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In my preferences I have selected "restore previous session" as a default. After updating Firefox today, the previous session restored properly. Then a few minutes later a "your computer is blocked" page popped up & froze Firefox. I used Windows Explorer to close Firefox, but restarting Firefox always restores the "computer blocked" page. I tried deleting the sessionstore.js file in my profile, but that did not get rid of the "computer blocked" page. Since I cannot get to Firefox's settings, how can I force a restart to a blank page. Maybe uninstall Firefox & then reinstall it?

In my preferences I have selected "restore previous session" as a default. After updating Firefox today, the previous session restored properly. Then a few minutes later a "your computer is blocked" page popped up & froze Firefox. I used Windows Explorer to close Firefox, but restarting Firefox always restores the "computer blocked" page. I tried deleting the sessionstore.js file in my profile, but that did not get rid of the "computer blocked" page. Since I cannot get to Firefox's settings, how can I force a restart to a blank page. Maybe uninstall Firefox & then reinstall it?

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Hello Jspen, To get the Run box, press and hold the Windows Logo key and press R . In the Open box type:

firefox.exe -new-tab about:sessionrestore

And then click start a new session and clean your browser using forget button. Another solution: Try to use a third party app like CCleaner to delete your browser history. After that start Firefox. Hope this help,

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AnnaSycamore 8 solutions 95 answers

Chosen Solution

Hello Jspen, To get the Run box, press and hold the Windows Logo key and press R . In the Open box type:

firefox.exe -new-tab about:sessionrestore

And then click start a new session and clean your browser using forget button. Another solution: Try to use a third party app like CCleaner to delete your browser history. After that start Firefox. Hope this help,

Hello Jspen, To get the Run box, press and hold the Windows Logo key and press R . In the Open box type: firefox.exe -new-tab about:sessionrestore And then click start a new session and clean your browser using forget button. Another solution: Try to use a third party app like CCleaner to delete your browser history. After that start Firefox. Hope this help,

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Thanks, Anna! I used your option #1 & seem to have solved the problem. The "blocked computer" window did pop up while I was figuring out how to add the Forget button to my toolbar, but I repeated the steps, added the button, & it now looks like I'm ok. Very easy. Thanks for the help! --John

Thanks, Anna! I used your option #1 & seem to have solved the problem. The "blocked computer" window did pop up while I was figuring out how to add the Forget button to my toolbar, but I repeated the steps, added the button, & it now looks like I'm ok. Very easy. Thanks for the help! --John
AnnaSycamore 8 solutions 95 answers

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