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Grand Master

why are I being redirected everytime I click on a search link

When ever I click on a search link from my search results I am being redirected to some kind of ad or inappropriate website. This began this morning after Firefox installed it's updates

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== This morning

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New User

Re: why are I being redirected everytime I click on a search link

The add-on "4.0.50524.0 " looks like crap. Uninstall that add-on or start FF in Safe Mode, and check "Disable all add-ons".

New User

Re: why are I being redirected everytime I click on a search link

Plugin, I mean. It could be an add-on, though.

Site Moderator

Re: why are I being redirected everytime I click on a search link

"4.0.50524.0" is probably the Silverlight plugin, so no need to remove it. -- 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 and What to do when searches take you to the wrong search website

Grand Master

Re: why are I being redirected everytime I click on a search link

I am running anti malware, and I am still having problems I just keep getting redirected, and my pop up blocker is not working at all. I also uninstalled and reinstalled firefox...I am stillbe redirected. None of the programs I have run have found anything yet

Grand Master

Re: why are I being redirected everytime I click on a search link

I am still have a redirect problem and I can't get anyone from Mozilla Fire Fox.

Support Forum Moderator

Re: why are I being redirected everytime I click on a search link

Your issue may be caused by Malware. You can run and update the following free anti virus software:

1. Malwarebytes (Free version) - http://www.malwarebytes.org

2. Spybot Search & Destroy - http://www.safer-networking.org

3.Spyware Terminator - http://www.spywareterminator.com

In addition, there are a number of forums you can use to help get rid of your infection. These include: