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When I open a new Tab, why I am redirected to a new search site named seach.filebulldog.com

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When I open a new tab, my pinned sites flashes on and then the search.filebulldog.com/hypercam loads.

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That is malware/adware and may steal passwords, banking and credit card information, etc., and may show pop-ups saying that your system is infected in order to obtain such information from the user.

  • It installs alongside some free applications from the internet and may install itself without a users knowledge or consent.
  • Some firewalls and anti-virus applications will prevent the installation or catch it after installation.
  • it can change your homepage and other browser settings and can steal personal information.
  • Thorough (manual) removal requires cleaning some items from the Windows registry. Only advanced users should attempt cleaning the registry.
  • You can verify this by entering uninstall search.filebulldog.com in your search engine (like Google).

The following article lists several free applications that may help. Download, install, update and run all of them. If you want a thorough cleaning of your system with specialized free assistance, or are still infected after running the malware cleaning applications listed, or want to assure yourself of a clean system after using the malware cleaning applications listed, seek help on one of the specialized malware removal forums at the bottom of the article.

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Yes go to the left side firefox menu -options then you will get a hompage option select ur choice of home page by typing it there....

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Chosen Solution

That is malware/adware and may steal passwords, banking and credit card information, etc., and may show pop-ups saying that your system is infected in order to obtain such information from the user.

  • It installs alongside some free applications from the internet and may install itself without a users knowledge or consent.
  • Some firewalls and anti-virus applications will prevent the installation or catch it after installation.
  • it can change your homepage and other browser settings and can steal personal information.
  • Thorough (manual) removal requires cleaning some items from the Windows registry. Only advanced users should attempt cleaning the registry.
  • You can verify this by entering uninstall search.filebulldog.com in your search engine (like Google).

The following article lists several free applications that may help. Download, install, update and run all of them. If you want a thorough cleaning of your system with specialized free assistance, or are still infected after running the malware cleaning applications listed, or want to assure yourself of a clean system after using the malware cleaning applications listed, seek help on one of the specialized malware removal forums at the bottom of the article.

Modified by TheOldFox

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Follow these steps: 1. Write in the address bar"about:config" 2.accept the popup 3.search in the list this string "browser.new tab.url" 4.click twice,change address and then click ok. Get it? If you have problem see here: https://support.mozilla.org/it/questions/971707?esab=a&s=&r=3&as=s

Modified by Nellus

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I think the most logical order of attack is:

(1) Clean system of malware per the link in the post by TheOldFox

(2) Disable or remove any unknown or nonessential extensions from the Add-ons page:

orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons > Extensions category

Usually a link will appear above at least one disabled extension to restart Firefox. You can complete your work on the tab and click one of the links as the last step.

(3) Update your newtab setting to the desired page as described by Nellus91. Here are some you could substitute for the URL you find, or use right-click > Reset on browser.new tab.url to go back to the 9 thumbnails of frequently used pages:

  • Page thumbnails (default) => about:newtab
  • Blank tab => about:blank
  • Built-in Firefox home page => about:home
  • Any other page => full URL to the page

(4) Check for and remove any user.js file that might override your change the next time you start Firefox. See: How to fix preferences that won't save