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vimalmshetty
Level 7

Browser Opens automatically.

Hi,

I am facing following issue.

1. Firefox open's automatically.

2. It will load the following site: Possibly dangerous link removed by Moderator

3. Then some junk site.

I have run mcafee, it show no virus.

I know its some adWare. But not understanding how to get rid of it.

can some one helpme?

Regards,

Vimal

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catdaddy
Level 20

Re: Browser Opens automatically.

Moved to Malware Discussion > Home User Assistance > Discussions - By Moderator

I would recommend running the McAfee Getsusp Tool first. Please enter your Email Address under "Preferences" before scanning.

Follow up by Running Malwarebytes (Free) then AdwCleaner. I might add to run the Latest McAfee Stinger as well. (Read How to Use)

To keep Malwarebytes(Free) DO NOT enable or accept any Free Trial Offers/or Activate the Pro or Paid Version, all throughout the Download/Installation Process.

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You may find the following two articles most informative, as to how these Programs arrived on your system:

Could you kindly apprise us afterwards if the above suggestions assisted you in resolving your issues?

All the very Best

Catdaddy

McAfee Community Moderator

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Cliff
McAfee Volunteer
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exbrit
Level 21

Re: Browser Opens automatically.

I removed the links in the 1st post as they appear to be dangerous.

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catdaddy
Level 20

Re: Browser Opens automatically.

Thanks, My Bad. Was in a hurry as Family was departing...(Yeah!)...Just kidding.

Cliff
McAfee Volunteer
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Hayton
Level 17

Re: Browser Opens automatically.

Well, obfuscating the site name might have been a better option. Now it's removed completely we can't see what's causing the problem.

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: Browser Opens automatically.

It opened 3 tabs in quick succession when I clicked it so that's why I got rid of it.  If the OP wants to post a simple obfuscated URL then fine.   Just try to make it unclickable please.

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Hayton
Level 17

Re: Browser Opens automatically.

3 tabs? That's a clear case of clickjacking, not your usual PUP.

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: Browser Opens automatically.

The last time something like that happened I had narrowly escaped being held to ransom to get all my files back.

So I didn't want anyone to run that chance.  Sorry.

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