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  1. #1

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    Jul 29, 2008
    Firefox Browser hijack
    Recently I have been getting a browser hijack from I can clearly see it's for pc's cause it keeps "searching" through all my .exe files (I don't run windows at all on this machine). So consequently I have only been able to find fixes for pc. Anyone have any ideas?

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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Your home page is being hi-jacked? Is that what you mean? Since the OS X version of Firefox uses no registry settings you should be able to go into preferences and delete the page. You may have to also delete the Firefox Plist file which should be listed under your user name:

    /Users/your user name/Library/Preferences/


  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jul 29, 2008
    No my home page is not hijacked. It happens every so often. Doesn't matter what page im on. I get a little dropdown that says it found spyware and no matter if you click ok or cancel it automatically redirects you to anitvirusdefense and shows a fake status bar that says it's scanning though my .dll and .exe files.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB PCI-e storgae StOS X.13.3
    You have picked up a trojan so go to browser preferences and erase caches and as suggested the firefox.plist from Library. To get further information do a Google search of

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