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How to disable new tab webpage

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  • 最近回覆由 cor-el

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So I basically downloaded an app on Brothersoft that installed a toolbar to my Firefox called mystart.incredibar. I uninstalled it using the control panel and I uninstalled it from firefox using the plugin manager but whenever I open a new tab "mystart.incredibar.com/mb128?a=6OyFjRehaF&loc=FF_NT" opens up instead of a blank page, now I don't have a problem with it as is but the fact that it loads the page each time is pretty pointless since I only use google.

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I tried using an addon called NewTabUrl to use a blank page instead of a url but it didn't work, does anyone have an idea on how I can rid this website from loading in a new tab each time?

由 CntrlAltDel 於 修改

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look inside the about:config and find the following entry browser.newtab.url and change its value to about:newtab close the about:config and restart firefox and the new tab show now open in blank page.

just a piece of advice, be careful while changing settings in about:config.

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That fix did work temporarily but the moment I restart the browser then it's back to the MyStart website on newtab

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did you uninstall Web Assistant as-well ? mystart is a malware and a difficult one to remove.

see if you have a service called Web Assistant Updater, if so, you should disable it too.

由 Jingarelho 於 修改

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I uninstalled Web Assistant and disabled Web Assistant Updater from msconfig, after that I rebooted my PC and it didn't show up in processes and services. Then I followed your method of setting the newtab back to default, but after I restarted firefox, the same thing happened. This time I can't find any related Web Assistant/My start programs running in processes and/or services.

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in about:config search if you have any entries with mystart set by user.

the entries that are modified by user are in bold. if you have any reset them.

由 Jingarelho 於 修改

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Yes there are.... Even after I reset them all, I restarted firefox and searched for MyStart in about:config and found nothing, yet it still showed up after I opened a new tab. This seems a bit odd, the main page of about:config looks like this: SCREENSHOT

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由 CntrlAltDel 於 修改

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can you do a system restore? if that doesn't help i cant thing anything more we can do.

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  • Open the about:config page via the location bar and do a search for incredi via the Search bar at the top of the about:config page.
  • Reset all incredibar related prefs that appear bold (user set) via the right-click context menu to their default values.

IncrediMail Help Center: How do I remove IncrediMail MyStart from my Firefox Internet Browser?