Facebook.com Firefox redirect?

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Has anyone else encountered this? Every once in awhile when I type in facebook.com into firefox it auto-redirects me to another site. The site is usually different every time, but sometimes it is myspace.com. I was thinking it's a history issue or a small little redirect code that I picked up while surfing the internet. I cleared out the history and its still there. Any ideas on how to fix it?
 
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spyware/malware.

Check your internet connection settings in the control panel and make sure they have not been hijacked.

I like to use these for cleaning:
http://www.superantispyware.com/
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
http://www.malwarebytes.org/
http://www.safer-networking.org/index2.html
http://www.avira.com/

Not free:
http://www.eset.com/

To prevent issues I like to use:
http://www.opendns.com/
http://www.untangle.com/
Windows firewall
http://www.eset.com/

You can also use add-ons for firefox:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/

Note: Some may not allow scripts or site functionality to run. This is handy if you get a bad link.
 

WhiteZero

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Hit it with Malwarebytes, SAS and ComboFix. Check your Hosts file.
Also, make sure a fake Proxy was not set up in FireFox's settings. And make sure no strange looking add-ons/plugins are lurking around.
 
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