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something stuck in search on Amazon that i did not enter

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AngelKitty
 
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Post Posted December 2nd, 2018, 6:38 pm

when i log into Amazon, the search line is filled in with something i've never searched in Amazon. i delete it & it comes back within seconds, repeatedly. i can barely search for anything else. thought maybe it was an Amazon thing but it does not do this on IE. my cache & history are clear. am using FF v63.0.3 but its been doing this for a while now so i don't think the version has anything to do with it. please help!
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Post Posted December 2nd, 2018, 8:17 pm

Did you also clear Amazon's cookies? You said cache and history, but cookies may be doing it.
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AngelKitty
 
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Post Posted December 3rd, 2018, 5:51 am

yes. i clear everything after i close a window & at the end of the day. that's why i can't understand how something is stuck. also always use Private Browsing.
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Post Posted December 3rd, 2018, 6:28 am

Sorry to hear. You didn't mention Private Browsing before (not that it should matter), but even though Firefox says it doesn't store history I even have a search phrase that always shows up in my search bar too. I clear the same things, but I can't get mine to go away. Maybe somethings broken within Firefox that clearing info does not carry over to Private Browsing. Maybe a bug report should be filed on Bugzilla?
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Post Posted December 3rd, 2018, 8:36 am


AngelKitty
 
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Post Posted December 3rd, 2018, 8:44 am

i have several programs to clear viruses, history, cache, cookies, junk & stuff that i run weekly besides clearing FF often. i need another av program?
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lasardo
 
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Post Posted December 3rd, 2018, 11:31 am

Adwcleaner is by malwarebytes, a reputable company. Running a reputable antimalware cleaner isn't likely to hurt, and weird things being filled in sounds similar to some malware. So it might help.

AngelKitty
 
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Post Posted December 3rd, 2018, 12:31 pm

ok, already have Malwarebytes. also System Mechanic, SUPERAntiSpyware & CCleaner. those are the ones i run weekly. nothing clears Amazon search bar.
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Post Posted December 3rd, 2018, 3:24 pm

Have you installed anything lately that could have Amazon search as an "added bonus"?
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AngelKitty
 
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Post Posted December 3rd, 2018, 4:13 pm

no.
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AngelKitty
 
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Post Posted December 3rd, 2018, 6:43 pm

not yet. watching MNF. will dl & run it tomorrow
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Post Posted December 3rd, 2018, 7:13 pm

Don't ask, apologies, I inadvertently nuked the post.
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Post Posted December 4th, 2018, 2:07 am

Iobit, sas and ccleaner dont offer advantages, spoken from several experiences. Reverse changes then uninstall.

AngelKitty
 
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Post Posted December 4th, 2018, 11:04 am

ok, adwcleaner didn't work. i didn't even log in to Amazon & the search bar filled in with the same thing i can't get rid of. ](*,)
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lasardo
 
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Post Posted December 4th, 2018, 11:18 am

If you don't use it for much useful, you could think about if you want to try clearing form history to see if that helps. I doubt it will.

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