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"New" Firefox Search Result Hijacker

Hi, I recently downloaded and installed some Android emulator named "Andy". Unfortunately, the .exe also installed all kinds of other Software on my Windows 7 system. I … (читать ещё)

Hi,

I recently downloaded and installed some Android emulator named "Andy". Unfortunately, the .exe also installed all kinds of other Software on my Windows 7 system.

I removed most of the unwanted Software but one problem remained: A search result hijacker was part of the package. It replaces the top 4 results with some cryptic redirect links that are luckily displayed in a different font, otherwise I wouldn't have noticed at all.

I tracked the issue down to a addon in Firefox (see attached screenshot) that I cannot remove, no matter what I try.

What I tried to remove it: - I tried to remove the addon via about:config - I tried to run Firefox in safe mode and uninstall it - I tried to factory reset Firefox - I Installed Avira and made a system scan - I installed MalwareBytes and made a system scan - I check all the extension folders for addons that I do not know but can't find anything - I checked my whole system for any xpi-files but couldn't find any.

I am out of ideas. I can disable the addon but thats about it. After a while Firefox will shut itself down and the next time I start it, the addon is on again. When I resinstall FIrefox, the same thing happens. The addon is always back.

When I inspect the element it loads some invisible icon file that is supposedly located in "src="jar:file:///C:/Windows/Installer/%7BB28AF4A4-C997-4A5B-A111-FD1E65138A8D%7D/%7B02E337C0-4D70-452D-AA64-92D0A8C5D953%7D.xpi!/icon48.png"", if that helps. But the location doesn't exist on my system.

Can anyone here help me? I alread sent a problem report via the official tool.

Sincerely Florian

Задан flau 1 год назад

Дан ответ flau 1 год назад

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pups prefs.js keep coming back found by malwarebytes plus several tries to hack my email account

I found some infos but I do not trust myself just deleting the files in question since they ared all over my system. The following I found per malwarebytes which found th… (читать ещё)

I found some infos but I do not trust myself just deleting the files in question since they ared all over my system. The following I found per malwarebytes which found the pups every day up to now:

PUP.Optional.DefaultSearch is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of browser hijackers targeting Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. Symptoms The browsers’ default search engine was changed to one that belonged to the threat-actors. I am german so probably I need your patience in helping me to clean my system resp. Mozilla.

Looking forward Ingrid

Задан iethomas 1 год назад

Дан ответ jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 год назад

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Getting pop-up for critical virus alert when running 96.0.3 on Win 10 Pro

I'm running 96.0.3 on a fully patched Win 10 Pro system - both O/S and programs. When Firefox is running I'm getting these pop-up error messages randomly with changing c… (читать ещё)

I'm running 96.0.3 on a fully patched Win 10 Pro system - both O/S and programs. When Firefox is running I'm getting these pop-up error messages randomly with changing content. They stay on screen for some seconds and then go away. Message states it's from (via) 5.back2yard.biz. I put that in my hosts file and I'm still getting them. My network is a cable modem hooked to Xfinity and then cable connected to another fully newer patched router. All addresses are 10. range. I ran both a Malwarebytes scan and a Windows Security scan - both are clean.

I'm unable to upload a small image after a hour so I'll give up on that right now.

Задан oldserverguy 7 месяцев назад

Дан ответ oldserverguy 7 месяцев назад

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Firefox tries to access weird websites each time it starts

Hello Mozilla community! Merry Christmas! I have noticed since yesterday (but maybe it is related to the 95.0.2 Firefox update) that Firefox tries to access some weird we… (читать ещё)

Hello Mozilla community! Merry Christmas!

I have noticed since yesterday (but maybe it is related to the 95.0.2 Firefox update) that Firefox tries to access some weird websites each time it starts.

The websites Firefox tries to access are various (non-exhaustive list):

Kaspersky Internet Security blocks all those access attempts and notifies me with a "Download denied" event and a "Probability of unauthorized software download" message (see uploaded image).

I immediately suspected one of my Firefox extensions, so I disabled them all... But the issue kept on occurring. Could Firefox be infected? (I ran Kaspersky Internet Security through my whole PC, and it found nothing ; I did the same with the free version of MalwareBytes ; nothing again).

I find it hard to believe that this behavior is normal and that these alerts are false positives from Kaspersky Internet Security... What do you think guys?

Regards, Jerome.

Задан Jerome 9 месяцев назад

Дан ответ Jerome 9 месяцев назад

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Old version of firefox keeps opening porn sites randomly

Hello. Im new to the Mozilla Support community I am running a Japanese Windows XP SP3 on VMWare Workstation 16, i have downloaded a old version of firefox, due to newer v… (читать ещё)

Hello. Im new to the Mozilla Support community

I am running a Japanese Windows XP SP3 on VMWare Workstation 16, i have downloaded a old version of firefox, due to newer versions not working on xp

And heres the issue: Firefox keeps opening tabs randomly which are related to pornographic websites like xxnx, pornhub, evilangel n' etc..

Heres things ive tried, but didnt work: -Install tdsskiller & scan -Scan with Avast Antivirus -Uninstalling Firefox and delete registry entries -Getting IE8 or G**gle Chr*me for Windows XP SP3

Any way to resolve this problem? i can't watch these things!

Задан mm321 10 месяцев назад

Дан ответ James 10 месяцев назад

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ChunkApp

How can I remove ChunkApp from my browser? It is not showing in my extensions, but i know its there because the internet service I use at a customers site wont allow me t… (читать ещё)

How can I remove ChunkApp from my browser? It is not showing in my extensions, but i know its there because the internet service I use at a customers site wont allow me to utilize my browser because of the redirect to Chunk App host/server.

Please help I do not want to switch to Google Chrome because of this legal search engine redirect virus.


Mac Operating System

Задан mbosh 1 год назад

Дан ответ jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 год назад

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In my browser is a pic of an ugly man. When you click on him it says Browser is under remote control (reason:De

That ugly man in the browser won't let me enter websites or pages within the website ,like sweepstakes entries on Cabela's website for example. My numbers are [phone numb… (читать ещё)

That ugly man in the browser won't let me enter websites or pages within the website ,like sweepstakes entries on Cabela's website for example. My numbers are [phone number]. Michael Lodsin When I open Firefox, there are 3 or 4 blue screens pop up to make excutible orders to my computer, I always click them off. but they we not always there. Is someone using my computer from afar, or worse tracking my keystrokes or monitoring me ?

Задан nocowfarm2001 10 месяцев назад

Дан ответ FredMcD 10 месяцев назад

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site gamigo,desert operations keeps trying to connect.My anti virus stops it but i just want them to stop.

Hi.I would like to know how i can stop this site from constantley trying to connect with my P.C.luckeley my firewall stops it but eventully they will succeed.Iplayed it a… (читать ещё)

Hi.I would like to know how i can stop this site from constantley trying to connect with my P.C.luckeley my firewall stops it but eventully they will succeed.Iplayed it a long time ago.I stopt,deleted my account but they keep attacing several times a day.I,ll be gratefull with any help\advise about this.i tryed acsessing the page sourse and i think i,ve only made it worse.

Задан scarrleg 8 месяцев назад

Дан ответ FredMcD 8 месяцев назад

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why did my firefox crash

bp-186b028e-4571-4ea8-8dd6-e13c40211120 bp-b9a18a59-0808-43e2-a103-0c4580211120 bp-88a97ccf-6ac8-4669-9265-a1e3b0211120 bp-1c47ef47-258a-4ad6-92ee-97aee0211120 bp… (читать ещё)

bp-186b028e-4571-4ea8-8dd6-e13c40211120

bp-b9a18a59-0808-43e2-a103-0c4580211120

bp-88a97ccf-6ac8-4669-9265-a1e3b0211120

bp-1c47ef47-258a-4ad6-92ee-97aee0211120

bp-8652fdde-3903-4415-8dc8-10cf20211120

bp-13ade298-bb74-45ca-8912-af80c0211120

Задан 2102395503 10 месяцев назад

Дан ответ FredMcD 10 месяцев назад

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Accidental search engine download

I mistakenly loaded a browser called Freshy Search. I was trying to access a CarMax type program, and Freshy downloaded. I now get the Freshy search window every time I o… (читать ещё)

I mistakenly loaded a browser called Freshy Search. I was trying to access a CarMax type program, and Freshy downloaded. I now get the Freshy search window every time I open a new tab on Firefox. I want to delete Freshy from my computer. Thanks

Задан swan.jamest 11 месяцев назад

Дан ответ FredMcD 11 месяцев назад

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new tabs popping up

I've noticed this happening in the past week. Example #1 I used Google search to look for Japanese dogs & clicked on Wikipedia In addition a tab on debt popped up o… (читать ещё)

I've noticed this happening in the past week. Example #1 I used Google search to look for Japanese dogs & clicked on Wikipedia In addition a tab on debt popped up on its own. Here's a link to it: https://go.debthelpguide.com/api/offer

Example #2 I logged into citi.com to check my credit card activity In addition a tab which was of a sexual nature popped up on its own. I was so shocked I didn't think of saving a link for it.

It doesn't happen on all tabs I am using. Thank you in advance for your help.

Задан Dolly 8 месяцев назад

Дан ответ FredMcD 8 месяцев назад

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Auto download without consent on some malicious websites

(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 web… (читать ещё)

(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

Задан Ceesucc 1 год назад

Дан ответ Scribe 1 год назад

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Browser Hijacker

I have incurred a browser hijacker that I can't seem to get rid of as no anti virus that I've tried will recognise it. The hijacker is defaultsearch.nchuser. The 'Refresh… (читать ещё)

I have incurred a browser hijacker that I can't seem to get rid of as no anti virus that I've tried will recognise it. The hijacker is defaultsearch.nchuser. The 'Refresh Firefox button is not working at the moment. Please help me to remove this pest. Thank you.

Задан kenrumble 1 год назад

Дан ответ FredMcD 1 год назад