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Firefox opens with Avast browser window

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Firefox opens with Avast browser window even though I have definitely uninstalled Avast browser window

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Bryan1 said

Tried this but it tells me this site can't be reached.

Your reply to FredMcD's post .....

Could you be a bit more specific please  ? Like : what is "it"  ?

At startup Firefox should open your homepage - if, after removing Avast completely, you still get an "Avast Browser window", I'm beginning to think that you may have picked up some malware.

Woud it be possible for you to provide a screenshot of this "Avast Browser window"  ?

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This may be a home page issue. Or is it the search engine also?

Type about:preferences#general<enter> in the address bar.

There are two settings;

  • When Firefox Starts

When the browser is started, what do you want to display? Many of us choose Show My Home Page.

  • Home Page

When a new page is opened, what do you want to be displayed?

  1. Use Current Page. Use what ever page(s) are open at that time.
  2. Use Bookmark
  3. Restore To Default. about:home shows a Mozilla home page with tools.

You can use any of these that you wish;

about:home (Firefox default home page), about:newtab (shows the sites most visited), about:blank (a blank page),

or you can enter any webpage or about: page you want.

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Tried this but it tells me thios site can't be reached. I've tried reaching it with other pathways but no luck Also uninstalled and reinstalled Avast but this made no difference. Any other suggestions?

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Could it be that this Avast browser window that you mentioned is one of these : Avast SafeZone Browser, Avast Secure Browser, Avast Safe Price  ?

If so, see :

https://techdows.com/2018/07/uninstall-or-remove-avast-secure-browser.html

And also :

https://howbyte.com/remove-avast-safeprice-extension/

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Tried all of these w/o success I note others have exactly the same problem Very frustrating - and annoying Really an invasion of privacy by Avast Any other suggestions?

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Bryan1 said

Really an invasion of privacy by Avast Any other suggestions?

My personal opinion : get rid of Avast altogether.

Here's why :

http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/ex-mozilla-firefox-developer-says-anti-virus-software-does-more-harm-than-good-359798.html

And also : https://www.howtogeek.com/239950/dont-use-your-antivirus-browser-extensions-they-can-actually-make-you-less-safe/

With Windows built-in Defender and a browser like Firefox you're pretty
safe .....

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Thanks for advice Uninstalled Avast completely - but Avast browser still opens when I open Firefox. Any other suggestions?

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Also tried Revo Uninstaller (free d/load) but to no avail

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Ausgewählte Lösung

Bryan1 said

Tried this but it tells me this site can't be reached.

Your reply to FredMcD's post .....

Could you be a bit more specific please  ? Like : what is "it"  ?

At startup Firefox should open your homepage - if, after removing Avast completely, you still get an "Avast Browser window", I'm beginning to think that you may have picked up some malware.

Woud it be possible for you to provide a screenshot of this "Avast Browser window"  ?

If you need help to create a screenshot, please see :

How do I create a screenshot of my problem?

Once you've done this, attach the saved screenshot file to your forum post by clicking the Browse... button below the Post your reply box.

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Just in case you are dealing with malware - would you please take a look at this article :

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware

It's important to run all the scans that are listed in the article.

(better safe than sorry .... )