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macca
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      11-12-2006
Firefox will not even run. It is installed and used to work fine. But now
nothing happens when I attempt to start it up.(One thing I tried was ro
right click and select Run As - and that starts it - but it is surely not
the normal way of going)
Also it fires up when I click on an html file - as it then it will start and
it opens the file.

But

I suspected it was to do with malware. And I have had an issue with malware
popups - particularly Instant Access - a dialer. (This involves popups
connected with a gad-networks - and also http://scripts.dlv4.com/ It is
insidious stuff. Anyway I have embarked on a mission to remove all of that.

In the meantime I have to use IE.

I tried various programs such as Norton Internet Security - which simply
didn't even detect Instant Access - let alone remove it.
SpyBot detected and said it removed it - but it would always come back.
Now I have installed ZoneAlarm. It detected the malware and removed it - and
now gives me the all clear that there are no viruses or malware.

But still Firefox does not start up.

Any advice?


 
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Mumia W. (reading news)
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      11-12-2006
On 11/12/2006 04:41 AM, macca wrote:
> Firefox will not even run. It is installed and used to work fine. But now
> nothing happens when I attempt to start it up.(One thing I tried was ro
> right click and select Run As - and that starts it - but it is surely not
> the normal way of going)
> Also it fires up when I click on an html file - as it then it will start and
> it opens the file.
>
> But
>
> I suspected it was to do with malware. And I have had an issue with malware
> popups - particularly Instant Access - a dialer. (This involves popups
> connected with a gad-networks - and also http://scripts.dlv4.com/ It is
> insidious stuff. Anyway I have embarked on a mission to remove all of that.
>
> In the meantime I have to use IE.
>
> I tried various programs such as Norton Internet Security - which simply
> didn't even detect Instant Access - let alone remove it.
> SpyBot detected and said it removed it - but it would always come back.
> Now I have installed ZoneAlarm. It detected the malware and removed it - and
> now gives me the all clear that there are no viruses or malware.
>
> But still Firefox does not start up.
>
> Any advice?
>
>


Close Firefox, backup your profile <http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile>,
uninstall Firefox, wipe both the Firefox application directory and the
Firefox profile (the original), and reinstall Firefox.

Then close Firefox and migrate the most important parts of your profile
data into the new profile that Firefox creates.
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Migrating_..._a_new_profile

Kaspersky Antivirus is one of the best AV programs. Buy that to get
cleaned up. Note, if malware is still on your system when you reinstall
Firefox, it can re-infect Firefox right after the reinstall.


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Manatee Memories
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      11-12-2006
On Sun, 12 Nov 2006 10:41:43 GMT, in alt.fan.mozilla, "macca"
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Firefox will not even run. It is installed and used to work fine. But now
>nothing happens when I attempt to start it up.(One thing I tried was ro
>right click and select Run As - and that starts it - but it is surely not
>the normal way of going)
>Also it fires up when I click on an html file - as it then it will start and
>it opens the file.
>
>But
>
>I suspected it was to do with malware. And I have had an issue with malware
>popups - particularly Instant Access - a dialer. (This involves popups
>connected with a gad-networks - and also http://scripts.dlv4.com/ It is
>insidious stuff. Anyway I have embarked on a mission to remove all of that.
>
>In the meantime I have to use IE.
>
>I tried various programs such as Norton Internet Security - which simply
>didn't even detect Instant Access - let alone remove it.
>SpyBot detected and said it removed it - but it would always come back.
>Now I have installed ZoneAlarm. It detected the malware and removed it - and
>now gives me the all clear that there are no viruses or malware.
>
>But still Firefox does not start up.
>
>Any advice?


Look around for "Evonsoft Advanced Spyware Remover Professional v1.87".
Not too long ago, I double-clicked on something which should not have
been touched, an in consequence ended up with some *extremely* nasty
things in my registry & temp folders, none of which I was able to delete
in the Old Fashioned way.

On the advice of a friend, I installed Evonsoft's app
(http://tinyurl.com/y5byak), after which all the particular nasty things
cleared up & went away.

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go to jail, and share a cell with many men who have
enlarged their penisses, taken Viagra and are looking
for a new relationship." - bash.org
 
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