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Mon Nov 13, 2017, 12:48 AM

I downloaded what I thought was a video viewer and now Firefox has been taken over by search.hmynews

wire.com with a Fox video on the opening page

How do I get rid of search.hmynewswire and get Firefox back?

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Reply I downloaded what I thought was a video viewer and now Firefox has been taken over by search.hmynews (Original post)
womanofthehills Nov 2017 OP
unc70 Nov 2017 #1
womanofthehills Nov 2017 #6
True Dough Nov 2017 #2
womanofthehills Nov 2017 #8
LuvLoogie Nov 2017 #3
LuvLoogie Nov 2017 #4
PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 2017 #5
womanofthehills Nov 2017 #7

Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 12:56 AM

1. You are using Firefox and not Safari on Mac?

I am assuming that since you posted in the Apple group. Please confirm.

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Response to unc70 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 10:51 AM

6. Yes

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Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 01:00 AM

2. This link should help

but it's not going to be easy. Best of luck!

https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-search-hmynewswire-co/

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Response to True Dough (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 10:57 AM

8. Thanks - I'll try!!

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Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 01:11 AM

3. Probably some plug in or add on, along with that site

Configured as your homepage and default search engine.

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Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 01:22 AM

4. Also, most video content should not require you to download

a special video player, or flash player update. If you ever see that flash player upgrade needed (even though it's probably not needed) go straight to the Adobe site and download flash player, but be careful to unchecked any concurrent downloads of McCaffee or whatever.

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Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 02:41 AM

5. You have my sympathy. Every so often I've downloaded something only to find

that my computer has been hijacked. Which is why I almost never download anything, because I can't figure out what will take over my computer and what won't. It's very frustrating.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 10:54 AM

7. It was a dumb thing for me to do - I was on Randi Rhodes page and it looked like it was part

of getting her podcast to load. I was thinking I should not do this while I was doing it. The worse part about the hijack is a Fox video comes up on the opening page.

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