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Why does Firefox keep doing this... Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 03:18 PM Reply

Every now and then, all of the sudden a bunch of new tabs open in a separate window. This is going to be very hard to explain so think about it for a minute, they all are a word I had just searched using the search bar built into Firefox (not a third party one). For example, If I had just searched "what day is the longest day in North America" It will open 9 new tabs and they will be what.com, day.com, is.com, the.com, longest.com, and so on. There are also ads that open randomly every 20 minutes or so that leads me to believe this is some sort of adware.

The thing is, I have no idea how this could have gotten on my computer or how to get rid of it. I never download anything other than movies off thepiratebay that are from people with the skulls (trusted, MVP, whatnot).

I ran a scan with malwarebytes already and two "trojan droppers" were detected but it said they were removed, I restarted the computer and this is still happening.

Any advice?


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Response to Why does Firefox keep doing this... Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 03:21 PM Reply

the best answer is reformat your pc, be sure to backup your junk first.


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Response to Why does Firefox keep doing this... Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 03:22 PM Reply

At 12/19/11 03:21 PM, yoshikoshi wrote: the best answer is reformat your pc, be sure to backup your junk first.

Or just use Chrome because it's better.

trololololo lololo lololo

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Response to Why does Firefox keep doing this... Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 03:27 PM Reply

People still use Firefox?

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Response to Why does Firefox keep doing this... Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 03:53 PM Reply

At 12/19/11 03:18 PM, polles wrote: I ran a scan with malwarebytes already and two "trojan droppers" were detected but it said they were removed, I restarted the computer and this is still happening.

Any advice?

Virusses are the nastiest things you can get on the computer,

Use more virus scanners,like:
1. Avast antivirus (my number 1 choice for you)
2. IOBit Advanced systemcare(will be good for many things than only scan for virusses)
3. IOBit Malwarefighter
these are all safe :)

Or just reinstall Firefox

Or use another browser

What operating system do you have?

At 12/19/11 03:27 PM, Wolfos wrote: People still use Firefox?

Yes, just like me :)


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Response to Why does Firefox keep doing this... Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 03:54 PM Reply

i regularly have to remove shit from peoples computers
in worst cases i use
Malwarebytes anti malwareand hitman pro
Sorry i cant be much use

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Response to Why does Firefox keep doing this... Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 06:14 PM Reply

This may help.

In the worst case scenario, you'll have to reformat.


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