A website has claimed my browsers tabs as a homepage


  1. Posts : 484
    Microsoft Windows 7 HomePremium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #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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    Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
       #2

    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
    A website has claimed my browsers tabs as a homepage-options.png
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    W10 Pro desktop, W11 laptop, W11 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
       #3

    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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  4.    #4

    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:

    A website has claimed my browsers tabs as a homepage-untitled.jpg
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  5. Posts : 484
    Microsoft Windows 7 HomePremium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
    Thread Starter
       #5

    x BlueRobot said:
    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:

    A website has claimed my browsers tabs as a homepage-untitled.jpg

    This did the trick - about:config
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  6.    #6

    That's good to know :)
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