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When I create a new tab it always presents a Yahoo search engine rather than my home page (Google). A new session of firefox does not do this but acts normally

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When opening a new tab, the 'homepage' presented in the new tab is a Yahoo homepage. If however, I open a new session of Firefox rather than a new tab, I get my normal Google homepage.

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Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

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Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
3.6.17
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Installed Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
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DivX HiQ 2.1.0.900 true {6904342A-8307-11DF-A508-4AE2DFD72085}
Java Console 6.0.24 true {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0024-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
avast! WebRep 20110101 true wrc@avast.com
Skype extension 5.3.0.7280 true {82AF8DCA-6DE9-405D-BD5E-43525BDAD38A}
Freeze.com NetAssistant 3.6.5 true {1266764D-FC4F-4FA7-B63B-884D53B1680F}
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Value
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browser.places.importBookmarksHTML false
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion 2
browser.startup.homepage http://www.google.com
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone rv:1.9.2.17
extensions.lastAppVersion 3.6.17
network.cookie.prefsMigrated true
places.last_vacuum 1305928926
print.print_printer Brother MFC-7340 Printer
print.printer_Brother_MFC-7340_Printer.print_bgcolor false
print.printer_Brother_MFC-7340_Printer.print_bgimages false
print.printer_Brother_MFC-7340_Printer.print_command
print.printer_Brother_MFC-7340_Printer.print_downloadfonts false
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print.printer_Brother_MFC-7340_Printer.print_evenpages true
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print.printer_Brother_MFC-7340_Printer.print_headerright &U
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print.printer_Brother_MFC-7340_Printer.print_margin_top 0.5
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print.printer_Brother_MFC-7340_Printer.print_paper_data 9
print.printer_Brother_MFC-7340_Printer.print_paper_height 11.00
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privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs true
security.warn_viewing_mixed false

cor-el
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Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

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Thanks, Cor-el, your help is much appreciated. You solved by problem. Alan

cor-el
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You're welcome

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Helpful Reply

For information about how to get rid of Yahoo see:

http://medicine-opera.com/2010/03/how-to-disable-yahoos-theft-of-firefoxs-open-a-new-tab/