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Page in FF always opens "http://add0n.com/extractor-updated.html?v=0.3.2"(Media Downloader) how to remove please.

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Page in FF always opens "http://add0n.com/extractor-updated.html?v=0.3.2"(Media Downloader) how to remove please.

Whenever I open Firefox a new tab page automatically opens from "add0n.com/extractor-updated.html?v=0.3.2" without an http:// prefix . On clicking this "address" it states "This website does not supply ownership information." The page relates to Media Downloader -a firefox extension ??? This is not listed in my firefox extensions or plug ins . I have never asked for it and dont want it , but cant stop page always auto loading . Please help to remove . thanks

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Re: Page in FF always opens "http://add0n.com/extractor-updated.html?v=0.3.2"(Media Downloader) how to remove please.

Hello glove86man,

to slove this problem type about:config in your URL bar and enter. Then confirm the information message in case it shows up. Search browser.newtab.url double click on it and change to the website you want.

In order to uninstall a possibly unwanted extension, please do the following:

  1. From the Firefox window click the Firefox button at the top left and select Add-ons, or, if the Firefox button is not shown, click the Tools menu and click Add-ons.
  2. Once the Add-on Manager has opened in a new tab, click the Extensions button on the left side of the window.
  3. You should now see a list of your installed extensions on the right side together with buttons on the right side of each extension.
  4. To remove an extension from Firefox, simply click the Remove button. You should see a message that informs you about the successful removal of the add-on.
  5. Note that some add-ons require a Firefox restart to be removed completely. To perform a Firefox restart after the add-on removal, click the Restart now link in the message.

You can find further information about uninstalling extensions in the following articles:

Disable or remove Add-ons

Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page

Do not hesitate to contact us further.

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Regular Contributor

Re: Page in FF always opens "http://add0n.com/extractor-updated.html?v=0.3.2"(Media Downloader) how to remove please.

Hello glove86man,

to slove this problem type about:config in your URL bar and enter. Then confirm the information message in case it shows up. Search browser.newtab.url double click on it and change to the website you want.

In order to uninstall a possibly unwanted extension, please do the following:

  1. From the Firefox window click the Firefox button at the top left and select Add-ons, or, if the Firefox button is not shown, click the Tools menu and click Add-ons.
  2. Once the Add-on Manager has opened in a new tab, click the Extensions button on the left side of the window.
  3. You should now see a list of your installed extensions on the right side together with buttons on the right side of each extension.
  4. To remove an extension from Firefox, simply click the Remove button. You should see a message that informs you about the successful removal of the add-on.
  5. Note that some add-ons require a Firefox restart to be removed completely. To perform a Firefox restart after the add-on removal, click the Restart now link in the message.

You can find further information about uninstalling extensions in the following articles:

Disable or remove Add-ons

Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page

Do not hesitate to contact us further.

Legendary Contributor

Re: Page in FF always opens "http://add0n.com/extractor-updated.html?v=0.3.2"(Media Downloader) how to remove please.

Does this only occur when using the Firefox program shortcut on your desktop or start menu? Some software may add startup URLs directly into the shortcut. To check that:

right-click the shortcut > Properties

On the Shortcut tab, check the "Target" line. By default, it should not contain anything extra after this

32-bit Windows: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
64-bit Windows: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

In particular, it should not have any web page addresses. If you find some, clear them out.

Legendary Contributor

Re: Page in FF always opens "http://add0n.com/extractor-updated.html?v=0.3.2"(Media Downloader) how to remove please.

By the way, Firefox many years ago removed the "http://" from the address bar to try to declutter it. If you prefer to show that, you can change a hidden preference.

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter. Click the button promising to be careful.

(2) In the search box that appears above the list, type or paste urlb and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the browser.urlbar.trimURLs preference to switch its value from true to false.