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New Tab opens to random websites every 15 minutes

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Here are the details of the random tab that opens every 15 minutes.

Application Basics


Name: Firefox Version: 31.0 User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/31.0

Crash Reports for the Last 3 Days


All Crash Reports (including 2 pending crashes in the given time range)

Extensions


Name: Adblock Plus Version: 2.6.3 Enabled: true ID: {d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}

Name: Block site Version: 1.1.8 Enabled: true ID: {dd3d7613-0246-469d-bc65-2a3cc1668adc}

Name: Strict Pop-up Blocker Version: 0.1 Enabled: true ID: jid1-P34HaABBBpOerQ@jetpack

Name: Troubleshooter Version: 1.1a Enabled: true ID: troubleshooter@mozilla.org

Name: Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate Version: 7.0.0 Enabled: false ID: {8D150B8F-EFE8-45a3-A4A3-053020F48FAC}

Graphics


Adapter Description: AMD Radeon R7 240 Adapter Drivers: aticfx64 aticfx64 aticfx64 aticfx32 aticfx32 aticfx32 atiumd64 atidxx64 atidxx64 atiumdag atidxx32 atidxx32 atiumdva atiumd6a atitmm64 Adapter RAM: 2048 Device ID: 0x6611 Direct2D Enabled: true DirectWrite Enabled: true (6.3.9600.17111) Driver Date: 9-10-2013 Driver Version: 13.152.1.1000 GPU #2 Active: false GPU Accelerated Windows: 1/1 Direct3D 10 Vendor ID: 0x1002 WebGL Renderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (AMD Radeon R7 240 Direct3D9Ex vs_3_0 ps_3_0) windowLayerManagerRemote: false AzureCanvasBackend: direct2d AzureContentBackend: direct2d AzureFallbackCanvasBackend: cairo AzureSkiaAccelerated: 0

Important Modified Preferences


browser.cache.disk.capacity: 358400 browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400 browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: false browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: false browser.cache.frecency_experiment: 3 browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 7 browser.sessionstore.upgradeBackup.latestBuildID: 20140707160635 browser.startup.homepage: www.google.com.au browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20140707160635 browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 31.0 dom.mozApps.used: true extensions.lastAppVersion: 31.0 gfx.direct3d.last_used_feature_level_idx: 0 network.cookie.prefsMigrated: true places.database.lastMaintenance: 1404897208 places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 104858 plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf plugin.importedState: true privacy.donottrackheader.enabled: true privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: true privacy.sanitize.timeSpan: 4 storage.vacuum.last.index: 0 storage.vacuum.last.places.sqlite: 1404897208

JavaScript


Incremental GC: true

Accessibility


Activated: false Prevent Accessibility: 0

Library Versions


NSPR Expected minimum version: 4.10.6 Version in use: 4.10.6

NSS Expected minimum version: 3.16.2 Basic ECC Version in use: 3.16.2 Basic ECC

NSSSMIME Expected minimum version: 3.16.2 Basic ECC Version in use: 3.16.2 Basic ECC

NSSSSL Expected minimum version: 3.16.2 Basic ECC Version in use: 3.16.2 Basic ECC

NSSUTIL Expected minimum version: 3.16.2 Version in use: 3.16.2

Experimental Features


Name: Search Experiment ID: fx-searchtest-en-beta31@mozilla.org Description: Test alternate default search settings for users of Firefox beta. Active: true End Date: 1407398102966 Homepage: I have scanned my pc with Mcafee and windows defender as well as Malware Bytes. I have also scanned my pc with Kaspersky TDSSKILLER and all found nothing wrong. I am running windows 8.1 Other sites the random tab opens are: http://www.big-countries.com/canada.php http://www.rich-countries.com/qatar.php http://www.big-countries.pl/ http://www.rich-countries.net/switzerland.php http://www.justin-bieber-best.pl/awards.php http://www.big-countries.com/australia.php http://www.big-countries.net/ http://www.rich-countries.com/switzerland.php http://www.big-countries.pl/australia.php http://www.rich-countries.com/germany.php http://www.rich-countries.net/qatar.php http://www.rich-countries.pl/germany.php http://www.how-internet-works.com/sites_categorie.php

Here are the details of the random tab that opens every 15 minutes. Application Basics ------------------ Name: Firefox Version: 31.0 User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/31.0 Crash Reports for the Last 3 Days --------------------------------- All Crash Reports (including 2 pending crashes in the given time range) Extensions ---------- Name: Adblock Plus Version: 2.6.3 Enabled: true ID: {d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d} Name: Block site Version: 1.1.8 Enabled: true ID: {dd3d7613-0246-469d-bc65-2a3cc1668adc} Name: Strict Pop-up Blocker Version: 0.1 Enabled: true ID: jid1-P34HaABBBpOerQ@jetpack Name: Troubleshooter Version: 1.1a Enabled: true ID: troubleshooter@mozilla.org Name: Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate Version: 7.0.0 Enabled: false ID: {8D150B8F-EFE8-45a3-A4A3-053020F48FAC} Graphics -------- Adapter Description: AMD Radeon R7 240 Adapter Drivers: aticfx64 aticfx64 aticfx64 aticfx32 aticfx32 aticfx32 atiumd64 atidxx64 atidxx64 atiumdag atidxx32 atidxx32 atiumdva atiumd6a atitmm64 Adapter RAM: 2048 Device ID: 0x6611 Direct2D Enabled: true DirectWrite Enabled: true (6.3.9600.17111) Driver Date: 9-10-2013 Driver Version: 13.152.1.1000 GPU #2 Active: false GPU Accelerated Windows: 1/1 Direct3D 10 Vendor ID: 0x1002 WebGL Renderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (AMD Radeon R7 240 Direct3D9Ex vs_3_0 ps_3_0) windowLayerManagerRemote: false AzureCanvasBackend: direct2d AzureContentBackend: direct2d AzureFallbackCanvasBackend: cairo AzureSkiaAccelerated: 0 Important Modified Preferences ------------------------------ browser.cache.disk.capacity: 358400 browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400 browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: false browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: false browser.cache.frecency_experiment: 3 browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 7 browser.sessionstore.upgradeBackup.latestBuildID: 20140707160635 browser.startup.homepage: www.google.com.au browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20140707160635 browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 31.0 dom.mozApps.used: true extensions.lastAppVersion: 31.0 gfx.direct3d.last_used_feature_level_idx: 0 network.cookie.prefsMigrated: true places.database.lastMaintenance: 1404897208 places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 104858 plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf plugin.importedState: true privacy.donottrackheader.enabled: true privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: true privacy.sanitize.timeSpan: 4 storage.vacuum.last.index: 0 storage.vacuum.last.places.sqlite: 1404897208 JavaScript ---------- Incremental GC: true Accessibility ------------- Activated: false Prevent Accessibility: 0 Library Versions ---------------- NSPR Expected minimum version: 4.10.6 Version in use: 4.10.6 NSS Expected minimum version: 3.16.2 Basic ECC Version in use: 3.16.2 Basic ECC NSSSMIME Expected minimum version: 3.16.2 Basic ECC Version in use: 3.16.2 Basic ECC NSSSSL Expected minimum version: 3.16.2 Basic ECC Version in use: 3.16.2 Basic ECC NSSUTIL Expected minimum version: 3.16.2 Version in use: 3.16.2 Experimental Features --------------------- Name: Search Experiment ID: fx-searchtest-en-beta31@mozilla.org Description: Test alternate default search settings for users of Firefox beta. Active: true End Date: 1407398102966 Homepage: I have scanned my pc with Mcafee and windows defender as well as Malware Bytes. I have also scanned my pc with Kaspersky TDSSKILLER and all found nothing wrong. I am running windows 8.1 Other sites the random tab opens are: http://www.big-countries.com/canada.php http://www.rich-countries.com/qatar.php http://www.big-countries.pl/ http://www.rich-countries.net/switzerland.php http://www.justin-bieber-best.pl/awards.php http://www.big-countries.com/australia.php http://www.big-countries.net/ http://www.rich-countries.com/switzerland.php http://www.big-countries.pl/australia.php http://www.rich-countries.com/germany.php http://www.rich-countries.net/qatar.php http://www.rich-countries.pl/germany.php http://www.how-internet-works.com/sites_categorie.php

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 14.0 r0
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.60.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Google Update
  • WildTangent Games App V2 Presence Detector
  • DivX Web Player version 3.2.1.977
  • DivX VOD Helper Plug-in
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.1.3
  • Citrix URL-Redirection Helper Plugin
  • Citrix Receiver Plugin (Win32)
  • Intel web components for Intel® Identity Protection Technology
  • Intel web components updater - Installs and updates the Intel web components
  • NPWLPG

Application

  • Firefox 31.0
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/31.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/31.0/WINNT/en-GB/

Extensions

  • Adblock Plus 2.6.3 ({d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d})
  • Block site 1.1.8 ({dd3d7613-0246-469d-bc65-2a3cc1668adc})
  • Strict Pop-up Blocker 0.1 (jid1-P34HaABBBpOerQ@jetpack)
  • Troubleshooter 1.1a (troubleshooter@mozilla.org)
  • Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate 7.0.0 ({8D150B8F-EFE8-45a3-A4A3-053020F48FAC}) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: AMD Radeon R7 240
  • adapterDescription2:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x6611
  • adapterDeviceID2:
  • adapterDrivers: aticfx64 aticfx64 aticfx64 aticfx32 aticfx32 aticfx32 atiumd64 atidxx64 atidxx64 atiumdag atidxx32 atidxx32 atiumdva atiumd6a atitmm64
  • adapterDrivers2:
  • adapterRAM: 2048
  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x1002
  • adapterVendorID2:
  • direct2DEnabled: True
  • directWriteEnabled: True
  • directWriteVersion: 6.3.9600.17111
  • driverDate: 9-10-2013
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 13.152.1.1000
  • driverVersion2:
  • info: {u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'direct2d', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureContentBackend': u'direct2d', u'AzureSkiaAccelerated': 0}
  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 1
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (AMD Radeon R7 240 Direct3D9Ex vs_3_0 ps_3_0)
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: False
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 10

Modified Preferences

  • browser.cache.disk.capacity: 358400
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400
  • browser.cache.frecency_experiment: 3
  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 7
  • browser.sessionstore.upgradeBackup.latestBuildID: 20140707160635
  • browser.startup.homepage: www.google.com.au
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20140707160635
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 31.0
  • dom.mozApps.used: True
  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 31.0
  • gfx.direct3d.last_used_feature_level_idx: 0
  • network.cookie.prefsMigrated: True
  • places.database.lastMaintenance: 1404897208
  • places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 104858
  • plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf
  • plugin.importedState: True
  • privacy.donottrackheader.enabled: True
  • privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: True
  • privacy.sanitize.timeSpan: 4
  • storage.vacuum.last.index: 0
  • storage.vacuum.last.places.sqlite: 1404897208

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
user633449 1539 solutions 10745 answers
[[Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems]] may help
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4306 solutions 60445 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/viruses/disinfection/5350 Anti-Rootkit Utility - TDSSKiller] * [http://general-changelog-team.fr/en/downloads/viewdownload/20-outils-de-xplode/2-adwcleaner AdwCleaner] (for more info, see this [http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/ alternate AdwCleaner download page]) * [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!
Toad-Hall
  • Top 10 Contributor
1837 solutions 12376 answers

I have just had this issue of random tabs opening to various webpages that I did not select.

This is what I discovered. In my Hub / router, I discovered someone using linux had gained access. This was the IP info: udhcp 1.18.1-VD Linux VDLinux.1.2.1.x(5c:a3:9d:0e:7d:b3)

Remove the offending connection and reset a new password.

update: This wireless link is apparently being set by my Samsung smart TV.

I have just had this issue of random tabs opening to various webpages that I did not select. This is what I discovered. In my Hub / router, I discovered someone using linux had gained access. This was the IP info: udhcp 1.18.1-VD Linux VDLinux.1.2.1.x(5c:a3:9d:0e:7d:b3) Remove the offending connection and reset a new password. update: This wireless link is apparently being set by my Samsung smart TV.

Modified by Toad-Hall

FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4306 solutions 60445 answers

Contact Samsung about your TV.

And ask about the router.

Contact Samsung about your TV. And ask about the router.
Toad-Hall
  • Top 10 Contributor
1837 solutions 12376 answers

Used MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware on trial. Found loads of malware in the Mozilla Firefox profile.

Used MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware on trial. Found loads of malware in the Mozilla Firefox profile.
Toad-Hall
  • Top 10 Contributor
1837 solutions 12376 answers

Used Anti-Rootkit Utility - TDSSKiller Did not find anything.

Using Norton, ran full scan and found nothing.

Used Anti-Rootkit Utility - TDSSKiller Did not find anything. Using Norton, ran full scan and found nothing.