Unwanted tabs open on Firefox start-up
A friend gets the same additional tabs to his home page every time he starts Firefox. I have re-installed Firefox for him, I have checked that there are not multiple home pages set, and I have followed the instructions for removing sessionstore.js. However, although I have successfully located the Firefox profiles and openned *****.default, the file sessionstore.js does not appear to be there. Show hidden files, system files etc are all checked in the explorer options. (I have tried this on my own machine and have successfully located the file). I should be grateful for any suggestions - it is driving me mad! Michael
Additional System Details
- Default Plug-in
- NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
- Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
- Shockwave Flash 10.0 r32
- Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_17 for Mozilla browsers
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-GB; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20100315 Firefox/3.5.9
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See this article for some suggestions: Firefox says it's just updated every time it starts - how to fix
How to set the home page: Firefox supports multiple home pages separated by '|' symbols.
Those tabs are advertising!
In that case do a malware check with a few malware scan programs.
You need to use all programs because each detects different malware. Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of the database.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php - Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware http://www.superantispyware.com/ - SuperAntispyware http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html - Spybot Search & Destroy http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php - Ad-Aware Free http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx - Windows Defender: Home Page .......... See also "Spyware on Windows": http://kb.mozillazine.org/Popups_not_blocked