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Unlike with Internet Explorer, evey web page that opens has links to what I call 'trash' sites which then you have to delete to work the page you requested.

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Unlike with Internet Explorer, evey web page that opens has links to what I call 'trash' sites which automatically opens instead of the page you are requesting; you have to delete the page before you work the page you requested. If your lucky that is and you do not accidently hit a hyperlink that takes you somewhere else.

Unlike with Internet Explorer, evey web page that opens has links to what I call 'trash' sites which automatically opens instead of the page you are requesting; you have to delete the page before you work the page you requested. If your lucky that is and you do not accidently hit a hyperlink that takes you somewhere else.

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jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
8758 solutions 71655 answers

Wow, sounds like some kind of ad injector has invaded your Firefox. Here's my suggested procedure for tracking down and cleaning up bad add-ons and other hijackers. I know it seems long, but it's really not that bad.

(1) Open the Windows Control Panel, Uninstall a Program. After the list loads, click the "Installed on" column heading to group the infections, I mean, additions, by date. This can help in smoking out undisclosed bundle items that snuck in with some software you agreed to install. Be suspicious of everything you do not recognize/remember, as malware often uses important or innocent sounding names to discourage you from removing it. Take out as much trash as possible here.

(2) Open Firefox's Add-ons page using either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons
  • in the Windows "Run" dialog, type or paste
    firefox.exe "about:addons"

In the left column, click Plugins. Set nonessential and unrecognized plugins to "Never Activate".

In the left column, click Extensions. Then, if in doubt, disable (or Remove, if possible) unrecognized and unwanted extensions. All extensions are optional; none come with Firefox.

Often a link will appear above at least one disabled extension to restart Firefox. You can complete your work on the tab and click one of the links as the last step.

Any improvement?

(3) You can search for remaining issues with the scanning/cleaning tools listed in our support article: Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware. These on-demand scanners are free and take considerable time to run. If they finish quickly and especially if they require payment, you may have a serious infection. I suggest the specialized forums listed in the article in that case.

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Wow, sounds like some kind of ad injector has invaded your Firefox. Here's my suggested procedure for tracking down and cleaning up bad add-ons and other hijackers. I know it seems long, but it's really not that bad. (1) Open the Windows '''Control Panel''', Uninstall a Program. After the list loads, click the "Installed on" column heading to group the infections, I mean, additions, by date. This can help in smoking out undisclosed bundle items that snuck in with some software you agreed to install. ''Be suspicious of everything you do not recognize/remember, as malware often uses important or innocent sounding names to discourage you from removing it.'' Take out as much trash as possible here. (2) Open Firefox's '''Add-ons page''' using either: * Ctrl+Shift+a * "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons * in the Windows "Run" dialog, type or paste <br><code>firefox.exe "about:addons"</code> In the left column, click '''Plugins'''. Set nonessential and unrecognized plugins to "Never Activate". In the left column, click '''Extensions'''. Then, if in doubt, disable (or Remove, if possible) unrecognized and unwanted extensions. ''All extensions are optional; none come with Firefox.'' Often a link will appear above at least one disabled extension to restart Firefox. You can complete your work on the tab and click one of the links as the last step. Any improvement? (3) You can search for remaining issues with the '''scanning/cleaning tools''' listed in our support article: [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware]]. These on-demand scanners are free and take considerable time to run. If they finish quickly and especially if they require payment, you may have a serious infection. I suggest the specialized forums listed in the article in that case. Success?
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4254 solutions 59582 answers

These can also help;

Adblock Plus {web link} Blocks annoying video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, banners and much more. Adblock Plus blocks all annoying ads, and supports websites by not blocking unobtrusive ads by default (configurable).

Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon {web link} Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon extends the blocking functionality of Adblock Plus to those annoying pop-up windows that open on mouse clicks and other user actions.

Forum; Adblock Plus Homepage {web link}

These can also help; '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/ Adblock Plus]''' {web link} Blocks annoying video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, banners and much more. Adblock Plus blocks all annoying ads, and supports websites by not blocking unobtrusive ads by default (configurable). '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus-pop-up-addon/ Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon]''' {web link} Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon extends the blocking functionality of Adblock Plus to those annoying pop-up windows that open on mouse clicks and other user actions. Forum; '''[https://adblockplus.org/forum/ Adblock Plus Homepage]''' {web link}