Every time I open firefox, a "plugin check" website opens up. I thought that once I installed and updated all the pertinent updates for the plugins, the website would disappear when I re-opened firefox. However, the page wont' seem to disappear. I've done everything I could think of to get rid of this page. After updating all the plugins I restarted my pc, checked to make sure that my home page has not been changed the firefox plugin change, disabled all my plugins and even tried blocking the website via HOSTS.
(I am on firefox 3.6.17. I cannot update to 4.0 because some of the websites I use cannot support 4.0).
Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Hey guys, thanks to 'kpatz' I found a solution!
In the address bar, type "about:config"
Click the "I'll be careful, I promise!" button if it appears.
Type "plugin" into the filter box.
Find the entry plugin.scan.plid.all and double-click on it to set it to false.
Disabling plugin.scan.plid.all is going to disable a number of Plugins, such as Flash, Real Player, and the OpenOffice plugin (which probably aren't causing this problem) in addition to the "offender". A smarter approach would be to disable your plugins in batches and work down to which one is causing this problem, or to disable them one at a time to find which one plugin is causing this problem. Then tell us which plugin was causing this problem for you, so that we can tell other users who also have this problem.
BTW "voting" in a support thread doesn't do any good to help us get a handle on which plugin is actually causing this problem.
Type about:config in the URL bar and hit Enter.
If you see the warning, you can confirm that you want to access that page.
Pref = plugins.update.notifyUser if it shows as True, double-click that pref to toggle it to False
If that pref was already set to False, try disabling the QuickTime Plugin and then restart Firefox, to see if that is the culprit.
I uninstalled Viewpoint Media Player (and the AOL IM client "AIM", since apparently that's what forced Viewpoint Media Player on to my system.)
Viewpoint Media Player is responsible for the plugin called "MetaStream 3 Plugin r4", and I believe this plugin is triggering Firefox to open the plugincheck page. It is not enough to disable the plugin, it must be uninstalled.
For me, after uninstalling Viewpoint Media Player, the "plugincheck always opening" problem then went away.
Nothing helps to resolve this issue. Seems like Mozilla is forcing us to switch to some other browsers.
I personally added plug-in called "Block site" and added plug-in check page to the black list.