Firefox virus/spyware/adware.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by scott:mac, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. scott:mac macrumors regular

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    Im having real problems with my mac, ive got Firefox. They started a few weeks ago. I would really really appreciate any help you can throw my way – I just have no idea what to do!

    The problems I’ve been having are as follows:
    • When I search for things in google and click through on a result, I go through to another search engine – click.smartbizsearch, acbsearch.
    • When I go into my history these are the web pages on it – all of which I haven’t knowingly been on
    o 216.133.243.28
    o 67.29.139.220
    o 72.37.216.166
    o Ad.kingame.info
    o Artlend.com
    o Bleeping computer.com
    o Cbslogistics
    o Click.revemuepilot
    o Clicks.smartbizsearch
    o Clickupto
    o Cyberstroll
    o Delv
    o Dialaflight
    o Directleads
    o Everydayhealth
    o Eyava
    o Feedgiver
    o Fresh-weather
    o Goaltraffic
    o Goodclickz
    o Look4bull
    o Neuber
    o Octanetv
    o Onlyweb
    o Partners.mamma
    o Pet-supermarket
    o Primosearch
    o Searchwakweb
    o Uk.ask
    o uk.celldorado
    o Validall
    o Validguard
    o Validxmlfeed
    o Webclixs
    o Westway productions


    I did upgrade to Firefox 3 (Beta) but the problem is still consistant, Plus when i use habbo the picture disapears and i have to move my mouse over and the graphics show again.

    Please help..
     
  2. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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  3. scott:mac thread starter macrumors regular

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    How do i flish DNS.

    I have the command for leopard but it doesnt work :confused:.

    dnscacheutil -flushcache
     
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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  5. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    there is no N

    it's dscacheutil -flushcache
     
  6. scott:mac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Safari is fine, but it is very slow and unresponsive, my windows laptop is very quick (Irony).
     
  7. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Probably not a DNS issue then. What plugins are you running in FF?
     
  8. scott:mac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ooooooh, Thanks man - Turns out is a plugin.

    IllegalFilmsDownAvi plugin :confused:
    No idea why thats there, although this is shared with a cousin (9).

    Just dont know how to delete it, ive disabled it.

    Thanks again.
     
  9. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    Best thing to do is backup your bookmarks etc. and delete your profile found in ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/

    then start again. That'll get rid of the plugin :)
     
  10. reclusivemonkey macrumors 6502

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    ...that, and change your password and create a different account for your cousin and warn him about the dangers of engaging in illegal activities on your computer...
     
  11. lloyd709 macrumors 6502

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    I've got the same problem with Safari - searched this forum for Smartbizsearch and found this thread. It's seems to have taken over Google on Sarfari - every time I hit a link it redirects me.

    I'm not that technical so can anyone explain in not too technical terms how I might be able to get rid of it (I don't really understand what people have said so far). Thanks
     
  12. DSwann macrumors newbie

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    Or just limit his account to where he can't use Firefox
     

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