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Does Firefox come with AdAware?

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I want to know if Firefox comes with AdAware in the installation or running of the browser.

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Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; GTB6.4; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; GTB6.4; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)

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rjohnson19 39 solutions 240 answers

No, the official Firefox installers from http://getfirefox.com do not bundle any additional software, such as AdAware.

Did you see a (unauthorized) page where Firefox is being distributed with additional software? Or did you want a malware scanner?

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Sorry, what I meant was "adware", not AdAware. Do you know if it does?

rjohnson19 39 solutions 240 answers

No, the official Firefox installers from http://getfirefox.com do not bundle any software of any kind, whatsoever. Firefox is completely free software.

Why do you think that Firefox is bundled with adware?

Appearance of adware/malware after you installed Firefox is probably just coincidental.

If you do have malware/adware, I suggest you run a scan and remove it. One scanner is:

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php - Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware