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Tab for gmail keeps popping up and opening automatically, taking me from site I am working on--this despite having cancelled my gmail account

Tab for gmail keeps popping up and opening automatically, taking me from site I am working on--this despite having cancelled my gmail account

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe® Acrobat® Plug-in for Web Browsers, Version 11.0.14
  • Coupons Inc., Coupon Printing FireFox Plugin
  • Provides information about the default web browser
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac SharePoint Browser Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 20.0 r0
  • 5.1.30514.0
  • Plugin for Wacom tablets.
  • Widevine Media Optimizer 6.0.0.12757
  • iPhoto6

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.11; rv:43.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/43.0

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FredMcD
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When does this happen? Do you have any gmail programs / add-ons?

When does this happen? Do you have any gmail programs / add-ons?

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I have deleted my gmail account, and removed cookie- tab keeps opening every 5 minutes, so that I end up with dozens of tabs-- Have always had Google as my default search engine--but never had this issue before-- no other Google services/apps

I have deleted my gmail account, and removed cookie- tab keeps opening every 5 minutes, so that I end up with dozens of tabs-- Have always had Google as my default search engine--but never had this issue before-- no other Google services/apps
FredMcD
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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. Remove Gmail / Google Anything. Now do the same in the computers Programs Folder.

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


http://www.clamxav.com/ free malware scanner for Mac OS X https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3291

You can also try https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/mac/index.html


After the problem is fixed, Bookmark and use this; Download the Mozilla Search Reset {web link} This add-on is very simple: on installation, it backs up and then resets your search preferences and home page to their default values, and then uninstalls itself. This affects the search bar, URL bar searches, and the home page.

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.''' Remove Gmail / Google '''Anything.''' Now do the same in the computers Programs Folder. '''Windows:''' Start > Control Panel > Uninstall Programs. '''Mac:''' Open the "Applications" folder. '''Linux:''' Check your user manual. --------- http://www.clamxav.com/ free malware scanner for Mac OS X https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3291 You can also try https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/mac/index.html ------------------ After the problem is fixed, Bookmark and use this; Download the '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/ Mozilla Search Reset]''' {web link} This add-on is very simple: on installation, it backs up and then resets your search preferences and home page to their default values, and then uninstalls itself. This affects the search bar, URL bar searches, and the home page.
cor-el
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You can check the home page setting

  • Firefox > Preferences > General > Startup: Home page

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

You can use the SearchReset extension to reset some preferences to the default values.

Note that the SearchReset extension only runs once and then uninstalls automatically, so it won't show on the "Firefox > Add-ons" page (about:addons).

You can check the home page setting *Firefox > Preferences > General > Startup: Home page *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/How+to+set+the+home+page Firefox supports multiple home pages separated by '|' (pipe) symbols. You can use the SearchReset extension to reset some preferences to the default values. *https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/searchreset/ Note that the SearchReset extension only runs once and then uninstalls automatically, so it won't show on the "Firefox > Add-ons" page (about:addons).

Question owner

Gmail not in Extensions--or add-ons-- running malware software. will also delete FF & re-install

Gmail not in Extensions--or add-ons-- running malware software. will also delete FF & re-install
cor-el
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What is your default email program? *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Changing+the+e-mail+program+used+by+Firefox

Question owner

Looks like this is a Mac Problem--happening in FF and Safari, and only on specific computer --off to the Genius Bar--Thanks for your help, all

Looks like this is a Mac Problem--happening in FF and Safari, and only on specific computer --off to the Genius Bar--Thanks for your help, all
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
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Good luck. Let us know what happens.

Good luck. Let us know what happens.