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Shortly after starting Firefox the "music" reminiscent of Pac-Man starts. It is only on Firefox (haven't tried Thunderbird) even following an uninstall and re-install of Firefox. Just started today. Am using XP Home SP3.

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How to get rid of Pac-Man sounds

Shortly after starting Firefox the "music" reminiscent of Pac-Man starts. It is only on Firefox (haven't tried Thunderbird) even following an uninstall and re-install of Firefox. Just started today. Am using XP Home SP3.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

Only today (5/21/10)

User Agent

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1) ; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.648)

How to get rid of Pac-Man sounds Shortly after starting Firefox the "music" reminiscent of Pac-Man starts. It is only on Firefox (haven't tried Thunderbird) even following an uninstall and re-install of Firefox. Just started today. Am using XP Home SP3. == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == Only today (5/21/10) == == User Agent == Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1) ; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.648)

Chosen solution

Install Chromium and don't use useless extensions.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1) ; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.648)

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Question owner

I am having the exact same issue.

Today is Pac-Man's 30th anniversary...

Can't use Pandora, or any other music site because all i hear is pacman noises...

I am having the exact same issue. Today is Pac-Man's 30th anniversary... Can't use Pandora, or any other music site because all i hear is pacman noises...

Question owner

Same problem!!!! What the hell!

Same problem!!!! What the hell!

Question owner

Turn off cool preview add-on, no more Pac-Man

Turn off cool preview add-on, no more Pac-Man

Question owner

cuz of the extension called CoolPreviews.Look here:http://www.zhaojianfei.com/archives/153

cuz of the extension called CoolPreviews.Look here:http://www.zhaojianfei.com/archives/153

Question owner

Check out Google's homepage for the answer.

Check out Google's homepage for the answer.

Question owner

I booted up my computer this morning and I didn't have the sounds, but all of sudden it's appearing.

I've got Windows 7 Starter.

I booted up my computer this morning and I didn't have the sounds, but all of sudden it's appearing. I've got Windows 7 Starter.

Question owner

Just disable CoolPreviews (or CoolIris) addOn.

Just disable CoolPreviews (or CoolIris) addOn.

Question owner

Just disable CoolPreviews (or CoolIris) addOn.

Just disable CoolPreviews (or CoolIris) addOn.

Question owner

It's Google's fault. Go to google.com they are celebrating the 30th year of Pac-Man which is great but firefox seems to not like it. OMG make it stop!!! :(

It's Google's fault. Go to google.com they are celebrating the 30th year of Pac-Man which is great but firefox seems to not like it. OMG make it stop!!! :(

Question owner

It is not on other browsers. I erased the history - no change. I uninstalled the program and then reinstalled it - still no change. I am leery of using Firefox, as I am curious if there is a virus that will eat my hard drive or server documents.

It is not on other browsers. I erased the history - no change. I uninstalled the program and then reinstalled it - still no change. I am leery of using Firefox, as I am curious if there is a virus that will eat my hard drive or server documents.

Question owner

I Cant stop it!

I Cant stop it!

Question owner

Just disable CoolPreviews (or CoolIris) addOn.

Yeah, It works!!

Thank you!!

Bloody Pac Mac ¬¬'

Just disable CoolPreviews (or CoolIris) addOn. Yeah, It works!! Thank you!! Bloody Pac Mac ¬¬'

Question owner

Disabling CoolPreviews did the trick. You guys are right...definitely a screw up somewhere along the line. I was getting sick to my stomach hearing that sound. Thank you for the information.

Disabling CoolPreviews did the trick. You guys are right...definitely a screw up somewhere along the line. I was getting sick to my stomach hearing that sound. Thank you for the information.

Question owner

how do i find cool iris on my computer?

how do i find cool iris on my computer?

Question owner

Well that was annoying! Thanks for the suggestion to disable cool previews - that did the trick! I've restarted, scanned for virus', etc. Was driving me batty!

Well that was annoying! Thanks for the suggestion to disable cool previews - that did the trick! I've restarted, scanned for virus', etc. Was driving me batty!

Question owner

I had same problem... what the heck???

disabling cool preview worked! THANKS!!!

Thank you google for reminding me of pacmans 30th year but, so much for all the history I cleared. :-(((

I had same problem... what the heck??? disabling cool preview worked! THANKS!!! Thank you google for reminding me of pacmans 30th year but, so much for all the history I cleared. :-(((

Question owner

I had the same problem, solution above resolved it, thanks very much. Not only did I disable Cool Previews (which did solve the problem) I also completely uninstalled it made a mental note to NEVER install anything made by the CoolIris development team EVER again thanks to the stress this caused me at work today dealing with 100s of worried users.

I had the same problem, solution above resolved it, thanks very much. Not only did I disable Cool Previews (which did solve the problem) I also completely uninstalled it made a mental note to NEVER install anything made by the CoolIris development team EVER again thanks to the stress this caused me at work today dealing with 100s of worried users.

Question owner

I have cool preview and cooliris and it doesn't do it, but it does it on both my girlfriend's comptuers... wierd.

I have cool preview and cooliris and it doesn't do it, but it does it on both my girlfriend's comptuers... wierd.

Question owner

Dear Firefox:

I am not amused with the pac-man music. I spent the entire trying to find a virus on my computer. I might have tolerated this as an April Fool's joke, but this "celebration" was completely unnecessary!

And to others trying to fix the problem ... I just uninstalled Cool Previews and that did the trick. No more bat-shit-crazy pac-man music.

Dear Firefox: I am not amused with the pac-man music. I spent the entire trying to find a virus on my computer. I might have tolerated this as an April Fool's joke, but this "celebration" was completely unnecessary! And to others trying to fix the problem ... I just uninstalled Cool Previews and that did the trick. No more bat-shit-crazy pac-man music.

Question owner

Thanks. Disabling CooPreviews and CoolIris worked for me.

Thanks. Disabling CooPreviews and CoolIris worked for me.