Solved how to disable auto installation of a Firefox addon

April 27, 2015 at 09:43:47
Specs: Windows 8.1 32 bit, Core2Duo 2.0 GHz / 2 GB
some softwares has installed a few addons in Firefox. I removed them from Firefox. After one day I can see them. They install automatically whenever I remove from Firefox. How can I get rid of?
Kindly help.
Thanks

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#1
April 27, 2015 at 11:41:49
✔ Best Answer
Run these two freebies for starters:

AdwCleaner:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
(blue Download button near top - not anything else on the page).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Cleaning" button.

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
(blue Download button near top - not anything else on the page).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run JRT. It might appear to have stopped at times or flash the screen but sit tight until it has finished.

Please copy/paste the logs on here because often more cleaning is required even if the symptoms stop.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
May 1, 2015 at 07:30:37
You should also find out what program installs that addon. Unwonted addons are drag, mostly they are malware or some other malicious software.

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#3
May 1, 2015 at 11:18:14
Re #2

If malware is putting the addons back into Firefox again then the poster will have difficulties finding what put them there. Malwre will hide itself, that is why malware finding programs have been suggested.

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#4
May 12, 2015 at 10:23:28
I found an application is running is Background Processes having same name of firefox addon.

When I open file location it was C:\users\XaphaR\AppData\Local

So I found every program in this folder which is running automatically. I have deleted all.

Sorry Derek I did not try your suggested tools. Before I try I found it myself. But I know your solution will definitely work. I am selecting now Best Answer.

Thanks everybody.


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#5
May 12, 2015 at 13:25:09
OK thanks.

Bear in mind that there is no guarantee that your computer is malware free. That would take more than the two programs I mentioned in #1, although I still think it would be worth running them because they look in many more places. Keep an eye on your computer and if it anything suspicious happens or it starts running slowly then come back and we can take it further.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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