I had recently downloaded the esnips downloader add-on to try to download a very small mp3 file. It had no problem installing properly onto my computer, but now it does not want to completely leave. I managed to get my homepage back to what I wanted it to be, but when I type in a search on my homepage, the next page should be google, but instead it goes to search.esnips.com, which is not what I want. I have done everything. I removed the add-on from my add-on list; I did the about:config thing with resetting; I removed all the esnip files and folders that I could find; and I went to regedit and removed any esnip files in there. I still comes up, like the parasite it is. I have looked all over google and everyone on the website results just say what I have already done. What is there that I have to do to send my search result page back to google and stop the esnip search page? I did a hijackthis scan and a popup came up saying that it was not being able to scan my hosts driver and that I need to go to my hosts file and delete any entries that do not belong. I looked in my hosts file and saw the following below the normal localhost:
# ::1 localhost
After removing it and tried to resave the file as "hosts", it would not let me save it.
Edited by Budapest, 13 November 2011 - 05:58 PM.
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