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Bookmarks toolbar disappearing - cause & fix

I recently experienced this issue, and found no solution on googling it. I noticed too that others had the same issue. Having just experienced and fixed it again, here ar… (read more)

I recently experienced this issue, and found no solution on googling it. I noticed too that others had the same issue. Having just experienced and fixed it again, here are my observations;

Cause: I have my Firefox set to remember last session. Occasionally, I X out of my main window not realising that there was an ad popup underneath (even though I use adblock). These ads, for whatever reason, have the ability to hide the bookmarks toolbar in their window. That means when you close and reopen, even if you went to a normal site, the bookmarks stay off. It will persist through reinstalls and all kinds of workarounds in my experience.

Fix: Refresh Firefox. Click the Three lines, Help, then Troubleshooting Information. Here you can manually refresh firefox, and it will open with your bookmarks showing again (and a few minor cosmetic things go to default, so you may have to re-tick menu bar and customise how you like your main buttons to look etc). I didn't try this with anything other than having one tab open on google the last time it happened to me.

Not a question, but hopefully useful for anyone who has experienced this, wasn't sure where else to put it.

Asked by Tealtraum 1 year ago

Last reply by mt3ch 1 year ago

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My dads Firefox is opening browsers with out him asking it too which then makes computer runs slow. Is there a way to stop opening browsers from other places

My dads uses Firefox when he is opens a browser. To use. After it opens many other browsers start opening without him asking for it to open. With all these unessacary bro… (read more)

My dads uses Firefox when he is opens a browser. To use. After it opens many other browsers start opening without him asking for it to open. With all these unessacary browsers running it slows down his computer. Can you tell me how to correct this problem for my dad Thank you

Asked by WendyHain 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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I want to post a fix for search hijacking

I found this in my addons/extensions Premium Enhanser http://premium-search.com It was taking me to bling not to Google as I wanted.I have no idea how it got there. I dis… (read more)

I found this in my addons/extensions

Premium Enhanser http://premium-search.com

It was taking me to bling not to Google as I wanted.I have no idea how it got there. I disabled it and that fixed the hijacking from Google maps. It also fixed the problem of Google maps not searching for the address I put in.

Don

Asked by Don_F 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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My Firefox has been hijacked,how do I get it back ?

I noticed some gradual changes to the operation of my Dell Latitude/D630 running Win 10 (which I downloaded from a site in the U.K. about 9 mo. ago). I am stuck with Bing… (read more)

I noticed some gradual changes to the operation of my Dell Latitude/D630 running Win 10 (which I downloaded from a site in the U.K. about 9 mo. ago).

I am stuck with Bing as a search engine.

My computer seems to react to commands slowly. I tried downloading FireFox at least 6X , the error message I keep getting is; Profile missing You Firefox profile cannot be loaded , it may be missing or inaccessible .

Asked by michaelb68 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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yahoo search

Hello, Ive got Quantum 63.01 running on macbook pro. Yahoo barging in as the 'default search engine'. I go to my preference page I delete it, google is back to being my d… (read more)

Hello, Ive got Quantum 63.01 running on macbook pro. Yahoo barging in as the 'default search engine'. I go to my preference page I delete it, google is back to being my default search engine. A few days later, boom- there is yahoo again showing up as the default. This goes on several times a week, and its driving me nuts. If I didnt like yahoo before, I really hate them now. Ive gone through all of your solutions, there is nothing in my extensions or add-ons that shouldnt be there. So why does this continue to happen? I need to get rid of yahoo now. I even ran yahoo through the finder and there is nothing on my laptop for yahoo. Isnt there a script I can look for in firefox that can be deleted or something?? Any and all help is truly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Asked by SunnySkyez 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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browser search hijack

Current situation: My Firefox brower search default is Google. But it has settled into a pattern of being is hijacked to a site named primeinfospot.com. Initially, the s… (read more)

Current situation: My Firefox brower search default is Google. But it has settled into a pattern of being is hijacked to a site named primeinfospot.com. Initially, the search redirection was to several different sites, but now it is just one site. This might be a result of my attempts to remove the hijacker. Chrome and Safari browsers are not hijacked.

Cause: Attempting to get a better corded connection between my Galaxy and MacBook, I downloaded a file named Android.zip from http://d-h.st/nl5l#!/ This included an install of ADB and Fastbooks. This led to an attempted auto-download of Flash, which I rejected. My browser search then was hijacked first to a number of different sites: readysoft, ikolag, ncontentdelivery, everydayconsumers, primeinfospot, search-switch.

Attempts to remove: Looked through plug-ins and extensions in Firefox, but couldn't find anything that looked like the hijacker. Uninstalled/reinstalled Firefox. Scanned with Malwarebytes (report= clear), Went to Mac hard drive > Applications > Library and uninstalled any files installed on Ocotber 24th (when the problem started).

Asked by PabloSkilz 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Why is Firefox automatically opened to the https://kbb.com website every morning?

Lately, every morning when I open my laptop ( I only use blank screen) Firefox is already open to the http://kbb.com website. This is on a Windows 10 laptop. I cannot fin… (read more)

Lately, every morning when I open my laptop ( I only use blank screen) Firefox is already open to the http://kbb.com website. This is on a Windows 10 laptop. I cannot find anywhere in Firefox settings that is telling this site to start up nor any reason for Firefox to even be open. I definitely shut Firefox down when I'm finished browsing. There are some 'Recent Highlights" and one of them is showing that page, but I am unable to remove them.

Asked by Jokerin 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox wants to open advertizing tabs when I click link

Firefox has begun opening a new tab, when I click on a link, e.g. a new article in the Times and then asks if I will allow it. These are usually ads or questionnaires wh… (read more)

Firefox has begun opening a new tab, when I click on a link, e.g. a new article in the Times and then asks if I will allow it. These are usually ads or questionnaires which I do not want to open. But I have to jump to that new tab to close it. This is an annoying nuisance, and did not use to happen.

Asked by HarveyNoordsy 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Even after removing all the search engines except one, it adds Amazon , Google in the next run

In a newly installed Firefox in ubuntu , I removed all the the search engines except the duckduckgo. While restarting I get two more search engines added to it which is A… (read more)

In a newly installed Firefox in ubuntu , I removed all the the search engines except the duckduckgo. While restarting I get two more search engines added to it which is Amazon & Google. Also after unboxing the search suggestions firefox suggests in the next run.

Asked by pc.java 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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automatic spam website links URL are open

Whenever I'm opening my browser, it automatically opens to spam/malicious/pornographic sites. It seems that it's a spyware or malware that is affecting my privacy. I have… (read more)

Whenever I'm opening my browser, it automatically opens to spam/malicious/pornographic sites. It seems that it's a spyware or malware that is affecting my privacy. I have windows defender and McAfee antivirus in place but that isn't solving the problem. I need help urgently.

Asked by chinmayagnihotri 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Do extension authors have access to the information that's accessed by the extension?

I'm mostly curious as to how the permission "Access your data for all websites" works. I have a couple of questions: 1 - Do the guys who develop extensions have access to… (read more)

I'm mostly curious as to how the permission "Access your data for all websites" works. I have a couple of questions:

1 - Do the guys who develop extensions have access to the data processed by the extension or is the data only saved on the local machine?

2 - Does the extension have access to secure pages (HTTPS://)?

Asked by sharcs 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How to interrupt downloads from a site without closing Firefox.

I have a need to interrupt or stop the downloading of immaterial content from obnoxious and inconsiderate web sites without closing the Firefox session. A fix might incl… (read more)

I have a need to interrupt or stop the downloading of immaterial content from obnoxious and inconsiderate web sites without closing the Firefox session. A fix might include the immediate transfer to a link when selected. Animations, videos, and advertisements have ruined the browsing experience I have enjoyed since 1998.

Asked by Bedfordite 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How do you stop getting pop ups on your phone?

Recently when I am playing a game or viewing a website I started to get ads that block what I am doing? These are NOT the same ads you get after you played a game and th… (read more)

Recently when I am playing a game or viewing a website I started to get ads that block what I am doing? These are NOT the same ads you get after you played a game and they have you watch an ad to keep playing. I WANT THEM OFF MY PHONE!!! How would I get rid of them?

Asked by Bimbo_Diva 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Did you authorize EasyPDFCombine by myway to impose itself as firefox's home page?

When I clicked on firefox's full screen popup to install firefox's 51.0.1 upgrade a second small popup representing itself as mozilla firefox said that I should install s… (read more)

When I clicked on firefox's full screen popup to install firefox's 51.0.1 upgrade a second small popup representing itself as mozilla firefox said that I should install something called EasyPDFCombine by myway on firefox as my home page. I first ignored this second popup and just clicked on the firefox install button to install the upgrade for firefox, and in so doing nothing happened; i.e., this EasyPDFCombine popup appears to have blocked or prevented the upgrade installation. I then went back to the EasyPDFCombine popup and clicked on it to OK its installation and then again I clicked on firefox's install button; which at this time then the upgrade appeared to install. Which at the time appeared to be OK. Later I discovered I could not, that is, was not allowed to change my homepage to firefox. Moreover, I discovered that the EasyPDFCombine program was not even listed on my computer so that it could not even be uninstalled.

It appears that EasyPDFCombine is clearly a form of malware operating under the guise of Mozilla's Firefox program. This therefore is definitely a matter that Mozilla and Firefox must concern itself and look into.

PS: My operating system is Windows 7.

Asked by idsneedshelpnow 3 years ago

Last reply by James 3 years ago

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how to stop click jack (http://search.frontier.com/search/) taking over firefox?

I type in http://kgtools.org. I select visit site. I hit the go to. Then that click jack takes over and puts up a lot of junk adds that have not one thing to do with wher… (read more)

I type in http://kgtools.org. I select visit site. I hit the go to. Then that click jack takes over and puts up a lot of junk adds that have not one thing to do with where I want to look.

Asked by res6n9qa 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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there are 2 specific webpages that launch by themselves on firefox even though the app is not running , on windows by the way, how get around this?

hi! I had this problem like 3 weeks ago, my problem is that some unknown webpages get launched just by themselves on firefox even though firefox app isn't running ( I'm… (read more)

hi! I had this problem like 3 weeks ago, my problem is that some unknown webpages get launched just by themselves on firefox even though firefox app isn't running ( I'm on windows by the way) I've read some posts on this forum that suggested to use some malware removing software and I've used like adwcleaner, SuperAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware ,TDSSKILLER, but still ,I have the same problem ; There were like two websites that I've become familiar with like this one "takeofftv.su/awesomes" ,,, and recently I've noticed a new URL : " http://wonderlandads.com/afu.php?zoneid=184394" ; when I uninstall firefox it doesn't happen ! I'm really a fan of Firefox and now I'm stuck with using chrome (it's good but doesn't apply to my needs) so please help me with this, I'd really apreciate it. Thanks.

Asked by salimhala 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Firefox crashes

It crashes before it even opens. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling several times and it would still crash on the first time it opens still before it even opens. … (read more)

It crashes before it even opens. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling several times and it would still crash on the first time it opens still before it even opens. Crash ID: bp-84ec8caa-d779-42ff-ac8a-98fd12170109

Asked by norhanaly 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Whenever I open Firefox, the first tab that pops up is an ad

The first tab that opens up directs to a site "www.mxttrf.com" then it redirects to various ad sites after a few seconds without me doing anything. I already used AdwClea… (read more)

The first tab that opens up directs to a site "www.mxttrf.com" then it redirects to various ad sites after a few seconds without me doing anything.

I already used AdwCleaner to remove files that were flagged as threat. Also, I have set my options to "Show a blank page" whenever Firefox starts. I already made sure that the desktop shortcut of Firefox that I click to open it has no extensions in its 'Target'.

Asked by ciel920 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago