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How can I stop getting repetitive Firefox Homepage Change Notification Pop Up Windows

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I changed my home page to google.com. Since then, every time I bring up firefox, I get the Firefox homepage notification pop up window saying it has been changed. It asks me if I want to restore it or continue using my new homepage. I select the option to continue with my new home page. The next time I bring up fire fox, I get the same message. How do I get firefox to stop asking this question over and over again?



I changed my home page to google.com. Since then, every time I bring up firefox, I get the Firefox homepage notification pop up window saying it has been changed. It asks me if I want to restore it or continue using my new homepage. I select the option to continue with my new home page. The next time I bring up fire fox, I get the same message. How do I get firefox to stop asking this question over and over again?

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I noticed that text at the bottom of the pop up window identified the message as being issued by Windspark. I ran Malwarebytes malware removal software and it removed Windspark. The problem went away. Very strange t hing for malware to do but it is resolved.

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jscher2000
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I think that is caused by an add-on, possibly part of a bundle that included other problematic things. Could you try the first and second steps on this list:

Here's my suggested procedure for tracking down and cleaning up bad add-ons and other hijackers. I know it seems long, but it's really not that bad.

(For Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10; XP is somewhat different)

(1) Open the Windows Control Panel, Uninstall a Program. After the list loads, click the "Installed on" column heading to group the infections, I mean, additions, by date. This can help in smoking out undisclosed bundle items that snuck in with some software you agreed to install. Be suspicious of everything you do not recognize/remember, as malware often uses important or innocent sounding names to discourage you from removing it. Take out as much trash as possible here.

(2) Open Firefox's Add-ons page using either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons
  • in the Windows "Run" dialog, type or paste
    firefox.exe "about:addons"

In the left column, click Plugins. Set nonessential and unrecognized plugins to "Never Activate".

In the left column, click Extensions. Then, if in doubt, disable (or Remove, if possible) unrecognized and unwanted extensions. All extensions are optional; none come with Firefox.

Often a link will appear above at least one disabled extension to restart Firefox. You can complete your work on the tab and click one of the links as the last step.

Any improvement?

(3) You can search for remaining issues with the scanning/cleaning tools listed in our support article: Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware. These on-demand scanners are free and take considerable time to run. If they finish quickly and especially if they require payment, you may have a serious infection. I suggest the specialized forums listed in the article in that case.

I think that is caused by an add-on, possibly part of a bundle that included other problematic things. Could you try the first and second steps on this list: Here's my suggested procedure for tracking down and cleaning up bad add-ons and other hijackers. I know it seems long, but it's really not that bad. (For Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10; XP is somewhat different) (1) Open the Windows '''Control Panel''', Uninstall a Program. After the list loads, click the "Installed on" column heading to group the infections, I mean, additions, by date. This can help in smoking out undisclosed bundle items that snuck in with some software you agreed to install. ''Be suspicious of everything you do not recognize/remember, as malware often uses important or innocent sounding names to discourage you from removing it.'' Take out as much trash as possible here. (2) Open Firefox's '''Add-ons page''' using either: * Ctrl+Shift+a * "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons * in the Windows "Run" dialog, type or paste <br><code>firefox.exe "about:addons"</code> In the left column, click '''Plugins'''. Set nonessential and unrecognized plugins to "Never Activate". In the left column, click '''Extensions'''. Then, if in doubt, disable (or Remove, if possible) unrecognized and unwanted extensions. ''All extensions are optional; none come with Firefox.'' Often a link will appear above at least one disabled extension to restart Firefox. You can complete your work on the tab and click one of the links as the last step. Any improvement? (3) You can search for remaining issues with the '''scanning/cleaning tools''' listed in our support article: [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware]]. These on-demand scanners are free and take considerable time to run. If they finish quickly and especially if they require payment, you may have a serious infection. I suggest the specialized forums listed in the article in that case.

Chosen Solution

I noticed that text at the bottom of the pop up window identified the message as being issued by Windspark. I ran Malwarebytes malware removal software and it removed Windspark. The problem went away. Very strange t hing for malware to do but it is resolved.

I noticed that text at the bottom of the pop up window identified the message as being issued by Windspark. I ran Malwarebytes malware removal software and it removed Windspark. The problem went away. Very strange t hing for malware to do but it is resolved.