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Site I surfed weeks ago opens everytime I load FireFox

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I bought a new computer and downloaded FireFox. From the homepage I checked the local news. The article I looked at opened a new tab, but now that article opens a new tab every time I load FireFox.

I have deleted FireFox and reloaded it, deleted the history; nothing I try works. I'm tired of that article!

I bought a new computer and downloaded FireFox. From the homepage I checked the local news. The article I looked at opened a new tab, but now that article opens a new tab every time I load FireFox. I have deleted FireFox and reloaded it, deleted the history; nothing I try works. I'm tired of that article!

Additional System Details

Sites Affected

http://www2.morganton.com/news/2011/aug/26/cops-catch-copper-thieves-act-ar-1331837/

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.1.629
  • Best Buy pc app Detector Plug-in
  • 4.0.60531.0
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • NPWLPG
  • Google Update
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:6.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0.2

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
6.0.2
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:6.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0.2
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Enabled Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Xmarks
4.0.2
true
foxmarks@kei.com
Trend Micro NSC Firefox Extension
6.5.0.1234
false
{22C7F6C6-8D67-4534-92B5-529A0EC09405}
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar
0
browser.link.open_newwindow
2
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage
http://www.google.com/ig|http://www2.morganton.com/news/2011/aug/26/cops-catch-copper-thieves-act-ar-1331837/
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20110902133214
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:6.0.2
browser.tabs.warnOnClose
false
extensions.lastAppVersion
6.0.2
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.database.lastMaintenance
1315070072
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
257107
privacy.cpd.siteSettings
true
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
privacy.sanitize.timeSpan
0
security.warn_viewing_mixed.show_once
false
Graphics
Adapter Description
NVIDIA GeForce GT 530
Vendor ID
10de
Device ID
0de5
Adapter RAM
2048
Adapter Drivers
nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver Version
8.17.12.6708
Driver Date
2-11-2011
Direct2D Enabled
true
DirectWrite Enabled
true (6.1.7601.17563)
ClearType Parameters
ClearType parameters not found
WebGL Renderer
Google Inc. -- ANGLE -- OpenGL ES 2.0 (ANGLE 0.0.0.686)
GPU Accelerated Windows
1/1 Direct3D 10

Scott Plunkett 4 solutions 48 answers

Hi martydel,

I looked at your system details and it shows that your home page is set to:

http://www2.morganton.com/news/2011/aug/26/cops-catch-copper-thieves-act-ar-1331837/

it seems that this was set as your home page.

Please go to: (Firefox Button) > Options >General Tab > Show My Homepage > Set the text field to what ever you want your home page to be or you can have Firefox open the last session, or a blank page.

Set what you would prefer so you don't have to read that same article again every time. Good thing they caught the copper thief's tho :).

- Scott Plunkett

Hi martydel, I looked at your system details and it shows that your home page is set to: http://www2.morganton.com/news/2011/aug/26/cops-catch-copper-thieves-act-ar-1331837/ it seems that this was set as your home page. Please go to: (Firefox Button) > Options >General Tab > Show My Homepage > Set the text field to what ever you want your home page to be or you can have Firefox open the last session, or a blank page. Set what you would prefer so you don't have to read that same article again every time. Good thing they caught the copper thief's tho :). - Scott Plunkett