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Windows 7: Goodbye FF

21 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 
Goodbye FF

I used to use FireFox a lot a few months ago. But the odd thing is that if I accidentally try doing a search in the address bar, it sends me to isearch.fantastigames.com which I guess is a browser hijack. I guess my technician got that on the computer by mistake while trying to install software after fixing my pc in April. I tried removing it with AVG but it was never detected. Since I don't want to download all the removal software needed to remove it. IE was always my default browser and it will always be but I guess I'll have to use Safari for things that don't work correctly on IE.
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21 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

And just so you know, I have tried doing all other methods that do not require software download. Also I should try and fix my computer at home if possible.
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22 Jan 2014   #3

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22 Jan 2014   #4

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

I don't care about it because it is just a PUP. I could just bypass it by using another browser.
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22 Jan 2014   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

I will actually remove it if it does become a big problem.
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22 Jan 2014   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
I don't care about it because it is just a PUP. I could just bypass it by using another browser.
Fascinating thought process there...
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22 Jan 2014   #7

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Fascinating for sure.
Computer0304 if you ever do desire to remove such things their are 3 programs I recommend.
AdwCleaner
Malwarebytes Anti Malware
Eset Online Scanner.
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22 Jan 2014   #8

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Sure ill do that if I ever want to remove it. And yes, many have noticed me to have a fascinating and slightly odd thought process. But I bet im getting a new pc before i even use those programs.
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22 Jan 2014   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

You should follow your own advice in your sig.

"It's better safe than sorry!"
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22 Jan 2014   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

You can lead a horse to water.
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