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Automatic launch of Firefox, also when other firefox windows are already open.

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  • Last reply by FredMcD

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Hello,

since months I have problem with automatic launch of Firefox on my computer, It's really insupportable. I'm ready to abandon firefox. I'm on windows 10 and I use Firefox 83. There is 3 different sessions on my computer and only one has the problem.... my session. Firefox launch a new windows always and regularely, when the computer start, and all the time during the use of my sessions. If i'm already on Firefox, a new windows open's.... If I close this one, few second after an other open's..... If I put this one on background, about 1 min after again an other open's. Like this always and indefinitevely. Whatever my use of the computer or the site to visit. Even when I don't use internet and use other software to work, Firefox starts up and goes in front of my software. If I let my session opened and I do nothings, after a certain time a lot of firefox windows are open. You can easily understand why I say that It's really insupportable... and this only with Firefox on my session.

My computer is protected with antivirus, and I did a full scan several time, I also tried with an other antivirus software. I used 2 softwares for detect malware... Nothing. I try to uninstall and reinstall Firefox, but the problem still the same after reinstall. I already set the "toolkit.winRegisterApplicationRestart" on "false" but firefox start alone again, again, again...

Does anyone has an idea of what is the problem and what I can do ?

Thanks.

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Firefox will not start unless it was called. By you or other software opening a link.

Firefox starts automatically when I restart Windows {web link}

Mac: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-starts-automatically-when-i-restart-window#firefox:mac:fx54

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Hello.

This parameter is already on "false". Like I wrote, I found this on "mozilla support" and I did since a long time. Unfortunetely, no change with this.

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When the unwanted window opens, what does it show? What web address?

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It's a "new windows" with my start homepage (Google) => It's exactly like if I Opened Firefox by myself.

I tried to change start homepage and Firefox open's the new homepage.

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Start your Computer in safe mode with network support.

Just let the computer sit for a while. Is the problem still there?

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Linux+Safe+Mode Starting Any Computer In Safe Mode; Free Online Encyclopedia

Modified by FredMcD

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Hello.

I tried in safe mode and no problem with Firefox. He don't launch alone. I tried to create a new session and....... No problem. Just my session have this problem.

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Something is calling Firefox, or trying to access the web.

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Something call Firefox... but what. I put "Chrome" as Internet navigator by default and.... Firefox launch again alone, not Chrome.

If it was a software which call Firefox, we would have the same problem on each session. I check the "automatic sofware start" for each session and it's the same... It's crazy.

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Perhaps it's something calling Google? I called for more help.