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Everytime I close a tab a new blank tab opens on its own.

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Hi, I'm using Firefox 6.0.2 and it's a while that I'm facing this problem. Anytime I click the little X to close the tab (sometimes I have to click it 2-3 times) it closes the tab but a new blank tab opens itself. For example when I start with 1 tab, open 3 tabs from that page so I have 4, I want to go to another site and close everything about my first site. Then Firefox gives me the new site + 4 blank tabs that can't be closed.

When I open Firefox it works well but after 10-15 minutes or I don't know maybe 1 hour or so this problem appears.

I did not install any new plugin or extension (maybe updated my existing plugins) .

It's not a virus,malware or anything. I'm using Avast home edition (Free) and it updates itself every day several times. I also scanned my system with tdsskiller (read on a forum that solves the problem, but it didn't). I'm using firefox for years, but this problem is happening only from a week ago.

Win7 64bit Gigabyte M52LT-D3P Amd Phenom 955 Black Edition Radeon 5570 HD 2X2GB Ram

Chosen solution

do you have any toolbars or extensions installed in windows control panel > software or in firefox addons-manager > extensions, that might cause this behaviour? try running firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode (close all other instances of firefox and open the browser while holding the shift key) and see if the problem is persisiting there to diagnose the issue...

edit: you also have the "Fun Web Products Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows" plugin installed, that comes bundeled with some toolbars

from the system details you've submitted it appears that you are using a out of date version of firefox and a out of date version of the java plugin - both are a severe security issue! there were dozens of vulnerabilities fixed since the release of firefox 6. and java versions before 6 update 31 are vulnerable to drive-by-infections (your pc can get infected with malware by simply visiting a website), which are widely exploited in the wild.

i'd recommend that you update both programs as soon as possible: visit getfirefox.com &, java.com; and although you already have a working anti-virus software in place, i'd suggest that you run another full scan of your system with the free anti-malware tool from www.malwarebytes.org in addition (tdsskiller was just a scanner for rootkits).

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Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

a week ago or so.

Installed Plug-ins

  • Pando Web Plugin
  • Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.0
  • Fun Web Products Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_29 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Yahoo Application State Plugin
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • 6.0.12.732
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape

Application

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

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do you have any toolbars or extensions installed in windows control panel > software or in firefox addons-manager > extensions, that might cause this behaviour? try running firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode (close all other instances of firefox and open the browser while holding the shift key) and see if the problem is persisiting there to diagnose the issue...

edit: you also have the "Fun Web Products Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows" plugin installed, that comes bundeled with some toolbars

from the system details you've submitted it appears that you are using a out of date version of firefox and a out of date version of the java plugin - both are a severe security issue! there were dozens of vulnerabilities fixed since the release of firefox 6. and java versions before 6 update 31 are vulnerable to drive-by-infections (your pc can get infected with malware by simply visiting a website), which are widely exploited in the wild.

i'd recommend that you update both programs as soon as possible: visit getfirefox.com &, java.com; and although you already have a working anti-virus software in place, i'd suggest that you run another full scan of your system with the free anti-malware tool from www.malwarebytes.org in addition (tdsskiller was just a scanner for rootkits).

Modified by philipp

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I Installed Firefox 11.0 . The number of times which this problem happen are reduced. And usually most of the tabs can be closed. Only 1-2 tabs sometime stay opened that can be closed after a while.

Due to playing online games I always have the latest version of Java extension installed.

Going to try safe-mode.

Thank you all guys for replying. Regards.