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#1 Junior2007

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 09:39 PM

I am running Windows 7 on a HP machine and just recently have an annoying problem that I can't figure out. When opening a web browser (Firefox) I get my home page PLUS a secondary tab, and sometimes a THIRD tab along with it. All software programs are up to date and PC runs fine otherwise. Would this be a setting that may have gone awry?



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Posted 01 December 2014 - 11:24 PM

Do you have multiple pages set as homepage in Options > General ? Do you have MySearchDial extension installed on the browser? Check it by pressing Menu > Add ons. Remove it and try again.



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 09:21 PM

There was an extension called Newtab 3.0 installed, not sure how it got there, but I just removed it and the issue seems to have gone away. Thanks for the help.



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 09:27 PM

There was an extension called Newtab 3.0 installed, not sure how it got there...

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 09:30 PM

Thanks quietman7!



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 10:04 PM

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 11:59 PM

Go to your start menu and type in the search box, msconfig.exe . Once a screen popup, you should goto tab that says start-up and uncheck all the items that are list.



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 05:48 AM

Go to your start menu and type in the search box, msconfig.exe . Once a screen popup, you should goto tab that says start-up and uncheck all the items that are list.

No you should not do that.

MSConfig (System Configuration Utility) is a troubleshooting utility used to diagnose and fix system configuration issues. In the Summary section Microsoft says "The System Configuration utility helps you find problems with your Windows configuration. It does not manage the programs that run when Windows starts."

Although it works as a basic startup manager, msconfig should not be used routinely to disable auto-start programs. It is a temporary solution and not a good practice for the following reasons:
  • When uninstalling programs while disabled with msconfig, they may not be uninstalled properly and manually editing the registry will be required to remove everything.
  • Msconfig will often leave orphaned entries when software is uninstalled. When used to switch back to normal startup mode, these orphan entries can result in boot up errors.
  • Msconfig only allows you to disable entries. To completely remove an entry from its' list you have to edit the registry, or use a third-party tool like Msconfig Cleanup Utility or a startup manager.
  • Msconfig allows malware related items to hide in your registry which you may not see or affect your computer until switched back to normal startup mode. This could then result in reinfection of the computer.
  • Msconfig does not list all applications loaded in all possible startup locations (some entry points are hidden and unknown to the user).
A better alternative is to use a startup manager:Note: some startup programs are necessary so be careful what you disable.

You should not use msconfig to disable startup applications related to services. Doing so alters the registry and there are services that are essential for hardware and booting your system. When you uncheck a service in msconfig, you completely disable it. If you uncheck the wrong one, you may not be able to restart your computer. Changing the default settings for services can be risky and might prevent key services from running correctly. Only change the status of a service if it is necessary. You should only disable services using the Services Management Console (services.msc) where you cannot disable services that may be vital to boot your system.

The reason is because with msconfig and Hardware Profiles, you can disable services that may be vital to boot your system. With the management console (services.msc) you cannot. Also, msconfig, while unchecking the box, is disabling the service.

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 12:47 PM

mybad , you can use autorun is good tool



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 09:12 PM

As I stated, the issue seems to have been an extension in Firefox that has been removed, computer no longer having this issue, thanks.






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