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Firefox for Ubuntu connecting to DuckDuckGo.com on startup

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Firefox for Ubuntu connecting to DuckDuckGo.com on startup

Trying to resolve the issue at: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=12434774#post12434774


On launch of Firefox (for Ubuntu):

Packet traces shows DNS query for duckduckgo.com, then a TCP connection is made, then a few seconds later it is terminated.


Thanks for any direction!

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Re: Firefox for Ubuntu connecting to DuckDuckGo.com on startup

Do you have any pages bookmarked (e.g. feed items) that may be causing this?

Did you use a reset to get the new profile or did you use the Profile Manager with a really clean profile?

New User

Re: Firefox for Ubuntu connecting to DuckDuckGo.com on startup

Thanks! Cross-posted that to the OP on Ubuntu Forums. Will post any updates here, if the user doesn't beat me to it : )

New User

Re: Firefox for Ubuntu connecting to DuckDuckGo.com on startup

Looks like this was resolved by updating:

So I upgraded Ubuntu from 11.10 to 12.04 and suprisingly Firefox doesn't connect to duckduckgo on startup anymore.