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Opens new windows when i search.
Whenever i use google to search it opens 3-5 new windows, usually Yahoo, Bing, Socialdownloadr (whatever that is) and occasionally adverts vaguely related to my search terms but always the first 3. I've tried uninstalling firefox and reinstalling i've scanned my pc with AVG to no avail. please halp
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Hi, are you using the default Google search or a variation that you or another program has added? - It sounds as if that might be the case, so see Add or remove a search engine in Firefox and make sure you are using the Google default.
If that doesn't help, you can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software:
- Microsoft Safety Scanner
- MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware
- Anti-Rootkit Utility - TDSSKiller
- AdwCleaner (for more info, see this alternate AdwCleaner download page)
- Hitman Pro
- ESET Online Scanner
Note that not all removal programs will detect all malware, so you may need to run several or all of them.
Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.
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