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I have switched my search from yahoo (never liked it anyway), I have gone to using OpenDNS, and followed everything I can find in support on this. This happens a lot to me and its getting frustrating! When I open the site in another browser, it loads fine with no problems so it is an issue with the firefox browser. Here is an example of a site that does this: http://www.boardgamesmaker.com/customized/custom-gameboard.html It looks like it fully loads then for no reason it goes to this page: https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/errorhandler?hspart=gt&hsimp=yhse-gt&q=http%3A%2F%2Fprscdn.appspot.com%2Fmpc%2Fimages%2Fsite%2Fbot_box&type=808263 And in the search field is this: prs cdn app spot box site images This same search page is what comes up every time. and at the top of the page is a link "Learn more" that goes to: http://www.mybrowserbar.com/searchsettings.html?cnid=0&ccv=0&ct= I do not install ANY tool bars in my browser, and do not have this one currently installed. I am working on a mac but it also does this on windows computers. This machine has OS10.6.8 but both of the others have 10.11.5, and the windows computers have been both win 7 and win 10. In short, this is an across the board issue with Firefox. I like firefox but this issue has cause some big problems with gov web sites i have to access. They tell me to use internet explorer, mac doesn't have that....

I have switched my search from yahoo (never liked it anyway), I have gone to using OpenDNS, and followed everything I can find in support on this. This happens a lot to me and its getting frustrating! When I open the site in another browser, it loads fine with no problems so it is an issue with the firefox browser. Here is an example of a site that does this: http://www.boardgamesmaker.com/customized/custom-gameboard.html It looks like it fully loads then for no reason it goes to this page: https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/errorhandler?hspart=gt&hsimp=yhse-gt&q=http%3A%2F%2Fprscdn.appspot.com%2Fmpc%2Fimages%2Fsite%2Fbot_box&type=808263 And in the search field is this: prs cdn app spot box site images This same search page is what comes up every time. and at the top of the page is a link "Learn more" that goes to: http://www.mybrowserbar.com/searchsettings.html?cnid=0&ccv=0&ct= I do not install ANY tool bars in my browser, and do not have this one currently installed. I am working on a mac but it also does this on windows computers. This machine has OS10.6.8 but both of the others have 10.11.5, and the windows computers have been both win 7 and win 10. In short, this is an across the board issue with Firefox. I like firefox but this issue has cause some big problems with gov web sites i have to access. They tell me to use internet explorer, mac doesn't have that....

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FredMcD
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Type about:addons<enter> in the address bar to open your Add-ons Manager. Hot key; <Control>(Mac=<Command>)<Shift> A)

In the Add-ons Manager, on the left, select Extensions. Remove Yahoo Anything. Now do the same in the computers Programs Folder.

Windows: Start > Control Panel > Uninstall Programs. Mac: Open the "Applications" folder. Linux: Check your user manual.


Separate Security Issue: Update your Adobe Reader Version 2015.016.20039 Note: Other Software is offered in the download.

Type '''about:addons'''<enter> in the address bar to open your Add-ons Manager. Hot key; '''<Control>''(Mac=<Command>)''<Shift> A)''' In the Add-ons Manager, on the left, select '''Extensions.''' Remove Yahoo '''Anything.''' Now do the same in the computers Programs Folder. '''Windows:''' Start > Control Panel > Uninstall Programs. '''Mac:''' Open the "Applications" folder. '''Linux:''' Check your user manual. ------------ Separate Security Issue: Update your '''[http://get.adobe.com/reader/ Adobe Reader Version 2015.016.20039]''' '''Note: Other Software''' is offered in the download.