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Anti virus Java scripts slowing down Firefox?

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Hi. When using Booking.com's owners' extranet in particular, we now see an error message saying that our anti-virus software (Avast) is trying to use Java Scripts for passwords and this is slowing Firefox down.... We have checked the Firefox help pages and tried to update Java but have found the error message attached, stating that Firefox and Java are no longer friends!

We aren't about to dump a perfectly effective and paid-for anti virus tool but don't want to have to use Chrome, so does anyone have any ideas please? Thanks in advance Unionfan

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Hello unionfan,

Would you first please read this article :

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/npapi-plugins


The only browser that (still) supports Java is Internet Explorer .....


As far as Avast is concerned : we get so many people here reporting problems that are caused by Avast (and other security software).

You're best off using Windows built-in Defender and maybe let malwarebytes run a scan once a month.

Also see :

https://www.howtogeek.com/239950/dont-use-your-antivirus-browser-extensions-they-can-actually-make-you-less-safe/

And :

http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/ex-mozilla-firefox-developer-says-anti-virus-software-does-more-harm-than-good-359798.html

You could save yourself some money and a whole lot of trouble ......

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الحل المُختار

Hello unionfan,

Would you first please read this article :

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/npapi-plugins


The only browser that (still) supports Java is Internet Explorer .....


As far as Avast is concerned : we get so many people here reporting problems that are caused by Avast (and other security software).

You're best off using Windows built-in Defender and maybe let malwarebytes run a scan once a month.

Also see :

https://www.howtogeek.com/239950/dont-use-your-antivirus-browser-extensions-they-can-actually-make-you-less-safe/

And :

http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/ex-mozilla-firefox-developer-says-anti-virus-software-does-more-harm-than-good-359798.html

You could save yourself some money and a whole lot of trouble ......

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Thanks for the support McCoy... it's back to Windows Defender and Malwarebytes for us :-) UF

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unionfan said

Thanks for the support McCoy... it's back to Windows Defender and Malwarebytes for us :-) UF

Very wise decision - good for you  !