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My browser gets hi-jacked every time I open it. I have run spybot, malware and it was not removed. I have reloaded Firefox and even deleted the folders that remain after using the windows removal tool then reloaded and it still happens. What is the virus and where is it hid.

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Every time Firefox opened

== April 2010

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In what way does Firefox gets hijacked?

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I have Yahoo set as my home page. After start up it goes to some other browser page with the address ""

It was alot worse before I deleted everything and started over. I use to have three or four pages open up. I read where my browser was being hi-jacked to these other sites to make a hit so they will be billed.

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See [tiki-view_forum_thread.php?forumId=1&comments_parentId=655422]

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Visit Microsoft and download the latest Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.

You most likely have a trojan, which has infected one of your drivers. It may be causing your browser search engine result to display proper links with bad addresses, or your page might be hijacked entirely.

My Norton Internet Security Anti-virus did not protect me from this.

Running the tool should eliminate the problem, but you may need to follow a manual removal process if the problem persists.