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Firefox automatically opens new tab, even when I don't want it to. Need to stop this.

In Blackboard I need Firefox to not open a new tab. Before the last update it was fine, but now when I click on a new choice (i.e. the grade book) it always opens a new … (read more)

In Blackboard I need Firefox to not open a new tab. Before the last update it was fine, but now when I click on a new choice (i.e. the grade book) it always opens a new tab. My Bb administrator says it is a browser issue. I can right click to open a new tab, but there is no choice not to open a new tab.

Asked by cfish2 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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How to handle "Dear Firefox user, You are our lucky visitor" popup

Every now an then, since about a year ago, when I try to open a link from Google search results in FF, a web-page appears instead in the form of a virus (but it's not) w… (read more)

Every now an then, since about a year ago, when I try to open a link from Google search results in FF, a web-page appears instead in the form of a virus (but it's not) with a popup window saying "Dear Firefox user, You are our lucky visitor ..." After that, I have to restart FF, otherwise this "thing" goes on. This last time I copied the URL (unfortunately, I didn't take a screenshot!), which was http://vacationdestination.org/maintenance/-/price/-/Deal848. However, it seems it's a fake one, since I could not open it again. (not even just 'http://vacationdestination.org'). I have done a virus check and nothing was detected. Also, opening FF in safe mode doesn't help, since as I said this "thing" is quite occasional and *not repeatable*. I would like please to know if someone has had *the same exact problem* and has solved it. Please don't reply by giving general suggestions like "open in safe mode", "do a virus scan" etc.

Asked by aspis 3 years ago

Answered by aspis 3 years ago

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How do I get this Yahoo popup to stop?

When browsing, a Yahoo popup often appears asking to add a yahoo extension. I do not want the extension but that option is not given. All I can do is close the popup only… (read more)

When browsing, a Yahoo popup often appears asking to add a yahoo extension. I do not want the extension but that option is not given. All I can do is close the popup only to have it reappear a few clicks later. How do I get this popup to stop? I have the 'block popups' box checked in preferences.

Asked by mxi77 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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my search engine for the url bar keeps searching in yahoo

Yes I already tried the keyword search bla bla bla, I tried deleting and redownloading as well. I don't understand why people use Yahoo, probably the worst search engine … (read more)

Yes I already tried the keyword search bla bla bla, I tried deleting and redownloading as well. I don't understand why people use Yahoo, probably the worst search engine out there...

I tried everything on the internet and still it uses yahoo as the search engine. The worst part is when I try to use yahoo, it gives me bullshit sites that I've never dreamed clicking on, I work as a GM at a hotel, and it really does not help that I'm using the same search engine as my grandmother.

Aside from being incapable of completing searches relevant to your query, Yahoo! And Microsoft work together. That should tell you what maximum quality output you're going to get some such an un-evolved, unintelligent search engine.

Yahoo must be the most stupid search engine ever. Yeah, Google for life indeed!...


Bing is bad, but by God Yahoo is by far the WORST!

Asked by DK2TheMax 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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why is Firefox opening to various websites on it's own in windows 10?

I leave my Windows 10 laptop on all the time, on power, and I know I close Firefox down when I am finished with it. I have no screensaver, and simply have a blank screen… (read more)

I leave my Windows 10 laptop on all the time, on power, and I know I close Firefox down when I am finished with it. I have no screensaver, and simply have a blank screen timeout set. Yet, every morning when I hit a key or move my mouse, Firefox is already open to some website I've never heard of, let alone visited. one example is this: https://com.com/results?q=pureleisurefun

It is acting as if I had done a search for this, which I know I didn't. I have looked in the forum, but haven't seen any solution to this issue, which is more annoying than anything else. I use Norton360 and is all up to date, and nothing shows up with regards to this. I also previously got rid of the "Recent Highlights", but this still persists.

Asked by Jokerin 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Something on my system keeps changing my Home Page. I went through all the options and cannot determine what it is. Any help would be very nice.

I set Home Page to www.yahoo.com, a few seconds later it changes to http://searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net/"a string of letters". I ran McAfee and did not detect any Virus… (read more)

I set Home Page to www.yahoo.com, a few seconds later it changes to http://searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net/"a string of letters". I ran McAfee and did not detect any Virus. I ran Malbytes and did not detect any malware. Any help will be much appreciated.

Asked by reh06 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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How to report fraudulant transaction under Mozilla

My screen was hijacked by something lacked look like Mozilla/Firefox heading saying it was taking a survey and I couldn't get out of the screen. So I took the survey and … (read more)

My screen was hijacked by something lacked look like Mozilla/Firefox heading saying it was taking a survey and I couldn't get out of the screen. So I took the survey and entered my credit card info for a sum of $1.00 (one dollar) for a chance to win an iPhone. Instead I got a charge on my credit card from lstfl.com for $33.+ dollars saying it enrolled me in a sex site. That is NOT what I imagined. And it came under Mozilla/Firefox name. Can you go after this site as it is operating under your name and logo. Thank you

Asked by tizart 2 years ago

Answered by James 2 years ago

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A flash ad in Yahoo Mail takes up 50% of CPU, even though I "blocked" Adobe Flash Player on that page

The title says it all. I blocked Flash Player under Permissions, but the ads still run, consuming 10-50% of CPU, making the fan go crazy. Even after I reload the page, or… (read more)

The title says it all. I blocked Flash Player under Permissions, but the ads still run, consuming 10-50% of CPU, making the fan go crazy. Even after I reload the page, or exit and log back in.

Yes it's an old computer with limited RAM, but it serves me well on every other site.

Any suggestions? Why are Permissions not working? Thanks.

Asked by elzach 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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pages being hijacked by advertising malware

Problem happens on any Web page. Words such as "account, customer, profile, address, Internet, etc" company names and phone numbers ae hi-jacked by adverts. Hovering ove… (read more)

Problem happens on any Web page. Words such as "account, customer, profile, address, Internet, etc" company names and phone numbers ae hi-jacked by adverts. Hovering over the highlighted word pops up an advert. Clicking on the advert opens a new tab showing Url is "s.iktmmny.com/click.........." . Clicking in any input field popsup a new window or a tab with an advert. Closing window or tab show input field as selected.

Asked by BRLNZ 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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How to get rid of adsbyofferswizard popups

I am getting these popup ads that are signed ads by offerswizard. I have tried refreshing Mozilla to uninstalling and reinstalling new. No good. None of the popup bloc… (read more)

I am getting these popup ads that are signed ads by offerswizard. I have tried refreshing Mozilla to uninstalling and reinstalling new. No good. None of the popup blockers I have tried have worked. The different antivirus/malware software do not seem to see them as a virus or malware. (kapersky, mcafee, microsoft essentials, iobit asc/malware, plus some of the free ones available. Any help on how go get rid of this. I have gone as far as restoring my laptop several times and no go. Using Asus, windows 7 home.

Asked by Domingojr 6 years ago

Answered by Scribe 6 years ago

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Firefox won't remember homepage, or some settings, replaces with yahoo.

I've never had a problem with Firefox until recently and this is starting to get on my nerves. My problem is yahoo. Yahoo keeps showing up as my home page. I go into the … (read more)

I've never had a problem with Firefox until recently and this is starting to get on my nerves. My problem is yahoo.

Yahoo keeps showing up as my home page. I go into the settings and I fix it. It doesn't last, and before you know it. Yahoo. It sometimes loads itself as my preferred search bar, as well. Under settings where you can add your own homepage, mine keeps resetting to this: http://searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net/hm?eq=U0EeCFZVBB8SRggQc1oNWF8VQBgWdwkJTA0QGAAOeFsAU RRHFlcVcQlcVwpHRAMFIk0FA18DB0VXfWFoKB8fHGZGIUtbCXcUVmJKLl1XFg== Which brings me to yahoo. There is also an ad-on that shows up occasionally. I don't know if it is related, I keep disabling/removing it. But it comes back, too.

I've searched and have tried everything. I'm using Windows 10, on a brand new computer. I've tried changing the settings {constantly}. I've tried looking into the properties after right clicking the firefox icon {but there was nothing wrong with that part}. I have even tried refreshing Firefox. That did nothing. I've done some scans and I'm not finding anything

I'm getting rather frustrated. I love Firefox but I'm not going to continue to use it if this doesn't go away. I use this computer for work and I need something that is reliable.

~ thanks

Asked by Flooboo 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Why do I get Google adds on Firefox?

I cleared my browsing history and have the weather network as my home page. I updated Firefox and now the homepage seems to be a list rather than a web page, PLUS, I get … (read more)

I cleared my browsing history and have the weather network as my home page. I updated Firefox and now the homepage seems to be a list rather than a web page, PLUS, I get a Google ad on it. Google then forces several steps to kill the ad and clicking on any of the Weather network page hotlinks brings another Google ad. I have Google Chrome also installed, but am not using it. Why is all this happening?

Asked by CharlesEJ 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Firefox Won't Show CAPTCHA Even After Fresh Install

Among other things (popup login windows, etc), Firefox won't show CAPTCHA images even after a fresh install with all default settings. I tried cleaning my computer with t… (read more)

Among other things (popup login windows, etc), Firefox won't show CAPTCHA images even after a fresh install with all default settings. I tried cleaning my computer with the recommended spyware / adware removal programs (AdwCleaner and Kapersky) and one of them did the trick for about an hour, but then Firefox went back to not showing the CAPTCHAs again. Is there a permanent fix for this?

Asked by WKeeferSR13 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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remove search.myspeedtestxp.com/

no matter what I do have done I cannot get this off my Mac book pro 10.10.5 http://search.myspeedtestxp.com/?uid=18303145-8c17-438f-8fb2-5dac81f655e8&uc=20151120&… (read more)

no matter what I do have done I cannot get this off my Mac book pro 10.10.5 http://search.myspeedtestxp.com/?uid=18303145-8c17-438f-8fb2-5dac81f655e8&uc=20151120&ap=pythondirect&source=pd_gd_www.manualslib.com_speedtest_us,gd-us-300x250-87330564638&page=newtab&implementation_id=speedtest_0.0.1

Everytime I open a tab this is in the tool bar I have removed and changed my home page but it comes back EVERYTIME please tell a very stupid non tec person how to remove this PLEASE

Asked by RawManRaines 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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No annoying Russian popups in private window. Why?

I run the Firefox browser, and ESET Security under Windows 10. My problem is I get what appear to be Russian popups when visiting sites such as Allrecipes.com and Foodnet… (read more)

I run the Firefox browser, and ESET Security under Windows 10. My problem is I get what appear to be Russian popups when visiting sites such as Allrecipes.com and Foodnetwork.com. I did a screen capture showing a popup and can send.

If I visit the above sites in a “private” window, I do not receive the popups. Can someone explain why this happens?

I have run the various Malware removal tools recommended by Mozilla (Thanks) : • Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free ,• SuperAntispyware Portable Scanner,• Microsoft Safety Scanner ,• Anti-Rootkit Utility - TDSSKiller ,and • AdwCleaner.

Asked by Joe Whetstone 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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everytime I click on Mazilla/Fox icon to bring up my Email I get ASK

I have not been able to get to my Email for three days now. Every time I click on the Mazilla/Firefox icon, the search engine ASK comes up and I can't get rid of it. It… (read more)

I have not been able to get to my Email for three days now. Every time I click on the Mazilla/Firefox icon, the search engine ASK comes up and I can't get rid of it. It has taken over as my search engine and won't let me get to Firefox and my Email! My windows home page doesn't come up at all, nothing is working as it did!!! What's going on? How do I fix it?

Asked by Corly 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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I have a adware page that keeps popping up wanting me to download a file

This page pops up daily wanting me to download a firefox patch. https://iebahstarpix.org/7271646175667/a1ddc15a0c7591f710f5ade8fbd7d5e6.html … (read more)

This page pops up daily wanting me to download a firefox patch.


https://iebahstarpix.org/7271646175667/a1ddc15a0c7591f710f5ade8fbd7d5e6.html

Asked by chronomancer 5 years ago

Answered by James 5 years ago

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i don't want firefox to be my home page and yet every time I sign on I am asked to confirm choice

Set Firefox to check if it is your default browser at startup and make Firefox the default is not checked and so annoying that I am asked to confirm my choice of homepage… (read more)

Set Firefox to check if it is your default browser at startup and make Firefox the default is not checked and so annoying that I am asked to confirm my choice of homepage every time I sign on

Asked by Jameskp 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago