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I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Firefox 39.0 installed on it.

Recently my Firefox is infected with an Ad-Ware with "Shopping Assistant" title on it from aliexpress.com website. When I open a shopping website, an unwanted pop-up (internal pop-up not an external frame) opens inside the site.

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I tried many things to remove it but I'm not succeeded. I tried these steps:

  • Opt-Out from the ads using the settings of Ad-Ware
  • Disable Ad-Ons one by one and restart Firefox (none of them was infected)
  • Reset Firefox to factory settings and install Add-Ons from the beginning
  • Installing Add Block Plus ad blocker

How can I remove this Ad-Ware from my Firefox?

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Problems of this kind are best met with harsh methods.

  1. Close firefox completely, check this with

    pgrep firefox
    
  2. Delete your personal firefox folder.

    (pgrep firefox && rm -r ~/mozilla/firefox) || echo "Firefox still running"
    

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