Multiple browser windows open when starting Firefox
Posted on 2008-06-17
Greetings wise wizards of EE:
A very odd event happens when opening Mozilla Firefox. Firefox opens and loads, but as it finishes loading the home page, it begins to open new, blank Firefox browser windows, over and over, up to 99+ browser windows!! I have to close the new windows (they are not tabs, but new windows) so that I can work with the original window, which then works properly. When the new windows open, they are blank, and never load, except for a simple text messages on the blank, white page: "Entering Yahoo Build ToolBar".
We are using a Dell Inspiron laptop, Windows XP Media Center, 1.7 GHz, 1 GB RAM
Here is what I've tried, that has yielded no results:
- System Restore back to two days previous of the first occurrence
- Uninstalled & reinstalled Mozilla Firefox (three times)
- Performed a full scan with Ad-Aware 2008, Spybot 1.5 and McAfee, no critical threats detected
- Uninstalled Java
- Ran a disk cleanup, including cookies
Interesting enough, Internet Explorer opens and works without issue. Also, the Yahoo Tool Bar does not exist in the Add/Remove Programs list.
There you have it. As I type this, I'm going to try reinstalling the Yahoo Tool Bar, but I most certainly would welcome any suggestions from you fine folks. Many thanks in advance,