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browser virus: how to get rid of them?

Frédéric
Hi,
A friend got suddenly redirected to mcpl.xyz website for all of its
searches on firefox. Anyone knows how to get rid of this malware?
Regards,
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Re: browser virus: how to get rid of them?

Ed Greshko
On 1/13/19 4:27 PM, Frédéric wrote:
> A friend got suddenly redirected to mcpl.xyz website for all of its
> searches on firefox. Anyone knows how to get rid of this malware?

Preferences --->  Search settings?

Add-On added by mistake?

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Re: browser virus: how to get rid of them?

Frédéric
> Preferences --->  Search settings?
> Add-On added by mistake?

nothing there, it's really hidden...
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Re: browser virus: how to get rid of them?

Richard Ibbotson
Hi

On 13/01/2019 11:23, Frédéric wrote:
>> Preferences --->  Search settings?
>> Add-On added by mistake?
>
> nothing there, it's really hidden...


Install clamscan and freshclam.  Then ... sudo freshclam to update the
virus patterns.  Under /home/user create a virus folder for isolation of
viruses.  You might put something in /tmp. Maybe.  Then...

sudo clamscan -r --move=/home/user/clamscan_virus_folder /home/user


See also...

https://askubuntu.com/questions/250290/how-do-i-scan-for-viruses-with-clamav

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Re: browser virus: how to get rid of them?

Frederic Muller
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On 1/13/19 6:23 PM, Frédéric wrote:
Preferences --->  Search settings?
Add-On added by mistake?
nothing there, it's really hidden...
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Maybe this link will help?
https://blog.mozilla.org/firefox/your-browser-is-hijacked-now-what/

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Re: browser virus: how to get rid of them?

Frédéric
> Maybe this link will help?
> https://blog.mozilla.org/firefox/your-browser-is-hijacked-now-what/

That worked, thanks!

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Re: browser virus: how to get rid of them?

Frédéric
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> Install clamscan and freshclam.  Then ... sudo freshclam to update the
> virus patterns.  Under /home/user create a virus folder for isolation of
> viruses.  You might put something in /tmp. Maybe.  Then...
>
> sudo clamscan -r --move=/home/user/clamscan_virus_folder /home/user
>
> See also...
> https://askubuntu.com/questions/250290/how-do-i-scan-for-viruses-with-clamav


Thanks, that may be useful too!

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