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(Automatic translation in English ) As what happened in the title, when I was collecting information on the internet, the webpage was redirected twice to a malicious website. And then I closed an advertising module with "X " in the center of screen, my firefox started to automatically download apk files from a webpage

Réiteach roghnaithe

Hi, for the future, try installing this ad-blocker which is known to help prevent malicious adverts: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/ublock-origin

To check for malware that may have been installed, open the 3-bar menu > Add-ons > Extensions, then look for and remove/disable anything you don't recognise. Restart Firefox afterwards if you made any changes.

You can also check your Firefox Desktop shortcut for corruption: Right click on it > Properties, and in Target, make sure there is no sign of anything other than Firefox. If there is, delete that part of it. Or if it's easier, you can just delete it and recreate a new shortcut. More: Wrong home page opens when I start Firefox - How to fix.

In case some malware has already been installed on your PC, you can try scanning with these free programs which work with your existing antivirus software:

Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

If your question is resolved by this or another answer, please help other users by marking the best reply as Solved. Thank you!

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Réiteach Roghnaithe

Hi, for the future, try installing this ad-blocker which is known to help prevent malicious adverts: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/ublock-origin

To check for malware that may have been installed, open the 3-bar menu > Add-ons > Extensions, then look for and remove/disable anything you don't recognise. Restart Firefox afterwards if you made any changes.

You can also check your Firefox Desktop shortcut for corruption: Right click on it > Properties, and in Target, make sure there is no sign of anything other than Firefox. If there is, delete that part of it. Or if it's easier, you can just delete it and recreate a new shortcut. More: Wrong home page opens when I start Firefox - How to fix.

In case some malware has already been installed on your PC, you can try scanning with these free programs which work with your existing antivirus software:

Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

If your question is resolved by this or another answer, please help other users by marking the best reply as Solved. Thank you!

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