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  1.    30 Mar 2016 #1

    Unwanted site loading

    Hope this is a good place to pose this question, forgive me if it is not, this is my first time in the Forum!
    Every time I load a site I am looking for another site which I accessed several days ago also loads in the background. I clearly have activated some option but I can find no way to stop the unwanted site loading.

    It is all quite harmless (it is a travel advice site which loads, unbidden).

    Please advise how to stop this.
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  2.    30 Mar 2016 #2

    Hi and welcome to the forum.

    Are you sure the site that loads is legitimate? Its quite common for rogues to masquerade as a legitimate site.

    What browser are you using?
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  3.    30 Mar 2016 #3

    Unwanted site

    Thank you for showing interest.
    Yes, I am confident the unwanted site is legitimate. It is "Trip Advisor", the page which loads is about a hotel which I was researching. It is as if the site is saying ".....I will keep this page infront of you in case you want to come back and make a booking.....". It is not much of a problem, just a niggle that I keep having to delete:switch it off.

    (You can probably tell I am not highly IT savvy!).
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  4.    30 Mar 2016 #4


    Sorry forgot to say I use "Firefox".
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  5. caperjack's Avatar
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       30 Mar 2016 #5

    I would try check In firefox settings and check the home page setting, maybe restore to defaults if that site is listed or just change the setting to another site
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  6. Fafhrd's Avatar
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       30 Mar 2016 #6

    Has it got onto your PC thru Facebook? remove trip advisor - Google Search
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  7.    30 Mar 2016 #7

    Unwanted site loading

    Thanks for all the advice, it has helped me resolve the issue by resetting the defaults.
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  8. caperjack's Avatar
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       30 Mar 2016 #8

    RogerManley said: View Post
    Thanks for all the advice, it has helped me resolve the issue by resetting the defaults.
    that's great , happy computing ,
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