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after the new update firefox autometically opens the tab of random sites even if i am not using mozilla please fix it

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just fix it

just fix it

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Google Update
  • Shockwave Flash 14.0 d0
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.1.3
  • Picasa plugin
  • Shockwave Flash 12.0 d0
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 11.0.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Facebook Video Calling Plugin
  • Nokia Suite Enabler Plugin
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.8

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:29.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/29.0

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Nellus 68 solutions 634 answers

Sometimes a problem with Firefox may be a result of malware installed on your computer, that you may not be aware of.

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

Microsoft Security Essentials is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista/XP if you don't already have one.

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

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

Sometimes a problem with Firefox may be a result of malware installed on your computer, that you may not be aware of. You can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software: * [http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/default.aspx Microsoft Safety Scanner] * [http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/ MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware] * [http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283363 TDSSKiller - AntiRootkit Utility] * [http://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro/ Hitman Pro] * [http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner/ ESET Online Scanner] [http://windows.microsoft.com/MSE Microsoft Security Essentials] is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista/XP if you don't already have one. Further information can be found in the [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware]] article. Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!
FredMcD
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Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and get a good add blocker.

Go to the '''''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ Mozilla Add-ons Web Page]''''' {web link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and get a good add blocker.

Modified by James

cor-el
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Note that your System Details List shows multiple Flash plugins.

  1. Shockwave Flash 14.0 d0
  2. Shockwave Flash 12.0 d0

You can find the installation path of all plugins on the about:plugins page.

You can check the Flash player installation folder for multiple Flash player plugins and remove older version(s) of the plugin (NPSWF32) and possibly (re)install the latest Flash player.

  • (32 bit Windows) C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\
  • (64 bit Windows) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\
Note that your System Details List shows multiple Flash plugins. # Shockwave Flash 14.0 d0 # Shockwave Flash 12.0 d0 You can find the installation path of all plugins on the <b>about:plugins</b> page. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Issues_related_to_plugins#Identifying_installed_plugins You can check the Flash player installation folder for multiple Flash player plugins and remove older version(s) of the plugin (NPSWF32) and possibly (re)install the latest Flash player. *(32 bit Windows) C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\ *(64 bit Windows) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\ *http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html

Question owner

i have windows defender updated till today i run a complete scan yesterday and there is no malware or virus found

i have windows defender updated till today i run a complete scan yesterday and there is no malware or virus found
FredMcD
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4272 solutions 59920 answers

Run several or all of the listed malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.

And take care of your Shockwave.

Run several or all of the listed malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up. And take care of your Shockwave.