Unwanted URL starting with Firefox startup
I am not sure what topic would describe this issue. My Firefox started opening a suspected Phishing site by Malwarebytes each time I start Firefox.
- my home page is not modified. - I turned off all extension and it still continues. - I checked synced sites this url is not there - I checked Windows Scheduler for this event and it is not there
The site is 'www.windowsphoneinfo.com'
I am looking for advice.
You can check the target line in the Firefox desktop shortcut (right-click: Properties) to make sure nothing is appended after the path to the Firefox program.Read this answer in context 👍 0
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Type about:config<enter> in the address bar. If a warning screen comes up, press the I Accept the Risk button. At the top of the screen is a search bar. Type browser.startup.homepage
What is the value? Right-click and select Reset to restore its default value; about:home
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.
You can check the target line in the Firefox desktop shortcut (right-click: Properties) to make sure nothing is appended after the path to the Firefox program.
Thank you all, I tried all the ad/mal-ware products and none found anything usefull so as a last resort I modified my hosts file with a redirect www.windowsphonesinfo.com to local host(127.0.0.1) and that sure solved it.
I seem to have lost my reply. In any case a definite solution was to modify my hosts file with the following: 127.0.0.1 www.windowsphoneinfo.com
Thank you all.