How to Get Rid Of Singingtaco.com Adware
I'm running Firefox on a Mac.
Every google search comes up with the top result from singingtaco.com.
Somewhere/somehow I picked up spywhere/adwere.
Deleting Firefox and all the preferences got rid of it. Then adding back the preferences files to the library I had my bookmarks and plugins back.
This seemed to fix it for a few hours. But now the damn singingtaco.com is back.
How do I get rid of this thing for good?
Additional System Details
Every time Firefox opened
This started when...
Anytime I search google.
- Version 188.8.131.5230
- Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:0.1.44.16
- Plugin that detects installed Citrix Online products (visit www.citrixonline.com).
- Shockwave Flash 11.3 r300
- Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
- The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
- The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
- RealPlayer Plugin
- Picasa plugin.
- The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0.1
Sometimes a problem with Firefox may be a result of malware installed on your computer, that you may not be aware of.
You can try some of the following programs to scan for malware:
- MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware
- TDSSKiller - AntiRootkit Utility
- Microsoft Security Essentials (A good permanent anti-virus if you don't already have one)
Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.
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The OP is on a Mac, so instructions for the windows platform won't help.
You can also try to clear the cookies.
Clear the cache and the cookies from sites that cause problems.
- Firefox > Preferences > Privacy > Cookies: "Show Cookies"
Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).
- Do not click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.
I found the problem. It was one of the plugins. Not exactly sure which one though. I deactivated all of them except the ones I absolutely need and it went away.
I had the same problem and got rid of it by deactivating the FF extension "Fast Video Download (with Search Menu)" (FVD). You can also just change the setting for "Search Menu" in FVD.
Modified by SomtamSomchai