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I get a crash screen and the adress bar, content of one of my e-mails appears. Have i been hacked?

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the senders e mail adress and mine appears with the content of the e mail

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Type the full address as it appears. BUT use; <ME> in place of your name.

Many spam mails are sent to e-mail addresses using that e-mail as the return address.

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FredMcD said

Type the full address as it appears. BUT use; <ME> in place of your name. Many spam mails are sent to e-mail addresses using that e-mail as the return address.

will do it when the crash happens again. but for now, do i need to be really concerned about my privacy?

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Without knowing where this came from or why . . . . . . . .

If it comes in, right click the address and copy it. Then paste it here. You can replace your name as instructed above, but otherwise Change Nothing ! ! !


It could be the work of one of your add-ons, or even add / mal-ware.

Type about:addons<Enter> in the address bar to open your Add-ons Manager. Hot key; <Control>(Mac:<Command>)<Shift> A)

In the Add-ons Manager, on the left, select Extensions. Make sure you know what each one is and what it does.

Some added toolbar and anti-virus add-ons are known to cause Firefox issues. Disable All of them.

Also, check the programs that are on your computer

Windows: Start > Control Panel > Uninstall Programs. Mac: Open the "Applications" folder. Linux: Check your user manual.

Go thru the list. If you find something that you don't know what it is, use a web search.

Troubleshoot Firefox Issues Caused By Malware {web link}