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stormygreatz.com appears in my Mac URL window ,as default ,on start -up .I have removed the Ikons from the list ,deleted ALL cookies for ALL sites ,still ther

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I noticed a couple of weeka ago my MB Pro was acting up ,bad response ,slow , generally getting bad results then I noticed stormygreatz.com was appearing in the Search URL window every time I logged on to Firefox . I googled it and found out what it was .I then went on a search to find it ,I did , deleted the Ikons to trash, then immediately deleted trash, since then, no Ikons in Apps or Extensions. Today I noticed it was back ,or it never went away ,I don't use FFox a lot .Checked for Ikons none to be found .So I deleted all cookies and browser info ...still there .After spending 2 hours trying and failing to track down where it is hidden, I gave up . I would be grateful for any assistence you can offer before I Uninstall Firefox . Thank You .Niall Madden

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I'm not as familiar with malware infections on Mac. I can suggest two steps:

(1) Check Firefox Add-ons

You can view, disable, and often remove unwanted or unknown extensions on the Add-ons page. Either:

  • Command+Shift+a (Windows: Ctrl+Shift+a)
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons
  • type or paste about:addons in the address bar and press Enter/Return

In the left column of the Add-ons page, click Extensions.

Then cast a critical eye over the list on the right side. Any extensions Firefox installs for built-in features are hidden from this page, so everything listed here is your choice (and your responsibility) to manage. Anything suspicious or that you just do not remember installing or why? If in doubt, disable (or remove).

Any improvement?

(2) Scan/Clean the System

This is a widely recommended tool: https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/

Then hopefully you can regain control of your settings:

Success?