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Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by silverado4, Apr 3, 2019.

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  1. silverado4

    silverado4 Thread Starter

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    Just recently when I boot up to windows, it doesn't stop at my desktop, it goes directly to my browser (in firefox). Where can I find the file to eliminate this from happening. I did a virus scan, nothing there, I also delete my temp files every day, and I looked at my msconfig.exe to see if anything was added, nothing was. Why is this happening? I have windows 10. Thanks
     
  2. SpywareDr

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    Is a shortcut to Firefox in your Startup folder? To check, press [WindowsKey]+[R], type in shell:startup and press [Enter]. If you see Firefox in there, delete it.
     
  3. silverado4

    silverado4 Thread Starter

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    No, checked, folder is empty.
     
  4. lunarlander

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    Is your windows 10 in kiosk mode ?
     
  5. Jack1000

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    Some steps to try,

    1.) Make sure that Firefox is NOT your default browser at start up: Select MS Edge to see if this resolves this issue:

    Change your default browser in Windows 10
    1. Select the Start button, and then type Default apps.
    2. In the search results, select Default apps.
    3. Under Web browser, select the browser currently listed, and then select Microsoft Edge.
    4. Close all Windows, and reboot.
    5. If that does not work: Do the following:
    6. Start Firefox without extensions or add-ons. Disable all of them and than reboot the PC.
    7. You might also need to create a new Firefox profile. The link below will also show you how to restart Firefox without extensions running. What happens if you disable all extensions and add-ons and than restart the PC? The link also shows how to create a new Firefox profile:
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles

    Jack
     
  6. silverado4

    silverado4 Thread Starter

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    I don't know if it is in kiosk mode. I went to delete my temp files today, and a command "shell" something came up, could the browser be in there to start at boot up?
     
  7. silverado4

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    JA: I'll Check your procedure today, thanks.
     
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