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Grand Master

How do I stop a second unwanted Firefox browser window from opening

When I open Firefox a second Firefox window opens with http://www.weeklyhealthnewscanada.com/latest/articles/breakthroughdiet/vc/ca/index.php in it. This is a form of spam since I do not want this site to open on my computer and I have not subscribed to it.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== In the last week or so

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Senior User

Re: How do I stop a second unwanted Firefox browser window from opening

You most likely have two different pages set as your home page. You can remove this second page from your list of home pages - see the instructions at How to set the home page

Site Moderator

Re: How do I stop a second unwanted Firefox browser window from opening

Do a malware check with a few malware scan programs. You need to use all programs because each detects different malware.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php - Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware http://www.superantispyware.com/ - SuperAntispyware http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html - Spybot Search & Destroy http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php - Ad-Aware Free http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx - Windows Defender: Home Page .......... See also "Spyware on Windows": http://kb.mozillazine.org/Popups_not_blocked

Grand Master

Re: How do I stop a second unwanted Firefox browser window from opening

No I do not have two home pages. The page that pops up in the second browser is a health page, I would never set a page like this as a home page. An interesting thought though, thank you

Grand Master

Re: How do I stop a second unwanted Firefox browser window from opening

Same annoying problem. This is some sort of pop-up ad. Probably need to clear cache and cookies. Will do Malware search.