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How to stop opening suspicious sites in new tabs?

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How to stop opening suspicious sites (like www.petroledair.com/index.php/cars) in new tabs? Opened up various sites about Science, Muscle-building, Technology, Cars etc.

How to stop opening suspicious sites (like www.petroledair.com/index.php/cars) in new tabs? Opened up various sites about Science, Muscle-building, Technology, Cars etc.

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Opened the URL you posted and didn't get any pop-ups. Check if you have Block pop-up windows enabled in Settings for web content, pop-ups, fonts, and languages. You might want to review Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware too. Hope this helps.

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The problem aren't pop-ups. This site and other sites like this (about Science, Muscle-building, Technology, Cars etc.) are suddenly opening in new tabs (and not in new window, like pop-ups) during browsing. I've tried to use other browsers too, but as Firefox is set to be my default browser, these sites are opening Firefox.

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I've just found an add-on here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3145/

I had no problem for now (at least in the last half-an-hour), so I hope this will help.
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Do a malware check with a few malware scan programs.
You need to use all programs because each detects different malware.
Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of the database.

See also "Spyware on Windows": http://kb.mozillazine.org/Popups_not_blocked and What to do when searches take you to the wrong search website