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firefox keeps opening random web pages. how do I fix this?

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Some days I will go to use firefox and there will be up to 6 tabs already open. I have not been to any of these pages in the past. I have uninstalled firefox and reinstalled with no change. This only happens on my Android phone not on my laptop.

Some days I will go to use firefox and there will be up to 6 tabs already open. I have not been to any of these pages in the past. I have uninstalled firefox and reinstalled with no change. This only happens on my Android phone not on my laptop.
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Seburo
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Hi

Have you installed any other applications around the time of this starting to happen?

I am concerned that you may have installed some malware that could be using Firefox for Android to access the web.

Hi Have you installed any other applications around the time of this starting to happen? I am concerned that you may have installed some malware that could be using Firefox for Android to access the web.
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Thanks for your response. Possibly a game from Google play but not sure. If I have malware, how would I get rid of it? I have Bitdefender on my phone.

Thanks for your response. Possibly a game from Google play but not sure. If I have malware, how would I get rid of it? I have Bitdefender on my phone.
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Seburo
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The very best thing to do is remove that game. Certainly run the antimalware, but the priority needs to be removing that game app.

The very best thing to do is remove that game. Certainly run the antimalware, but the priority needs to be removing that game app.
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Thank you for your help. I have uninstalled the game. I will see if that works. Again, thank you!

Thank you for your help. I have uninstalled the game. I will see if that works. Again, thank you!
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Seburo
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No problem, glad we could help.

No problem, glad we could help.
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