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Getting akamaihd.net search website when I log on with updated Firefox. VERY ANNOYING.

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I get this automatic website when I log on in stead of cursor going to search box so I can enter question. How do I delete this?

I get this automatic website when I log on in stead of cursor going to search box so I can enter question. How do I delete this?
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  • Shockwave Flash 32.0 r0

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.13; rv:68.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/68.0

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McCoy
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Hello Martha192,

As you've already suspected, you've picked up some malware that you will of course want to get rid of.

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

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.

Also see : https://www.2-spyware.com/remove-akamaihd.html#h-mac-os-x

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

Hello Martha192, As you've already suspected, you've picked up some malware that you will of course want to get rid of. Go to the Firefox menu (≡) => Preferences => Add-ons => Extensions and remove anything that looks unfamiliar or suspicious. 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. Also see : https://www.2-spyware.com/remove-akamaihd.html#h-mac-os-x Especially for Mac : https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/
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