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firefox hijacked and starts up immidiatly after restart

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Hello, Welcome to Malwarebytes.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.

Please download the attached Fixlist.txt file to  the same folder where the Farbar tool is running from.
The location is listed in the 3rd line of the FRST.txt log you have submitted.

Run FRST and click Fix only once and wait.

The tool will create a log (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.

Reset Default Browsing settings:

Let me know if the problem persists.



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Programs that are started at run time are normally listed in one of these keys.
Nothing is you logs shows that Firefox is started.

Let see what we can find.


Download the Systemlook appropriate for you system.

SystemLook (32-Bit Version) or SystemLook (64-Bit Version)

  • Double-click SystemLook.exe/SystemLook_x64.exe
  • to run it.
  • Copy and paste the content of the following bold text into the main textfield:
  • Click the Look button to start the scan.
  • When finished, a notepad window will open with the results of the scan. Please post this log in your next reply.
  • Note: The log can also be found on your Desktop entitled SystemLook.txt.




If you start the computer using an other profile does the same thing happen?

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A funny thing had happened, while browsing here after starting the computer (from hibernation) malwarebytes notify me about 2 threats. I had to restart to quarantine them, and after the restart- voila problem solved! Very odd since I have done multiple scans with malwarebytes in the past few days.

Anyhow, I'm attaching the log you requested, can you confirm nothing is suspicious?


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