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Firefox 5.0.1 open a website automatically at a new tab from time to time which is very annoying

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I have Firefox version 5.0.1 on MS windows XP. My problem is that Firefox open a website automatically at a new tab from time to time which is very annoying. I have scanned my computer for viruses and malwares using lot of programs but this did not fix this annoying problem.

The websites which automatically open are:

- http://www.netadfusion.info/r.php
- http://www.humananatomycourse.com/
- http://www.lonelylonelylonely.com/

Any idea how to fix this problem?

Okulungisiwe ngu abdelhameedm

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

you have installed net cut defender i guess to completley unistall it and the browser hijack check you have deleted the following files.

  • Bulleted list itemc:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start

Menu\Programs\arcai.com\netcutdefender help.url

  • Bulleted list itemC:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start

Menu\Programs\arcai.com\netcutdefender.lnk

  • Bulleted list itemC:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\arcai.com\Uninstall

netcutdefender.lnk

  • Bulleted list itemC:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start

Menu\Programs\arcai.com\www.arcai.com.url

  • Bulleted list itemC:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\WinPcap\Uninstall

WinPcap 4.1.2.lnk

  • Bulleted list itemC:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\WinPcap\WinPcap Web

Site.url

  • Bulleted list itemC:\Documents and Settings\James\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet

Explorer\Quick Launch\Arcai.com's Netcut-Defender.lnk

  • Bulleted list itemC:\Documents and Settings\James\Desktop\netcutdefender support.url
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Documents and Settings\James\Desktop\NetcutDefender.lnk
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Favorites\Desktop.ini
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Program Files\NetCutDefender\netcutdefender support.url
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Program Files\NetCutDefender\NetCutDefender.exe
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Program Files\NetCutDefender\netcutdefender.skn
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Program Files\NetCutDefender\services\aips.exe
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Program Files\NetCutDefender\services\updater.exe
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Program Files\NetCutDefender\unins000.dat
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Program Files\NetCutDefender\unins000.exe
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Program Files\NetCutDefender\updater.exe
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Program Files\NetCutDefender\winpcap.exe
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Program Files\WinPcap\install.log
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Program Files\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Program Files\WinPcap\Uninstall.exe
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\is-NAN8L.exe
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\is-NAN8L.lst
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\is-NAN8L.msg
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\AIPS.EXE-2FE32670.pf
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\NETCUTDEFENDER.EXE-00ADBCA2.pf
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\NETCUTDEFENDER.EXE-2CCAA66B.pf
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\NETCUTDEFENDER.TMP-07E4DB34.pf
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\WINPCAP.EXE-31529284.pf
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\system32\activepacket.dll
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\system32\actskn43.ocx
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\npf.sys
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\system32\Packet.dll
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\system32\pthreadVC.dll
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\system32\wpcap.dll

this will stop and remove netcut and the redirect problem. I have tested this in vmware and I have emailed the guy who makes netcut and also posted this on cnet downloads.

no antivurs or malware program will pick it up i think it down to the activepacket.dll

this guy mentions the problem http://www.allmoreinfo.com/wow-netcut-defender-2-1-2-with-new-feature.html at the bottom

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-> Tap ALT key or press F10 to show the Menu Bar

-> go to Help Menu -> select Restart with Add-ons Disabled

Firefox will close then it will open up with just basic Firefox. Now do this:

-> go to View Menu -> Toolbars -> unselect All Unwanted/Incompatible Toolbars

-> go to Tools Menu -> Clear Recent History -> Time range to clear: select "EVERYTHING" -> click Details (small arrow) button -> place Checkmarks on Cookies, Cache -> click Clear Now

-> go to Tools Menu -> Options -> General -> place Checkmark on Show the Downloads window when downloading a file -> select Radio Button option2 Always ask me where to save files

-> go to Tools Menu -> Options -> Content -> place Checkmarks on Block Pop-up windows -> click Exceptions... button and click Remove All

-> go to Tools Menu -> Options -> Privacy -> History section -> Firefox will: select "Remember History"

-> go to Tools Menu -> Options -> Security -> place Checkmarks on:

1) Warn me when sites try to install add-ons 2) Block reported attack sites 3) Block reported web forgeries

-> go to Tools Menu -> Options -> Advanced -> General -> Remove Checkmark from Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page

-> go to Tools Menu -> Options -> Advanced -> Network -> Offline Storage (Cache): click Clear Now button

-> Click OK on Options window

-> go to Tools Menu -> Add-ons -> Extensions section -> REMOVE All Unwanted/Suspicious/Incompatible Extensions (Add-ons)

-> go to Tools Menu -> Add-ons -> Appearance section -> REMOVE All Unwanted/Suspicious/Incompatible Themes (Persona)

-> Restart Firefox

You can enable your Known & Trustworthy Add-ons and Themes later. Check and tell if its working.

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Do a malware check with some malware scanning programs.
You need to scan with all programs because each program detects different malware.
Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan.

See also:

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@mha007

Thanks a lot for your reply. I have tried all mentioned steps, but this did not fix the problem.

Thanks, Abdo

Okulungisiwe ngu abdelhameedm

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@cor-el

Thanks for your reply. I have installed all these malware programs one by one, and each one found some issues and all of them is solved. But this did not fix the issue.

Abdo

Okulungisiwe ngu abdelhameedm

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-> Close Firefox (ALT + F -> Exit)

-> Start Firefox in Safe Mode (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+Mode

Firefox Safe Mode window will open. DON'T SELECT ANY OPTIONS, just click Continue in Safe Mode

-> The problem does not occur in Safe Mode

https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Troubleshooting%20extensions%20and%20themes#w_the-problem-does-not-occur-in-safe-mode

-> The problem still occurs in Safe Mode

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@mha007

I started Firefox in safe mode, but for sorry the problem appear again. So, I tried "Basic Troubleshooting", "Troubleshooting Plugins" and "Resetting Preferences", but unfortunately the problem is still existing which is very annoying. I am so sad :((((((((((((

Anyway, lot of thanks for your help.

Abdo

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-> Create a New Profile as a test to check if your current profile is causing the problems. See:

Basic Troubleshooting: Make a New Profile

https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Basic%20Troubleshooting#w_8-make-a-new-profile

-> If that New Profile works then you can recover your Bookmarks and Passwords from the Old Profile. See this:

Recovering important data from an old profile

https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Recovering%20important%20data%20from%20an%20old%20profile

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I have tried that before at the Basic Troubleshooting step, but not working too :((((((

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Do a clean (re-)install:

-> Download a fresh Firefox copy and save the file to the desktop.

-> Uninstall your current Firefox version and Remove the Firefox Program Files folder before installing that copy of the Firefox installer.

  • Do not remove personal data if you uninstall the current version.
  • It is important to delete the Firefox Program Files folder to Remove all the files and make sure that there are no problems with files that were leftover after Uninstalling.

Check and tell if its working.

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@mha007

I reinstalled Firefox as you suggested but the problem is still existed :(((

I think, I should reinstall my windows.

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Is my Firefox problem a result of Malware ?

https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Is%20my%20Firefox%20problem%20a%20result%20of%20malware

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I followed the steps at the article, but it did not the problem too :((((

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i have this problem because instal netcut i was uninstal netcut with perfect unninstal and adblock but it not working

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

you have installed net cut defender i guess to completley unistall it and the browser hijack check you have deleted the following files.

  • Bulleted list itemc:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start

Menu\Programs\arcai.com\netcutdefender help.url

  • Bulleted list itemC:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start

Menu\Programs\arcai.com\netcutdefender.lnk

  • Bulleted list itemC:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\arcai.com\Uninstall

netcutdefender.lnk

  • Bulleted list itemC:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start

Menu\Programs\arcai.com\www.arcai.com.url

  • Bulleted list itemC:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\WinPcap\Uninstall

WinPcap 4.1.2.lnk

  • Bulleted list itemC:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\WinPcap\WinPcap Web

Site.url

  • Bulleted list itemC:\Documents and Settings\James\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet

Explorer\Quick Launch\Arcai.com's Netcut-Defender.lnk

  • Bulleted list itemC:\Documents and Settings\James\Desktop\netcutdefender support.url
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Documents and Settings\James\Desktop\NetcutDefender.lnk
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Favorites\Desktop.ini
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Program Files\NetCutDefender\netcutdefender support.url
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Program Files\NetCutDefender\NetCutDefender.exe
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Program Files\NetCutDefender\netcutdefender.skn
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Program Files\NetCutDefender\services\aips.exe
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Program Files\NetCutDefender\services\updater.exe
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Program Files\NetCutDefender\unins000.dat
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Program Files\NetCutDefender\unins000.exe
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Program Files\NetCutDefender\updater.exe
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Program Files\NetCutDefender\winpcap.exe
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Program Files\WinPcap\install.log
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Program Files\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe
  • Bulleted list itemC:\Program Files\WinPcap\Uninstall.exe
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\is-NAN8L.exe
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\is-NAN8L.lst
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\is-NAN8L.msg
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\AIPS.EXE-2FE32670.pf
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\NETCUTDEFENDER.EXE-00ADBCA2.pf
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\NETCUTDEFENDER.EXE-2CCAA66B.pf
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\NETCUTDEFENDER.TMP-07E4DB34.pf
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\WINPCAP.EXE-31529284.pf
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\system32\activepacket.dll
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\system32\actskn43.ocx
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\npf.sys
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\system32\Packet.dll
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\system32\pthreadVC.dll
  • Bulleted list itemC:\WINDOWS\system32\wpcap.dll

this will stop and remove netcut and the redirect problem. I have tested this in vmware and I have emailed the guy who makes netcut and also posted this on cnet downloads.

no antivurs or malware program will pick it up i think it down to the activepacket.dll

this guy mentions the problem http://www.allmoreinfo.com/wow-netcut-defender-2-1-2-with-new-feature.html at the bottom

Okulungisiwe ngu Mark

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The page is not redirecting properly

http://kb.mozillazine.org/The_page_is_not_redirecting_properly

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If using the scanners that I listed above does not fix it or if you are blocked from installing those scanners then ask advice on one of the forums that specialize in malware removal mentioned in the Popups_not_blocked article.

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activepacket.dll could not removed(from safe mode too), and the Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam programs can't catch it :((((

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have you unistalled netcut do that first

rename activepacket.dll then you can delete it.(might have to reboot first)

or you deregister it

Thttp://www.ehow.com/how_5027161_remove-dll-files-still-running.html

Okulungisiwe ngu Mark

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renaming activepacket.dll causing a problem with LAN connection and I can't access Internet anyway. I think this dll file is not related to the problem.

Abdo

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Network.http.redirection-limit - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

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