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Is "general.useragent.extra.TBPLATFORM_NS_PH AlexaToolbar/pxabq3Gf-1.2 " a toolbar I did not ask for?

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I have been invaded too often by unwanted toolbars and have managed to uninstall them so far. I noticed the above reference to AlexaToolbar after I reset Firefox. I have also tried the about:config tool to reset this entry and deleted all the history, then restarted Firefox. This process doesn't rid me of the AlexToolbar entry in the about:config tool. Is this tool a part of Firefox or can I simply delete it ??

If it is not a part of Firefox then I do want to rid myself of it !!

I have been invaded too often by unwanted toolbars and have managed to uninstall them so far. I noticed the above reference to AlexaToolbar after I reset Firefox. I have also tried the about:config tool to reset this entry and deleted all the history, then restarted Firefox. This process doesn't rid me of the AlexToolbar entry in the about:config tool. Is this tool a part of Firefox or can I simply delete it ?? If it is not a part of Firefox then I do want to rid myself of it !!

Chosen solution

OK, I have discovered where this thing came from !! It is a toolbar from the "http://www.forexschoolonline.com/welcome-members.html/?ms=1346025964759". I have removed it from my Add-ons and restarted Firefox.

Thanks to all who replied....

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( I am working my way thro a "slow PC shutdown/startup" problem, but I dont think the AlexaToolbar is the culprit ?? )

the-edmeister
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That is not a standard part of Firefox. It doesn't come from Mozilla.

That is not a standard part of Firefox. It doesn't come from Mozilla.
cor-el
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Current Firefox version aren't using general.useragent.extra.* prefs anymore.
Firefox 3.6 versions were the last to support this way for third-party extensions/toolbars to modify the user agent.
You can reset such prefs via the right-click context menu and they are removed after a restart.

Current Firefox version aren't using general.useragent.extra.* prefs anymore.<br /> Firefox 3.6 versions were the last to support this way for third-party extensions/toolbars to modify the user agent.<br /> You can reset such prefs via the right-click context menu and they are removed after a restart. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Resetting_your_useragent_string_to_its_compiled-in_default *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/websites-say-firefox-outdated-or-incompatible

Chosen Solution

OK, I have discovered where this thing came from !! It is a toolbar from the "http://www.forexschoolonline.com/welcome-members.html/?ms=1346025964759". I have removed it from my Add-ons and restarted Firefox.

Thanks to all who replied....

OK, I have discovered where this thing came from !! It is a toolbar from the "http://www.forexschoolonline.com/welcome-members.html/?ms=1346025964759". I have removed it from my Add-ons and restarted Firefox. Thanks to all who replied....