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Strange web address

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Over the past few days, when I enter some web addresses on my address line I am taken to websites that start with "WW#" where # is some number. The highest I have seen is WW17. These are websites that have nothing to do with my search.

I have Bitdefender and Malwarebytes installed on my computer, along with AdBlock and CookieAutoDelete and everything scans clean.

Is there some setting in Firefox that is causing this or a setting I missed?

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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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Thanks for the reply. I ran 3 of the programs, cleaned up some Adware, but didn't address the problem. Those are some great scanning programs though. Thanks!

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One possible culprit would be an extension. You can view, disable, and often remove unwanted or unknown extensions on the Add-ons page. Either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a (Mac: Command+Shift+a)
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons
  • type or paste about:addons in the address bar and press Enter/Return

In the left column of the Add-ons page, click Extensions. On the right side, find the "Manage Your Extensions" heading.

If there is at least one extension before the next heading -- "Recommended Extensions" -- please continue:

Then cast a critical eye over the list below that heading. Any extensions Firefox installs for built-in features are hidden from this page, so everything listed here is your choice (and your responsibility) to manage. Anything suspicious or that you just do not remember installing or why? If in doubt, disable (or remove). For your privacy and security, don't let mystery programs linger here.

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