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I DOWNLOADED AVAST AND NOW I HAVE APPMARKET AS SEARCH, I CAN NOT UNINSTALL IT, HOW DO I. HELP

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I DOWNLOADED AVAST AND NOW I HAVE APPMARKET AS SEARCH, I CAN NOT UNINSTALL IT, HOW DO I. HELP

This app market has taken over my home page. I went to control panel and deleted it there but it has not gone away. Avast is what put it there and I got rid of that trouble thing. any help will be grateful.

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Re: I DOWNLOADED AVAST AND NOW I HAVE APPMARKET AS SEARCH, I CAN NOT UNINSTALL IT, HOW DO I. HELP

hello ULUV_FRED, please try this:

  1. go to firefox > addons > extensions and remove "Bandoo for Firefox" since it might be adware.
  2. then go to firefox > help > troubleshooting information, click on profile folder/show folder and close all firefox windows afterwards. a windows explorer window should open up - in there delete the file named user.js - it is used by adware to overwrite some of your preferences.
  3. finally install the search reset addon - it will revert the most common customizations those adware programs do in firefox back to the default: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/searchreset/

Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware

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Re: I DOWNLOADED AVAST AND NOW I HAVE APPMARKET AS SEARCH, I CAN NOT UNINSTALL IT, HOW DO I. HELP

If you do not keep changes after a restart then see:

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Re: I DOWNLOADED AVAST AND NOW I HAVE APPMARKET AS SEARCH, I CAN NOT UNINSTALL IT, HOW DO I. HELP

I do not understand what you said.i could not find the bandoo for firefox add on. Then I can not find help. I am not understanding what it is you are talking about.

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Re: I DOWNLOADED AVAST AND NOW I HAVE APPMARKET AS SEARCH, I CAN NOT UNINSTALL IT, HOW DO I. HELP

hello, i'm sorry that those instructions were not understandable - however it's hard to describe it in any other way. maybe have a look at this article on how to remove extensions and on this article on how to remove the user.js file - they will lay it out in a bit more detail...

as an alternative you can also reset firefox!