Randomly opening new tabs

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
9 years ago
8 years ago

People

(Reporter: leebryson16, Unassigned)

Tracking

3.5 Branch
Other
Windows Vista
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-2-25])

(Reporter)

Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.1.5) Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.1.5) Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

Every so often my firefox randomly opens the Mozilla firefox index, and another tab with www.(variousrandomseemingcharacters).com

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open firefox.
2. Choose some options or try to open new tabs
Actual Results:  
Random tabs appear pretty consistently, often in mass of 2 up to 6

Expected Results:  
None of this should have happened.

I have a suspicion it may be a trojan. I have done various scans and removes many trojans recently, none of the removals has stopped this problem.
Please retest in safe-mode, with a new profile, and a re-installation in a new empty directory.
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Safe+Mode
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Basic+Troubleshooting#Make_a_new_profile
If there are still problems, the chance is increased that you didn't remove all spyware from your computer.
Version: unspecified → 3.5 Branch
Reporter, are you still seeing this issue with Firefox 3.6.13 or later in safe mode or a fresh profile? If not, please close. These links can help you in your testing.
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+Mode
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-2-25]
This bug has had the CLOSEME tag for several weeks and the date in the tag is
far gone. If the reporter can still see this issue, Please retest with Firefox
3.6.x or later and a new profile
(http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). Then please remove the
closeme tag in the whiteboard, mark the bug against the proper version and
comment on the bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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