Something "took over" Firefox.
tvme - April 23, 2012 - 9:05am
And I think it was you guys...
I have version 3.0.16. I DO NOT want your new versions, thank you.
This morning I was hijacked to a page saying my version was out of date. The despicable thing even used "tabs".
Added line at the top with "Most Visited", "Getting Started", and other useless garbage.
Added a "Wick-i-garbage" box.
Changed my settings to allow BOTH Java and Java script!!!
Changed my "clear private data" pop up so it will NOT clear everything except saved passwords. It will NOT go back to the way I had it set!! I don't want somebody's cookies left on my computer.
Changed the look and feel of with "icons". I learned to read many, many years ago. Those who require pictures have my sympathy but I had my computer set up the way I wanted it.
This malware version insists on opening those space stealing "Tabs". I do not use them.
It changed my "window size" so needed objects no longer fit on my screen.
I really don't remember how to fix these things anymore. I "use" the internet for information. I don't "play with it". Is there an easy way to return Firefox to the way I had it?
Will system restore work? If so, will whatever spyware/update/malware/virus you guys... "embedded" just screw up my world again?
Who made a conscious decision to mess up my computer this morning? Why? Why would ANYBODY want to change my privacy settings to a level with which I'm uncomfortable? The attitude that type of thing requires is unfathomable.
If this spyware/update/malware/virus cannot be reversed or removed, does anyone know of a nice simple browser that IS what firefox WAS? Again, I do not want your new versions.
Did this malware also do nasty things, I've yet to notice, to Thunderbird. Is it spamming/ infecting my contacts?
By the way, I do not "do" g**gle. I do my imperfect best to block it. If it is the only place downloads are available; I'll do without.
I also don't mean to rant but the concept of doing something nasty to someone you don't even know rankles.
I would really appreciate some help. All I wanted to do this morning is to check the weather forecast and my email. But someone, probably working here, decided I shouldn't be allowed to do that.
Thanks in advance,