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Firefox Redirect Virus Removal

By March 24, 2013

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Mozilla FirefoxThe Firefox Redirect Virus can be an annoying, dangerous malware. Similar to the iLivid Virus, it reconfigures your Firefox browser by changing your security settings and home page, and modifying your Domain Name System (DNS) settings. Consequently, the Firefox Redirect Virus manipulates your search engine results and loads malicious websites. It will attempt to infect your system with additional malware, such as logic bombs and Trojan horses.

Please be aware that Mozilla Firefox is not responsible for the Firefox Redirect Virus. Mozilla offers a simple way to restore your Firefox Internet browser to its default settings. The Reset Firefox feature provides a fast and easy way to fix most of your issues, including the Firefox Redirect Virus. This feature also allows you to keep your bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and Internet cookies. Perform the following steps to reset your Firefox browser to its default state:

  1. Launch your Mozilla Firefox Internet browser. Click on the Firefox button located on the upper-left corner, select Help, and click on Troubleshooting Information.
  2. The Troubleshooting Information support page will be displayed on your Firefox browser. Click on the Reset Firefox button located on the upper-right corner.
  3. When the confirmation window opens, click on Reset Firefox.
  4. The Firefox browser will close and a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish, and Firefox will open with its default settings.

These steps may help you remove the Firefox Redirect Virus. As always, keep your antivirus and antispyware applications updated to combat the latest malware threats. If you use other browsers, such as Internet Explorer, you will encounter similar security threats. Ensure that your browser is running the latest version.

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March 25, 2013 at 12:59 am
(1) Antivirus says:

I would suggest you to choose a good antivirus software!
Then easiy you can get rid of this virus!

March 25, 2013 at 6:03 pm

how can I obtain Internet Explorer & keep it?

March 25, 2013 at 9:18 pm
(3) NickyK says:

What about Firefox add-ons and plug-iins etc? Do those go?

March 26, 2013 at 9:55 am
(4) antivirus says:

Good question, NickyK:

Firefox’s reset feature DOES NOT save the following features:
- Extensions and Themes
- Open Tabs
- Download History and site-specific preferences.

Hope this helps!

April 1, 2013 at 3:51 pm
(5) m-read@surewest.net says:

How do you know you have the virus?

April 1, 2013 at 6:06 pm
(6) NickyK says:

I think it is a simple necessity of having a good anti-virus scanner on your PC/laptop etc. Keep it updated and run it with reasonable regularity.. If you are unsure about having the virus, then run a scan now or, if you don’t have an anti-virus scanner, get one and run it now.

This site has a “Free antivirus” click-able” link below. If you want free, then I personally suggest choosing Avira, or Avast or AVG. I think free Zone alarm Firewall also has a free anti-virus too. Between me and my friends, we have tried all of these free anti-virus programs and all are good and each one of us has our own personal preference.

A lot of people argue about whether or not you need a software firewall now that W7 (and presumably 8) have a good-ish one and also if you use a router, this should have a hard Firewall. Well, according to the research I have read, you DO need a separate software Firewall and, again, Zone Alarm is free and seems to be good.

I would assume that an up-to-date anti-virus will find out if your Firefox or other browsers have been invaded. This is what they are supposed to do. But Tommy Amendariz is probably far better placed to advise than I am.

Also, Spybot, for example, will allow you to prevent your internet settings such as home-page etc from being changed (and other aspects too). Win-Patrol free is helpful too.

It is worth being aware that some of these security systems are easier than others. Sometimes, configuring them does require a little bit of knowledge and experience. Others are “idiot proof”. I tend to go for the idiot-proof myself.

Also worth remembering that nice though many of these downloadable products are, it is always worth running the “custom” installation because this is where you can stop extra, unwanted programs being added in (some can be good, like Google Chrome) but many will attempt to add a new tool bar to your browser and reset your home page to their site. They won’t damage you, but they are a nuisance so click those off. ALWAYS do a custom install, not the easy one.

All good reputable and free solutions to a lot of these and similar problems can be found by googling, or, better still, going directly to the site you are interested in. I use WOT as a link scanner, so I know if the link is recommended or regarded as being either unreliable or untrustworthy (or worse). WOT is an add-on for FF and probably IE too and others. AVG supply similar link scanners.

I tend to use Filehippo as my source for all programs. It is trustworthy but, again, use custom install unless you want unwanted extras to be installed too! I recently helped a friend whose FF add-on tool-bars were dominating the top of the menu screen (roughly two inches 89cm) of screen with toolbars I’d never heard of! All from programs he wanted but came with extra stuff and he didn’t click “custom install”. So, be aware!

Hope this helps a bit.

April 1, 2013 at 6:11 pm
(7) NickyK says:

Obviously, I meant 8 cm on his top menu, not 89 (blimey!). Sorry!

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April 21, 2014 at 12:15 am
(18) heath flax says:

Here it is,a year later, and according to some checks I’ve been able to do so far, it seems the Firefox reset feature really has reset Firefox. My firefox had been infected by one of those bad bad “fake” Flash Player download sites I accidentally downloaded a Flash update from while in a hurry.
I went into about:config and spotted maybe twenty new entries that looked like malware. Changing of home page, search page, default search engine, big blocking popup ads, etc. And even after I tried to manually change or neutralize all these, AND did a system restore, AND an uninstall/reinstall of Firefox,some of them were left.

So the seeming restoration done by a reset of Firefox, seems to be an excellent result, in this case , of the Firefox reset.

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