why is FireFox (and Google) suddenly directing searches to a PUP site?

  1. x509's Avatar
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    why is FireFox (and Google) suddenly directing searches to a PUP site?


    Staritng about yesterday, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware keeps blocking search results, because the search result wants to bring up mps.eanswers.com. I'm using FireFox V 63.0, 64-bit version. I edited FireFox preferences to remove all search engines except Google from my search engine choices. So as a practical matter, I can no longer do seaches using the search bar.

    Only if I first go to Google can I get search results. What is going on here?
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  2. Callender's Avatar
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    Probably you recently installed software that contained a browser hijacker in the installer.

    Check recently installed programs:

    Geek Uninstaller - the best FREE uninstaller

    Check anything recent that you downloaded and installed.

    Also give this a go:

    Weird browsing - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. ignatzatsonic's Avatar
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    Callender:

    Thanks for the pointer to Geek Uninstaller.

    Have you discovered any problems at all with it?
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  4. Callender's Avatar
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    ignatzatsonic said:
    Callender:

    Thanks for the pointer to Geek Uninstaller.

    Have you discovered any problems at all with it?
    No problems but it will not always remove leftovers if the program uninstaller left a service running in the background or something. In those cases leftovers need to be manually removed but should be displayed in the leftover files report.
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  5. x509's Avatar
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    OK Thanks for describing the problem. I just did a search and I'm reading about 10 web pages that seem at first glance to be helpful. First thing I'm doing is changing the master password on my password manager - using a different system to make the change!!

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