I just read the tremendously helpful piece at ” › Forums › How To Remove The Certified Toolbar Search Hijacker And Redirection Virus (Search.Certified-Toolbar.com)”. I have followed the instructions step by step and have regained control of my searches but still have a question. For some reason, I could not comment on that piece, so I thought I’d ask it hear.
I suspect I am still somehow infected, despite running Malwarebytes, which successfully found and removed several malicious items. What’s of concern is that when I open a new tab in Firefox, I get a funky looking search page that is neither Google nor a blank page. When I view “Page Source” I can see that certified.search is somehow behind it.
So, when I fire up Firefox, I see my homepage as it should appear. The search bar in the upper right is properly set to Google and all other search bars have been removed. But when I open the new tab, I see something funky.
I can’t find a “new tab” setting in Firefox that would relate to how the tab page is being directed. I see it in the Internet Options setting in the Control Panel, but whether I have it set to blank or Google, it seems to have no effect on Firefox. I am not having this problem in Explorer.
Any suggestions on how to get rid of the last piece of this thing? FYI that I am, unfortunately, running Vista.