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can't get rid of mookie virus
I installed an add-on for firefox and ended up with the mookie malware virus i have tried everything and it won't go away! i just found it again in my cookies section oh the date today and time found is 5/7/2015 at about 10.15pm.
this is annoying as hell! i can't remember which add-on it was but just to say firefox and chrome should do a bit more researching on the add-on's that people are uploading for firefox!
if you can help i would greatly appreciate!
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This may be certainly due to a malicious addon. You can make a few checks to remove this:
1) Reset homepage
If this does not work, then:
2) Reset FF settings
Click the Firefox button on the top left corner, go to the Help sub-menu (on Windows XP, click the Help menu at the top of the Firefox window), and hit Troubleshooting Information.
Click on the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
If this too doesn't work, then:
3) Uninstall any malicious program from Windows (I assume you are using Windows 7, pls confirm)
Go to Start, navigate to Control Panel, select Uninstall a program/Programs and Features, find B3.mookie1.com related programs, and click on Uninstall.
Note: There might be any unwanted program installed and listed under your list of programs on this window. Cross check and confirm if you see any program that you haven't installed yourself (For example Mookie, etc.).
What is the Extension name and is it being hosted at addons.mozilla.org or some other site.
Mozilla does have measures to make sure an extension any author hosts at a.m.o do not have questionable things like well viruses.