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How do I get rid of Vgrabber when I open new tab?


Every time I open a new tab it opens to Vgrabber, I would like it to open to a blank tab preferably.

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smo 45 solutions 498 answers

If you want to download videos from the web - which is evidently what Vgrabber is for - there's better behaved firefox addons to be found under Tools > Addons. Just search for Video downloaders:

And of course make Vgrabber shut up, so it does not interfere anymore.

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hi Sandpiper128,

Likely to be malware so first of all try advice in this article

If problems continue try scanning with multiple up-to-date tools.

You can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software:

Microsoft Security Essentials is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista/XP if you don't already have one.

Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

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

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Did you check the value of the browser.newtab.url pref on the about:config page?

If you do not keep changes after a restart or otherwise have problems with preferences, see: