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My homepage keeps automatically changing to http://search.bearshare.com/ without my permission.


A while ago I downloaded bearshare, and realised it was not a very trustworthy source so I uninstalled it. The website http://search.bearshare.com/ kept coming up as my homepage on internet explorer, and with other problems on internet explorer i decided to download firefox. And now, it is doing the same thing, despite firefox being installed after the removal of bear share. I keep changing my homepage to facebook and selecting the option to keep the page blank, but it keeps changing to http://search.bearshare.com/ and changing it to the option to show homepage without my doing so. There is noone else who accesses this computer, and I have scanned the computer for viruses, malware and trojans.

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Swapnilrustagi 19 solutions 286 answers

Click Tools Menu > Addons > Extensions. Remove any extension with the name "Bear Share". Restart your browser.

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See also these forum threads about BearShare:

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http://www.ehow.com/how_6609141_remove-bearshare-spyware.html I followed all prompts and they found nothing to suggest bearshare is on my computer. But it is still automatically changing to become my homepage.

leevenhau 0 solutions 2 answers

There isn't any extension named Bearshare, I found an extension named MediaLab and uninstall it, then i success.