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Pop-Up, Lower right screen, "Browser settings change"

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This started happening for no reason that I can find. Every few minutes a pop-up window appears that says: Browser startup change

    An unknown change was detected on your browser's search settings

(button) Keep my current settings (button) I am aware of the change and approve it

                                                 (button)YES

None of the buttons do anything. The close button doesn't work. The window sits on top.

I've been plagued with unwanted programs trying to change my browser setting and adding toolbars I don't want.. I've been able to delete / disable these manually.

The window doesn't show up with all extensions turned off. I can only turn it off by selecting it on the task bar and closing it there. I've been turning extensions on or off but it only goes away with all extensions off.

Additional System Details

This happened

Not sure how often

This started when...

a few weeks ago

Installed Plug-ins

Enabled plugins Find more information about browser plugins at mozilla.org. Find updates for installed plugins at mozilla.com/plugincheck. Help for installing plugins is available from plugindoc.mozdev.org. Shockwave Flash

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   The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

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philipp
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2046 solutions 8901 answers

Helpful Reply

hello, i'd start fresh again and reset firefox (this will keep your boomarks and passwords)

Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems

cor-el
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10762 solutions 96861 answers

Is that message coming from the BrowserProtect extension?

Do a malware check with some malware scanning programs on the Windows computer.
You need to scan with all programs because each program detects different malware.
Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan.

You can also do a check for a rootkit infection with TDSSKiller.

See also:

cattyd 0 solutions 2 answers

I said it didn't help but in actual fact it worked perfectly...sorry about that and thanks for a very quick and easy solution..:-)

AndyArn 0 solutions 1 answers

I am having the same problem. I did a full scan using malwarebytes, which did not show a virus or infection. However, the "Browser settings change" still keeps popping up like was mentioned above. I have also turned the computer off and then back on. Any suggestions how to get rid of this pop up?

cattyd 0 solutions 2 answers

Helpful Reply

Hi AndyArn...this is a good while ago and I can't remember what I did exactly...looking at the post I must have re-set Firefox as suggested by madperson...I certainly didn't do the list of things from cor-el and I remember thinking that was sooo easy....so go for resetting....if it wasn't that then I just googled and got the answer there..good luck..try resetting first...might be as simple as that!!