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How do I get ride of Headline Alley? How did I get it on my Mac?

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Not sure how Headline Alley downloaded onto my Mac? It has taken over my Firefox browser. I've searched on line, and it is referred to as Malware. Is it really? I don't what any of my information accessed. Please let me what I should do. Thank you

Not sure how Headline Alley downloaded onto my Mac? It has taken over my Firefox browser. I've searched on line, and it is referred to as Malware. Is it really? I don't what any of my information accessed. Please let me what I should do. Thank you

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Hi  !

Good for you to be on the alert  ! Go to the 3-bar menu (or   'Tools') => Addons => Extensions and look for any unfamiliar or suspicious looking extensions

And I see in your system details that the culprit installed itself there  ! So, please remove it.

And to make sure that it didn't install any 'hidden' malware somewhere else on your system, let's run (some more) malware scans :

Further information can be found in this article :
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware?cache=no

Run most or all of the listed malware scanners.
They all work differently   -   what one program doesn't pick up, the other might.

Also see : https://www.pcrisk.com/removal-guides/10914-headlinealley-toolbar

Especially for Mac : https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe® Acrobat® Plug-in for Web Browsers, Version 11.0.13
  • Plugin that detects installed Citrix Online products (visit www.citrixonline.com).
  • Simple plug-in that handles Citrix connection files
  • Version 5.41.3.0
  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 22.0 r0
  • 5.1.50901.0
  • WebEx64 General Plugin Container Version 205
  • iPhoto6

Application

  • Firefox 48.0.2
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:48.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/48.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/48.0.2/Darwin/en-US/

Extensions

  • Firefox Hello 3.0.0 (loop@mozilla.org)
  • HeadlineAlley 7.1001.12.4424 (_29Members_@www.headlinealley.com)
  • Multi-process staged rollout 1.3 (e10srollout@mozilla.org)
  • Pocket 1.0.4 (firefox@getpocket.com)
  • Websense Helper 2.0 (websensehelper@mozilla.org)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x0fd8
  • adapterDrivers:
  • adapterRAM:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x10de
  • driverDate:
  • driverVersion:
  • info: {u'AzureCanvasAccelerated': 1, u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'skia', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'none', u'AzureContentBackend': u'skia'}
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 1
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • supportsHardwareH264: No
  • webglRenderer: NVIDIA Corporation -- NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M OpenGL Engine
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
  • windowLayerManagerType: OpenGL

Modified Preferences

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
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Chosen Solution

Hi  !

Good for you to be on the alert  ! Go to the 3-bar menu (or   'Tools') => Addons => Extensions and look for any unfamiliar or suspicious looking extensions

And I see in your system details that the culprit installed itself there  ! So, please remove it.

And to make sure that it didn't install any 'hidden' malware somewhere else on your system, let's run (some more) malware scans :

Further information can be found in this article :
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware?cache=no

Run most or all of the listed malware scanners.
They all work differently   -   what one program doesn't pick up, the other might.

Also see : https://www.pcrisk.com/removal-guides/10914-headlinealley-toolbar

Especially for Mac : https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/

Hi ! Good for you to be on the alert ! Go to the 3-bar menu (or &nbsp; 'Tools') => Addons => Extensions and look for '''any unfamiliar or suspicious looking extensions''' And I see in your system details that the culprit installed itself there ! So, please remove it. And to make sure that it didn't install any 'hidden' malware somewhere else on your system, let's run (some more) malware scans : Further information can be found in this article : <BR> https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware?cache=no <BR> '''Run most or all of the listed malware scanners.''' <BR> They all work differently &nbsp; - &nbsp; what one program doesn't pick up, the other might. Also see : https://www.pcrisk.com/removal-guides/10914-headlinealley-toolbar Especially for Mac : https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/