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On startup I get advertising in the message pane. I have clicked on this, to see where it goes and it offers Mozilla webpage for sale. Have I been hacked or has Tbird been hacked? Is this the same problem as MS browser's backdoor? How do I get rid of this? thanks

On startup I get advertising in the message pane. I have clicked on this, to see where it goes and it offers Mozilla webpage for sale. Have I been hacked or has Tbird been hacked? Is this the same problem as MS browser's backdoor? How do I get rid of this? thanks
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Hi James I un-installed the TBrowse a long time ago. Nestled somewhere in the cookies/cache etc was a Sprout that changed my Opening Page Settings. I shut it down several times but it came back.

The source is from SEDO based in the Bahamas (???)

I did a clean install of T Bird and then migrated my mail files only. This now seems to do the trick. Thanks for your help dennis

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thunderbrowse .com is or was the Author's homepage for the Thunderbrowse Extension that is no longer maintained by the extension author.

https://addons.thunderbird.net/thunderbird/addon/thunderbrowse/

http://web.archive.org/web/20161202161041/http://thunderbrowse.com/

It is neither a Mozilla extension or site and the Thunderbird email client has actually not been a Mozilla product for a while now.

thunderbrowse .com is or was the Author's homepage for the Thunderbrowse Extension that is no longer maintained by the extension author. https://addons.thunderbird.net/thunderbird/addon/thunderbrowse/ http://web.archive.org/web/20161202161041/http://thunderbrowse.com/ It is neither a Mozilla extension or site and the Thunderbird email client has actually not been a Mozilla product for a while now.
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Thanks James, but how do I block, delete or get rid of this? This has only started since January.

dennis

Thanks James, but how do I block, delete or get rid of this? This has only started since January. dennis
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If you have the Thunderbrowse extension then maybe uninstall it?

If you have the Thunderbrowse extension then maybe uninstall it?
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Hi James I un-installed the TBrowse a long time ago. Nestled somewhere in the cookies/cache etc was a Sprout that changed my Opening Page Settings. I shut it down several times but it came back.

The source is from SEDO based in the Bahamas (???)

I did a clean install of T Bird and then migrated my mail files only. This now seems to do the trick. Thanks for your help dennis

Hi James I un-installed the TBrowse a long time ago. Nestled somewhere in the cookies/cache etc was a Sprout that changed my Opening Page Settings. I shut it down several times but it came back. The source is from SEDO based in the Bahamas (???) I did a clean install of T Bird and then migrated my mail files only. This now seems to do the trick. Thanks for your help dennis
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You could have reset the Thunderbird start page to the default: Tools > Options > General > Thunderbird Start Page > Restore Default…

You could have reset the Thunderbird start page to the default: Tools > Options > General > Thunderbird Start Page > Restore Default…
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Hi Onno and James

thank you. I tried that, but magically it would come back. I think somewhere in a nook or cranny a vestige of Thunderbrowse lived on; despite my removing the App. I may not have removed it properly/completely. A clean install seems to have worked. thanks to all for your help. dennis

Hi Onno and James thank you. I tried that, but magically it would come back. I think somewhere in a nook or cranny a vestige of Thunderbrowse lived on; despite my removing the App. I may not have removed it properly/completely. A clean install seems to have worked. thanks to all for your help. dennis
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