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Firefox - Browser - Hijacking

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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sunil1982

8/22/2022 - Mon
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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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Sure, you can.
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sunil1982

@ 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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sunil1982

hkchris provided the best and easy solution which resolved the issue quickly.