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AVG help? Answered

Well, I boot up my PC, start Firefox, and all of a sudden, about 40 tabs pop up, "Mozilla Help". I took them all off and noticed that a new AVG toolbar was installed without my permission. Now, those evil "Mozilla Help" tabs are popping up randomly. Can someone help me to stop this plague? Thank you.

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Luziviech
Luziviech

11 years ago

1. [[[ This might not be the best answer (and i only checked this question cos i got AVG too - runnin w/o probs), but part of my defense is a kerio Firewall in advanced mode.  If you install a kerio you're asked for every program that starts or wants to open a connection, you're being asked, if access should be granted and i guess, it should tell you where the problem-maker is being located. ]]]

2. I suggest a full scan with AVG. Ensure that "jokes/joke-programs" are marked in scan settings, as your problem sounds like a "joke" (you could also call it a prank) built some years ago: a little program that, when being run, produces lots of button-windows on the screen, which have to be closed manually.
If such a program is set in the autostart (there is a autostart folder in programs and a second autostart in the registry) and combined with a special task it can produce such an effect.

3.  Under windows (im usin XP) theres a recovery tool located at start->programs->Accessories->System Tools->System Restore
It can't repair stuff of the system for real, but it can bring back the status quo of installed software, say if you choose a restore point/date where your system ran normally, it should remove the "new" settings that brought you this bug.

4. Toolbars and other crap in FF should be killed by Extras->Addons. In most cases you can delete or at least deactivate them there effectively. I know, it dun help you, if  i say that i hate toolbars and ads and spyware in common, but it's also the reason why i'm usin adblock plus when runnin FF; you can download several addons under http://addons.mozilla.org

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le-Sid
le-Sid

Answer 11 years ago

I'll support Luziviech, I dont' think AVG is the cause of your problem, think more of a spyware and/or joke program

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happybirthday
happybirthday

11 years ago

Well, Have you tried reinstalling/Updating Firefox?