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Firefox - Browser - Hijacking

Posted on 2013-12-04
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Hi All,

Whenever I start my firefox browser , it comes up with a website as mentionedc below instead of the home page "www.google.com"

" sa.hao123.com/?tn=bbl_pay_hp_01_hao123_sa&babsrc=NT_ss&mntrId=2ED500FF7067614B "

It seems, it is known problem across many countries. There are many solutions , most of them complicated. Kindly provide me simple method to remove this.

Additionally , whenever I am opening any new page , the same appears again and also "CLASSIC RUMMY" opens in addition.

I have attached the screenshots for your reference.
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Junkware Removal Tool is a security utility that searches for and removes common adware, toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer.  A common tactics among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue.  This tool will help you remove these types of programs.

Junkware Removal Tool has the ability to remove the following types of programs:

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by:sunil1982
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Can I use this free to remove the mentioned trouble, I can see hao123 is in the list.
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Malwarebytes is another good program for removing things like that.  http://www.malwarebytes.org/

The reason that McAfee isn't blocking it is because you installed whatever it is even if you didn't realize it.
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Sure, you can.
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@ DaveBaldwin,

McAfee works well for me to scan any USB drives & my pc to protect from virus. But I am not sure whether it ca work against such adwares. I am not an expert in this, So thatswhy I am visiting this site to get help from experts such as yourself. :-))
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McAfee may not be so good against malware.  Many anti-virus products don't detect things that you install, even if you didn't mean to.  I frequently have to clean up client's computers where they clicked on something they shouldn't have that installed malware.  They almost always have an anti-virus program running that I installed for them.

After un-installing unwanted programs, Malwarebytes is my next option.  It seems to pick up a lot of the programs and registry entries left behind by these programs.
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hkchris provided the best and easy solution which resolved the issue quickly.
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