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Old 07-03-2013, 17:55
ken armstrong 408512 ken armstrong 408512 is offline
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I have somehow installed a programme called " X Vidly" and I can not uninstall it . It has taken over my firefox page. How do I get rid of this any help most welcome
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Old 07-03-2013, 18:48
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Hi Ken,

It sounds like you have somehow installed an unwanted plugin in Firefox. X Vidly seems to be some sort of video downloading application associated with sites like Twitter, Facebook etc.

Check the plugins in Firefox by opening the 'Tools' dropdown menu, clicking 'Add-ons' and looking in 'Plugins' and possibly 'Extensions'. If X Vidly is there, you should be able to disable it if not entirely remove it.
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Old 07-03-2013, 20:28
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Hi Kick I did what you sugested but it is still there, it looks like it may be a virus as adverts are shown on the page. any suggestions from anyone
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:47
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Hi Ken,

Assuming that Windows 'Add or Remove Programs' does not find X Vidly as an installed program and that the free 'Revo Uninstaller' does not either (worth downloading and trying: http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_..._download.html) then you could try running the 'Malwarebytes' on demand scanner (http://www.malwarebytes.org/ ) - if it is a virus and your usual anti-malware system protection is not reporting anything, Malwarebytes might do it. There are also several free online scanners you could try.

Is your system compromised in any other way or is it just Firefox? If you run Internet Explorer, for example, does that have a problem with X Vidly? If the problem is purely with Firefox, this webpage may be useful: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/...-most-problems.

Another possibility, but one to use with extreme caution and as a last resort, is to search your registry for any X Vidly references and remove them. Back up important files before attempting this.
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