I navigated by to a website by clicking a link. Immediately an alert box appeared, saying something like "Mozilla security has detected [something or other] and wil now perform a scan".
Since clicking OK can enable the malware, I immediately closed Firefox with task manager. I was unable to close the window in the usual way.
I opened Firefox again, only to see the same warning but this time the "scan" processs seemed to be starting on its own. I closed the window again with task manager.
I have had this problem before when my computer has hing or restarted on its own (about once a month) - Firefox starts with previously open tabs re-opening. Since one of the websites may have had something to do with the problem, I want to disable this feature. HOWEVER - at this point I cannot open Firefox to make the changes, even if Knew what they were. In fact, even if such an option is available (never open previously opened tabs).
QUESTION 1: How do I open Firefox without this process continuing?
QUESTION 2: How do I configure Firefox not to try to open previously open tabs after a forced shutdown or reboot?
While waiting for an effective answer, I guess I will just use MSIE.