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There is a “new” virus for firefox that embeds its self as an extension and redirects all your google or search engine results to ads. Fortunately its an easy come easy go virus. All you need to do is click the wrong link in google and visit a site for a split second and you have the virus. The good news is, it can easily be removed.

  1. Navigate to: C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxextensions, look for a folder that is a string of letters, created around the time you began having the problem.  Something like “{BCB94CDD-5542-403F-9FB3-07D3DB1E9951}”
  2. Open the folder, and then open the folder called “chrome”, then “content”, and look for a file inside called overlay.xul (variants may have different names).
  3. Verify that it is the virus: does it have code similar to this: click to see code
  4. If you have found the culprit, delete the file  (or encrypt with Axcrypt which is reversible).
  5. Replace it with a blank text file with the same name and extension.
  6. Repeat the process – you may have multiple copies in multiple folders.
  7. Test: Go back to Google, try your search results again.
  8. If no redirects: Sing Hallelujah.

Or the better fix:

  1. Do the “short fix” listed above.
  2. Remove old versions of Java by downloading  JavaRa and unziping it to your desktop.
  3. Double-click on JavaRa.exe to start the program and Click on Remove Older Versions.
  4. Download and install the latest version of Java (Most likely the first download you see here).
  5. Install Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware
  6. Update them, run them, and delete all bad stuff.
  7. Shutdown, restart, run them again.
  8. If you are clean then test for redirects in Google.
  9. If no redirects: Sing Hallelujah

Special thanks goes to: spillspace.com

In the future, I strongly suggest using a firefox add on called No Script. The extension is a little pain the butt to use and get use to as it wont load pages correctly if they run scripts. You have to allow a site to do so. But when you get use to it, it will save a lot of headaches and time in the future. Perhaps even save you a reformat :)

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Understanding Trace Routes

This is a good link to a PDF that explains everything about traceroutes:


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Practicle House Hold Hints

1.  After drying sheets, put both sheets and one pillowcase in the
other pillow case. Fold neatly in a square. Next time you change
sheets, you just take the one pillow case and all the sheets and
pillow case are inside. No need to look for matches.

2. Clean your glass shower
To clean the glass in your shower easily, apply lemon juice to the
glass with a sponge. Then, take newspaper and wipe the lemon juice off
the glass. It will be clean and sparkle with no scrubbing!

3.  Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove,
set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy.
No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really

4.  Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are
all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it
up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into
egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.

5. Expanding Frosting
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it
with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get
to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less
sugar/calories per serving.

6.  Reheating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated,
place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture
will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.

7. Newspaper weeds away
Start putting wet newspaper in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet
newspapers put layers around the plants overlapping as you go cover
with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some
gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.

8. Broken Glass
Use a dry cotton ball to pick up little broken glass pieces of
glass-the fibers catch ones you can’t see!

9. No More Mosquitoes
Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes

10.  Squirrel Away!
To keep squirrels from eating your plants sprinkle your plants
with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn’t hurt the plant and the
squirrels won’t come near it.

11. Easier thank you’s
When you throw a bridal/baby shower, buy a pack of thank you cards
for the guest of honor. During the party, pass out the envelopes and
have everyone put their address on one. When the bride/new mom sends
the thank you’s, they’re all addressed!

12.  MINE!!!!!
If you purchase a new bike for your child, place their picture
inside the handle bar before placing the grips on. if the bike is
stolen and later recovered, remove the grip and there is your proof
who owns the bike.

13.  Flexible vacuum
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an
empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can
be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

14. Reducing Static Cling
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not
have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling
when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and — voila –
static is gone.

15.  Measuring Cups
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill it
with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don’t dry the cup.
Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily
it comes right out.

18. Foggy Windshield?
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the
glove box of your car. When the windows fog, rub with the eraser!
Works better than a cloth!

19. Reopening envelope
If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include
something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for
an hour or two. Voila! It unseals easily.

20. Conditioner
Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It’s a lot cheaper
than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It’s also a
great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn’t like when
you tried it in your hair…

21. Good-bye Fruit Flies
To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass fill it 1/2″
with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dishwashing liquid, mix well.
You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

22. Get Rid of Ants
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take
it “home,” & can’t digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or
so, esp. if it rains, but it works & you don’t have the worry about
pets or small children being harmed!

23.  Take baby powder to the beach
Keep a small bottle of baby powder in your beach bag. When your
ready to leave the beach sprinkle yourself and kids with the powder
and the sand will slide right off your skin.

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