I have no idea how MyStart by IncrediBar got on to my computer. Initially, it hijacked my browser, where upon opening Firefox (8.01) it re-directed my homepage to a MySt… (閱讀更多)
I have no idea how MyStart by IncrediBar got on to my computer. Initially, it hijacked my browser, where upon opening Firefox (8.01) it re-directed my homepage to a MyStart search page. I have never intentionally allowed MyStart, IncrediBar, or IncrediMail into my system.
Using the Control Panel (Vista Home Premium – 64-bit), I uninstalled the program. Then, I went into Firefox Options and disallowed and/or deleted all references to these programs. I also reset my homepage to where I had previously set it to be. I tried to do a System Restore twice, but each time it failed, returning a message indicating that “An unspecified error occurred during System Restore.” I did a complete system scan with Norton 360, which turned up nothing.
Now, my homepage opens to my desired site and MyStart no longer shows up as a search engine choice in the upper-right search box, but when opening Firefox, a second tab immediately opens with the MyStart search page and the url “http://mystart.incredibar.com/?a=6Oyn8n6bDE&i=26.” I also have Internet Explorer 9 on my pc. I was able to completely remove MyStart from that browser. I have searched the Firefox Help website and applied all suggested tactics noted there (including the suggestion from kevinsenjaya regarding about:config), but still have the problem.
I would appreciate guidance on two items: (1) Should I be concerned that my computer is no longer secure because of MyStart and (2) How do I prevent MyStart from automatically opening each time I open Firefox?
Thanks for your help.