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How do I get rid of the Annoying Video from Firefox Flicks that pops up on my homepage?

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http://videos.mozilla.org/serv/flux/fxflicks/2012/flicks_squares.webm

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

A week ago?

Installed Plug-ins

  • Google Update
  • Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.5.2"
  • GEPlugin
  • 4.1.10329.0
  • CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Mycamera Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • Npdsplay dll
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:8.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/8.0.1

More Information

dumdidadida 172 solutions 1436 answers

Helpful Reply

Hi,

You can update Firefox and check: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

If the problem persists you can then Reset Firefox and start afresh.

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


Further information can be found in the Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

If you have security software (antivirus, firewall etc.) installed, after updating Firefox you may also have to delete all existing instances of Firefox and its related processes/files in all the different configuration modules/areas of the security software like process monitoring, sub/spawned process control, virtualization, HIPS etc., in addition to the security software's main configuration panel. Instead create new fully allowed/trusted rules for Firefox + its related processes in all the different modules/panels - a genuine/original Firefox installer as well as all the installed EXEs (Application) and DLLs (Application extension) are digitally signed by Mozilla Corporation (right-click > Properties > Digital Signatures). Even otherwise, some security software may also ask again when Firefox and/or its sub processes are started, and you may be able to allow/trust at that time. Please see this.

AV/Firewalls Configuration