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Can malware or adware cause a bookmark to appear ? On my computer under 'other bookmarks' there are several links ie 10 if them attached ( hook up up sex sites and porn ) how would these have got here if I didn't put them there?? (This is for Mozilla Firefox on computer using Windows xp)

Can malware or adware cause a bookmark to appear ? On my computer under 'other bookmarks' there are several links ie 10 if them attached ( hook up up sex sites and porn ) how would these have got here if I didn't put them there?? (This is for Mozilla Firefox on computer using Windows xp)

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Seburo
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Hi

Yes, it is possible, I have seen it happen myself (many years ago now).

I strongly recommend you have a read of and follow the advice in this article that will help you to remove any malware that may have found a home on your device.

I hope this helps, but if not, please come back here and we can look into a different solution for you.

Hi Yes, it is possible, I have seen it happen myself (many years ago now). I strongly recommend you have a read of and follow the advice in this [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware#w_how-do-i-get-rid-of-malware article] that will help you to remove any malware that may have found a home on your device. I hope this helps, but if not, please come back here and we can look into a different solution for you.