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Firefox opens with Avast browser window even though I have definitely uninstalled Avast browser window

Firefox opens with Avast browser window even though I have definitely uninstalled Avast browser window

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Bryan1 said

Tried this but it tells me this site can't be reached.

Your reply to FredMcD's post .....

Could you be a bit more specific please  ? Like : what is "it"  ?

At startup Firefox should open your homepage - if, after removing Avast completely, you still get an "Avast Browser window", I'm beginning to think that you may have picked up some malware.

Woud it be possible for you to provide a screenshot of this "Avast Browser window"  ?

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FredMcD
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This may be a home page issue. Or is it the search engine also?

Type about:preferences#general<enter> in the address bar.

There are two settings;

  • When Firefox Starts

When the browser is started, what do you want to display? Many of us choose Show My Home Page.

  • Home Page

When a new page is opened, what do you want to be displayed?

  1. Use Current Page. Use what ever page(s) are open at that time.
  2. Use Bookmark
  3. Restore To Default. about:home shows a Mozilla home page with tools.

You can use any of these that you wish;

about:home (Firefox default home page), about:newtab (shows the sites most visited), about:blank (a blank page),

or you can enter any webpage or about: page you want.

This may be a home page issue. Or is it the search engine also? Type '''about:preferences#general'''<enter> in the address bar. There are two settings; * '''When Firefox Starts''' When the browser is started, what do you want to display? Many of us choose '''Show My Home Page.''' * '''Home Page''' When a new page is opened, what do you want to be displayed? # '''Use Current Page'''. Use what ever page(s) are open at that time. # '''Use Bookmark''' # '''Restore To Default.''' about:home shows a Mozilla home page with tools. You can use any of these that you wish; '''about:home''' (Firefox default home page), '''about:newtab''' (shows the sites most visited), '''about:blank''' (a blank page), or you can enter any '''webpage''' or '''about:''' page you want.

Question owner

Tried this but it tells me thios site can't be reached. I've tried reaching it with other pathways but no luck Also uninstalled and reinstalled Avast but this made no difference. Any other suggestions?

Tried this but it tells me thios site can't be reached. I've tried reaching it with other pathways but no luck Also uninstalled and reinstalled Avast but this made no difference. Any other suggestions?
McCoy
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497 solutions 4572 answers

Could it be that this Avast browser window that you mentioned is one of these : Avast SafeZone Browser, Avast Secure Browser, Avast Safe Price  ?

If so, see :

https://techdows.com/2018/07/uninstall-or-remove-avast-secure-browser.html

And also :

https://howbyte.com/remove-avast-safeprice-extension/

Could it be that this Avast browser window that you mentioned is one of these : Avast SafeZone Browser, Avast Secure Browser, Avast Safe Price ? If so, see : https://techdows.com/2018/07/uninstall-or-remove-avast-secure-browser.html And also : https://howbyte.com/remove-avast-safeprice-extension/

Question owner

Tried all of these w/o success I note others have exactly the same problem Very frustrating - and annoying Really an invasion of privacy by Avast Any other suggestions?

Tried all of these w/o success I note others have exactly the same problem Very frustrating - and annoying Really an invasion of privacy by Avast Any other suggestions?
Shadow110 1072 solutions 14836 answers
Hi, Please always : *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/export-firefox-bookmarks-to-backup-or-transfer *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles Try this one of the best ones : https://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.
McCoy
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Bryan1 said

Really an invasion of privacy by Avast Any other suggestions?

My personal opinion : get rid of Avast altogether.

Here's why :

http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/ex-mozilla-firefox-developer-says-anti-virus-software-does-more-harm-than-good-359798.html

And also : https://www.howtogeek.com/239950/dont-use-your-antivirus-browser-extensions-they-can-actually-make-you-less-safe/

With Windows built-in Defender and a browser like Firefox you're pretty
safe .....

''Bryan1 [[#answer-1157999|said]]'' <blockquote> Really an invasion of privacy by Avast Any other suggestions? </blockquote> My personal opinion : get rid of Avast altogether. Here's why : http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/ex-mozilla-firefox-developer-says-anti-virus-software-does-more-harm-than-good-359798.html And also : https://www.howtogeek.com/239950/dont-use-your-antivirus-browser-extensions-they-can-actually-make-you-less-safe/ With Windows built-in Defender and a browser like Firefox you're pretty <BR>safe .....

Question owner

Thanks for advice Uninstalled Avast completely - but Avast browser still opens when I open Firefox. Any other suggestions?

Thanks for advice Uninstalled Avast completely - but Avast browser still opens when I open Firefox. Any other suggestions?

Question owner

Also tried Revo Uninstaller (free d/load) but to no avail

Also tried Revo Uninstaller (free d/load) but to no avail
McCoy
  • Top 10 Contributor
497 solutions 4572 answers

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Bryan1 said

Tried this but it tells me this site can't be reached.

Your reply to FredMcD's post .....

Could you be a bit more specific please  ? Like : what is "it"  ?

At startup Firefox should open your homepage - if, after removing Avast completely, you still get an "Avast Browser window", I'm beginning to think that you may have picked up some malware.

Woud it be possible for you to provide a screenshot of this "Avast Browser window"  ?

If you need help to create a screenshot, please see :

How do I create a screenshot of my problem?

Once you've done this, attach the saved screenshot file to your forum post by clicking the Browse... button below the Post your reply box.

''Bryan1 [[#answer-1157984|said]]'' <blockquote> Tried this but it tells me this site can't be reached. </blockquote> Your reply to FredMcD's post ..... Could you be a bit more specific please ? Like : what is "it" ? At startup Firefox should open your homepage - if, after removing Avast completely, you still get an "Avast Browser window", I'm beginning to think that you may have picked up some malware. Woud it be possible for you to provide a screenshot of this "Avast Browser window" ? If you need help to create a screenshot, please see : [[How do I create a screenshot of my problem?]] Once you've done this, attach the saved screenshot file to your forum post by clicking the '''Browse...''' button below the '''Post your reply''' box.
McCoy
  • Top 10 Contributor
497 solutions 4572 answers

Just in case you are dealing with malware - would you please take a look at this article :

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware

It's important to run all the scans that are listed in the article.

(better safe than sorry .... )

Just in case you ''are'' dealing with malware - would you please take a look at this article : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware It's important to run all the scans that are listed in the article. (better safe than sorry .... )