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Possible Virus

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My free Avast Anti Virus program expired and a friend suggested Lava Soft and now Lava Soft has hi-jacked my home page and I cannot get rid of it. It has changed the configuration of the list of Programs (Unistall) in my Control Panel.

I feel this may be a virus,can you help me get rid of this?

My free Avast Anti Virus program expired and a friend suggested Lava Soft and now Lava Soft has hi-jacked my home page and I cannot get rid of it. It has changed the configuration of the list of Programs (Unistall) in my Control Panel. I feel this may be a virus,can you help me get rid of this?

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.6 r602
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.6
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.2
  • Picasa plugin

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0

More Information

Andrew
  • Moderator
276 solutions 3565 answers

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 these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software:

Microsoft Security Essentials is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista/XP if you don't already have one.


Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

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 these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software: * [http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/default.aspx Microsoft Safety Scanner] * [http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/ MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware] * [http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283363 TDSSKiller - AntiRootkit Utility] [http://windows.microsoft.com/MSE Microsoft Security Essentials] is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista/XP if you don't already have one. Further information can be found in the [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware]] article. Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!