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New Tab opens as vi-virw with black ball above in new version of FireFox. It is very unusual (viruse??). Please Help!

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During installation of FireFox the installation was interrupted by another program (??) and a Fast Start Add-on was added by lightningnew tab.co (??). Some file was installed in the Application Data\Mozilla. FireFox works fine. However, the New Tab opens as vi-virw with black ball above it instead frequently used websites. Please Help!

NOTE: This problem occurred on for my another ThinkPad with XP OS.

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OK, now that looks like Firefox 33.

See this - http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-myhome-vi-view-com-virus/ - for vi-view removal instructions.

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A quick search shows me that Lightning New Tab is a Google Chrome addon, so I have no idea what to think.

Start by going to about:addons and removing anything you didn't put there. If that doesn't work, go to about:config and change the new tab url to about:newtab or whatever you had it set to.

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Firefox 23.0? Really? Firefox 33.1.1 is the latest version.

Where did you download Firefox from? IMO, the only place to get Firefox, is from Mozilla directly! http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/fx/#desktop

No "extras" or surprises like you just got.

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The Firefox was working fine until I tried to download Adobe Reader. The vi-virw program was installed in the program folder and it was not easy to remove it with a msg "You are warned!". Deleting the vi-virw and installing Firefox from http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/fx/#desktop again the installation is interrupted by some other program. Probably same peace software is installed somewhere in the system that controls proper Firefox installation.

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OK, now that looks like Firefox 33.

See this - http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-myhome-vi-view-com-virus/ - for vi-view removal instructions.

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I have deleted Fast Start tab. - No improvement. After about:newtab it is OK. However, when open next tab it is vi-view tab.