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site takes over other tabs

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The site "nowsexnow.com" is able to take over control of other tab pages (the ones located to the left of the tab page in which the site is opened).

Latest version of FF on Win 10 with latest updates.

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Hi, open the Add-ons Manager (Ctrl+Shift+A) > Extensions/Plugins and look for/remove the malware.

You can also check your Firefox Desktop shortcut for corruption: Right click on it > Properties, and in Target, make sure there is no sign of anything other than firefox. If there is, delete that part of it. Or if it's easier, you can just delete it and recreate a new shortcut. More: Wrong home page opens when I start Firefox - How to fix.

Another thing you can do, is to search for the malware in your PC's search box and programs.

You can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software:

Note that not all removal programs will detect all malware, so you may need to run several or all of them.

Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us. Thank you!

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Hello, thank you for trying to help. There is no shortcut and no malware. The problem occurs when this particular site is opened.

There is a slight possibility that the site asks for location data first (which i deny), but i don't think this is the case.

There are X tabs open. From one of these tabs the site is opened in a new tab. And then the site manages to change the sites that are loaded in the tabs that are already open. (At the very least the tabs to the left of the tab in which the site was opened.)

This seems like a security issue to me.

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Server not found Firefox can’t find the server at www.nowsexnow.com.

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FredMcD said

Server not found Firefox can’t find the server at www.nowsexnow.com.

Same here on the other side of the pond. Google search leads to   'stuff'   that we don't want here on the support forum.

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Regardless of the contents of the site, Firefox potentially has a security issue if sites can take over control of the browser.

It was safer not to mention the site, but then there wouldn't be a working example.

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Stab in the dark, but would you try this, please :

3-bar menu => Options => General tab => under 'Accessibility' check :   'Warn you when websites try to rediret or reload the page'.

Just to make sure : this only happens with this site and this particular URL  ?

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zipcode said

It was safer not to mention the site, but then there wouldn't be a working example.

That is only needed if you are talking about a 'bad' website.

Anytime you need to share information, but not publicly, you can send a private message.

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Happy112 said

Stab in the dark, but would you try this, please : 3-bar menu => Options => General tab => under 'Accessibility' check :   'Warn you when websites try to rediret or reload the page'. Just to make sure : this only happens with this site and this particular URL  ?

No idea if this is the only site. Happened to encounter it with this site, while the browser seems to behave correctly for the rest.

Anyway, thank you for the suggestion. Will change the settings.

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Just so we're clear,   when I said   "Google search leads to 'stuff' that we don't want here on the support forum ",   I was definately not blaming you for mentioning that site and that URL   -   you had no other choice. Besides :   that URL doesn't show any of the   'stuff'   that I found on Google,   so :   no worries.

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zipcode said

Hello, thank you for trying to help. There is no shortcut and no malware. The problem occurs when this particular site is opened. There is a slight possibility that the site asks for location data first (which i deny), but i don't think this is the case.

May I suggest that you follow Scribe's advice anyway   ?