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Just downloaded Firefox and every time after that, even when starting Explorer, unwanted site is turning up. How can I get rid of that site?

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You can try this things;

  1. Unplug your or disconnect from the internet then run your spyware and anti-virus softwares.
  2. Do a System Restore to a date before you downloaded Firefox
  3. Turn your Virus protection on for future prevention
  4. Turn your Windows Firewall on for future prevention
Or you can try and download various free downloads for anti-hijack, registry cleaners:
  1. http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Best/free-hijack-fix.html
Best Of Luck !

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Try changing your homepage to what you want it to be. if it keeps reverting back to that or won't let you change it at all - i seem to remember an adware infection called search save or cool savings (something to that effect). If that's the case you will need some sort of virus/adware removal tool to get rid of it or you can reinstall windows.

hope this helps

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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