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Quite often when I start FireFox, I get some very unwanted traffic. I'd like to know where this comes from and how to stop it.

Quite often when I start FireFox, I get some very unwanted traffic. I'd like to know where this comes from and how to stop it.
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I don't know what wclc is, but many sites use Google fonts and Google APIs, so that could be from a page loading.

The following article lists most connections made for Firefox's internal purposes, and how to manage them: How to stop Firefox from making automatic connections.

See also the about:networking page.

The WCLC site is the Western Canadian Lotto Center, I site that I occasionally visit to check to see the winning lottery numbers (sadly, it never shows my numbers but...)

The thing is, my router log shows the traffic going out (and yes, I understand the google parts) but FF never actually shows the website. And my default page is about:blank. This doesn't happen every time I load FF, so I am curious why this would happen at all.

Its like someone is monitoring when I start FF, and I can see no logical reason for it to be going there. The website is not bookmarked anywhere, I manually type the address in when I want to go look. I suspect that somehow, the "remnants" are left over and are being stored somewhere. This has happened about 5 times in the last 6 months.

Looked at about:networking, didn't see anything unusual or weird there.

Does your about:serviceworkers page list any sites that you haven't connected to yet?

Sorry for the slow response.. Service Worker? Interesting page.. There were listings for sites I haven't been to in years. Many I deleted.

However there were none that had any association with WCLC.

You can edit your host file to stop unwanted connections. You should run Autorun from MS to see what's staring when your computer boots up and Process Explorer for a deeper dive into what's running and by who.

Ah, been using SysInternals stuff for ages.. There is nothing out of the ordinary found, other than a couple of auto runs entries where files were not found, and those were unchecked..

As for the hosts file, I actually use a program called PeerBlock, which makes things a bit easier. Especially when I combine that with my router logging program which runs in real time. If there is something there I don't like, then I can copy that IP and paste it into PeerBlock.