is caused by an add-on, perhaps one that snuck onto your system as part of a bundle. In case one of your extensions is involved, could you test the page in Firefox's Safe Mode? That's a standard diagnostic tool to deactivate extensions and some advanced features of Firefox. More info: [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode]]. You can restart Firefox in Safe Mode using either: * "3-bar" menu button > "?" button > Restart with Add-ons Disabled * Help menu > Restart with Add-ons Disabled Not all add-ons are disabled: Flash and other plugins still run After Firefox shuts down, a small dialog should appear. Click "Start in Safe Mode" (''not'' Reset). Any difference?

Question owner

It works when I go into Safe Mode, but if I run Firefox normally, it still brings up Yahoo.

It works when I go into Safe Mode, but if I run Firefox normally, it still brings up Yahoo.

Question owner

It occurs when I use Ixquick search engine to look up ATF Cleaner. I then click on the official ATF Cleaner site. This brings up a page www.atribune.org and in about 2 seconds switches to Yahoo search with the following words in the search bar: a tribune space imagaes portal blue templates."

It occurs when I use Ixquick search engine to look up ATF Cleaner. I then click on the official ATF Cleaner site. This brings up a page www.atribune.org and in about 2 seconds switches to Yahoo search with the following words in the search bar: a tribune space imagaes portal blue templates."
jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
6741 solutions 55098 answers

Hmm, our URL filter is blocking me from going to the site, so maybe it has been hacked?

Hmm, our URL filter is blocking me from going to the site, so maybe it has been hacked?
KaterTom 0 solutions 2 answers

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I I had the same yahoo redirect issue on Firefox 31, Mac OSX 10.6.8 on a whole slew of links (on popurls, cnn but also random small sites)

The issue resolved when I found (and disabled) four add-ons (ALL by Spigot!) that I did not knowingly install: - Amazon shopping assistant by Spigot 1.7 - Ebay shopping assistant by Spigot 1.7 - Searchme 2.1 - Slick Savings 3.2

How did they get IN there? That is what I want to know...

I I had the same yahoo redirect issue on Firefox 31, Mac OSX 10.6.8 on a whole slew of links (on popurls, cnn but also random small sites) The issue resolved when I found (and disabled) four add-ons (ALL by Spigot!) that I did not knowingly install: - Amazon shopping assistant by Spigot 1.7 - Ebay shopping assistant by Spigot 1.7 - Searchme 2.1 - Slick Savings 3.2 How did they get IN there? That is what I want to know...
KaterTom 0 solutions 2 answers

How to just delete a reply HERE?

How about a simple "delete" button next to "edit" - similar to facebook...?

How to just delete a reply HERE? How about a simple "delete" button next to "edit" - similar to facebook...?

Modified by KaterTom