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This page http://search.conduit.com/?ctid=CT3298570&octid=CT3298570&SearchSource=61&CUI=UN14917103493184320&UM=2&UP=SP60EEF728-BD34-4FFB-B927-E74AEE843506&SSPV=TB_TER has hijacked my home page. I have restarted firefox in safe mode and it still comes up I disabled the extension that it came with but could not remove it the add on was updater by sweet packs. I have uninstalled and reinstalled firefox and it still comes up. Is there anything I can possibly do to remove it. I have reset my homepage to google numerous times but it still changes it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

This page http://search.conduit.com/?ctid=CT3298570&octid=CT3298570&SearchSource=61&CUI=UN14917103493184320&UM=2&UP=SP60EEF728-BD34-4FFB-B927-E74AEE843506&SSPV=TB_TER has hijacked my home page. I have restarted firefox in safe mode and it still comes up I disabled the extension that it came with but could not remove it the add on was updater by sweet packs. I have uninstalled and reinstalled firefox and it still comes up. Is there anything I can possibly do to remove it. I have reset my homepage to google numerous times but it still changes it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Chosen solution

Make sure you change your homepage to what you want it to be set as in the options menu. If your tabs are also automatically opening to that website then you will have to go to "about.config" within your address bar, type "newtab" in the search bar within the config page, double click "newtab.url" and change that to about:home

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Amit Kumar Thakur
  • Locale Leader
70 solutions 859 answers

Helpful Reply

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://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro/ Hitman Pro] * [http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner/ ESET Online Scanner] [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!
kobe 441 solutions 5048 answers

Helpful Reply

use the search reset tool and uninstall sweetpacks from the control panel

use the search reset tool and uninstall sweetpacks from the control panel * https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/

Question owner

Thank you I found one piece of malware on my computer I got rid of it and reinstalled firefox. All is well now.

Thank you I found one piece of malware on my computer I got rid of it and reinstalled firefox. All is well now.

Question owner

sorry my homepage is hijacked again. I did a scan and removed all malware and worked fine for a day but is now having the same issue

sorry my homepage is hijacked again. I did a scan and removed all malware and worked fine for a day but is now having the same issue
JacobAreford 3 solutions 13 answers

Chosen Solution

Make sure you change your homepage to what you want it to be set as in the options menu. If your tabs are also automatically opening to that website then you will have to go to "about.config" within your address bar, type "newtab" in the search bar within the config page, double click "newtab.url" and change that to about:home

Make sure you change your homepage to what you want it to be set as in the options menu. If your tabs are also automatically opening to that website then you will have to go to "'''''about.config'''''" within your address bar, type "'''''newtab'''''" in the search bar within the config page, double click "'''''newtab.url'''''" and change that to '''about:home'''

Modified by JacobAreford

Question owner

alright I scanned once again and after I did what Jacob Areford said I believe the problem is finally fixed thank you all for the help.

alright I scanned once again and after I did what Jacob Areford said I believe the problem is finally fixed thank you all for the help.
Spiritwalker2048 0 solutions 5 answers

JacobAreford's input was very helpful to me also. There have been several apps that have hijacked this browser when installed. Now I know how to undo the crap ware.

Thank you very much, spriitwalker2048

JacobAreford's input was very helpful to me also. There have been several apps that have hijacked this browser when installed. Now I know how to undo the crap ware. Thank you very much, spriitwalker2048