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MSN has hijacked my homepage, how do i stop this ?


homepage will not change from MSN to anything else. Please help.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

two nights ago

Installed Plug-ins

  • np-mswmp
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.5"
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_24 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • 4.0.60531.0
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Wacom Dynamic Link Library


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:6.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0.2

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finitarry 157 solutions 2178 answers

You could check in your Firefox profile to see if something added a user.js file with that home page setting.

Question owner

How do i do that?

finitarry 157 solutions 2178 answers

Click on Help > Troubleshooting Information and click the button next to "Profile Directory". Look in that directory for a file named user.js. You can open it with a text editor to read its content.

Question owner

I did not see anything there. I went to Help (in firefox), then troubleshoot, there was not "profile directory" so i clicked on open profile directory and i did not see a file like that anyplace.