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Firefox problem with links

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#1 alekplus


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Posted 17 February 2016 - 07:56 AM

Hi to all. This is my first time to writing on forum. So please if there is some error tell me.


About 2 weeks before I got some problem with my firefox. Every second or third or forth... click on link it goes to some random page.


Let's make example...

I open apple.com web site and that works. I open iMac and that go as well. But then i click on iPhone end it send me to let's say alibaba.com and that do in the same tab (no new window or new tab). Then I need to go back and again click on the link and this time it works. But then on other links it send me to other website (not always the same). 

You never know when it will send you. Will ti be every second click or third or forth or fifth....


I have run antivirus both in safe mode and normaly when windows is up, and it could not find anything.


Can you tell me what is the problem?

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#2 SpywareDoc


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Posted 17 February 2016 - 11:44 AM

Since that sounds like your computer may be infected, you might want to try posting your problem here: Bleeping Computer > Am I Infected? What do I do? How do I get help? Who is helping me?

#3 RolandJS


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Posted 17 February 2016 - 11:50 AM

Does the same thing happen in Safe Mode with Networking?

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 11:51 AM

 I've never had that happen with Firefox in the 6 or so years I've been using it, so I agree with SpywareDoc that you must have something corrupt or infected.  I guess you're on the current version of Firefox, 44.0.2.  Before posting in the Am I Infected forum, you could try running the command sfc /scannow from an administrative command prompt.  If that doesn't fix the problem, you could also download MalwareBytes and do a scan with it.


 Good luck.

Edited by Niweg, 20 February 2016 - 11:52 AM.

Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.

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