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Homepage opens with two extra tabs with unwanted quicklinks.

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Opening my Homepage now also opens two (2) extra Tabs with tile links to Facebook Twitter, and other unwanted sites. This may be Yahoo, which I do not use. I could add the screen shot of these tabs, but need assistance to do so. It is a Paint, *.png file. Home Page does not have "pipes" || in the address.

Opening my Homepage now also opens two (2) extra Tabs with tile links to Facebook Twitter, and other unwanted sites. This may be Yahoo, which I do not use. I could add the screen shot of these tabs, but need assistance to do so. It is a Paint, *.png file. Home Page does not have "pipes" || in the address.

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You can check the home page setting:

  • Tools > Options > General > Startup: Home page

Firefox supports multiple home pages separated by '|' (pipe) symbols.


You can check for recently installed suspicious or unknown extensions.


Your System Details list shows that you have a user.js file in the profile folder to initialize prefs each time Firefox starts.

The user.js file is only present if you or other software has created this file and normally it wouldn't be there. You can check its content with a plain text editor (right-click: Open with) if you didn't create this file yourself.

The user.js file is read each time Firefox is started and initializes preferences to the value specified in this file, so preferences set via user.js can only be changed temporarily for the current session.

You can delete possible user.js and numbered prefs-##.js files and rename (or delete) the prefs.js file to reset all prefs to the default value including prefs set via user.js and prefs that are no longer supported in the current Firefox release.

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Chosen Solution

You can check the home page setting:

  • Tools > Options > General > Startup: Home page

Firefox supports multiple home pages separated by '|' (pipe) symbols.


You can check for recently installed suspicious or unknown extensions.


Your System Details list shows that you have a user.js file in the profile folder to initialize prefs each time Firefox starts.

The user.js file is only present if you or other software has created this file and normally it wouldn't be there. You can check its content with a plain text editor (right-click: Open with) if you didn't create this file yourself.

The user.js file is read each time Firefox is started and initializes preferences to the value specified in this file, so preferences set via user.js can only be changed temporarily for the current session.

You can delete possible user.js and numbered prefs-##.js files and rename (or delete) the prefs.js file to reset all prefs to the default value including prefs set via user.js and prefs that are no longer supported in the current Firefox release.