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When I open a new tab it goes to search.zonealarm.com - I want the new tab to be blank and not go to a site

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This is where the new tab ends up

http://search.zonealarm.com/?Source=Newtab&oemCode=ZLN29304745513470-1001&toolbarId=base&affiliateId=1025&Lan=en&utid=fc4c299300000000000002b7801fc12b

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:17.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/17.0

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I am using Zonealarm Firewall (Freeware)

iamjayakumars
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415 solutions 4924 answers

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Disable th ZoneAlarm Addon/Toolbar in firefox.

In order to uninstall a possibly unwanted extension, please do the following:

  1. From the Firefox window click the Firefox button at the top left and select Add-ons, or, if the Firefox button is not shown, click the Tools menu and click Add-ons.
  2. Once the Add-on Manager has opened in a new tab, click the Extensions button on the left side of the window.
  3. You should now see a list of your installed extensions on the right side together with buttons on the right side of each extension.
  4. To remove an extension from Firefox, simply click the Remove button. You should see a message that informs you about the successful removal of the add-on.
  5. Note that some add-ons require a Firefox restart to be removed completely. To perform a Firefox restart after the add-on removal, click the Restart now link in the message.

You can find further information about uninstalling extensions in the following articles:

Disable or remove Add-ons

Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page

cor-el
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10749 solutions 96724 answers

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What is the value of the browser.newtab.url pref on the about:config page?

Modified by cor-el

Question owner

Hi - thanks for the advice. I am sure it would have worked if I had not just after I posted the problem did a reset to default values of Firefox. That sorted out the problem. By the way I followed the first 3 steps of your advice and saw an entry posted that informed me that Zone Alarm Security Engine is incompatible with Firefox 17.0.1

Question owner

Hi - thanks for the advice. Just after I posted the problem did a reset to default values of Firefox. That sorted out the problem. Zone Alarm Security Engine is incompatible with Firefox 17.0.1 - saw that message in Tools Add-Ons Extentions