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how to block ALL ads

I'm tired of typing in a website and getting a laundry list of ads. When I type in a website, I want my computer to just go there. Please show me how to do this. If yo… (read more)

I'm tired of typing in a website and getting a laundry list of ads. When I type in a website, I want my computer to just go there. Please show me how to do this. If you can't I'll delete this program.

Asked by fran4229 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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How can I GET RID of YAHOO forever??

Have google as my default, but later get directed to Yahoo for errors etc. eg Error 999 and all sorts of other rubbish comes up. This only comes up on my laptop, not my o… (read more)

Have google as my default, but later get directed to Yahoo for errors etc. eg Error 999 and all sorts of other rubbish comes up. This only comes up on my laptop, not my other main computer - and is driving me mad! How can I ban & cancel any access to Yahoo forever from my Mac...does anyone know pls??

Asked by didds 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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How can I remove those malicious popup ads from Firefox

I got the malicious popup ads. How can I remove from from Firefox. I checked block popup, manage add-on, extension and couldn't find anything. I also tried refresh, rese… (read more)

I got the malicious popup ads. How can I remove from from Firefox. I checked block popup, manage add-on, extension and couldn't find anything. I also tried refresh, reset and restart but still couldn't solve the problem. Please see the screen shot for details.

Asked by YiuKamLi 4 years ago

Last reply by Scribe 4 years ago

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yahoo search

Hello, Ive got Quantum 63.01 running on macbook pro. Yahoo barging in as the 'default search engine'. I go to my preference page I delete it, google is back to being my d… (read more)

Hello, Ive got Quantum 63.01 running on macbook pro. Yahoo barging in as the 'default search engine'. I go to my preference page I delete it, google is back to being my default search engine. A few days later, boom- there is yahoo again showing up as the default. This goes on several times a week, and its driving me nuts. If I didnt like yahoo before, I really hate them now. Ive gone through all of your solutions, there is nothing in my extensions or add-ons that shouldnt be there. So why does this continue to happen? I need to get rid of yahoo now. I even ran yahoo through the finder and there is nothing on my laptop for yahoo. Isnt there a script I can look for in firefox that can be deleted or something?? Any and all help is truly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Asked by SunnySkyez 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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why are we forced to have yahoo, can't open firefox directly

I have been using Firefox for a while on win7. I bought a new win10 laptop and installed Firefox and am trying to figure out how to delete your FORCED yahoo search that w… (read more)

I have been using Firefox for a while on win7. I bought a new win10 laptop and installed Firefox and am trying to figure out how to delete your FORCED yahoo search that was installed without my knowledge or permission. I can't get out of it and I can't open Firefox. I wouldn't mind using yahoo if it was a choice and not forced. I am totally not the only person who hates being forced to use software that we didn't choose, Current browser is MSN ie11.

Asked by dragonmagic 4 years ago

Last reply by James 4 years ago

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I get redirected to centurylink page when I put a search word in the url bar

I get redirected to centurylink page instead of google search results when I put a search word in the url bar. I put in the word smiths. Some words will work by having go… (read more)

I get redirected to centurylink page instead of google search results when I put a search word in the url bar. I put in the word smiths. Some words will work by having google search for the word and gives me results. The following link is what comes up. I've tried all option on this site with no luck. I have Firefox 43.0.4 windows 10

Also, "disable this service" doesn't work. Nothing in the uninstall program list. I also tried to reinstall firefox.

http://webhelper.centurylink.com/index.php?origURL=http%3A//smiths/&r=&bc=

Also, how to I get rid of "do you mean to go to...,yes take me there no thanks"?

Asked by dociledragons 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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browser search hijack

Current situation: My Firefox brower search default is Google. But it has settled into a pattern of being is hijacked to a site named primeinfospot.com. Initially, the s… (read more)

Current situation: My Firefox brower search default is Google. But it has settled into a pattern of being is hijacked to a site named primeinfospot.com. Initially, the search redirection was to several different sites, but now it is just one site. This might be a result of my attempts to remove the hijacker. Chrome and Safari browsers are not hijacked.

Cause: Attempting to get a better corded connection between my Galaxy and MacBook, I downloaded a file named Android.zip from http://d-h.st/nl5l#!/ This included an install of ADB and Fastbooks. This led to an attempted auto-download of Flash, which I rejected. My browser search then was hijacked first to a number of different sites: readysoft, ikolag, ncontentdelivery, everydayconsumers, primeinfospot, search-switch.

Attempts to remove: Looked through plug-ins and extensions in Firefox, but couldn't find anything that looked like the hijacker. Uninstalled/reinstalled Firefox. Scanned with Malwarebytes (report= clear), Went to Mac hard drive > Applications > Library and uninstalled any files installed on Ocotber 24th (when the problem started).

Asked by PabloSkilz 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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I would like to continue using Firefox, but Yahoo has made it impossible--please help!!

When using Firefox, Yahoo often cuts in, usually with a DNS complaint, and won't let me connect. I don't use Yahoo. I continually strip it from the list of possible brows… (read more)

When using Firefox, Yahoo often cuts in, usually with a DNS complaint, and won't let me connect. I don't use Yahoo. I continually strip it from the list of possible browser search choices, but it keeps coming back to the list, and makes itself my browser of choice. I keep correcting this, and it keeps coming back. It is causing me to have to use another browser most of the time, though I would prefer not to. Please tell me what I can do to prevent Yahoo from trying to control my computer!!!

My Firefox is 39.0, and my Mac 10.7.5. I believe Flash Player may be involved (maybe not) and that is version 18.0 r0, which is not allowed to act unless I tell it to.

Asked by JSteed 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Bookmarks toolbar disappearing - cause & fix

I recently experienced this issue, and found no solution on googling it. I noticed too that others had the same issue. Having just experienced and fixed it again, here ar… (read more)

I recently experienced this issue, and found no solution on googling it. I noticed too that others had the same issue. Having just experienced and fixed it again, here are my observations;

Cause: I have my Firefox set to remember last session. Occasionally, I X out of my main window not realising that there was an ad popup underneath (even though I use adblock). These ads, for whatever reason, have the ability to hide the bookmarks toolbar in their window. That means when you close and reopen, even if you went to a normal site, the bookmarks stay off. It will persist through reinstalls and all kinds of workarounds in my experience.

Fix: Refresh Firefox. Click the Three lines, Help, then Troubleshooting Information. Here you can manually refresh firefox, and it will open with your bookmarks showing again (and a few minor cosmetic things go to default, so you may have to re-tick menu bar and customise how you like your main buttons to look etc). I didn't try this with anything other than having one tab open on google the last time it happened to me.

Not a question, but hopefully useful for anyone who has experienced this, wasn't sure where else to put it.

Asked by Tealtraum 1 year ago

Last reply by mt3ch 1 year ago

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how to get rid of ADS by NAME on firefox

everytime I click on a page another window pops up from ads by name , i have tried all uninstalling firefox and reinstalling, removed all unncessary software from my lapt… (read more)

everytime I click on a page another window pops up from ads by name , i have tried all uninstalling firefox and reinstalling, removed all unncessary software from my laptop but the problem still persists.

Asked by rohit_9982 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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How can I remove adchoices spam from Firefox? I have removed from Internet Browser by resetting IE. But could not eliminate it from the opera, the spam is spamm

How can I remove adchoices spam from Firefox? I have removed from Internet Browser by resetting IE. But could not eliminate it from the opera, the spam is spamming away a… (read more)

How can I remove adchoices spam from Firefox? I have removed from Internet Browser by resetting IE. But could not eliminate it from the opera, the spam is spamming away all the time and has deleted 3 of the download materials. I am not able to get rid of it. please anyone help me…

Asked by lisalloyds2988 4 years ago

Last reply by Scribe 4 years ago

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keep mozilla firefox home page

this home page keeps loading and I want to be rid of it forever ! deleted if possible. 76 year old and can't stop it ! http://search.searchlf.com/?uid=26f0dfa6-3291-43bb-… (read more)

this home page keeps loading and I want to be rid of it forever ! deleted if possible. 76 year old and can't stop it !

http://search.searchlf.com/?uid=26f0dfa6-3291-43bb-9aa5-547617182475&uc=20151224&ap=appfocus5&source=search&page=newtab&implementation_id=email_0.0.12

I want to keep "Mozilla Firefox start page" only !!

help Mike

Asked by bmaup 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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What is eecohweb1.com, and why does it keep redirecting my searches?

Quite often, maybe every other day or so, while navigating to my regularly visited sites on Firefox a page will automatically redirect to https://eecohweb1.com/5171142995… (read more)

Quite often, maybe every other day or so, while navigating to my regularly visited sites on Firefox a page will automatically redirect to https://eecohweb1.com/5171142995655/e168b96dcf8e600121a9d71679334641.html It appears to be a legitimate Flash page where they say your Flash may be out of date. I think over a year ago I may have accidentally downloaded it, but haven't since and have ran all kinds of anti-virus and malware removal programs. I suspect this is the result of malware because Microsoft Security Essentials automatically pops up and says I was protected from something.

Anyone else have this problem? I've ran Microsofct Security Essentials, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, AdwCleaner, and Stinger. They don't seem to find anything.

Asked by FireFoxFan1 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Two Pop-Up Windows Open When Firefox Is First Opened Each Day (MAC)

When I first turn on my computer and open Firefox I get two pop-up windows that open with Firefox. One is a malware type window that says something to the effect of "fix … (read more)

When I first turn on my computer and open Firefox I get two pop-up windows that open with Firefox. One is a malware type window that says something to the effect of "fix your mac of errors". I can't remember what the second window says. Either way it is super annoying and I want it to stop! I have ran Malwarebytes scans, and have ran my Sophos antivirus scans as well and nothing has come up. My browser does not seem to have been hijacked as my homepage and everything else is in tact. I know how to uninstall Firefox, but I am not sure where to find the Firefox folder that needs to be deleted to make Firefox a completely new install. If someone could instruct me on how to do that I would appreciate that!

Mac OS X 10.11.4

Asked by Mslaguy007 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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other than websites like Youtube, Google, FB or few more, whenever i open a site, browser redirects and open some job search page above actual site on same page

other than websites like Youtube, Google, FB or few more, whenever i open a site, browser redirects and open some job search page above actual site on same page. It doesn… (read more)

other than websites like Youtube, Google, FB or few more, whenever i open a site, browser redirects and open some job search page above actual site on same page. It doesnt allow me to do anything on the page and neither let the page appear correctly. Windows defender doesnt detect anything as virus on scan. Image attached, i tried deleting all cookies and blocked all sites from saving cookies as well. Nothing works. Any help is appreciated.

Asked by adityasharma03 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Random websites opening in new windows on the websites filters

So I have been looking for Euro Truck Simulator 2 mods and on the websites there are filter but i cant click on them because their not highlighted, I click where the filt… (read more)

So I have been looking for Euro Truck Simulator 2 mods and on the websites there are filter but i cant click on them because their not highlighted, I click where the filter option is and it pops up with a random website plus when i click on links after i search something something it will take me to a website ( http://aussiemethod.com/?clickID=5321&aff=2000_BOA_aussiemethod_Tier2&c=NO&tid=10256b1ab87f74622ca01714f9441d&aff_id=5034&aff_sub3=13278 ), I also reset Firefox but that still didn't help. Please help because I'm clueless to whats wrong.

Asked by Tyler46 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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how to stop m55.dnsqa.me

m55.dnsqa.me seems to be tied to firefox how do I make it go away? nothing I have tried on the internet has removed it spyhunter could not find it … (read more)

m55.dnsqa.me seems to be tied to firefox how do I make it go away?

nothing I have tried on the internet has removed it spyhunter could not find it

Asked by mrgiant 4 years ago

Last reply by John99 4 years ago