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Using firefox, my vpn had been reset to another country. Did I get hacked?

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Using firefox, my google pg and searches were in either german, czech, or dutch. Checked my avast vpn, had been reset to frankfurt, Germany. I'm in usa, and vpn was set to a city here, near me. It got reset shortly after I facebook friended an Israeli lady who lived in berlin. did someone hack my email, google, firefox, or vpn? How did this happpen?

Using firefox, my google pg and searches were in either german, czech, or dutch. Checked my avast vpn, had been reset to frankfurt, Germany. I'm in usa, and vpn was set to a city here, near me. It got reset shortly after I facebook friended an Israeli lady who lived in berlin. did someone hack my email, google, firefox, or vpn? How did this happpen?
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Password I will comment on that in a follow up post. Main question about that is have you something important you are looking for & what was the DISPLAY name you used previously.

Email VPN and any google or Facebook accounts You need to take that up with the support people of those services or software.

Firefox Searches. Essentially there are two slightly different methods.

If you may use a search provider directly from their own site e.g. Google that may then suggest you sign on to that site. They probably have settings you may change including choice of language, and will try to customise results depending on the info they have and settings chosen.

If you use Firefox it has search engines built in and choices of what to use. Normally only one search engine is used on the various firefox search methods, See also

Hacked ? If you think you have malware please scan with all the tools listed in

Note that article lists fora offering free security related help & advice. Also see

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Password I will comment on that in a follow up post. Main question about that is have you something important you are looking for & what was the DISPLAY name you used previously.

Email VPN and any google or Facebook accounts You need to take that up with the support people of those services or software.

Firefox Searches. Essentially there are two slightly different methods.

If you may use a search provider directly from their own site e.g. Google that may then suggest you sign on to that site. They probably have settings you may change including choice of language, and will try to customise results depending on the info they have and settings chosen.

If you use Firefox it has search engines built in and choices of what to use. Normally only one search engine is used on the various firefox search methods, See also

Hacked ? If you think you have malware please scan with all the tools listed in

Note that article lists fora offering free security related help & advice. Also see

Password I will comment on that in a follow up post. Main question about that is have you something important you are looking for & what was the DISPLAY name you used previously. Email VPN and any google or Facebook accounts You need to take that up with the support people of those services or software. <u>Firefox Searches. </u> Essentially there are two slightly different methods. If you may use a search provider directly from their own site e.g. Google that may then suggest you sign on to that site. They probably have settings you may change including choice of language, and will try to customise results depending on the info they have and settings chosen. If you use Firefox it has search engines built in and choices of what to use. Normally only one search engine is used on the various firefox search methods, See also * [[Use the Search bar in Firefox]] * [[Change your default search settings in Firefox]] <u>Hacked ? </u> If you think you have malware please scan with all the tools listed in * [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware]] Note that article lists fora offering free security related help & advice. Also see * [[How does built-in Phishing and Malware Protection work?]] * [[How to stay safe on the web]]

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Problem has been solved. I don't no how my vpn ended up seeing me as being in Germany, but I did find the obscure link to reset that. FF was NOT the problem. But thank u for u r helpful comments. I have reason to suspect that a person in Germany or their acquaintances may have had something to do with this. I ran servicesrepair, a tool I downloaded, which replaced the hundreds of missing reg keys and many deleted services ALL relating to comp security. Worked for me, yet I cannot endorse, nor do I accept responsibility for anyone who chooses to use this program. B4 this, mbam found 3 viruses that I tracked to someone I briefly created a separate account for so she could take an online class. Deleted prefetch's, cleared ie browser history, cleared ff cache, ran ccleaner, rkill, jrt, and deleted her account. Set for chkdsk /f, and restarted. Ran mbam again and other listed progs, was clean. Ran services restore again, restarted again with check disk, problem solved. Hope this is helpful to someone....

Problem has been solved. I don't no how my vpn ended up seeing me as being in Germany, but I did find the obscure link to reset that. FF was NOT the problem. But thank u for u r helpful comments. I have reason to suspect that a person in Germany or their acquaintances may have had something to do with this. I ran servicesrepair, a tool I downloaded, which replaced the hundreds of missing reg keys and many deleted services ALL relating to comp security. Worked for me, yet I cannot endorse, nor do I accept responsibility for anyone who chooses to use this program. B4 this, mbam found 3 viruses that I tracked to someone I briefly created a separate account for so she could take an online class. Deleted prefetch's, cleared ie browser history, cleared ff cache, ran ccleaner, rkill, jrt, and deleted her account. Set for chkdsk /f, and restarted. Ran mbam again and other listed progs, was clean. Ran services restore again, restarted again with check disk, problem solved. Hope this is helpful to someone....

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Problem has been solved. I don't no how my vpn ended up seeing me as being in Germany, but I did find the obscure link to reset that. FF was NOT the problem. But thank u for u r helpful comments. I have reason to suspect that a person in Germany or their acquaintances may have had something to do with this. I ran servicesrepair, a tool I downloaded, which replaced the hundreds of missing reg keys and many deleted services ALL relating to comp security. Worked for me, yet I cannot endorse, nor do I accept responsibility for anyone who chooses to use this program. B4 this, mbam found 3 viruses that I tracked to someone I briefly created a separate account for so she could take an online class. Deleted prefetch's, cleared ie browser history, cleared ff cache, ran ccleaner, rkill, jrt, and deleted her account. Set for chkdsk /f, and restarted. Ran mbam again and other listed progs, was clean. Ran services restore again, restarted again with check disk, problem solved. Hope this is helpful to someone....

Problem has been solved. I don't no how my vpn ended up seeing me as being in Germany, but I did find the obscure link to reset that. FF was NOT the problem. But thank u for u r helpful comments. I have reason to suspect that a person in Germany or their acquaintances may have had something to do with this. I ran servicesrepair, a tool I downloaded, which replaced the hundreds of missing reg keys and many deleted services ALL relating to comp security. Worked for me, yet I cannot endorse, nor do I accept responsibility for anyone who chooses to use this program. B4 this, mbam found 3 viruses that I tracked to someone I briefly created a separate account for so she could take an online class. Deleted prefetch's, cleared ie browser history, cleared ff cache, ran ccleaner, rkill, jrt, and deleted her account. Set for chkdsk /f, and restarted. Ran mbam again and other listed progs, was clean. Ran services restore again, restarted again with check disk, problem solved. Hope this is helpful to someone....
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