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    Default claro-search hijacks homepage - also abine

    I have eliminated Claro Toolbar but cannot get rid of claro-search - it changes my home page and alters my options in Firefox. I've used search engine reset, taken out the Google sqlite file and it still persists.
    At the same time I updated Firefox to try and get rid bit to no avail, then when I reinstalled DoNotTRackPLus I now also get Abine.com loading on a separate tab to claro
    SkyBot and Malwarebytes do not find the problem - any ideas?
    I am a 'silver-surfer' so technical jargon may be over my head!!

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    I'd never heard of DoNotTrackPlus before you posted,but Abine.com does seem to be the website associated with it,and I couldn't find anything bad about either.I'm not sure why the tab appears,but maybe it can be configured somehow not to do that.
    I couldn't find anything about it on their page exactly,but there is a part about the start/post-install page coming up every time the browser is restarted,though it doesn't mention Firefox:
    http://www.abine.com/dntp/faq.php#q19

    As for your homepage problems,you could ask for help in Malware Removal.

    Please see the 'Before You Post' sticky topic.
    http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=288

    Malware Removal:
    http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22

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    Thank you for the advice - I looked for a suitable forum thread but missed the malware removal one! My apologies.

    Re Abine - I note the post install comment as that is what I've got although the advice from Abine is for browsers other than Firefox; I've e-mailed Abine to no avail to date.

    I willl pursue through Malware Removal forum if I don't succeed

    Thank you for your time; it is volunteers like yourself that make things easier for idiots like me.


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    You're welcome,and no apologies needed,you didn't do anything wrong.

    If you solve the abine.com tab opening problem,that still won't clear up the problem with the claro-search page.In my opinion,it would be better to go to the Malware Removal forum first,and then work on configuring DoNotTrackPlus afterwards.

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