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How can I stop the clown whistle that opens with firefox

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When I open Firefox browser a non-stop "clown whistle" starts playing and I need to know how to stop it. Internet Explorer works fine. Norton Security claims no viruses on my system.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

I opened my firefox browser

User Agent

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; FunWebProducts; GTB6.4; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729)

When I open Firefox browser a non-stop "clown whistle" starts playing and I need to know how to stop it. Internet Explorer works fine. Norton Security claims no viruses on my system. == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == I opened my firefox browser == == User Agent == Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; FunWebProducts; GTB6.4; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729)

Chosen solution

That is an issue with the "Cool Previews" extension. See [tiki-view_forum_thread.php?locale=en-US&comments_parentId=678288&forumId=1]

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Additional System Details

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; FunWebProducts; GTB6.4; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729)

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
3.6.3
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Installed Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
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FlickrFox
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PriceTrace Toolbar
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mediaplayerconnectivity
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WOT
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FireFTP
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Gmail Space
0.5.995
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DownloadHelper
4.7.3
true
ScheduleOnce Gmail Add-on
1.4
true
CoolPreviews
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true
Glue
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true
Download Statusbar
0.9.6.8
true
Aviary
0.8.7.2
true
Yoono
7.1.6
true
Ask Toolbar for Firefox
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true
FoxTab
1.3
true
MultirowBookmarksToolbar
4.9
true
RAW Thumbnail Viewer
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RAWThumbnailViewer@arcsoft.com.cn
ArcSoft Video Downloader Extension
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Google Gears
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{000a9d1c-beef-4f90-9363-039d445309b8}
Norton IPS
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7
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4.60
false
smartwebprinting@hp.com
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Question owner

It started today about noon EST when checking MSNBC for news. Norton finds nothing. Downloaded and installed 3.6.3. Still there, wont stop!

It started today about noon EST when checking MSNBC for news. Norton finds nothing. Downloaded and installed 3.6.3. Still there, wont stop!
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Chosen Solution

That is an issue with the "Cool Previews" extension. See [tiki-view_forum_thread.php?locale=en-US&comments_parentId=678288&forumId=1]

That is an issue with the "Cool Previews" extension. See [tiki-view_forum_thread.php?locale=en-US&comments_parentId=678288&forumId=1]

Question owner

Many Thanks - that fixed it!

Many Thanks - that fixed it!