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therube

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2018, 3:21 am

But when a tab loads, like musing-hermann----, isn't that like I am visiting that site?

Yes, you are (were) visiting that site.
But, you said that behavior has now stopped.
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Post Posted August 5th, 2018, 2:32 am

Ronbo announced that he might switch to chrome if his issues wont be resolved (my understanding of this text)

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=14806114#p14806114

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Post Posted August 7th, 2018, 7:10 pm

I have had NO problems since I replaced my Profile with one I backed up a few months ago--It's the only one I have with me--I'm on the road.

Thanks guys for your help and suggestions.

Ron

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Post Posted August 7th, 2018, 10:53 pm

Fyi I got this problem on Debian too, so this definitely a FF or extension problem not a malware on the PC.
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Post Posted August 8th, 2018, 9:09 am

So if you restart in Safe Mode, the issue does not occur?

Maybe it's time for those affected to list their extensions & see if there is some commonality.
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Post Posted August 18th, 2018, 9:45 am

The culprit has been determined with high probability to be "Easy Youtube Mp3" on other forums.
Uninstalling this addon will stop the musing-hermann and searchlock tabs from opening.
Anyone still dealing with these tabs auto-opening should uninstall "Easy Youtube Mp3" and report back.

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Post Posted August 19th, 2018, 10:10 am

Perhaps this is obvious, but I feel I should also add that deleting/wiping of any Mozilla-related cache files should be performed as well, this malware appears to store hexadecimal-named archive files within Mozilla's cache folders in order to maintain itself.

I've been using ubuntu and firefox since 2011, and this malware is the first one I've encountered so far. Made it my mission to eradicate it entirely. After wiping all Mozilla cache folders, uninstalling "Easy Youtube Mp3" I have had no more tabs pop up in two weeks.

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Post Posted August 20th, 2018, 9:08 am

URL to the extension?
(As in, is it this, https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... converter/ ?)

(I asked about this on #amo)
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