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    Firefox Search Window
    When I open Firefox, the following shows up in the search window at the top, middle section of the page, "http://search.hmapsanddirections.co/?uc=20180218&ad=appfocus1&source=g-ccc3-lp0-bb8&uid=3b83a4db-c11a-445c-a4fc-f50ed3f28ad3&i_id=maps_100.7&page=newtab&" I have a feeling it's malware. Can anyone tell me how to eliminate it? It doesn't really bother anything. I can still put what I'm searching for in the window, but I'd like to get rid of it. Thanks.

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    I can still put what I'm searching for in the window, but I'd like to get rid of it. Thanks.
    It sounds like you may have picked up some malware!!

    Have a look here:
    https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove...directions-co/
    And here:
    https://www.google.ca/search?client=....0.m7XUqQXUt1w

    And then I'd head off to and dowload and run this:
    MALWAREBYTES FOR MAC
    https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/




    - Patrick
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    Thanks, but....
    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    It sounds like you may have picked up some malware!!

    Have a look here:
    https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove...directions-co/
    And here:
    https://www.google.ca/search?client=....0.m7XUqQXUt1w

    And then I'd head off to and dowload and run this:
    MALWAREBYTES FOR MAC
    https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/


    - Patrick
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    Thanks Patrick. I downloaded the Malwarebytes for Mac, then ran it. It said "You're clean". Unfortunately, I still the same junk in my Firefox search window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billinden View Post
    Thanks Patrick. I downloaded the Malwarebytes for Mac, then ran it. It said "You're clean". Unfortunately, I still the same junk in my Firefox search window.

    Sorry to hear that, so now best go back and read some of the hits on the sites I provided above for a fix unless someone comes up with a known solution here they might post.




    - Patrick
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    Thanks again.
    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Sorry to hear that, so now best go back and read some of the hits on the sites I provided above for a fix unless someone comes up with a known solution here they might post.




    - Patrick
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    I do appreciate all your help. I will do as you suggest. Youíre the best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billinden View Post
    I do appreciate all your help. I will do as you suggest. You’re the best!

    You're welcome, and BTW, what do you have in your Firefox preference for a home page??

    Not something close to the address being shown I hope!!

    Or set it to nothing or maybe google or ???? Your choice.





    - Patrick
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    Oops Is Right
    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    You're welcome, and BTW, what do you have in your Firefox preference for a home page??

    Not something close to the address being shown I hope!!

    Or set it to nothing or maybe google or ???? Your choice.





    - Patrick
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    That was it! Don't know when that happened or how, but it's now Google, thanks to you. I think I need a brain transplant now. Thanks so much!

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    Yes; Patrick's good. Give him a thumbs up.

    Ian
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    Quote Originally Posted by IWT View Post
    Yes; Patrick's good. Give him a thumbs up.

    Ian


    Thanks Ian, but sometimes it's just a matter of thinking back to the basics.




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