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Firefox goes to Random Pages

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#1 tkhula


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Posted 24 January 2010 - 03:27 PM

Normally, I'm on the fixit side of things but this is more than I can manage. I'm working on a system that had a virus about a week ago. The viruses were removed with Malwarebytes, F-secure Online Scan, and other malware by Spybot was also removed. I've scanned the system to death in the last 3 days but this last problem persists. I've made use of the Trend stuff (not my favorite ) and AVG. Did I mention the system picked up the actual Viruses with AVG and Zone Alarm running. I didn't put it there that was what the client was running. The speed of the system performance is now just fine, FIREFOX is spastic. If I search either in the toolbar OR just on the www.google.com page I get a list of google search results. HOWEVER -- When I click on any of the choices on the page I go to a RANDOM page. If I click the Back button, about 50% of the time, I am sent back to the search results. The rest of the time, I"m sent to the result page I was expecting.

I have removed the 2 bookmark sync add ons, and disabled the Skype add on. I also removed the .Net extensions just in case but no luck.
I installed the Ad-Block Plus today ( if anyone is reviewing the file and needed to know ) Firefox also does this if it is running in SafeMode.

Problem does not exist on Chrome. However, Chrome does not have a working ad-blocker so it isn't the browser of choice for me.
I've run HIJACK This and there are NO wierd entries, I had a few things that were left over from the virus but they have also been removed now.
I downloaded the OTL tool and saved the result file (see attachment) . Again - nothing really odd.. a few errors with the OTL but they are pretty normal for that tool as well.
I also reviewed the firefox about:config file and couldn't find anything special there but I'm not the best with that file so I tend to not mess with it.
Suggestions ?

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Edited by Orange Blossom, 24 January 2010 - 04:13 PM.
Move to HJT forum. ~ OB

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 04:02 PM

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 08:21 PM

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