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I set Start Page as my home page. Then my "Tools" & "Option"s get changed. Mozilla takes over. SpyHunter did not fix this.

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I got SpyHunter because my brower got hijacked. It fixed it...so I thought. Then they show me manually how to fix it. But there is still a problem. I set my home page as Start Page and set my "Tools","Options" the way I want. They keep getting changed to what I don't want. Start Page comes up a couple of times, then it will come up with another Mozilla tab, then it will come up as a Mozilla page all when I open the brower to surf the internet. SpyHunter is out. I am not a computer wizard, how do I get this "hidden" malware (?), spyware (?), or whatever is doing this out of my computer? Thanks for your help.

I got SpyHunter because my brower got hijacked. It fixed it...so I thought. Then they show me manually how to fix it. But there is still a problem. I set my home page as Start Page and set my "Tools","Options" the way I want. They keep getting changed to what I don't want. Start Page comes up a couple of times, then it will come up with another Mozilla tab, then it will come up as a Mozilla page all when I open the brower to surf the internet. SpyHunter is out. I am not a computer wizard, how do I get this "hidden" malware (?), spyware (?), or whatever is doing this out of my computer? Thanks for your help.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Google Update
  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
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  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
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  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
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  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
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Application

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Extensions

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Javascript

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Misc

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philipp
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hello, please see if any of the solutions in How to fix preferences that won't save can address the issue.

hello, please see if any of the solutions in [[How to fix preferences that won't save]] can address the issue.
cor-el
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You can also do a malware check with some malware scanning programs on the Windows computer.
Please scan with all programs because each program detects different malware.

Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan.

You can also do a check for a rootkit infection with TDSSKiller.

See also:

You can also do a malware check with some malware scanning programs on the Windows computer.<br /> Please scan with all programs because each program detects different malware. Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan. *Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware:<br>http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php *SuperAntispyware:<br>http://www.superantispyware.com/ *Microsoft Safety Scanner:<br>http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx *Windows Defender: Home Page:<br>http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx *Spybot Search & Destroy:<br>http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html *Kasperky Free Security Scan:<br>http://www.kaspersky.com/security-scan You can also do a check for a rootkit infection with TDSSKiller. *http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/solutions?qid=208280684 See also: *"Spyware on Windows": http://kb.mozillazine.org/Popups_not_blocked
edelres 0 solutions 1 answers

I had a similar issue, my web-browsers got hijacked and pop-up windows thrashed my work, finally i found a free program :

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

it worked miraculously after a restart I own my computer again. I did spend more than 20 hours with not so helpful advise.

The program removed all malware and freed my hijacked web-browsers.

special thanks to the nice guys in France for the program

I had a similar issue, my web-browsers got hijacked and pop-up windows thrashed my work, finally i found a free program : http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/ it worked miraculously after a restart I own my computer again. I did spend more than 20 hours with not so helpful advise. The program removed all malware and freed my hijacked web-browsers. special thanks to the nice guys in France for the program
jscher2000
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Hi edelres, thanks for that. Just a note to anyone visiting that page who isn't using an ad blocker: you want the free AdwCleaner available from that page, so ignore the colorful banner ads that take you away from the page (or come right back if you click one of those).

Hi edelres, thanks for that. Just a note to anyone visiting that page who isn't using an ad blocker: you want the free AdwCleaner available from that page, so ignore the colorful banner ads that take you away from the page (or come right back if you click one of those).