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suddenly today FF58.0.1 redirects to ampxsearch


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#1 Tyromantrix

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 03:34 PM

My PC runs Windows 7. 

 

I typed in a url (dharmatradingco.com) and it gets redirected to

http://lumoswifi.ampxsearch.com/?q=co&sub1=serp&sub2=309321255&ab=1&sid=1517430286010300003

 

This only happens in FF58.  I can get to the site just fine on Chrome and on a different computer.

 

Microsoft Security Essentials runs every night and ran successfully this morning.  No items were detected.  No Windows updates have failed since Jan 6, 2018, and last night's ran successfully.   I haven't installed anything new recently.  I don't see anything untoward in My Programs. 

 

I reset Firefox, still the problem persisted.  I installed Malwarebytes, ran it, and it detected no items.  

 

What is my next step? 

 

Thank you in advance, 

Tyro

 

 



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Posted 31 January 2018 - 05:04 PM

Welcome to BC...

 

There is some redirection going on when I attempt to go to dharmatradingco.com

 

But when I google dharmatradingco.com I see the top website as Dharma Trading Co. Homepage

So, my suggestion is to bookmark that link.

 

Click on Dharma Trading Co. Homepage while in Firefox and see if takes you to Dharma Trading's home page.


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Posted 31 January 2018 - 05:17 PM

Thank you!  I just looked at the bookmark I have been using for the past nearly 20 years and it has the extra co before the final .com, so I'm not going completely crazy; they have apparently changed their web address while I wasn't paying attention.

 

I was sure I'd contracted some kind of evil redirecting malware. Thank you for spotting that!

 

Best regards,

Tyro



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Posted 31 January 2018 - 05:20 PM

You're welcome...happy surfin'


“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”




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