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How do I get rid of vafmusic2 customized web search????

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this search was installed after I was supposedly updating my music player and now I can't even get windows to uninstall it from the installed programs list. How can I get rid of this invasive program. I've run all the spyware detectors that I have and nothing seems to be able to get rid of it. This is on firefox. Have not checked my other browsers

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.7 r700
  • np-mswmp
  • Conduit Plugin
  • npsitesafety
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.7
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.21.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • 5.1.20125.0
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • BlackBerry WebSL Browser Plug-In
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • Rhapsody Player Engine Plugin

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:21.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/21.0

More Information

Amit Kumar Thakur 83 solutions 863 answers

Hello,

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.

Further information can be found in the Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems article.

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

Thank you.

cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
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10753 solutions 96760 answers

If you have suspicious extensions installed the uninstall or disable them.


Try to use the SearchReset extension to reset some preferences to the default values.

Note that the SearchReset extension only runs once and then uninstalls automatically, so it won't show on the "Firefox > Add-ons" page (about:addons).

You can check for problems with preferences and rename or delete the prefs.js file and possible numbered prefs-##.js files and a possible user.js file to reset all prefs to the default value.