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"Block pop ups" box keeps mysteriously getting unchecked

By Squiggly1
Jul 15, 2009
  1. The "block pop ups" box for Firefox keeps mysteriously getting unchecked as I surf the web. This is completely bizarre. Why is this happening.

    Running XP Home SP3, Avast anti-virus, Ad-Aware, Windows Defender.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,942   +167

    Download and run free Malwarebytes, CCleaner and tell us what they find
     
  3. Squiggly1

    Squiggly1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. That did the trick.

    However now I'm noticing that hyperlinks in emails that I open with Thunderbird don't work. Now I'm reinstalling Thunderbird. Gotta back up my emails with MozBackup first. Strange days indeed...

    UPDATE: I uninstalled and reinstalled Thunderbird with my old emails but still the same problem. So next I cleaned the registry and did a "disk cleanup" and one of those two or both fixed it. Yeah!!! Hope this helps someone in the future......
     
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