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How to remove iplay.com search hijacking?

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A few months ago someone using my computer installed an iplay game, after a few simple operations I was able to remove the software from my machine, including the tool bar and home page hijacking.

but even after having removed everything, typing text into the address bar, that wasn't a proper url, would redirect me to the iplay website instead of the usual google search site.

Recently I've discovered that iplay has hijacked the search field in the firefox homepage, I'm talking about aboutHome.xhtml

A few months ago someone using my computer installed an iplay game, after a few simple operations I was able to remove the software from my machine, including the tool bar and home page hijacking. but even after having removed everything, typing text into the address bar, that wasn't a proper url, would redirect me to the iplay website instead of the usual google search site. Recently I've discovered that iplay has hijacked the search field in the firefox homepage, I'm talking about aboutHome.xhtml

Chosen solution

I've deleted my profile in user/appdata/roaming

this fixed the problem I was having.

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Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

after installing iplay

Installed Plug-ins

  • Battlefield Play4Free Updater
  • Foxit Reader Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • ShiVa3D Plugin 1,8,1,1 for 3D real-time applications made with ShiVa Editor.
  • Google Update
  • Unity Player 3.1.0f4
  • Shockwave Flash 10.2 r159
  • QUAKE LIVE
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_24 for Mozilla browsers
  • 4.0.60310.0
  • Nexon Game Controller

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1

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Chosen Solution

I've deleted my profile in user/appdata/roaming

this fixed the problem I was having.

I've deleted my profile in user/appdata/roaming this fixed the problem I was having.
Frejja 0 solutions 1 answers

Helpful Reply

I had this annoying problem for weeks, until I went to clean out my addons, and there it sat, Oberon addon in the extentions. Tools-addons-extentions. Hope this helps, I am so glad to be shot of that useless search engine! :D

I had this annoying problem for weeks, until I went to clean out my addons, and there it sat, Oberon addon in the extentions. Tools-addons-extentions. Hope this helps, I am so glad to be shot of that useless search engine! :D
Olisa247 0 solutions 1 answers

Thanks Frejja, it definitely helped

Thanks Frejja, it definitely helped