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Windows 7: A website has claimed my browsers tabs as a homepage


07 Oct 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
A website has claimed my browsers tabs as a homepage

When I ownloaded imageburn a News website has snaffled the 2nd & subsequent tabs as a homepage. (FF)

Question: How to clear the tabs of it so the 2nd tab is blank again?

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07 Oct 2013   #2

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1st follows Jacee's post on using AdWareCleaner Help! Mocaflix virus

Then look at Options in Firefox and see what is set for home page.

Jerry
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07 Oct 2013   #3

Win 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Win 8.1.1 (64-bit)
 
 

Setting the default home page won't fix that, you need to modify the browser.newtab.url pref on the about:config page of FireFox.
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07 Oct 2013   #4

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About:config entries - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

You type about:config into the address bar of your browser, and then accept the warning (don't worry it's a joke from Mozilla), and then search the entry. I've set the string to about:home, which is this:

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07 Oct 2013   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
About:config entries - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

You type about:config into the address bar of your browser, and then accept the warning (don't worry it's a joke from Mozilla), and then search the entry. I've set the string to about:home, which is this:

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This did the trick - about:config
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08 Oct 2013   #6

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That's good to know
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