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Why does Firefox automatically open a new tab and repeatedly goes to the same specific web page? I do not have this webpage in my "favorites" folders.

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I have my browser open, working or reading email and BOOM, another tab opens and it is always the same web page. Why is Firefox opening a new tab without any input from me? I do not have the suspect web page saved as a "Favorite". Nothing is showing up on any bug/virus/spyware/...et.al. programs. WHERE is this pita hiding??? `

Chosen solution

I have the problem too. in my case it's caused by an add-on i installed recently. the add-on's name is Personas Rotator. i just disable the add-on and everything's back to normal. just check your recent add-on, disable it and see if the problem persist.

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Additional System Details

This happened

A few times a week

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • BitCometAgent v1.19 for Firefox
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.0"
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Default Plug-in
  • Google Update
  • CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Album Plugin Utility Module
  • DivX Web Player version 2.0.3.4
  • GEPlugin
  • 4.0.50917.0
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Version 0.9.17, copyright 2008-2010 Veetle Inchttp://www.veetle.com/
  • Version 0.9.18, Copyright 2006-2009 Veetle Inchttp://www.veetle.com/
  • Version 0.9.18, copyright 2006-2010 Veetle Inchttp://www.veetle.com/
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.11) Gecko/20101012 Firefox/3.6.11 SearchToolbar/1.2

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the-edmeister
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The SearchToolbar/1.2 that messed with your UserAgent might be the cause of that problem. Try some troubleshooting.

Do you have that problem when running in the Firefox SafeMode?
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Safe+Mode
Don't select anything right now, just use "Continue in SafeMode."

If not, see this:
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/troubleshooting+extensions+and+theme...

oytungunes 0 solutions 1 answers

I just deleted a plug-in called "data manager", and the problem is solved.

Question owner

I do not have "data manager" running. I have the following Plug-ins running: Adobe Acrobat BitComitAgent Google Earth Plugin

QuickTime Pug-in 7.6.9 Shockware Flash Silverlight Plug-In Veetle TV Core Veetle TV Player Windows Media Player Plug-in dynamic Link Library Windows Presentation Foundation

wahab 1 solutions 1 answers

Chosen Solution

I have the problem too. in my case it's caused by an add-on i installed recently. the add-on's name is Personas Rotator. i just disable the add-on and everything's back to normal. just check your recent add-on, disable it and see if the problem persist.

Modified by wahab

Question owner

Thank you.. I disabled the add-on's and it seemed to have solved the problem. I will add them back one at a time to find the culprit.

Thanks again.