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Old Thursday 20th June 2019, 09:25   #1
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The last couple of mornings, when I've first done something (in a different browser to my usual one), a new window has opened asking me if I want to email my searches to my in box.

I don't... and have no idea what this is all about or how to stop it.

It's happening in the 'old' Firefox 60.7.1esr
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Old Thursday 20th June 2019, 13:35   #2
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It sounds like you have some sort of browser search hijacker. The best way to get rid is to use a clean up program such as Malwarebytes

https://www.malwarebytes.com/pricing/

The free version is fine.
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Thanks Mono.
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Old Friday 21st June 2019, 11:01   #4
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Malwarebytes downloaded and run.

It found 3 files like this one

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PUP.Optional.PolarityTech.Generic, C:\USERS\D\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\P7XUN461.DEFAULT\BROWSER-EXTENSION-DATA\[email protected], Quarantined, [1751], [507789],1.0.11178
Which have been quarantined. No idea how they got there.

Laptop restarted and so far so good.

Thanks again lad.
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Also try AdwCleaner, also free and by Malwarebytes. Removes Adware. Recommended by my IT guru.

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