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There is a thing called "prime point" that has taken over any browser that I go to and limits my choices. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

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This looks to be some sort of gadget from Amazon that limits my browser choices whether I go to Google or any other browser. Annoying...

This looks to be some sort of gadget from Amazon that limits my browser choices whether I go to Google or any other browser. Annoying...

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WestEnd
  • Top 25 Contributor
60 solutions 5376 answers

That sounds more like malware then a firefox issue. You will have to search online for "prime point" and find what others have for solution on it.

That sounds more like malware then a firefox issue. You will have to search online for "prime point" and find what others have for solution on it.
McCoy
  • Top 10 Contributor
521 solutions 4900 answers

Hello dervish12345,

It is obvious that you are dealing with malware - your system details show that you have this extension installed : Search Updater 1.0, which is not on the official addons.mozilla.org page.

Go to the Firefox menu (≡) Preferences => Add-ons => Extensions and (unless you installed this yourself) remove Search Updater 1.0.

Next step is to run malwarescans - 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.

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

Hello dervish12345, It is obvious that you are dealing with malware - your system details show that you have this extension installed : Search Updater 1.0, which is not on the official addons.mozilla.org page. Go to the Firefox menu (≡) Preferences => Add-ons => Extensions and (unless you installed this yourself) remove Search Updater 1.0. Next step is to run malwarescans - 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. Especially for Mac : https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/