For the past couple of weeks I have noticed that all new tabs I open through my FireFox browser ver. (54.0.1 64-bit) for Mac the tab page is hijacked an redirected to a search.rspark.com Home page!
Here is a small screen capture of what the tab browser page looks like. I searched my Mozilla Add-ons/Extentions manager to see if I have inadvertanly allowed/granted permissions for an applet to execute this small task. I could not find any conspicious add-ons/extentions in my control panels or managers that would allow me to disable this function!
I have cleared all my browser data, reset my Firefox values to default, yet when I launch a tab page it is automatically re-directed to the search.rspark.com search engine irreguardless of my preferences!
I even have tried blocking the url web page from loading through my security software but the tab loaded without hesitation nonetheless!
Since I can not find any conspicious add-on/extention/plug-in in my control panels that will grant me access to disable this re-direction scripting; I am assuming there is now some embedded applet, jscript, jave bean what have you; executable that is re-directing my tab pages to this search web portal.
The Firefox Home page will open to the designated Home page on the left most tab, but any tab opened or launched will be re-directed to the search.rspark.com without exception!
So far this has only affected my Firefox Browser.. I dare not try to export any of my firefox settings for fear that this will corrupt my other browsers settings as well!
If anyone has had the same experience or knows the solution to correct this Home/Tab web page re-direct I would appreciate find it out. I know I could probably just as well delete Firefox and re-install it I have a sync account for my firefox browser; but I do not want to go all the way back to square one if the new installation of Firefox is re-configured again when I re-connect with my sync account ..which would be a waste of time!
I would rather know how to fix the issue for future situations! Thanks!