Flash player pop up hijack

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Paul McGuinness, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Hi
    I have been struggling to remove this from my system. Used various
    malware progs, but the flash player pop up keeps returning. I am
    guessing that it has changed the registry. What should I look for in Win
    xp and win 7? I have blocked pop ups, restored firefox a dozen times,
    set my browser page to blank. Web searches just get hijacked by the pop
    up.
    Thanks in advance
     
    Paul McGuinness, Mar 11, 2014
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  2. Paul McGuinness

    dan Guest


    What programs are you using to scan? Try in safe mode as well.
     
    dan, Mar 11, 2014
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  3. Paul McGuinness

    Chronos Guest

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    Reinstalling Firefox doesn't remove the profile. That will be in
    %APPDATA% (you can type this into search in either OS, it's a standard
    Windows environment variable) along with the browser cache and a load
    of other crud that you need to get rid of.

    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data

    Generally speaking, Firefox doesn't do a great deal in the registry. Its
    cross-plaform nature means that, outside of registering shared objects
    which do get removed on a deinstall, it pretty much creates its own
    ecosystem. That ecosystem remains across upgrades and reinstalls, warts
    and all.

    You may want to back up your bookmarks and suchlike before nuking the
    profile. Bookmarks/favourites are separate from the config data and
    should be safe to restore to a clean profile without polluting anything
    else.
     
    Chronos, Mar 12, 2014
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