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What is "search.arcahol.com" which appears every time I open the browser?

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When opening Firefox, I've noticed "search.arcahol.com" on the http:// browser line. What is this? Is this part of a Firefox browser? It's not addressed anywhere that I've looked. If it doesn't belong, how do I get rid of it?

When opening Firefox, I've noticed "search.arcahol.com" on the http:// browser line. What is this? Is this part of a Firefox browser? It's not addressed anywhere that I've looked. If it doesn't belong, how do I get rid of it?

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Hi wings2123, Search.arcahol.com is a shady search engine that can be obtained through adware or malware infection.

I suggest that you run a malware scan.

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Hi wings2123, Search.arcahol.com is a shady search engine that can be obtained through adware or malware infection.

I suggest that you run a malware scan.

Hi wings2123, Search.arcahol.com is a shady search engine that can be obtained through adware or malware infection. I suggest that you run a malware scan.
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Thank you! Took your advise and my Firefox browser is doing fine.

Thank you! Took your advise and my Firefox browser is doing fine.
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My_Cheese_Is_Slippin'
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Great! Glad to hear it. Malwarebytes Browser Guard extension should be available, soon. Highly recommended. Keep an eye out for it.

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Great! Glad to hear it. Malwarebytes Browser Guard extension should be available, soon. Highly recommended. Keep an eye out for it. Browse Safe!
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