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When I open a new tab, it goes to a search engine page other than my home page "Google"...annoying.

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I made the mistake of downloading something called "Imesh." I have uninstalled it from my computer, but it still hijacks my browser into going to their search page when I open a new tab. When I start Firefox, it does go to my home page of choice. It is only when I open a new tab that it goes to "Imesh."

I made the mistake of downloading something called "Imesh." I have uninstalled it from my computer, but it still hijacks my browser into going to their search page when I open a new tab. When I start Firefox, it does go to my home page of choice. It is only when I open a new tab that it goes to "Imesh."

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

I downloaded "Imesh"

Installed Plug-ins

  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r181
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • GEPlugin
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_24 for Mozilla browsers
  • 4.0.60531.0
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • NPWLPG
  • Google Update

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1

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cor-el
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A new tab opens by default as a blank tab (about:blank). If that isn't the case then an extension has changed that behavior.

A new tab opens by default as a blank tab (about:blank). If that isn't the case then an extension has changed that behavior. * https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes * http://kb.mozillazine.org/Resetting_preferences