What is everyone doing about the bing virus that seems to infect the bookmarks. It is creating without my prompting hundreds of bing bookmarks.
Bing keeps creating hundreds of bookmarks, as does Microsoft suggested sites in my bookmarks folder.
Additional System Details
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:67.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/67.0
That isn't a firefox issue but a for a computer shop to fix as that is if a Virus needs professional work to clean it up.
This is not a virus located on my computer. What it is is a huge number of bookmarks that is like bookmarking the bing site hundreds of times. It is on firefoxe's server because which ever computer I accessed fire from it was in the bookmarks. I did manage to delete them and backup the clean bookmarks file. What also seemed to accompany it was a microsoft suggested sites and web page. These were also deleted. I am curious if anyone knows the source of the pollution into bookmarks file or the bookmarks themselves. I want to prevent this from happening again. These type of fixes take my time away from valuable work. I simply called it a virus because it blocked up the bookmarks and reflected my irritation with Bing and Microsoft from causing this to happen.
Modified by LawyerJim
[v57+] Places Maintenance is built into Firefox.
Type about:support<enter> in the address bar.
You will find Places Database near the bottom. Press the Verify Integrity button.
When done, copy and post the results here.
I also recommend; 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.