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After visiting Yahoo, Yahoo hyjacks my hoome page, and changes it back to Yahoo after I change it back in Options

I visited Yahoo in Firefox, and Yahoo hyjacked my home page. When I go into Optoins and change it back, somehow it is automatically changed back to Yahoo (actually http:… (read more)

I visited Yahoo in Firefox, and Yahoo hyjacked my home page. When I go into Optoins and change it back, somehow it is automatically changed back to Yahoo (actually http://searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net/h?eq=U0EeCFZVBB8SRggXeFoIBQ5AEhhFdFoITA0UQlAOeQleVhREFgdAeQFbWQpFQlAFIk0FA18DB0VXfWFoKB8fHHRQM1BLFWkeSFtX) after about 1 minute. I tried reloading Firefox and searching the registry for the Yahoo URL to no avail.

What keeps changing my home page to Yahoo? I searched my PC for SPIGOT to no avail either. Anyone else have this problem? More to the point, anyone know what causes the home page to be reset to Yahoo after it is reset in Options to the original home page? There are similar questions on htis website, but no answers to my specific problem.

Asked by ccwpope 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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how do I unload an enhancement by Google?

A friend was using my computer to try to get to Google/Gmail. Firefox now is gray at the top of the screen with an additional blank area at the top. The windows task bar… (read more)

A friend was using my computer to try to get to Google/Gmail. Firefox now is gray at the top of the screen with an additional blank area at the top. The windows task bar at the bottom is also gone. My Norton security software is unloaded also. One time a message "enhanced by Google" appeared. I then downloaded a new copy of Firefox, the message disappeared but the other settings are still not what I had before. How do I get back to the default appearance?

Asked by wdonovan1922 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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after a few seconds on a site like ebay or autotrader etc i get redirected to google.com/afs/sds

i use firefox as a search engine. but when i go to certain sites like e bay, amazone, auto trader, or certain partstores. after a few seconds on that site i get automatic… (read more)

i use firefox as a search engine. but when i go to certain sites like e bay, amazone, auto trader, or certain partstores. after a few seconds on that site i get automaticaly redirected to a blank site with from www.google.com/afs/ads?Q

if i hit the back button it goes back to the original site, then back to google after a few seconds.

how do I fix this? thanks

gert.

Asked by gdatema 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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My homepage changed to v9

As in screenshots, I change/clean ad from shortcut and mozilla.cfg file. It goes okay 2 days, then goes back v9 ad page again. Is there an absolute solution of this? edit… (read more)

As in screenshots, I change/clean ad from shortcut and mozilla.cfg file. It goes okay 2 days, then goes back v9 ad page again. Is there an absolute solution of this?

edit: screen shot of add-ons.

Asked by mortyobnoxious 4 years ago

Last reply by mortyobnoxious 4 years ago

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I repeatedly get a popup "suggesting" that I update Yahoo. I have deliberately removed Yahoo from Firefox! Does anyone know what this scam is and how to stop it

I detest Yahoo in all its forms, and have removed it from Firefox any time it has intruded. I consider it to be nothing but a browser hijacker. However, I repeatedly get… (read more)

I detest Yahoo in all its forms, and have removed it from Firefox any time it has intruded. I consider it to be nothing but a browser hijacker.

However, I repeatedly get this popup[ with the "suggestion" that I update Yahoo!

There is no "decline" button. Not even a simple "no, thanks." The window intrudes over the screen in any [program I open until I manually close it from the task bar.

Avast scans find no virus. Malwarebytes scans come back clean. Adware cleaner finds nothing.

What is this wretched thing, where does it come from, and how can I prevent it?

Asked by Marianne_C 3 years ago

Last reply by Marianne_C 3 years ago

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Even after removing all the search engines except one, it adds Amazon , Google in the next run

In a newly installed Firefox in ubuntu , I removed all the the search engines except the duckduckgo. While restarting I get two more search engines added to it which is A… (read more)

In a newly installed Firefox in ubuntu , I removed all the the search engines except the duckduckgo. While restarting I get two more search engines added to it which is Amazon & Google. Also after unboxing the search suggestions firefox suggests in the next run.

Asked by pc.java 2 years ago

Last reply by McCoy 2 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 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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How to get rid of adsbyofferswizard popups

I am getting these popup ads that are signed ads by offerswizard. I have tried refreshing Mozilla to uninstalling and reinstalling new. No good. None of the popup bloc… (read more)

I am getting these popup ads that are signed ads by offerswizard. I have tried refreshing Mozilla to uninstalling and reinstalling new. No good. None of the popup blockers I have tried have worked. The different antivirus/malware software do not seem to see them as a virus or malware. (kapersky, mcafee, microsoft essentials, iobit asc/malware, plus some of the free ones available. Any help on how go get rid of this. I have gone as far as restoring my laptop several times and no go. Using Asus, windows 7 home.

Asked by Domingojr 5 years ago

Answered by Scribe 5 years ago

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Yahoo has hijacked my new tab

Firefox v40.0.3, Win7 64-bit SP1 and up-to-date. Somehow, probably due to a recent software install, Yahoo has hijacked my new tab behavior and I can no longer get to the… (read more)

Firefox v40.0.3, Win7 64-bit SP1 and up-to-date.

Somehow, probably due to a recent software install, Yahoo has hijacked my new tab behavior and I can no longer get to the New Tab tiles that I could do before when I create a new tab or new window (ctrl-t or ctrl-n). I have:

1. Changed the about:config browser.newtab.url entry to about:newtab; it was www.yahoo.com. 2. Removed Yahoo from the list of search engines and ensured that Google was at the top. 3. Followed the process at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customize-new-tab-page but I cannot find the cog icon on the New Tab page since I can't get a tab with the tiles (i.e. I can find the New Tab controls referred to on https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/hide-or-display-sites-new-tab-page).

I would really like my tiles back.

Asked by djmast 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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How do I get this Yahoo popup to stop?

When browsing, a Yahoo popup often appears asking to add a yahoo extension. I do not want the extension but that option is not given. All I can do is close the popup only… (read more)

When browsing, a Yahoo popup often appears asking to add a yahoo extension. I do not want the extension but that option is not given. All I can do is close the popup only to have it reappear a few clicks later. How do I get this popup to stop? I have the 'block popups' box checked in preferences.

Asked by mxi77 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 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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Firefox Won't Show CAPTCHA Even After Fresh Install

Among other things (popup login windows, etc), Firefox won't show CAPTCHA images even after a fresh install with all default settings. I tried cleaning my computer with t… (read more)

Among other things (popup login windows, etc), Firefox won't show CAPTCHA images even after a fresh install with all default settings. I tried cleaning my computer with the recommended spyware / adware removal programs (AdwCleaner and Kapersky) and one of them did the trick for about an hour, but then Firefox went back to not showing the CAPTCHAs again. Is there a permanent fix for this?

Asked by WKeeferSR13 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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everytime I click on Mazilla/Fox icon to bring up my Email I get ASK

I have not been able to get to my Email for three days now. Every time I click on the Mazilla/Firefox icon, the search engine ASK comes up and I can't get rid of it. It… (read more)

I have not been able to get to my Email for three days now. Every time I click on the Mazilla/Firefox icon, the search engine ASK comes up and I can't get rid of it. It has taken over as my search engine and won't let me get to Firefox and my Email! My windows home page doesn't come up at all, nothing is working as it did!!! What's going on? How do I fix it?

Asked by Corly 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 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 5 years ago

Last reply by Scribe 5 years ago

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I have tried resetting firefox, resetting IE, malware scans and I still can't get rid of ad.doubleclick.net , What now?

ad.doublecheck.net keeps showing tabs/popups when I go to almost any site or do a search. I have used several malware program scans, reset firefox, reset IE and still hav… (read more)

ad.doublecheck.net keeps showing tabs/popups when I go to almost any site or do a search. I have used several malware program scans, reset firefox, reset IE and still have the problem. How can I kill the beast.

Asked by Raymond2 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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the popup ad scanner mozilla provided worked good, just when i go online shopping, they show up! never anywhere else but realmadrid.com!

Mozilla provided a popup scanner and i installed it. Scanned and deleted, or so i thought! Whenever i go on realmadrid.com to look at merchandise, they popup EVERYWHERE! … (read more)

Mozilla provided a popup scanner and i installed it. Scanned and deleted, or so i thought! Whenever i go on realmadrid.com to look at merchandise, they popup EVERYWHERE! I thought they were all gone, but its only that one website, nothing else! Please Help!

Asked by TrentRealMadrid 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Can I get a version of Firefox without the ask.com add-on?

whatever I try, every time Firefox installs there is this addon for ask.com I don't like them, it doesn't work for me. Should I stop using Firefox? … (read more)

whatever I try, every time Firefox installs there is this addon for ask.com I don't like them, it doesn't work for me. Should I stop using Firefox?

Asked by howcanigetridofaskdotcom 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago