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What is everyone doing about the bing virus that seems to infect the bookmarks. It is creating without my prompting hundreds of bing bookmarks.

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Bing keeps creating hundreds of bookmarks, as does Microsoft suggested sites in my bookmarks folder.

Bing keeps creating hundreds of bookmarks, as does Microsoft suggested sites in my bookmarks folder.
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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:67.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/67.0

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WestEnd
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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.

https://www.google.com/search?q=bing+virus&rlz=1C1GCEB_enUS848US848&oq=bing+virus&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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. https://www.google.com/search?q=bing+virus&rlz=1C1GCEB_enUS848US848&oq=bing+virus&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
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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.

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.

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FredMcD
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[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.

[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.
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