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Windows 7: FireFox 17, url problem with windfind.com

02 Dec 2012   #1

Windows7 home preminm 64bit
 
 
FireFox 17, url problem with windfind.com

New Asus Laptop, download FirFox now have a site the keeps on loading itself as my preferred home URL. If i change it, the next time I start the Asus it comes up with this insidious URL Margarita Windsurfing Vacations - Windfind - - - )
I have searched the foirefox for add on, and did not find this junk.
I have search the c drive and did not find it.

any suggestions?


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02 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you scanned with your AV or a malware program like |MG| Malwarebytes Anti-Malware?

How to set the home page | Firefox Help

You could reset Firefox here
Troubleshoot and diagnose Firefox problems | Firefox Help

Post back and let us know the things you have tried.
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03 Dec 2012   #3

windows XP2 32 bit
 
 

You should try "URL fixer", I hope this will solve your query.
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03 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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03 Dec 2012   #5

Windows7 home preminm 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by C-11 View Post
Welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you scanned with your AV or a malware program like |MG| Malwarebytes Anti-Malware? ""YES"", some 'pup' errors NO Windfind

How to set the home page | Firefox Help ""YES"", and it changes every time I restart

You could reset Firefox here
Troubleshoot and diagnose Firefox problems | Firefox Help

Post back and let us know the things you have tried.
Searched my C drive with nothing found with 'windfind'
Used jv16 to search my registry and my disk, it found some things and I deleted what was found.
One time I found windfind in the control panel remove programs, and I did.
Deleted FireFox 17.x.x, Used jv16 to clean registry, search disk drive for windfind junk. Manually deleted any FireFox entry in registry. (Always shut down, and restarted after any cleaning procedure.
Installed FireFox-16 from my Win-XP machine, first time it started, ""UP, came the windfind 'search' URL"" Searched Mozilla forums fond an issue, but it wants me to use program delete in Windows 7 for something that's not on my system.
Have not tried Adw Cleaner or URL Fixer. Will do!
almost at my wits end?!?!
URL Fixer did nothing that is apparent, still comes up with start.windfind.
Adw Cleaner deleted a lot of keys from the registry, but still start.windfind still open on a newly started Fire Fox-16.
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03 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

The best I can tell you have done every thing but what was suggested. After changing things in the registry you could be playing a completely different ball game.
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03 Dec 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

1. Have you tried running Firefox in Safe Mode? Safe Mode - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

2. Have you tried creating and using a new Firefox Profile? Creating a new Firefox profile on Windows - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
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