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#1 jpjjmm

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 12:41 PM

I am not sure even where to start but will try to keep it simple.  Firefox keeps opening on its own and tried to go to a couple sites it some how picks.  This happens even if I don'g have firefox open.  It even happens when I have my internet connection turned off.  If left alone I have seen it try to open over hundred sites.



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:08 PM

Hello jpjjmm,

My name is Ray and I'll be assisting you with your issue. Please give me a day or two to review your logs and prepare a reply. Since I'm still a trainee, all my posts have to be reviewed by my instructor prior to being posted to make sure that you receive the best assistance possible.

Thank you for your understanding, I'll be with you shortly!

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I don't accept payment for my help, but it would please me if you perform a kindness for your neighbor. You might also contact your local animal shelter. They can always use a bag of kibble or a few cans of pet food. Who knows... you might even find a life-long furry friend there.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:20 PM

Hello jpjjm, and welcome to Bleeping Computer.

Please call me "Ray".

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  • What happens when Firefox tries to open sites?
  • Do the sites open in new tabs?
  • If sites try to open and fail, what symptoms do you see? Provide verbatim copies of error messages, if any.
  • What other programs are you running when Firefox opens by itself?
  • Would Firefox open if you start your computer and do noting except allow it to run idling?

 

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I don't accept payment for my help, but it would please me if you perform a kindness for your neighbor. You might also contact your local animal shelter. They can always use a bag of kibble or a few cans of pet food. Who knows... you might even find a life-long furry friend there.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 10:21 AM

I have a local guy helping with this now, but thank you anyway.



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 11:38 AM

yes



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 09:15 PM

Hi jpjjmm,

 

Thank you for letting me know you are handling your PC issues locally. For future reference, you may find the following of interest:

 

Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe and secure on the Internet

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/keep-your-computer-safe-online/

 

If you need help with your PC in future, you are always welcome to start a new topic here at Bleeping Computer.

 

Best regards,

 

Ray


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Posted 24 June 2017 - 08:50 AM

It appears that this issue is resolved, therefore I am closing the topic. If that is not the case and you need or wish to continue with this topic, please send me or any Moderator a Personal Message (PM) that you would like this topic re-opened.
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