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When I downloaded Adobe Flash, Firefox suddenly took on Any Search Manager. How do I get rid of it? Many thanks

When I downloaded Adobe Flash, Firefox suddenly took on Any Search Manager. How do I get rid of it? Many thanks

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Hello Calling,

As you have already guessed : you've picked up some malware, which you of course will want to get rid of.

Go to the Firefox menu (≡) / Preferences => Add-ons => Extensions and remove anything that looks unfamiliar or suspicious.

Next step : 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.

Also see : https://macsecurity.net/view/187-remove-any-search-virus-from-mac

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

'Hope that helps .....

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Hello Calling,

As you have already guessed : you've picked up some malware, which you of course will want to get rid of.

Go to the Firefox menu (≡) / Preferences => Add-ons => Extensions and remove anything that looks unfamiliar or suspicious.

Next step : 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.

Also see : https://macsecurity.net/view/187-remove-any-search-virus-from-mac

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

'Hope that helps .....

Hello Calling, As you have already guessed : you've picked up some malware, which you of course will want to get rid of. Go to the Firefox menu (≡) / Preferences => Add-ons => Extensions and remove anything that looks unfamiliar or suspicious. Next step : 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. Also see : https://macsecurity.net/view/187-remove-any-search-virus-from-mac Especially for Mac : https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/ 'Hope that helps .....
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Thank you for your help. Seems to have worked. Much appreciated.

Thank you for your help. Seems to have worked. Much appreciated.
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Calling said

Thank you for your help. Seems to have worked. Much appreciated.

My pleasure - have a nice weekend  !

''Calling [[#answer-1211410|said]]'' <blockquote> Thank you for your help. Seems to have worked. Much appreciated. </blockquote> My pleasure - have a nice weekend !
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