Pop-up Tabs occurring more frequently and on most pages including banking pages.

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

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critical
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
9 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: javelin4, Unassigned)

Tracking

3.0 Branch
x86
Windows Vista
Points:
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Details

(Whiteboard: [closeme 2010-01-27], URL)

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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.0.8) Gecko/2009032609 YFF3 Firefox/3.0.8 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.0.8) Gecko/2009032609 YFF3 Firefox/3.0.8 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

Pop-up tabs are occurring even at startup on my home pages of http://search.yahoo.com/firefox/. Some pages are worst than others. This is getting so bad, I'm about ready to download the new Explorer and try that.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start Firefox (occurs immediately)
2.Go to almost any web page
3.
Actual Results:  
Severity varies from page to page but occurs almost everywhere now.
(In reply to comment #0)
> Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.0.8)
> Gecko/2009032609 YFF3 Firefox/3.0.8 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

This build is outdated. Have you tried upgrading to Firefox 3.5?

Do you see the same problem in safe mode?
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+Mode
(Reporter)

Comment 2

9 years ago
Didn't know that there was an update. Perhaps and additional comment would be to ask Firefox to info all users upon release of new versions. Will download and try new version now. Thanks for the info.
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Comment 3

9 years ago
I downloaded and installed vs 3.5. That did not fix the problem. I then tried safe mode and that also did not fix the problem. I checked tools, options, content and pop-up windows was checked. The pop-ups are a comin ;)
Firefox does ask users to upgrade to new versions. Perhaps you disabled this...
But, please create a new profile, and test there. http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing+profiles
Also, try checking your system for malware.
Please post the address of a page where this happens.
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Comment 6

9 years ago
Sorry guys...none of this seems to be working. I have run several scans with McAfee and my system is clean. Which is why I opened this bug. I have done the following; Virus scans, system cleaning, registry scan and repairs, downloaded and installed latest vs of Firefox, troubleshooting with new profile, checked all applicable user controlled settings. Everything appears to be where it should be. I'm stumped. Thanks again for helping...any more ideas?
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Comment 7

9 years ago
here are the address I most often visit and have the most reliable results from.

occurs on;
http://search.yahoo.com/firefox/
yahoo.com
bikerornot.com
bugzilla.mozilla.org
myspace.com

does not occur on;
bb&t.com
juniper.com
capitolone.com
verizonwireless.com

occurs occasionally on;
charlesschwab.com
Glenn, please try running some more in-depth scans, such as malwarebytes anti-malware, super anti-spyware, etc.
(In reply to comment #7)
> http://search.yahoo.com/firefox/

That page doesn't even have ads. So what exactly are you seeing there?
Whiteboard: [closeme 2010-01-27]
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch
If you can still see this problem with the latest release of Firefox feel free to reopen.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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