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Malware removal help - How do I remove "SearchflyBar3" ?


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#1 TangoLemon

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:00 PM

I downloaded a program that looked legit but had all the bells and whistles of downloading something WRONG.  I aborted installation but still ended up with a default search engine on my Firefox browser called "SearchflyBar3"  I uninstalled everything that was downloaded....and even did a system restore back two days to get rid of it.  The time I opened Firefox it was back.  I tried a search on the name "SearchflyBar3" and nothing was returned.  The only way I could proceed was to go into Firefox private browsing to find Bleeping Computer.com for help.  If I am in Firefox private browsing, I cannot access any of my regular "saves" without having to reinter my user name and passcode.  I don't want to do that, so I'm stuck with limited use of my computer.

Any help would be appreciated.

Edit: Moved topic from Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs to the more appropriate forum, due the absence of malware logs included in the topic. ~ Animal

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 01:08 PM

Download AdwCleaner -->http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

Open it and press Delete. Follow the instructions...

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:12 PM

I was honestly skeptical at the advice, but you nailed it.  Thanks for the help.  Took all of 15 minutes and it's gone!

 






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