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Is this a baddie

Luzern
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Is this a baddie

Not always does it happen but recently when I open Firefox, in place of my usual home page, I get http://search. n o t e p a d.com
Ignore the spaces Can anyone confirm whether it is a baddie, or perhaps associated with a program  I have on my computer
No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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Re: Is this a baddie

Luzern
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Re: Is this a baddie

Unless I am misreading the link it is then, Anyone any ideas how to get rid of it permanently?
No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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Re: Is this a baddie

Have you tried changing your home page back again as it may only have been a side effect of something you clicked on
Luzern
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Re: Is this a baddie

It's most off-putting, as although the home page in FF and IE is shown correctly, just now when I opened the browser, it went to search.notepad site. However when I clicked the little house, my home page came up.
No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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Re: Is this a baddie

That probably means your home page and start page are different
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Re: Is this a baddie

Quote from: Oldjim
it appears to be http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/notepad.com/downloads/11978925/
http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/735477

Not had the problem, but think that mcafee site is pretty useless to anyone who doesn`t know how to get rid of it.....
the site is stating the obvious, to those who understand it,
but telling nothing to those who don`t....
what a pity they couldn`t go just that little bit further, and give instructions on how to remove it, or at least change you homepage back to it`s original status. 
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