I installed a software from CNET Downlaods and with it came bunch of adware that was bloating down my system and generally just making my life difficult. It changed my home page in Firefox, added some some extensions, and all my tabs were gone the next time I started Firefox (Firefox closed during the installation of the software). It also added two new search engines and changed my default search engine from Google to one of the new ones.
Addons installed were:
- DealPly Shopping 2.0
- Default Tab 2.0
- lucky leap 1.0.0
I have disabled all of them but not removed them yet.
It also added a toolbar in Internet Explorer.
It doesn't seem to be doing any harm now and I can use Firefox as usual, but I want my tabs back. I have made two copies of my Firefox profile folder, one before and one after disabling the above mentioned addons.
I have tried renaming and replacing the following files.
But I didn't manage to restore the previous session or tabs. I did have those options available from the Firefox history menu right before I removed the addons. But I guess after closing Firefox and the new tabs these were stored into these files. So there is nothing to restore from now. Or is there? Maybe I'm doing it the wrong way...
I also noticed that I have shadow copies of my Firefox profile folder from yesterday. Can I use this to restore my Firefox tabs?
The last screenshot shows what happened when I opened a new tab in Internet Explorer, went to google.com and tried to click in the search field to do a web search.
Click on them for larger view.