Solved how do i completely get rid of firefox Mozilla

January 13, 2014 at 04:05:47
Specs: Windows 7
Can someone please help me to rid of Firefox Mozrilla as ive uninstalled it but it keeps taking over my computer ?

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January 14, 2014 at 05:45:59
Perhaps you had Firefox set as your default browser and your online games shortcuts (if that's what you have) are still looking for it.

You may need to make it so IE becomes your default browser.
Take a look here:
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Interne...

Nowadays, not all sites work with all browsers, thus one browser is not enough..


Firefox is a good, secure, reliable browser. I would keep it as an alternative to IE.

I use IE, Firefox and Chrome.

Edit:
Just a thought... How are you attempting to remove/uninstall Firefox?
Maybe you deleted the shortcut, instead of uninstalling from the installed programmes list.
(Via, Control Panel/Programmes and Features)

message edited by Peet100



#1
January 13, 2014 at 05:02:04
I doubt that it is really Firefox or anything Mozilla, it is most likely malware masquerading on your system as mozilla/firefox.
Restart in Safe Mode and run Malwarebytes (install, update, and run a Full Scan), remove all it finds.
Run msconfig, go to Start Tab and uncheck all except Microsoft items, your antivirus program, and possibly anything you know you want to start with Windows always. Apply and restart machine when prompted.
Update and run your antivirus program and if it finds anything, run Malwarebytes again.

It is your choice of course, but I have found that Firefox is a quality, reliable, reasonably secure browser. I have had a major problem in the distant past with malware masquerading as Internet Explorer with iexplore popping up in Task Manager multiple times and reappearing after closing them. This 'fight' went on for quite a while until I began closing nearly everything I did not remember being there normally. That was way back when Spysweeper first came out and it was recommended to me as a back up to my antivirus program. It permanently removed the problem from my machine. Spysweeper became Webroot and their newest product my primary protection and Malwarebytes my back up protection when I suspect something. (I am guessing you have Norton or McAfee) No protection can protect you from 100% of the junk out there 100% of the time so layers of protection are needed.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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January 13, 2014 at 05:14:53
Firefox does not "take over" computers.

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...


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January 13, 2014 at 05:26:51
Explain how you went about un-installing firefox.

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#4
January 14, 2014 at 03:02:03
I have totally uninstalled this product but it has left a file somewhere so could You tell me how to find and dispose of it please because I want my internet explorer to open my games but Mozrilla Firefox keeps appearing once again saying I am barking up the wrong browser !!! and to download it again I don't want to Its a damn nuisance

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January 14, 2014 at 05:45:59
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Perhaps you had Firefox set as your default browser and your online games shortcuts (if that's what you have) are still looking for it.

You may need to make it so IE becomes your default browser.
Take a look here:
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Interne...

Nowadays, not all sites work with all browsers, thus one browser is not enough..


Firefox is a good, secure, reliable browser. I would keep it as an alternative to IE.

I use IE, Firefox and Chrome.

Edit:
Just a thought... How are you attempting to remove/uninstall Firefox?
Maybe you deleted the shortcut, instead of uninstalling from the installed programmes list.
(Via, Control Panel/Programmes and Features)

message edited by Peet100


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January 14, 2014 at 17:35:33
In Internet Explorer you go to Tools (or Cog), Internet Options , Programs tab, and check off "make Internet Explorer my Default Browser" (something like that wording), and OK. This will tell Windows that you want Internet Explorer to open whenever you open a website/web page/internet link/internet shortcut/HTML document.

Please take the suggestion of scanning your system for malware because it is really your problem.

Consider keeping an alternate browser, Firefox is really good, but many like Google Chrome if that makes you more comfortable.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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