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Hello, When I open a new tab on firefox, it is redirecting to "homepage-web.com/?s=hp&m=tab"... which my McAfee SiteAdvisor is flagging as a "suspcious site". I've searched on the firefox help forums and looked at my add ons to see if there was anything dodgy in there... all I have are the one's I installed (i think): 1 click YouTube Video downloader 2.3.8 (I've had this over a month before this tab issue started). McAfee Site Advisor 3.7.2 Right inbox for Gmail 3.6.0 McAfee Security Scan Plus 1.0 (disabled)

Hello, When I open a new tab on firefox, it is redirecting to "homepage-web.com/?s=hp&m=tab"... which my McAfee SiteAdvisor is flagging as a "suspcious site". I've searched on the firefox help forums and looked at my add ons to see if there was anything dodgy in there... all I have are the one's I installed (i think): 1 click YouTube Video downloader 2.3.8 (I've had this over a month before this tab issue started). McAfee Site Advisor 3.7.2 Right inbox for Gmail 3.6.0 McAfee Security Scan Plus 1.0 (disabled)

Chosen solution

hi magic_mj, you could install the search reset addon - it will revert the most common customizations those adware programs do in firefox back to the default: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/searchreset/

in addition it would probably be good to run a full scan of your system with different security tools like the free version of malwarebytes & adwcleaner, which are specialised in detecting adware and browser hijackers. Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.10
  • Intel web components for Intel® Identity Protection Technology
  • Intel web components updater - Installs and updates the Intel web components
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 11.40.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • McAfee MSC FF plugin DLL
  • The plugin allows you to have a better experience with Microsoft SharePoint
  • BlackBerry WebSL Browser Plug-In
  • Shockwave Flash 16.0 r0
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.0.4.144
  • WildTangent Games App V2 Presence Detector

Application

  • Firefox 36.0.4
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:36.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/36.0
  • Support URL: http://support.mozilla.com/1/firefox/36.0.4/WINNT/en-GB/eu/

Extensions

  • 1-Click YouTube Video Downloader 2.3.8 (YoutubeDownloader@PeterOlayev.com)
  • McAfee SiteAdvisor 3.7.2 ({4ED1F68A-5463-4931-9384-8FFF5ED91D92})
  • Right Inbox for Gmail 3.6.0 (firefox@rightinbox.com)
  • McAfee Security Scan Plus 1.0 ({e4f94d1e-2f53-401e-8885-681602c0ddd8}) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
  • adapterDescription2:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x0a16
  • adapterDeviceID2:
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  • adapterDrivers2:
  • adapterRAM: Unknown
  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterSubsysID: 227e103c
  • adapterSubsysID2:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x8086
  • adapterVendorID2:
  • direct2DEnabled: True
  • directWriteEnabled: True
  • directWriteVersion: 6.3.9600.17415
  • driverDate: 3-11-2014
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 10.18.10.3496
  • driverVersion2:
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  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 1
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (Intel(R) HD Graphics Family Direct3D9Ex vs_3_0 ps_3_0)
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 11

Modified Preferences

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
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Chosen Solution

hi magic_mj, you could install the search reset addon - it will revert the most common customizations those adware programs do in firefox back to the default: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/searchreset/

in addition it would probably be good to run a full scan of your system with different security tools like the free version of malwarebytes & adwcleaner, which are specialised in detecting adware and browser hijackers. Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware

hi magic_mj, you could install the search reset addon - it will revert the most common customizations those adware programs do in firefox back to the default: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/searchreset/ in addition it would probably be good to run a full scan of your system with different security tools like the [http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free free version of malwarebytes] & [http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/ adwcleaner], which are specialised in detecting adware and browser hijackers. [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware]]

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hi philipp, thanks so much for replying.. it worked straight away!

hi philipp, thanks so much for replying.. it worked straight away!