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Accidental search engine download

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I mistakenly loaded a browser called Freshy Search. I was trying to access a CarMax type program, and Freshy downloaded. I now get the Freshy search window every time I open a new tab on Firefox. I want to delete Freshy from my computer. Thanks

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

It’s very sad, but many software downloaders/ installers will trick you into installing not only their program, but other programs as well.

You have heard of the fine print in shady contracts, right? Well, some installers you need to look at the itsy bitsy teeny weeny fine print.

You are thinking you are giving the installer permission to install the program you want by using the recommended option. But if you use the Manual Option Instead, you discover all kinds of stuff that you do not even know what it is or what it does.

From now on, everyone needs to Use The Manual Option to put a stop to this.

Note that these programs can also change browser/computer settings.

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

It’s very sad, but many software downloaders/ installers will trick you into installing not only their program, but other programs as well.

You have heard of the fine print in shady contracts, right? Well, some installers you need to look at the itsy bitsy teeny weeny fine print.

You are thinking you are giving the installer permission to install the program you want by using the recommended option. But if you use the Manual Option Instead, you discover all kinds of stuff that you do not even know what it is or what it does.

From now on, everyone needs to Use The Manual Option to put a stop to this.

Note that these programs can also change browser/computer settings.

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See if this helps: https://www.bing.com/search?q=remove+Freshy+Search

Freshy Search : Threat Analysis

Name Freshy Search Type Browser Hijacker Threat Level High (source to distribute other harmful ... Symptoms Users can experience changes in their br ... Distribution It could be distributed through spam ema ...


You may have ad/mal-ware. Further information can be found in this article; https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware?cache=no

Run most or all of the listed free to use malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.

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