Safari opening on its own, requiring a force quit to log out

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I'm running Mac OS 10.10.1 and using Safari 8.01 (10600.1.25.1).

Not quite sure when the issue began, but noticing safari will automatically open when logging in to the system. This is random and not happening on every boot or login. A window or page will not appear, but I can see the dot below the icon in my dock or when I try to log out or reboot I'll get hung up and will then have to force quit safari to proceed.

Any suggestions as how I'd go about fixing this?
 
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Start your Mac, then click the Apple logo upper left corner, and Shut down. A window will open to confirm you want to shut down. Make sure the box is NOT checked where it says "Reopen windows when logging back in."
 
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Thanks Jake. Should have mentioned that was something I tried early on. Something is causing it to open arbitrarily regardless of shutting down properly.
 

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no, checked that as well.

Just a hint here.... when you ask for help, let us know what you've already tried and what didn't work. Otherwise we wind up playing question and answer with you. After a couple of those, you'll likely lose any support that you might have received.
 
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Thanks chscag. My apologies. The small steps I took seemed insignificant when placing the request but now can see where I went wrong. Hopefully you can accept my apology. Lesson learned.

So, I have disabled all my extensions. Made certain nothing was set to system preferences under login items. I have also tried the AdwareMedic which came up clean.

Something is triggering the application to auto launch but never landing on a page. If I knew where it was trying to go I may be a little wiser as to what the issue is. It does not happen on every start up and can occur on back to back boot ups and then not occur through the next four to eight boots.
 
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I've run and EtreCheck and posting the results here in hopes someone catches something:

Problem description:
Safari is trying to open arbitrarily on reboot, cold startup or login. This seems to occur about 50% of the time. No pages load, the process is getting hung up and requiring a force quit. I have run AdwareMedic, verified safari is not in the list of Sys Pref Login items, turned ALL safari extensions to OFF and verified that the Reopen window when logging back in is not checked.

EtreCheck version: 2.1 (101)
Report generated December 4, 2014 at 4:14:55 PM PST

Hardware Information: ℹ️
Mac Pro (Early 2009) (Verified)
Mac Pro - model: MacPro4,1
2 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon CPU: 8-core
20 GB RAM Upgradeable
DIMM 1
4 GB DDR3 ECC 1066 MHz ok
DIMM 2
4 GB DDR3 ECC 1066 MHz ok
DIMM 3
2 GB DDR3 ECC 1066 MHz ok
DIMM 4
empty empty empty empty
DIMM 5
4 GB DDR3 ECC 1066 MHz ok
DIMM 6
4 GB DDR3 ECC 1066 MHz ok
DIMM 7
2 GB DDR3 ECC 1066 MHz ok
DIMM 8
empty empty empty empty
Bluetooth: Old - Handoff/Airdrop2 not supported
Wireless: en2: 802.11 a/b/g/n

Video Information: ℹ️
ATI Radeon HD 5770 - VRAM: 1024 MB
Cinema HD 2560 x 1600

System Software: ℹ️
OS X 10.10.1 (14B25) - Uptime: 0:16:15

Disk Information: ℹ️
HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GH41N

M4-CT512M4SSD2 disk0 : (512.11 GB)
S.M.A.R.T. Status: Verified
EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted> : 210 MB
SSD (disk0s2) / : 511.25 GB (176.47 GB free)
Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted> [Recovery]: 650 MB

ST1500DL003-9VT16L disk3 : (1.5 TB)
S.M.A.R.T. Status: Verified
EFI (disk3s1) <not mounted> : 210 MB
Joshies Disk (disk3s2) /Volumes/Joshies Disk : 1.50 TB (391.39 GB free)

ST500DM002-1BD142 disk1 : (500.11 GB)
S.M.A.R.T. Status: Verified
EFI (disk1s1) <not mounted> : 210 MB
disk1s2 (disk1s2) <not mounted> : 499.76 GB
Boot OSX (disk1s3) <not mounted> : 134 MB

ST500DM002-1BD142 disk2 : (500.11 GB)
S.M.A.R.T. Status: Verified
EFI (disk2s1) <not mounted> : 210 MB
disk2s2 (disk2s2) <not mounted> : 499.76 GB
Boot OSX (disk2s3) <not mounted> : 134 MB

eSATA-2 ExternalRAID disk4 : (3 TB)
S.M.A.R.T. Status: Verified
EFI (disk4s1) <not mounted> : 210 MB
3TB OWC (disk4s2) /Volumes/3TB OWC : 3.00 TB (355.21 GB free)

USB Information: ℹ️
Apple, Inc. Keyboard Hub
Apple Inc. Apple Keyboard
Tablet PTK-440
Apple Computer, Inc. Apple Cinema HD Display
Apple Inc. BRCM2046 Hub
Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller
M-Audio FastTrack Pro

Gatekeeper: ℹ️
Mac App Store and identified developers

Kernel Extensions: ℹ️
/Applications/Parallels Desktop.app
[not loaded] com.parallels.kext.hidhook (8.0 18619.1001606) [Support]
[not loaded] com.parallels.kext.hypervisor (8.0 18619.1001606) [Support]
[not loaded] com.parallels.kext.netbridge (8.0 18619.1001606) [Support]
[not loaded] com.parallels.kext.usbconnect (8.0 18619.1001606) [Support]
[not loaded] com.parallels.kext.vnic (8.0 18619.1001606) [Support]

/Applications/Toast 11 Titanium/Spin Doctor.app
[not loaded] com.hzsystems.terminus.driver (4) [Support]

/Library/Extensions
[loaded] com.maudio.usb.fasttrackpro.driver (1.9.4 - SDK 10.7) [Support]

/System/Library/Extensions
[not loaded] com.Belcarra.iokit.USBLAN_netpart (3.1.1 - SDK 10.6) [Support]
[not loaded] com.Belcarra.iokit.USBLAN_usbpart (3.1.1 - SDK 10.6) [Support]
[loaded] com.Cycling74.driver.Soundflower (1.5.2) [Support]
[not loaded] com.RemoteControl.USBLAN.usbpart (3.1.1 - SDK 10.7) [Support]
[not loaded] com.aja.iokit.kona3 (8.0) [Support]
[not loaded] com.qlogic.driver.QLogicHBA23xx (2.00.01) [Support]
[not loaded] com.qlogic.kext.QLogicHBA23xxConfig (1.0.1) [Support]
[not loaded] com.roxio.BluRaySupport (1.1.6) [Support]
[not loaded] com.seagate.driver.PowSecDriverCore (5.1.1) [Support]
[not loaded] com.wacom.kext.wacomtablet (6.1.6) [Support]

/System/Library/Extensions/2.2.0/Belcarra.USBLAN_netpart.kext/Contents/Plug-Ins
[not loaded] com.belcarra.iokit.netpart.panther (1.6.3) [Support]

/System/Library/Extensions/2.2.0/Belcarra.USBLAN_usbpart.kext/Contents/Plug-Ins
[not loaded] com.belcarra.iokit.usbpart.panther (1.6.3) [Support]

/System/Library/Extensions/2.2.0/RemoteControl.USBLAN_usbpart.kext/Contents/Plug-Ins
[not loaded] com.RemoteControl.USBLAN.panther (1.6.2) [Support]

/System/Library/Extensions/Seagate Storage Driver.kext/Contents/PlugIns
[not loaded] com.seagate.driver.PowSecLeafDriver_10_4 (5.1.1) [Support]
[not loaded] com.seagate.driver.PowSecLeafDriver_10_5 (5.1.1) [Support]
[not loaded] com.seagate.driver.SeagateDriveIcons (5.1.1) [Support]

/Users/lg/Library/Services/ToastIt.service/Contents/MacOS
[not loaded] com.roxio.TDIXController (2.0) [Support]

Startup Items: ℹ️
GenArtsRLMLicenseServer: Path: /Library/StartupItems/GenArtsRLMLicenseServer
Startup items are obsolete in OS X Yosemite

Problem System Launch Agents: ℹ️
[invalid?] com.paragon.NTFS.auth.plist [Support]

Launch Agents: ℹ️
[not loaded] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist [Support]
[loaded] com.adobe.AdobeCreativeCloud.plist [Support]
[loaded] com.adobe.CS5ServiceManager.plist [Support]
[invalid?] com.brother.LOGINserver.plist [Support]
[running] com.citrixonline.g2ax.customer.LaunchAgent.plist [Support]
[running] com.extensis.FMCore.plist [Support]
[loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist [Support]
[running] com.m-audio.fasttrackpro.helper.plist [Support]
[loaded] com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist [Support]
[running] com.seagate.SeagateStorageGauge.plist [Support]
[invalid?] com.splashtop.streamer-for-root.plist [Support]
[invalid?] com.splashtop.streamer-for-user.plist [Support]
[running] com.wacom.wacomtablet.plist [Support]

Launch Daemons: ℹ️
[loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist [Support]
[invalid?] com.adobe.SwitchBoard.plist [Support]
[running] com.aja.ajadaemon.plist [Support]
[loaded] com.bombich.ccc.plist [Support]
[running] com.citrixonline.g2ax.customer.CommAgent.plist [Support]
[loaded] com.google.keystone.daemon.plist [Support]
[loaded] com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist [Support]
[loaded] com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist [Support]
[loaded] com.oracle.java.JavaUpdateHelper.plist [Support]
[invalid?] com.sonos.smbbump.plist [Support]
[invalid?] com.splashtop.streamer-daemon.plist [Support]

User Launch Agents: ℹ️
[loaded] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist [Support]
[loaded] com.adobe.ARM.[...].plist [Support]
[running] com.spotify.webhelper.plist [Support]

User Login Items: ℹ️
iTunesHelper Application (/Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunesHelper.app)
Dropbox Application (/Applications/Dropbox.app)

Internet Plug-ins: ℹ️
AdobePDFViewerNPAPI: Version: 11.0.09 - SDK 10.6 [Support]
Flash Player: Version: 15.0.0.239 - SDK 10.6 [Support]
WacomTabletPlugin: Version: WacomTabletPlugin 2.0.0.4 [Support]
AdobePDFViewer: Version: 11.0.09 - SDK 10.6 [Support]
eMusicRemote: Version: Unknown [Support]
googletalkbrowserplugin: Version: 5.38.6.0 - SDK 10.8 [Support]
iPhotoPhotocast: Version: 7.0
SiteAdvisor: Version: 2.0 - SDK 10.1 [Support]
QuickTime Plugin: Version: 7.7.3
FlashPlayer-10.6: Version: 15.0.0.239 - SDK 10.6 [Support]
AdobeAAMDetect: Version: AdobeAAMDetect 2.0.0.0 - SDK 10.7 [Support]
CANONiMAGEGATEWAYDL: Version: 3.1.0.2 [Support]
Silverlight: Version: 5.1.10411.0 - SDK 10.6 [Support]
MeetingJoinPlugin: Version: Unknown - SDK 10.6 [Support]
eMusic: Version: Unknown
Default Browser: Version: 600 - SDK 10.10
Flip4Mac WMV Plugin: Version: 3.2.0.16 - SDK 10.8 [Support]
o1dbrowserplugin: Version: 5.38.6.0 - SDK 10.8 [Support]
SharePointBrowserPlugin: Version: 14.4.6 - SDK 10.6 [Support]
WacomSafari: Version: 1.1.1-1 [Support]
JavaAppletPlugin: Version: Java 7 Update 71 Check version
WacomNetscape: Version: 1.1.1-1 [Support]

Safari Extensions: ℹ️
1Password

Audio Plug-ins: ℹ️
DVCPROHDAudio: Version: 1.3.2

3rd Party Preference Panes: ℹ️
Flash Player [Support]
Flip4Mac WMV [Support]
Growl [Support]
Java [Support]
M-AudioFastTrackPro [Support]
MacFUSE [Support]
Paragon NTFS for Mac ® OS X [Support]

Time Machine: ℹ️
Skip System Files: NO
Mobile backups: OFF
Auto backup: YES
Volumes being backed up:
SSD: Disk size: 511.25 GB Disk used: 334.78 GB
Destinations:
3TB OWC [Local]
Total size: 3.00 TB
Total number of backups: 39
Oldest backup: 2014-08-27 07:57:29 +0000
Last backup: 2014-12-05 00:13:05 +0000
Size of backup disk: Excellent
Backup size 3.00 TB > (Disk size 511.25 GB X 3)

Top Processes by CPU: ℹ️
9% Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
6% WindowServer
5% Finder
4% Spotify
3% Activity Monitor

Top Processes by Memory: ℹ️
387 MB mds_stores
193 MB Finder
150 MB Spotify
129 MB Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
107 MB com.apple.WebKit.WebContent

Virtual Memory Information: ℹ️
14.65 GB Free RAM
3.47 GB Active RAM
1.89 GB Inactive RAM
1.45 GB Wired RAM
4.61 GB Page-ins
0 B Page-outs

Diagnostics Information: ℹ️
Dec 4, 2014, 03:59:15 PM Self test - passed
Dec 4, 2014, 09:01:51 AM com.apple.qtkittrustedmoviesservice_2014-12-04-090151_HothausMac.crash
Dec 2, 2014, 07:20:12 PM HandBrake_2014-12-02-192012_HothausMac.hang
Dec 2, 2014, 07:15:21 PM VLC_2014-12-02-191521_HothausMac.hang
Dec 2, 2014, 06:09:50 PM HandBrake_2014-12-02-180950_HothausMac.crash
Dec 2, 2014, 06:02:07 PM HandBrake_2014-12-02-180207_HothausMac.crash
 

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