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How to eliminate a Hijack attempt when opening fireFox in windows

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How to eliminate a Hijack attempt when opening fireFox in windows

when opening Firefox (or any browser), I get an hijack alert. Instead of home page I get "https://search.perk.com/perk/mystart" I apply action to block hijack but firefox opens to it anyway. The firefox home page is correct. The properties for firefox don't show anything related to "search.perk". Scan on hard drive doesn't reveal any program / script for perk.

any ideal on how to remove "search.perk"?

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Re: How to eliminate a Hijack attempt when opening fireFox in windows

This is toolbar/search hijacker based on Blekko search. It is used for browser redirects, as they get commission for each person using their services. You have to uninstall all unknown addons/toolbars (I recommend from control panel as well) Then enter about:config and :

  1. Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
  2. Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
  3. Type “browser.search.selectedengine” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
  4. Search for ‘browser.newtab.url’. Right-click and reset. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on each new tab.

Re: How to eliminate a Hijack attempt when opening fireFox in windows

The only way I could resolve it was by "Reset" Firefox.

I checked IE Registry and did find the particular hijack url info which I removed. Search of programs revealed nothing. Didn't know what to look for within Firefox Appdata directory. Suspect problem was in there.

The problem originated with upgrading extension FVD Suite from their site. CNet site was clean.