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Mixi Dj Search

by josiane58 / March 25, 2013 11:03 AM PDT

I have downloaded a word counter program on Cnet recently and since then every time i open firefox and i open a new tab i get this mixi dj search. I went in add remover programs its not there. I went in firefox tools its not there neither i went to add ons and extensions its not there. In IE when i go to add ons and search engines i see it but it says non disponible so i dont know how to remove this crap. What i am sure of is that i got it after downloading a program on Cnet . Can someone tell me how to remove it thanks

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I have this problem too.
by kahakura / March 27, 2013 7:22 AM PDT
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I got it while downloading a program on cnet. I think there is an advert that says "download here" just above the real download link. It is a trick by the advertiser. Most annoying. I ran Avira and Spybot S&D but the Malware persists. How do I fix this?

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Mixi Dj Search
by josiane58 / March 27, 2013 10:39 AM PDT

i wish i could get ride of it to i have XP home edition and dont know what to do any more Sad

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by cmullinsjr / April 5, 2013 5:51 AM PDT

It infected my browsers (IE and Firefox 20) when I downloaded Firefox 20 from CNET.
1. Depending on your browser, go to "Manage Add-ons" and remove anything that looks like or toolbar and "Remove" them all.
2. Under Internet options, find the setting for your "default search engine", and replace with your choice, ie Yahoo, Google, Bing, because has inserted itself as your new default.
3. On Windows platform, go to Control Panel and "Add Remove Programs", may say just "Programs". After all your installed programs are listed, find anything that looks like and "Uninstall" all of them.
For more info, you can go to the following website which I used for reference:
It helped me. Good luck.
4. I also disabled the Java Add-ons because there was a security breach in one of the latest downloads. I'll reload "Java" when I read in the Forums that the breach has been fixed.
5. I've also read that IE 10 is susceptible, but so is IE 9 which I'm using.
Best advice, look VERY CAREFULLY when your computer asks whether or not to allow program to access the Internet. I probably clicked on a "Download" link that appeared legitimate but it wasn't.

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See if this link helps ...
by Edward ODaniel / March 27, 2013 1:46 PM PDT
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dj mix
by josiane58 / March 28, 2013 5:52 AM PDT

Edward thank you so much Happy i had already removed babylon and browser protect the other one was not there it was not in extension neither but thanks to your link i could reset the mozila browser and its gone olalala i feel much better still don't know what went wrong, i have always used Cnet when i needed something but now i will think twice before

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Cnet downloads is fine BUT ...
by Edward ODaniel / March 30, 2013 3:37 PM PDT
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what you want to do is avoid the packaged installer. When you find a program you want to download use the direct link rather than the green download button.

For instance on this link to Word Counter you see the green Download Now button immediately below the program name. If you look at it it mentions "Cnet installer enabled" and has a little i in a circle. If you mouse over that information symbol it tells you about the installer.

Just beneath that green Download Now button is the link you want to use. It says simply "Direct Download Link" and using it avoids the installer that offers up all those other potentially undesired applications and toolbars.

Now, some publishers have opted out of the use of the installer and their page simply has the green Download Now button but it DOESN'T mention "Cnet installer enabled" and is safe to use.

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by shimself / April 1, 2013 6:41 AM PDT

look cnet are in effect distributing malware, at the very least nuisanceware. Stop it now, i always trusted, but I don't any more. I've spent an hour trying to get rid of this damn thing and it's still lurking around.

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by josiane58 / April 1, 2013 9:13 PM PDT

if u follow the steps that Edward wrote you get ride of it i got tide of it

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