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uninstall games etc

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Somehow a whole host of games etc, have arrived under firefox. I do not play games as i do not have time to spare aand i wish . to be rid of them as I feel THEY are slowing my computor down and i am worried about "nasties" they appear to have brought with them. I have tried to remove them and got to item 5 om the " uninstall from Firefox instructions" and "Bingo" no "O.K." button. It has gone AWOL, disapeared, got lost, call it what you like BUT IT IS GONE hence my total confusion. Please if you have any idea of its whereabouts tell me where it is,I shall be for ever gratefull, Ray

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The installers from only have Mozilla programs.

It’s very sad, but many of the software down-loaders / installers will trick you into installing not only their program, but other programs as well. You have heard of the fine print in shady contracts, right? Well, some installers you need to look at the itsy bitsy teeny weeny fine print. You are thinking you are giving the installer permission to install the program you want by using the recommended option. But if you use the Manual Option Instead, you discover all kinds of stuff that you do not even know what it is or what it does. From now on, everyone needs to Use The Manual Option to put a stop to this.

You may have ad / mal-ware. Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

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