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I am getting redirected when I search in mozilla

I have ran spybot twice I have updated version of mcaffe. (this is all I can afford.. sorry) anyways. and I am getting redirected when I search things on mozilla. it takes me to ads for spyware and things. Now I know that means I have something on my computer. but if my software doesnt pick it up.. how am I spose to get rid of it?

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  • raziel334 Apr 21, 2009

    now can I have ad-ware and spybot on ther together, I was told that you really should only have 1 spyware program and one virus program. is that true

  • raziel334 Apr 21, 2009

    I have done both.. spy bot and ad aware.. nether will remove this. does anyone know how to get rid of this?

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    Dick May 11, 2010

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Try this program http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php

it may help you

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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    Roberta Smith Apr 21, 2009

    they should play well together.... one should catch the spyware the other is missing.

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