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All the sudden when I open a new tab it is not blank. It is now https://www.safesearch.net/. How? Why?

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All the sudden when I open a new tab it is no longer blank. It is now a search engine page called SafeSearch (https://www.safesearch.net/). Checking in options and add-ons this SafeSearch is nowhere to be found. It is rare that I download anything from the Internet. And if I'm going to do so, it is never without doing a ton of research first so I know what I'm getting. Even then I use 3 different security programs to search the file for any kind of crap. So I know I did not download this.

Do you know what this is? How did I get this? Why my settings are to open new tabs as blank, yet I have this? How do I get rid of this?

Firefox: Quantum Version 61.0.1 (64-bit) Windows: 10 Pro Version 1709 Build 16299.125

All the sudden when I open a new tab it is no longer blank. It is now a search engine page called SafeSearch (https://www.safesearch.net/). Checking in options and add-ons this SafeSearch is nowhere to be found. It is rare that I download anything from the Internet. And if I'm going to do so, it is never without doing a ton of research first so I know what I'm getting. Even then I use 3 different security programs to search the file for any kind of crap. So I know I did not download this. Do you know what this is? How did I get this? Why my settings are to open new tabs as blank, yet I have this? How do I get rid of this? Firefox: Quantum Version 61.0.1 (64-bit) Windows: 10 Pro Version 1709 Build 16299.125

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This often happens when you have an add-on that is taking over your search engine. Try disabling SearchIncognito 6.9 (@sdfykhhhfg) from your add-ons, that may be the culprit.

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This often happens when you have an add-on that is taking over your search engine. Try disabling SearchIncognito 6.9 (@sdfykhhhfg) from your add-ons, that may be the culprit.

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Thank you. That was the problem. They just did an update July 10th which coincides with when this started. It must have been in that update.

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Can you tell me where you got the add-on from? I'll file a bug to get it blocked