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http://start.sweetpacks.com -This became default page when downing rar program from cnet , now it sends pop ups, how do I get rid or of this?

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http://start.sweetpacks.com -This became default page when downing rar program from cnet , now it sends pop ups, how do I get rid or of this?

http://start.sweetpacks.com/?barid={95DAF43D-E013-11E2-A0F5-C1ABCC751CE8}&src=10&crg=3.5000006.10042&st

I do I change the default setting? This appears like Malware and sends pop ups?

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Re: http://start.sweetpacks.com -This became default page when downing rar program from cnet , now it sends pop ups, how do I get rid or of this?

Hello,

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.

Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

Thank you.

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Re: http://start.sweetpacks.com -This became default page when downing rar program from cnet , now it sends pop ups, how do I get rid or of this?

Hello,

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.

Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

Thank you.

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Re: http://start.sweetpacks.com -This became default page when downing rar program from cnet , now it sends pop ups, how do I get rid or of this?

please go to firefox > addons > extensions & remove any suspicious entries (toolbars, things that you have not installed intentionally, don't know what purpose they serve, etc). also go to the windows control panel / programs and remove all toolbars or potentially unwanted software from there and run a full scan of your system with the security software that you have in place and different other tools like the free version of malwarebytes & adwcleaner.

Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware

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Re: http://start.sweetpacks.com -This became default page when downing rar program from cnet , now it sends pop ups, how do I get rid or of this?

Try to use the SearchReset extension to reset some preferences to the default values.

Note that the SearchReset extension only runs once and then uninstalls automatically, so it won't show on the "Firefox > Add-ons" page (about:addons).

You can check for pref(s) on the about:config page that refer to sweetpacks and reset these prefs to the default value via the right-click context menu.