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Greetings, whenever i open a new tab the page always directs to "chrome://quick_start/content/index.html" which would be alright except that page doesn't seem to exist, I believe it may have been hijacked by a "fake add-on update" whilst my mom was using my laptop, anyways I've tried to remove every trace of the update and undo all it's changes, however i can't seem to get this right, even if it is to direct the new tab to a new site..e.g google.com that would be helpful, thanks in advance! Much appreciated.

Greetings, whenever i open a new tab the page always directs to "chrome://quick_start/content/index.html" which would be alright except that page doesn't seem to exist, I believe it may have been hijacked by a "fake add-on update" whilst my mom was using my laptop, anyways I've tried to remove every trace of the update and undo all it's changes, however i can't seem to get this right, even if it is to direct the new tab to a new site..e.g google.com that would be helpful, thanks in advance! Much appreciated.

Chosen solution

Install this extension which will reset the NewTab URL to the default value, among other pref resets it does. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/

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I had that issue too I had typed in goggle than google and a survey page kept popping up

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl

I had that issue too I had typed in goggle than google and a survey page kept popping up [https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl]
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Chosen Solution

Install this extension which will reset the NewTab URL to the default value, among other pref resets it does. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/

Install this extension which will reset the NewTab URL to the default value, ''among other pref resets it does.'' https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/

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Thank you so much for the speedy reply and for all the responses, my problem is solved and all is well, thank you again!! Enjoy your day!

Thank you so much for the speedy reply and for all the responses, my problem is solved and all is well, thank you again!! Enjoy your day!