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Paste URL to Firefox Will Turn Into "http://www.example.com"

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This problem just happen lately, starting around one week ago I think. When I try to paste some URL from google sheet or sometimes I click some link to open in new tab, the webpage will load a blank white page, and the page tab will show the "http://www.example.com" (with quotation mark) instead of the page title. And I need to refresh once again, sometimes two.. for the page to load correctly

Any suggestion to fix this?

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} by holding down the <Shift> (Mac=Options) key, and then starting Firefox.

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?

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yes, i already try open Firefox in safe-mode but the problem still appear the same..

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jsstg said

yes, i already try open Firefox in safe-mode but the problem still appear the same..

and the problem not is just when paste URL to the URL bar, but also when i type the url..

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You may have ad/mal-ware. Further information can be found in this article; https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware?cache=no

Run most or all of the listed malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.

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After the above;

Start your Computer in safe mode with network support. Then start Firefox. Try Secure websites. Is the problem still there?

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Linux+Safe+Mode Starting Any Computer In Safe Mode; Free Online Encyclopedia

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I think it has to do with a coin hive script, i just found out yesterday. But the problem just happen in Firefox, when i try using chrome..the problem never show up..

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jsstg said

I think it has to do with a coin hive script, i just found out yesterday. But the problem just happen in Firefox, when i try using chrome..the problem never show up..

In that case, would you take a look at this and see if it applies to your situation :

https://www.pcrisk.com/removal-guides/12449-coinhive-virus

Or you could give this add-on a try :

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/coinhive-blocker/

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okay, i will try for the solution..thank you for fast respond

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jsstg said

okay, i will try for the solution..thank you for fast respond

Will you keep us posted  ? Cause if Coinhive doesn't turn out to be the "culprit", we'll have to keep looking ....

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I think it was surely coin hive..when i load all the page that blank white i try view the source and all is the same..and also i think the script file is loaded from the profile file..cause my thunderbird also detected by WDS infected with coin hive..

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I try to run WDS offline scanning.. and after the restart and scanning..the problem seems to be gone for now.. without need to install any addon or malware scanner ..

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jsstg said

I try to run WDS offline scanning.. and after the restart and scanning..the problem seems to be gone for now.. without need to install any addon or malware scanner ..

Good for you - fingers crossed that it will stay that way ......

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McCoy said

jsstg said
I try to run WDS offline scanning.. and after the restart and scanning..the problem seems to be gone for now.. without need to install any addon or malware scanner ..

Good for you - fingers crossed that it will stay that way ......

well..it's back..i try to find the root of the problem, but nada.. any site that can be iframed will keep activate the script..

still searching for answer beside installing add-on or any malware antivirus..