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    Default What is gaxpa-search, and which security software can kill it?

    This search engine has hijacked my pc, set itself as startpage on both firefox and chrome. Complete reinstall of the two browsers did nothing. Now I'm worried that my pc is infected with more than a useless search engine as a start page. AVG antivirus and spybot S&D did not kill it.

    Anyone know anything about it or any software that might kill it - whatever it is?

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    Default Re: What is gaxpa-search, and which security software can kill it?

    In my experience AVG has been complete crap. Go get a trial version of Norton or (free) Microsoft Security Essentials and see what those can do. Those have worked well for me in the past.
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    Default Re: What is gaxpa-search, and which security software can kill it?

    I'd run Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download as a starting point.
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    Default Re: What is gaxpa-search, and which security software can kill it?

    In Firefox, about:config is your friend.

    See:

    default search engine is changed? | Firefox Support Forum | Mozilla Support

    You can also set your start page, using this interface.

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    Default Re: What is gaxpa-search, and which security software can kill it?

    Try downloading Immunet or any other antivirus program in safe mode and run scan. It will help you get rid of your problem.

    Following is the link of Immunet free download (since it is light and fast AV) try it otherwise I will suggest you any other AV's url
    Immunet

 

 

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