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Firefox tabs display weird characters

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Recently getting weird characters on my tabs.

p.s how do I add pictures on here to show my problem?

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hello xSanaNanax, some other affected users tied the issue to the mcafee site advisor extension - please try to disable or remove that in case you have it present.

Disable or remove Add-ons

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jscher2000 said

I hadn't scrolled your screenshot over to the right, but I see some Chinese characters on your main toolbar. Do you know what is supposed to be in that area?

I don't think these should be in a Western language Tab Bar sometimes if you move cursor to BookMark icon some disappear.

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Hello doc-in-ct, as philipp said above, mcafee site advisor extension is the problem - please try to disable or remove.

see also : Chosen Solution - questions/1034555

thank you

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I too had the problem of Chinese characters appearing across the top tabs after I upgraded Firefox to 35.0.1

I resolved it by disabling the McAfee DLL add-on.


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