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Grand Master Contributor

home page is hijacked

SMSCUT keeps hijacking my homepage I have deleted programmes and tried to find registry entries but they keep appearing

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== downloading programmes

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Shooting Star Contributor

Re: home page is hijacked

Hello Mike.

You need to scan your computer for virus/spyware infections. Although, you may be having a problem with some extension or plugin that is hindering your Firefox's normal behavior. Have you tried disabling all add-ons (just to check), to see if Firefox goes back to normal?

Also, and just in case, here's how to change your homepage:

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/How+to+set+the+home+page

Site Moderator

Re: home page is hijacked

Do a malware check with a few malware scan programs. You need to use all programs because each detects different malware. Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of the database.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php - Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware http://www.superantispyware.com/ - SuperAntispyware http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html - Spybot Search & Destroy http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php - Ad-Aware Free http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx - Windows Defender: Home Page .......... See also "Spyware on Windows": http://kb.mozillazine.org/Popups_not_blocked