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mysearch has taken over. Cannot find a solution. Please help

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Mysearch is a malware I cannot get rid of. It seems like an app but I did a search on my Mac and did not turn anything up. It takes over the Firefox's search engine. I spoke to someone at this phone number (see photo of link attached) and they wanted to connect to my computer to help me. That scared me off. But they told me that this was a virus and ran in the background and affected all my searches. Can someone get me a straight answer how to fix this? thanks

Mysearch is a malware I cannot get rid of. It seems like an app but I did a search on my Mac and did not turn anything up. It takes over the Firefox's search engine. I spoke to someone at this phone number (see photo of link attached) and they wanted to connect to my computer to help me. That scared me off. But they told me that this was a virus and ran in the background and affected all my searches. Can someone get me a straight answer how to fix this? thanks
FredMcD
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You may have ad/mal-ware. 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. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.

You may have ad/mal-ware. 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. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.

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Tried Malwarebytes. It didn't even find it. Can you suggest one that will work preferably free of charge

Tried Malwarebytes. It didn't even find it. Can you suggest one that will work preferably free of charge
user1494117 0 solutions 28 answers

just one thing, what happens when you try to go straight to the add-ons manager via the 3 line button?

just one thing, what happens when you try to go straight to the add-ons manager via the 3 line button?

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Here's a screenshot

Here's a screenshot
FredMcD
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albuschauer said

Tried Malwarebytes. It didn't even find it. Can you suggest one that will work preferably free of charge

All the programs on the link I posted are free to use. If you want to subscribe to one, that will unlock more features.

''albuschauer [[#answer-1110659|said]]'' <blockquote> Tried Malwarebytes. It didn't even find it. Can you suggest one that will work preferably free of charge </blockquote> All the programs on the link I posted are free to use. If you want to subscribe to one, that will unlock more features.