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why is Firefox opening to various websites on it's own in windows 10?

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  • Igcine ukuphendulwa ngu FredMcD

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I leave my Windows 10 laptop on all the time, on power, and I know I close Firefox down when I am finished with it. I have no screensaver, and simply have a blank screen timeout set. Yet, every morning when I hit a key or move my mouse, Firefox is already open to some website I've never heard of, let alone visited. one example is this: https://com.com/results?q=pureleisurefun

It is acting as if I had done a search for this, which I know I didn't. I have looked in the forum, but haven't seen any solution to this issue, which is more annoying than anything else. I use Norton360 and is all up to date, and nothing shows up with regards to this. I also previously got rid of the "Recent Highlights", but this still persists.

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

Firefox will not open on its own, Something is calling it.

You may have ad/mal-ware. Further information can be found in this article; https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware?cache=no

Run most or all of the listed malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

Firefox will not open on its own, Something is calling it.

You may have ad/mal-ware. Further information can be found in this article; https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware?cache=no

Run most or all of the listed malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.

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Thank you Fred. I installed Malwarebytes and it found a bunch of "infections" which it cleaned, but I still had Firefox opened the following day. I also installed and ran the other scanners in the list and it appears that the SuperAntiSpyware is what finally removed whatever was opening Firefox every morning. So far, it's been 2 days now and all seems normal. ;)

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Glad to help. Safe Surfing.