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Unread 05-02-2010, 06:14 AM   #1
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Why do tabs keep opening in Mozilla Firefox?

I have Windows XP SP3 and I use Mozilla Firefox as my internet browser. I have it setup to automatically place things I download into the My Documents folder. It seems that when I download some things, it downloads them to a tab, which then opens another tab, and another tab, and so on, in Firefox instead of the folder I went them in. The tabs won't stop unless I perform CTRL + ALT + DEL and end the application. Does anyone know the cause of this and why? Please help!
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Re: Why do tabs keep opening in Mozilla Firefox?

It might be a virus.
Install an antivirus/spyware program and do a full system scan.

Use Kaspersky or AVG Free + Spyware S&D if you want to go for a free solution.
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Re: Why do tabs keep opening in Mozilla Firefox?

Thank you for your quick reply. I have AVG 9.0 Free which I use for virus removal, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware for malware removal, and Glary Registry Repair for registry repair. I ran full system scans of each and I still have the problem.
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Re: Why do tabs keep opening in Mozilla Firefox?

its a virus i hope....

better uninstall the browser and reinstall....

and before ur reinstall give a complete scan

u will recover from the problm
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Re: Why do tabs keep opening in Mozilla Firefox?

hi regarding your mozilla firefox tabs keeps opening mr thjeyam is right the most possible solution is to reinstall firefox or you can try to update your firefox to version 3.6 the latest version press help menu from firefox browser and sellect check for updates

i have avg 9 on my system and have not encounter any malfunctions from my computers does your avg run at startup should be run at startup to enable real time protection run avg tray icon from program menu i also see that i run system utilities everytime i turn off my computers that way you will eliminate malwares and rootkit from entering your registry at the second time you start your computer i use advance system care, glary utilities and registry life

wish this gives you additional insight for your computer stability

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Re: Why do tabs keep opening in Mozilla Firefox?

Try Spyware Search & Destroy.
It works perfectly with AVG Free and also enhances browser protection.
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Re: Why do tabs keep opening in Mozilla Firefox?

Thank you all for your help! So far, so good. I uninstalled Mozilla Firefox, ran full scans of all 3 programs I use, and then re-installed Mozilla Firefox 3.6. After it was reinstalled, I went back to the couple of places I remembered giving me a problem, and noticed it was no longer giving me a problem. Thanks again.
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Re: Why do tabs keep opening in Mozilla Firefox?

hi mate.,

happy to know u have recovered from problm.
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Congratulations for solving the problem.
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Re: Why do tabs keep opening in Mozilla Firefox?

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