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Firefox Redirect (happili, scour, etc.)


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#1 rburgquist

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:05 PM

Hello,

For the last few days when doing a Yahoo search in Firefox, some of the links that I select will get redirected. At first it was primarily being redirected to Happili and now it also gets redirected to Scour. While I am writing this and testing it I am actually also getting redirected on almost every link to http://firefox.managedownloads.com/ (I assume this is unrelated, but I am not sure why this is happening either). I am using Firefox 11.0 on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I have tested using Internet Explorer and am not having any redirect problems.

I regularly use McAfee and yesterday I tried running Malwarebytes, Hitman Pro, TDSS Killer and none of them have found anything. I have done several searches on this problem, but can't seem to find anything that can solve my problem.

Any assistance that can be provided would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Ryan

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:53 PM

Hello, I moved you to the Am I Infected forum as that one needs particular logs.
Lets try something and if needed we can go back.

The problem may be an add-on in Firefox called "performance cache" or another one.

Try disabling them one at a time and see which one was at fault.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:31 PM

Thanks! In the Add On - Extensions Tab there is Performance Cache 1.0. I disabled it and so far haven't had any redirect problems. Is it best to just leave this disabled or remove it completely?

Thanks again for your help.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:54 PM

Just leave it disabled as who knows you may need it one day.
Set a new restore point so that you won't reinfect your system if you accidentally or intentionally use an old restore point.


The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Posted Image > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Posted Image > Run... and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista and Windows 7 users can refer to these links:
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