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My computer is infected with lauchpad.org and need help to get rid of it. Thank you.

My computer is infected with lauchpad.org and need help to get rid of it. Thank you.

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Hi, in Firefox, open the Add-ons Manager (Ctrl+Shift+A) > Extensions/Plugins and look for/remove Launchpad.

You can also check your Firefox Desktop shortcut for corruption: Right click on it > Properties, and in Target, make sure there is no sign of the malware. If there is, delete that part of it. Or if it's easier, you can just delete it and recreate a new shortcut. More: Wrong home page opens when I start Firefox - How to fix.

Another thing you can do, is to search for the malware in your PC's search box and programs.

If necessary, you can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software:

Note that not all removal programs will detect all malware, so you may need to run several or all of them.

Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

After removal you may need to reset your home page and search, which you can do by running the add-on SearchReset.

If your question is resolved by this or another answer, please take a minute to let us know. Thank you!

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 26.0 r0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:54.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/54.0

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Hi, in Firefox, open the Add-ons Manager (Ctrl+Shift+A) > Extensions/Plugins and look for/remove Launchpad.

You can also check your Firefox Desktop shortcut for corruption: Right click on it > Properties, and in Target, make sure there is no sign of the malware. If there is, delete that part of it. Or if it's easier, you can just delete it and recreate a new shortcut. More: Wrong home page opens when I start Firefox - How to fix.

Another thing you can do, is to search for the malware in your PC's search box and programs.

If necessary, you can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software:

Note that not all removal programs will detect all malware, so you may need to run several or all of them.

Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

After removal you may need to reset your home page and search, which you can do by running the add-on SearchReset.

If your question is resolved by this or another answer, please take a minute to let us know. Thank you!

Hi, in Firefox, open the Add-ons Manager (Ctrl+Shift+A) > Extensions/Plugins and look for/remove Launchpad. You can also check your Firefox Desktop shortcut for corruption: Right click on it > Properties, and in Target, make sure there is no sign of the malware. If there is, delete that part of it. Or if it's easier, you can just delete it and recreate a new shortcut. More: [[Wrong home page opens when I start Firefox - How to fix]]. Another thing you can do, is to search for the malware in your PC's search box and programs. If necessary, you can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software: * [http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/default.aspx Microsoft Safety Scanner] * [http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/ MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware] * [http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/disinfection/5350 Anti-Rootkit Utility - TDSSKiller] * [http://general-changelog-team.fr/en/downloads/viewdownload/20-outils-de-xplode/2-adwcleaner AdwCleaner] (for more info, see this [http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/ alternate AdwCleaner download page]) * [http://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro/ Hitman Pro] * [http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner/ ESET Online Scanner] '''Note that not all removal programs will detect all malware, so you may need to run several or all of them.''' Further information can be found in the [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware]] article. After removal you may need to reset your home page and search, which you can do by running the add-on [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/ SearchReset.] ''If your question is resolved by this or another answer, please take a minute to let us know. Thank you!''
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