New tabs suddenly begin to open with "wleTab" in the URL bar , and the only way to stop them seems to be restarting Firefox. What's going on?

This doesn't happen completely spontaneously, but, rather, when I'm right-clicking highlighted text either to open it as a link or use the Context Search extension to search for the text on another website. It also doesn't ALWAYS happen--just frequently enough to be really annoying.

This doesn't happen completely spontaneously, but, rather, when I'm right-clicking highlighted text either to open it as a link or use the Context Search extension to search for the text on another website. It also doesn't ALWAYS happen--just frequently enough to be really annoying.

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