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How to stop firefox from constantly popping up firefox homepage, up to 20

Kuphostiwe

Everytime I play a game, firefox decides to pop up about 20-30 pages of my homepage. How do I stop this? I scanned my computer for viruses and have adblocker and none of these work are contributing. Its been going on for 2 weeks now. If I'm not using firefox, it happens on Chrome as well.

Everytime I play a game, firefox decides to pop up about 20-30 pages of my homepage. How do I stop this? I scanned my computer for viruses and have adblocker and none of these work are contributing. Its been going on for 2 weeks now. If I'm not using firefox, it happens on Chrome as well.

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  • I-ejenti Engumsebenzisi: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/45.0

Eminye Imininingwane

Umnikazi wombuzo

I have. The only identified threats that other programs find are cookies.

I have. The only identified threats that other programs find are cookies.
jscher2000
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Kuphostiwe

This would take a while, but could you search the programs folder for everything that has a modified date in April 2016? Individual file dates probably are less important than folder dates.

This would take a while, but could you search the programs folder for everything that has a modified date in April 2016? Individual file dates probably are less important than folder dates.
FredMcD
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Kuphostiwe

For now, change your home page to about:blank

Type about:preferences#general<enter> in the address bar.

There are two settings;

  • When Firefox Starts

When the browser is started, what do you want to display. Many of us choose Show My Home Page.

  • Home Page

When a new page is opened, what do you want displayed.

  1. Use Current Page. Use what ever page(s) are open at that time.
  2. Use Bookmark
  3. Restore To Default. about:home shows a Mozilla home page with tools.

You can use any of these that you wish;

about:home (Firefox default home page), about:newtab (shows the sites most visited), about:blank (a blank page),

or you can enter any webpage or about: page you want.

For now, change your home page to about:blank Type '''about:preferences#general'''<enter> in the address bar. There are two settings; * '''When Firefox Starts''' When the browser is started, what do you want to display. Many of us choose '''Show My Home Page.''' * '''Home Page''' When a new page is opened, what do you want displayed. # '''Use Current Page'''. Use what ever page(s) are open at that time. # '''Use Bookmark''' # '''Restore To Default.''' about:home shows a Mozilla home page with tools. You can use any of these that you wish; '''about:home''' (Firefox default home page), '''about:newtab''' (shows the sites most visited), '''about:blank''' (a blank page), or you can enter any '''webpage''' or '''about:''' page you want.

Umnikazi wombuzo

@ jscher2000: I already scanned the programs folder 3 times. Only cookies. Scanned music I downloaded from March. Nothing. The only thing I did in the last two weeks was rip a music CD to my computer.

@FredMcD: My homepage is set to facebook, not that I use it as often as everyone else though.

@ jscher2000: I already scanned the programs folder 3 times. Only cookies. Scanned music I downloaded from March. Nothing. The only thing I did in the last two weeks was rip a music CD to my computer. @FredMcD: My homepage is set to facebook, not that I use it as often as everyone else though.
jscher2000
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8569 izisombululo 70085 izimpendulo
Kuphostiwe

Okay, you scanned, and those programs didn't find anything they consider to be a problem. Maybe something new is there that they do not point out. That is why I suggest looking for recently added folders using Windows' search feature.

You also might want to try the Autoruns program. It will show you what is set to start up with Windows. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx

And check the Windows Task Scheduler for anything that might be running on a schedule throughout the day.

Okay, you scanned, and those programs didn't find anything they consider to be a problem. Maybe something new is there that they do not point out. That is why I suggest looking for recently added folders using Windows' search feature. You also might want to try the Autoruns program. It will show you what is set to start up with Windows. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx And check the Windows Task Scheduler for anything that might be running on a schedule throughout the day.
FredMcD
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4187 izisombululo 58438 izimpendulo
Kuphostiwe

FredMcD said

For now, change your home page to about:blank

about:blank (a blank page),
''FredMcD [[#answer-870691|said]]'' <blockquote> For now, change your home page to about:blank <br><br> '''about:blank''' (a blank page), </blockquote>

Umnikazi wombuzo

^ I did with Chrome. Not firefox yet.

^ I did with Chrome. Not firefox yet.

Umnikazi wombuzo

@ jscher2000: Used autorun but issue is still persisting. My newer files are all ripped music and print screened photos.

@ jscher2000: Used autorun but issue is still persisting. My newer files are all ripped music and print screened photos.

Umnikazi wombuzo

I appreciate everyone's help, but nothing is working :( :( Last resort would be a new computer.

I appreciate everyone's help, but nothing is working :( :( Last resort would be a new computer.
jscher2000
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8569 izisombululo 70085 izimpendulo
Kuphostiwe

You might try the specialized forums listed in the malware support article. They can walk you through the use of advanced tools to see what else is running that might be responsible.

You might try the specialized forums listed in the malware support article. They can walk you through the use of advanced tools to see what else is running that might be responsible.