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Occasionally when I start Firefox v 16.0.2 for Mac OS X ( this is the highest version I can have on my computer) audio for commercial / spam sites plays.

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I tried deleting all cookies, completely removing Firefox and reinstalling it but it doesn't seem to work. Whatever it is has only affected Firefox. Chrome seems unaffected.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183
  • Garmin Communicator Plug-in Version 4.0.4.0
  • ActiveGS v3.5.903 : run Apple IIGS program
  • DivX Plus Web Player version 2.2.1.2
  • DivX VOD Helper Plug-in
  • The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • http://www.facebook.com/fbplugin/
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • iPhoto6
  • RealPlayer Plugin

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0

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cor-el
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Try to delete the sessionstore.js file and possible sessionstore-##.js files with a number and sessionstore.bak in the Firefox Profile Folder.

Deleting sessionstore.js will cause App Tabs and Tab Groups and open and closed (undo) tabs to get lost, so you will have to create them again (make a note or bookmark them).


Create a new profile as a test to check if your current profile is causing the problems.

See "Creating a profile":

If the new profile works then you can transfer some files from an existing profile to the new profile, but be careful not to copy corrupted files.