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Redirected to random websites


I'm being redirected at anytime, it can be from a bookmark page, from typing on the address bar, from a Google search, it doesn't matter but it is getting very annoying.

I changed my DNS to an openDNS, but the problem persisted. I installed and ran ClamXav, it didn't find any malware or problem. I decided to create a new airport connection with openDNS. The problems is still going on.

I deleted cookies and reset firefox, but after a couple of hours the problem was back.

Any suggestions in what to do next?

I have a MacBook OS X 10.5.8

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

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  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183
  • DivX Plus Web Player version
  • Adobe® Acrobat® Plug-in for Web Browsers, Version 10.1.4
  • DivX VOD Helper Plug-in
  • Amazon MP3 Downloader Plugin 1.0.17
  • 5.1.10411.0
  • Facebook Video Calling by Skype
  • View PDF documents within your web browser.
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.4
  • Coupons Inc., Coupon Printing FireFox Plugin
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Picasa plugin.
  • BrowserPlus -- Improve your browser! -- http://browserplus.yahoo.com/
  • 1.1.7
  • Pando Web Installer
  • npmnqmp 071701000001
  • iPhoto6
  • Yahoo! Installer Plug-in provides application installation support


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0.1

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It's interesting that the problem went away for a few hours after the reset. One of the primary changes is that Firefox does not have any Extensions after a reset. Could you check on whether any have been added since then?

Tools > Add-ons > Extensions category

There also is a copy/paste-able list here:

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