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Is my firefox corrupted or something?

by Wholesomeflame / December 4, 2011 8:27 AM PST

I just noticed today that I was getting these strange windows opened. At first, it was displaying my google searches in the URL bar, like it woulds say "Star-wars-tor-beta-dates-how-to-" etc. etc. And then it was giving me windows with two tabs each, the url bar was filled with random characters each.

http://i42.tinypic.com/11ak4r8/5

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Try another browser
by KenHusveg / December 4, 2011 8:37 AM PST

Have you tried another browser?

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Google Chrome.
by Wholesomeflame / December 4, 2011 11:18 AM PST
In reply to: Try another browser

I have. Google Chrome. This doesn't happen to it, and I don't know why. If there's a way to fix Firefox, I'd love the help. I highly prefer it over Chrome.

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I looked at the screen cap and thought "Plugins?"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 4, 2011 11:28 AM PST
In reply to: Google Chrome.

You might try with no plugins for a start.

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Have you tried uninstalling?
by talks_44 / December 29, 2011 9:55 PM PST

Uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox may help you. Or you could just move to one of several other browsers such as Chrome, Opera or Safari

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by ralphmark / April 27, 2012 5:19 PM PDT

I think your ff is corrupted reinstall ff I think it may solve your problem.

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Looks like a virus
by platinum_78 / May 3, 2012 12:39 AM PDT

I've seen this several times with IE browsers. Check to see if there is a proxy server in your browser's connection settings. Then thoroughly scan your computer for viruses.

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