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Unknown icon on Add-on Bar

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Hi,

Recently an icon has appeared on my Add-on Bar (a blue circle with a white 'i' (like an information i)) and it leads to this website:

http://petzichen.de.gg/?ref=quicklaunch

It doesn't open anything. The main title is PEOPLEPOINT and it appears to be a German website and I have no idea where it came from, probably from something I downloaded I guess.

Anyway, this thing is in all my versions of Firefox and I want rid of it.

Any help gratefully appreciated.

Cheers, Keith

Chosen solution

Thanks for your input madperson.

I had scanned and cleaned and purged my system with Malwarebytes, SuperantiSpyware, Hijack This and even Avast and found nothing.

However, I was pointed in the right direction by someone who knew it was in fact an extension I had installed - Plugin-Checker - the author obviously wanted people to visit his website!

Today, (just before I was about to uninstall the extension) an updated version was released and the icon / link was removed.

Don't you just hate it when people mess with your Firefox?!!

Cheers, Keith

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Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

Few days ago

Installed Plug-ins

  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.9.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
  • Google Update
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.7.637
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.6.636
  • Foxit Reader Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.2
  • 5.1.10411.0
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • Npdsplay dll

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0

More Information

I've run Super Anti Spyware, Malwarebytes and Avast but none seem to see it as malware.

philipp
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hello, please have a look through all of your presently installed extensions in tools > addons > extensions and remove all suspicious entries (toolbars, addons that you have not installed intentionally or don't know what they are for, etc.).

also go to the windows control panel / programs and remove all toolbars or potentially unwanted software from there and do a full scan of your system with the security software that you have in place and/or a different tool like the free version of malwarebytes.

Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware

Chosen Solution

Thanks for your input madperson.

I had scanned and cleaned and purged my system with Malwarebytes, SuperantiSpyware, Hijack This and even Avast and found nothing.

However, I was pointed in the right direction by someone who knew it was in fact an extension I had installed - Plugin-Checker - the author obviously wanted people to visit his website!

Today, (just before I was about to uninstall the extension) an updated version was released and the icon / link was removed.

Don't you just hate it when people mess with your Firefox?!!

Cheers, Keith