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Windows 7: FireFox Tabs

04 Feb 2010   #1
mjwilson94

Window 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
FireFox Tabs

Every so often e.g. when i am searching on google and I click on a link a random tab opens up noramlly advertising something. It has only started to happen recently and think it maybe a virus??
Im not too sure but i would love to know what you guys think and any suggestions that you have to solve the problem. REP will be given to all who contribute. Thanks


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04 Feb 2010   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi there, dont need to greed for rep.
It looks like your browser is hijacked. Go to Tools>Clear Recent History>Everything>Clear.
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04 Feb 2010   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjwilson94 View Post
Every so often e.g. when i am searching on google and I click on a link a random tab opens up noramlly advertising something. It has only started to happen recently and think it maybe a virus??
Im not too sure but i would love to know what you guys think and any suggestions that you have to solve the problem. REP will be given to all who contribute. Thanks
You can stop that easily. Install the firefox addon called no script. It prevents pop-ups or anything else that requires scripting. Warning it can be annoying until you configure it correctly

Ken.
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04 Feb 2010   #4
V3xar

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600
 
 

Hi mjwilson94,

Although a virus is probably the most probable cause of the actions occurring with your browser, many sites do link to advertising and other random popups.

To make sure that this doesn't interrupt your browsing experience simply block all popup windows by setting your browser settings as follows:

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Hope this helps.


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04 Feb 2010   #5
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

And depending on what you install, might have ended up with some crap like mywebsearch or something similar on which could be the culprit, and not necessarily a virus.
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