Bing Hijack

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When I started my system today, I noticed an unfamiliar banner at the top of my Firefox browser screen, a la . . .
what is this.PNG
I closed Firefox to run a disk cleaner (Glarysoft), but the banner persisted. When I restarted the browser after running the disk cleaner, Bing loaded instead of Firefox. Now I can't get Firefox to load. Bing loads no matter how I launch Firefox (from a shortcut or from the system menu).

Has anyone else experienced this? It smells of malware to me.
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BobH wrote:...Bing loaded instead of Firefox.
Bing is a website, Firefox a browser.

Do you mean your default browser or preferred homepage has been changed?
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Thanks, Leif!

Yes, but I also could not start Firefox by any means.

After moments of senioritis passed, I remembered to run a malware scan which found a bunch of PUPs and one malware file. I removed them and all seems to be normal now.
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Doggone PUPS - who needs 'em? :laugh:
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Some are cute!
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Aaaww, if only :love: (then I would never update the definitions).
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Well, it looks to me that it is associated with "Powered by Highslide JS".
This notation is in the upper left corner of the attached image.
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Just be lucky you didn't get 'em KITTENS!
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Highslide JS is the Javascript library we use to enlarge pictures...
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OK, thanks Hans.
I read some where that this message could be turned off?
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Sorry, I don't know that.
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Go to https://www.joomlaworks.net/forum/simpl ... ghslide-js" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
And scroll all the way to the bottom
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Thanks, but I'd rather not mess with the stylesheets.
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