A simple cure for Firefox intrusions

Recently I have or had I should say, been getting pop-up messages saying Firefox would update my browser. I thought this was strange since I had just installed the latest version a couple of days earlier. So I went online to see if anyone else had a similar issue. Mozilla and Yahoo seemed to dominate the search. The story at Mozilla seemed to go like this: “There are two possible causes for this. You may have that tab saved accidentally as your home page (which Firefox opens each time you start) or Firefox may be having trouble saving to your settings file which results in it not realizing you have already seen the “You’ve been updated” message..” and “Firefox changes a setting in its preferences file to determine whether you’ve seen the “Firefox Updated” tab. If you are having problems with that file then Firefox will be unable to save this information and will show you the “Firefox Updated” tab each time you start it..” Over at Yahoo it was: “That’s not Firefox. That’s an adware — a browser hijacker type, to be specific..” There were some solutions too but I decided to take matters into my own hands. Here’s what I did. 1. Get Firefox if you have it in your files or/Download Firefox 2. Save your bookmarks just in case: Bookmarks->show all bookmarks->Import and Backups->Export bookmarks to HTML(save it on your desktop) 3. Uninstall Firefox 4. Delete the Mozilla folder from the x86 programs folder. If there is a virus/adware/spam it will most likely be in there. 5. Re-install Firefox. 6. Right click at the top in the gray and select ‘menu bar’. If your bookmarks don’t automatically install/update then: Bookmarks->show all bookmarks->Import and Backups->Import bookmarks from HTML. Select your bookmark file and click ‘open’. That’s it, your done. You should have a new copy of Firefox without that pesky pop-up ware.

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