After uninstalling HandyCafe software, it's start-up page http://search.handycafe.com/ still remains active in Firefox.

No matter what you change your start-up page to, next run of Firefox changes back to http://search.handycafe.com/

No related software found in Control Panel - Programs

No related plug-ins are installed in Firefox.

No related executables are found in Windows start-up

How do I remove it? =)


Since the first answer wasn't what you were looking for, I did a simple Internet search which found this on the Mozilla Support Forum.

unable to change "Handycafe" homepage.

  • Thanks. user.js in profile directory of firefox was overriding homepage settings. Much better job... =)))
    – Alex G
    Oct 2 '12 at 11:54

This appears to be a well know issue on several sites. Here is a page with some fairly detailed instructions how to remove the software and the browser redirecting vulnerability.

How To Remove The Search Handy Cafe AtesSoft Virus (Handycafe.com Scam)

  • Yes, I checked this one already. No valuable information there. Remove, Repair, Uninstall. Steps which any user will perform by default. And it's NOT a virus. =)))
    – Alex G
    Oct 2 '12 at 11:35
  • You might want to state that information in your question. There is not way any of us can know what you've done unless you tell us.
    – CharlieRB
    Oct 2 '12 at 11:38
  • In my question I already specified placed I went through, same places are posted in your link. You did very basic Googling and posted first matching link here. Lousy job + unreasonable criticism.
    – Alex G
    Oct 2 '12 at 11:50

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