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a web site would not allow me to shut it or firefox down, so I had to uninstall firefox.

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I could not leave a web site advertising Free IQ Test. It would not allow Firefox to close. I shut down and restart my system, and Firefox opened at that web site. I finally removed and reinstalled Firefox. It would still open at that web site and not allow closing. I removed and put another browser, Midori, on my computer, so that I can use the internet. I want Firefox back.

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Midori/0.2 (X11; Linux; U; en-us) WebKit/531.2+

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Delete the files sessionstore.js and sessionstore.bak and any existing files sessionstore-##.js with a number in the left part of the name like sessionstore-1.js .


Set the pref browser.sessionstore.max_resumed_crashes to 0 on the about:config page to get the about:sessionrestore page immediately with the first restart after a crash has occurred or the Task Manager was used to close Firefox.


To open the about:config page, type about:config in the location (address) bar and press the Enter key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website. If you see a warning then you can confirm that you want to access that page.