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Hi, my pc got infected with this "safefind" malware. I managed to remove it and clean my pc from it, and I notices it spread to chrome and internet explorer. After extensive cleaning a problem still persists is that when I close the browser so any case by clicking "x" and reopen it, it does not retain opened pages that i kept before closing and it runs as if i have the don't keep pages from last session is switched off. now the problem spread to chrome and ie too and i thought some kind of a windows problem until i synced my fire fox account to my Macbook and the problem popped up.
Any help would be appriciated. thank you.
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First, let's make sure the system is clean.
You may have ad/mal-ware. Further information can be found in this article; https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware?cache=no
Run most or all of the listed malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.
I used clean my mac, adware remover, and few other apps can't recall at the moment, same result.
A friend sent me this link; https://howtoremove.guide/how-to-remove-safe-finder-mac/
Modified by FredMcD
Yeah I tried it. didn't work before. :/
Would you please take a look at this :
You've already run all those scans, but have you also done this :
Go to the 3-bar menu => Addons => Extensions and look for any unfamiliar or suspicious looking extensions, like e.g.:
SafeSearch Incognito SearchAssist Incognito
When you find any : remove them.
Also look in : 3-bar menu (or 'Tools') => Options => Advanced => Network tab => Under : 'Offline Web Content and User Data'
However : most malware will be 'hiding' somewhere , hence the malware scans.
Especially for Mac : https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/
Modified by Happy112