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Address bar reading ?ref=tn_tnmn immediately following the Facebook.com address What is it?

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What is this: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn

What is this: https://www.facebook.com/'''?ref=tn_tnmn'''

Chosen solution

Then they maybe in the source code of those feed items.

You can open the feed page in as tab and hover the links to see the link at the bottom of the page.

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Additional System Details

Sites Affected

http://www.facebook.com

Installed Plug-ins

None

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0

More Information

Have no add ons and have started in Safe Mode. Everything up to date, cookies and cache cleared, Java enabled, third party cookies enabled, etc. Entire Firefox troubleshooting suggestions followed.

cor-el
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When do you get such a link?
Are you opening Facebook via a bookmark?

That can happen if you click a Facebook link on a specific page.

Such GET data may get appended to show the origin (referrer) of where you clicked the link to open Facebook.

If you have that link bookmarked then you can edit the location and remove that data.

When do you get such a link?<br /> Are you opening Facebook via a bookmark? That can happen if you click a Facebook link on a specific page. Such GET data may get appended to show the origin (referrer) of where you clicked the link to open Facebook. If you have that link bookmarked then you can edit the location and remove that data.

Question owner

Not opening Facebook from a bookmark. It appears as soon as I click anything on the newsfeed to collect items for play (Farmville). When I return to the newsfeed, I find that GET data. What exactly is this and is it affecting my computer and most importantly how do I get rid of it? Thank you.

Not opening Facebook from a bookmark. It appears as soon as I click anything on the newsfeed to collect items for play (Farmville). When I return to the newsfeed, I find that GET data. What exactly is this and is it affecting my computer and most importantly how do I get rid of it? Thank you.
cor-el
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Chosen Solution

Then they maybe in the source code of those feed items.

You can open the feed page in as tab and hover the links to see the link at the bottom of the page.

Then they maybe in the source code of those feed items. You can open the feed page in as tab and hover the links to see the link at the bottom of the page.

Question owner

I see, thanks for your help.

I see, thanks for your help.