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Why are new tabs opening to the Federal Governments Cyber Security and Infrastructure Agency's rumor control page? Is my browsing information being shared with the Federal Government?

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Can you provide a link and the exact message?

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Here is a site that I visited: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TALNVq0C_HM Here is a link to the site that a new tab opened to: https://www.cisa.gov/rumorcontrol This has happened while at other sites too. Another site has popped open too: https://www.archives.gov/electoral-college/2020

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When you open the YouTube link: Did those tabs open on their own? Did you click something? Did they open right away or was there a delay?

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I did not click anything other than the link to the desired content. The tabs opened on their own. There was a delay. I was able to replicate this when I first contacted support. It seems to have stopped.

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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 free to use malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.

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Microsoft essentials and Malwarebytes are installed and running regular scans. Will see what else shows up with other program scans. I'm skeptical this is malware unless it's government implemented.

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