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Facebook highjacking my browser

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Minuteman, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    This is the third time this has happened. After browsing FB in my normal browser, Firefox I try to go to any other address and it directs it right back to FB. I can type in the address for SM and it goes to FB. I click on the "Favorites" link for SM (or any other site) and it goes right back to FB. I sign out of FB, clear all cookies and browsing history, same thing.
    The last two times this happened I went in and deleted everything I could find on my computer and on FB site. I deleted my FB account and then restarted it with a different screen name. I don't know what finally worked but I got it to stop. Now it is doing it again. It always starts when I am on the Monkey. Could it be the "Sign in with FB" tab? I never use that on any site. I will have SM open in a different tab and when I try to go to a new page it goes straight to FB.
    I have to go into my files and bring up IE (which I never use) in order to get back on here.
    Any ideas what causes this and how to prevent it? I have about had it with FB and with Yahoo mail too. I think I'll delete every online presence I have except here.
    If it wasn't for being so far away from my grandkids in the states I wouldn't even bother with FB at all.
  2. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    sounds like it's a browser hijack. could be from malware or a virus on your computer.

    I wouldn't think it's the sign in with FB from this site, not ruling it out, but there would be others reporting the problem as well.

    Redirect Virus | Norton Security Software
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  3. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    A guy at work had a redirect that he could not get rid of so I suggested that he export his bookmarks and uninstall Firefox then reinstall and import his bookmarks which cleared it for him.
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  4. Gopherman

    Gopherman Sometimes I Wish I Could Go Back to Sleep Site Supporter++

    My son posted a video on Chem-trails and sparked a wildly long discussion with hundreds of responses, somehow the entire dialogue along with the video disappeared from his page. The following link is scary to our first amendment rights.
    Yes there are people who spread Lies and rumors on the internet, that's always been the case, a lot of it comes from the Government themselves!! However having said that, I saw this on TV the other morning, there is a program that has been created to target anything that is deemed a Hoax or Untrue and investigate the persons account to determine if a history is evident of posting things that this Program or Whoever is running it deems to be unacceptable.
    My first question will have to be "Who determines what is true and what is not?"
    If this is the case there should almost certainly, be no Political ads on the Web at all!!
    It's a hoax! New lie detector spots social media fibs : PERSONAL TECH : Tech Times
  5. DarkLight

    DarkLight I self identify as a Blackhawk Attack Helicopter! Site Supporter

    Seems to be right in line with Obama wanting to put "observers" in newsrooms and media outlets.
  6. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Sign on to FB via private browsing, if you use that brand.
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  7. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    Yet another reason I stay away from Farcebook. [tongue]
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  8. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Fix your Firefox , clear all cookies , and then NEVER accept 3rd part BS ones , Make two identity -s , Real with buying and real work , then like here that is wide open to DHS & all the rest , I see 4 trackers on just this page here . Download the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware & facebook blocker , turn it off whey you decide to let DHS know your thoughts .

    Right now I'm on the Fun (BS box) .. Reboot with shuttle SATA SS drive shuttle & then back to clear work.
  9. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Probably your new government keeping tabs on you at work and home ;)
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  10. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    We have been having issues more and more with firefox. It was a great search engine but we have to delete it then reinstall quite often. I think it all started to go downhill when it would redirect to google. I don't know why.
  11. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Do you have a malware Program?
  12. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    I have Norton 360. Please know I am techno illiterate.
  13. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    I run maleware bytes on my computer. I tried the deleting firefox and reinstalling and importing bookmarks. Plus a total scrub of cookies and browsing history. I got back on tonight and so far no problems. Thanks all. I'll see if it does it again.
    LOL @Quigley_Sharps. Yeah they may be checking up on me. Trying to decide if they want start letting oilfield trash into their country.
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  14. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Go tools /options /privacy tab / uncheck 3rd party cookies / and i would have it ask every time , then have an evening of learning all the BS that comes with different WEB pages . You must have at least one cookie from here to be able to login.there is also a button there to see cooties & erase them .. I'm running FF 29 beta .

    download for free & read the installation , EACH PAGE on loading , only install the basic program :
    Thank you for downloading Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from CNET Download.com

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  15. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

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    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

  17. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Thanks all. It seems to have cleared up this time. The last time it was days before I could get rid of it. I deleted everything I could think of. I run Malewarebytes regularly and CC cleaner.
  18. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    If your using Malew~~~ & CC , then your third party cookies Is what I expect . Above ^^ post shows you how to resolve.

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