I have the current version of Firefox installed on my new laptop. Earlier this week, I tried downloading and installing a free font from what looked like an excellent sou… (read more)
I have the current version of Firefox installed on my new laptop. Earlier this week, I tried downloading and installing a free font from what looked like an excellent source for fonts. However, instead of the font I was wanting to install, all I got was a mess of proograms that I did not want, and had no use for. One of them, snap.do, a Google-clone search site inserted itself into Firefox and began restoring all settings to their defaults. (I have taken care of that.)
Even after uninstalling all of the programs and running both an anti virus scan, an anti malware scan, and even after cleaning up my hard drive with CCleaner and rebooting, two problems remain. First, on every new web page (even within the same websites) up to four or five blank "Ad by SmartChoices|Close" lines appear, usually scattered through the web page. These must be closed out before page navigation becomes fully functional. Second, on some websites when I move from one sheet within a website to another, while the new page is loading, the download is redirected to a different website I absolutely have no interest in, and do not want showing up in my history.
I have checked, and these problems do not show up on Internet Explorer, so it looks like it is just Firefox that is plagued. Thus I have two questions: what is the best way to get rid of these problems? Second, how do I report a malicious website that clearly needs to be blocked?
Note: your educated guesses about my current browser & os are spot on. However, what does 5.1.30514.0 refer to?