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Offline warekl

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Firefox installing shortcuts on desktop
« on: September 12, 2013, 07:15:36 AM »
I installed Firefox to use the flash plug in and now I find all kinds of shortcuts appearing on my desktop, At first I thought they were new apps but they don't show up in the apps screen in settings so I assume they are shortcuts.
Has anyone else run into this?

I delete them and new ones show up the next time I use my tablet....



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Re: Firefox installing shortcuts on desktop
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2013, 11:34:22 AM »
Never happens to me. I use Firefox with Flash. Did you try to delete and reinstall?

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Re: Firefox installing shortcuts on desktop
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2013, 01:39:16 PM »
No, haven't done that yet...but it is next. At first I thought they were apps that had been installed, but it turns out they are shortcuts to all kinds of social sites, dating, etc. It's junk because I hadn't used Firefox yet.......

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Re: Firefox installing shortcuts on desktop
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2013, 03:37:15 PM »
Spam? Sounds like you downloaded a rogue app somewhere. I would go through your apps thoroughly and get rid of it quick. It is probably something recent that you loaded.

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« Last Edit: September 12, 2013, 03:39:04 PM by bjs229 »

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Re: Firefox installing shortcuts on desktop
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2013, 01:12:59 PM »
Any luck finding the problem app?

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