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pages being hijacked by advertising malware

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Problem happens on any Web page. Words such as "account, customer, profile, address, Internet, etc" company names and phone numbers ae hi-jacked by adverts. Hovering over the highlighted word pops up an advert. Clicking on the advert opens a new tab showing Url is "s.iktmmny.com/click.........." . Clicking in any input field popsup a new window or a tab with an advert. Closing window or tab show input field as selected.

Problem happens on any Web page. Words such as "account, customer, profile, address, Internet, etc" company names and phone numbers ae hi-jacked by adverts. Hovering over the highlighted word pops up an advert. Clicking on the advert opens a new tab showing Url is "s.iktmmny.com/click.........." . Clicking in any input field popsup a new window or a tab with an advert. Closing window or tab show input field as selected.

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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.

Note: I do not know if these work on android, or is it another system?

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FredMcD
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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.

Note: I do not know if these work on android, or is it another system?

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. Note: I do not know if these work on android, or is it another system?

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Thank you for the reply FredMcD.

I am running Windows 10 64bit. I had already run "Windows Defender", "Malwarebytes" and "Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool 2015", Each of which had found and cleaned issues but none had solved this particular problem. So following your advice I ran all five tools but when I started Firefox I still had the problem. Next I uninstalled Firefox and ran all five tools, reinstalled Firefox and I still had the problem. I then uninstalled Firefox, deleted "C:\Program Files (x86)\Firefox", run all five tools and reinstalled Firefox.

Much to my relief the problem has gone.

Again thanks for the reply.

Thank you for the reply FredMcD. I am running Windows 10 64bit. I had already run "Windows Defender", "Malwarebytes" and "Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool 2015", Each of which had found and cleaned issues but none had solved this particular problem. So following your advice I ran all five tools but when I started Firefox I still had the problem. Next I uninstalled Firefox and ran all five tools, reinstalled Firefox and I still had the problem. I then uninstalled Firefox, deleted "C:\Program Files (x86)\Firefox", run all five tools and reinstalled Firefox. Much to my relief the problem has gone. Again thanks for the reply.
FredMcD
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Glad to help. Safe Surfing.

Glad to help. Safe Surfing.