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"This file contains a virus or malware." download popup won't go away

Firefox version: 102.0 (64-bit) System: Windows 10 21H2 I recently downloaded a file that may have had some sort of virus or malware. The file came up negative in Windows… (read more)

Firefox version: 102.0 (64-bit) System: Windows 10 21H2

I recently downloaded a file that may have had some sort of virus or malware. The file came up negative in Windows Defender and Malwarebytes but I deleted it anyways; however, I still get a download popup every time I open Firefox telling me that "This file contains a virus or malware." I've cleared the download library and browser history (cookies, cache, etc.) but I still get the popup from the Firefox.

Is there any known fix for this? Thanks!

Asked by Pat H 25 minutes ago

Answered by Pat H 9 minutes ago

Firefox Update Issue when opening Kaspersky Safe Money session

I have discovered a problem with Firefox updates when opening a Kaspersky Safe Money browser session. In Firefox, Tools - Settings, Firefox Updates, it shows Firefox is b… (read more)

I have discovered a problem with Firefox updates when opening a Kaspersky Safe Money browser session.

In Firefox, Tools - Settings, Firefox Updates, it shows Firefox is being updated by another instance and the option to Check for Updates has been greyed out (screenshot attached).

When you use the Help, About Firefox option it also says that Firefox is being updated by another instance (see screenshot attached).

When you check the same Settings in the Safe Money 2nd session, it shows exactly the same information and you cannot update Firefox in any session.

In previous versions of Firefox, when you opened a 2nd session it said that Firefox was being updated by another instance and the option to Check for Updates was greyed out but you could still update Firefox in the main session.

This is not a problem when using Chrome or Edge so it must be related to Firefox so can anyone suggest anything to fix this or does it need Tech Support to look into it for fixing?

Thanks.

Asked by Hawkeye 11 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 10 minutes ago

If I downloaded a picture. from Save a link as. And no. Save image as.

If I downloaded a picture. from Save a link as. And no. Save image as. But the image goes down in my file. png. To the personal computer. In a standard photo galle… (read more)

If I downloaded a picture. from Save a link as. And no. Save image as.

But the image goes down in my file.  png.  To the personal computer.  In a standard photo gallery. 
This means that the image was saved on my computer without a link from the Internet.  And she will be with me permanently.
Or she's still on the link from online.  And when as it is link be deleted from the Internet. this images will be deleted by my gallery.  Just opened for see in photo gallery pc.


 an important question.  Because I kept a lot of pictures like that.

Asked by dpool55555 6 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 13 minutes ago

Intranet web site self signed certificate does not permanent stored to exceptions

I have some websites in the internal network with self signed certificate which I have registered in the exceptions. But every time I visit them he asks me to put them ba… (read more)

I have some websites in the internal network with self signed certificate which I have registered in the exceptions. But every time I visit them he asks me to put them back in the exceptions. Is there a way to fix this problem?

Asked by administrator25 6 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 13 minutes ago

Sync fails with search engines

Every now and then, somebody asks why Firefox Sync fails so hard when it comes to custom search engines such as those installed from mycroft.mozdev.org, now https://mycro… (read more)

Every now and then, somebody asks why Firefox Sync fails so hard when it comes to custom search engines such as those installed from mycroft.mozdev.org, now https://mycroftproject.com/ for no apparent reason. We are talking about OpenSearch standard and Sherlock.

As of now, the search results on https://support.mozilla.org are either archived or unanswered. Please work on the ranking of search results so users can see

* when a thread has been started / last updated
* which answer is actually solving the problem or at least linking to the correct statement of the developers concerning the topic.

Asked by Melchior blausand 1 hour ago

Last reply by Dropa 14 minutes ago

Deleting account - can't access email

Hi, how to delete my firefox account? I have a work related account, but I don't work at the same place anymore. I also don't have access to the firefox account related e… (read more)

Hi, how to delete my firefox account? I have a work related account, but I don't work at the same place anymore. I also don't have access to the firefox account related email. It asks me for a verification code (sent to my email that does not exist) when I try to delete this account from the settings. What can I do? Seems like mission impossible. If staff sees this message - please delete this account.

regards, T

Asked by taaaneli 45 minutes ago

Last reply by Dropa 17 minutes ago

Oops... the system encountered an error (#001) in Gmail: My gmail stopped working via firefox, HELP!

On thursday 4/28/22 I lost the ability to use Gmail via firefox. I keep getting errors such as check your network connection and Oops... the system encountered an error (… (read more)

On thursday 4/28/22 I lost the ability to use Gmail via firefox. I keep getting errors such as check your network connection and Oops... the system encountered an error (#001)

I have updated my browser on my windows computer, my network speed, upload and download speed is good. All other websites are functioning just fine. Only Gmail seems to be affected on my computer. (It works fine from other computers and from my phone.)

Do you know how I can make it work again? Please help!?!

Asked by ler 1 month ago

Last reply by Guido 1 hour ago

Sync of critical preferences like search engine, privacy etc don't sync, they change too

OK I have been trying to go 100% Firefox for just a few months but with privacy and security as primary directive. It would be wonderful to just be in ine well moderated … (read more)

OK I have been trying to go 100% Firefox for just a few months but with privacy and security as primary directive. It would be wonderful to just be in ine well moderated browser ecosystem and actually being able to have my preferences, interest and personal information centralized with eventual goal of digitally divorcing tech companies from my personal data. I still have to use a lot of different devies with varying OS and it literally took me two years to help Apple fix an AppleId problem. Now that I have that sorted out I have been hoping to move away from gmail entirely and eventually have my own mailserver but using icloud now for macs and pcs.


At a minimum it seems like even after forced manual I have not properly sync an imac with windows 10 PC. So to keep it simple I stay there but this morning when I typed into Firefox on my iMac its was google search not Duckduckgo. Not only have I synced it in firefox but icloud should be redudant and I had removed google from list of potential search engines. There seems to be some way for a hostile takeover of these settings and google connstant agressive intrusions asking for data is not just wrong or annoying its simply impossible to not have facebook or google track me beyond california digital privacy standards. The worst offender may be youtube. I want to fix the browser and sync my stuff. But I am also looking for extensions that will help me do that better.

I am pretty thorough and now just want to learn more and would like to believe one can have a semblance of privacy but it seems like it will be an adversarial experience when the companies that do can rollback privacy with clever tv ads. The 'providers' clearly do not give hoot about rules, preferences and laws designed to protect people's rights.. That is what is particulary frustrating. It is not a fair fight but a good one. I guess what I am wondering is if there are specific modules you could add to detect maybewhen an event like change in search engine occurs and whether logs may exist as to how or why the change was made. Even if it was an accidental quick through a popup in chromium or edge where I was always being cued to come back to Chrome. Logging out doesnt always seem to work so i tried syncing with and chrome with more or less same results. Very little actual control or at least a tendency to revert back to the data miners preferences over mine. I want to help stop that.

Asked by 0light 5 months ago

Last reply by Melchior blausand 1 hour ago

Firefox vers 91.10esr(64bit):-"cannot load M3U8:levelLoadTimeOut"

Hi!, recently i have been having this browsing problem whenever I open the news website at https://www.cgtn.com/channel/documentary. The site wont load and error is shown… (read more)

Hi!, recently i have been having this browsing problem whenever I open the news website at https://www.cgtn.com/channel/documentary. The site wont load and error is shown- "cannot load M3U8:levelLoadTimeOut". Have tried numerous times but failed to load. However other web sites have no problem and prior to this I am able to surf at all times. What must I do to get back the browsing? Any help is appreciated. Thanks

Asked by xxmanreturns 3 days ago

Last reply by xxmanreturns 1 hour ago

pdf blocking

I have been using Firefox as my default browser for many years and much prefer it to the other browsers. However, several weeks ago Firefox started blocking the download … (read more)

I have been using Firefox as my default browser for many years and much prefer it to the other browsers. However, several weeks ago Firefox started blocking the download of my morning newspaper. Now I have to copy the link from my morning newspaper email and paste it into Chrome to get access to my newspaper rather than simply clicking the link in the email. While I found this very annoying, when I couldn't find a workaround, I just continued to copy/paste into Chrome. Today I tried to download my IRA quarterly statement and found Firefox is blocking this pdf download also. Note that in neither case does Firefox tell me that they are blocking the downloads and they just do not download and some pdfs do download. So this is now getting beyond just annoying. Is there a workaround for this new Firefox problem or is my only alternative to define Chrome or Edge as my default browser and give up Firefox?

Asked by rick146 1 week ago

Last reply by rick146 1 hour ago

WHaT Just HappeneD? (Magical restart)

(Again, didn't know what topic to choose). I just submitted a complaint about Firefox losing all my browser tabs upon restart -- and then after closing that window and r… (read more)

(Again, didn't know what topic to choose). I just submitted a complaint about Firefox losing all my browser tabs upon restart -- and then after closing that window and re-opening the browser, everything was back to normal! Tabs, toolbars, everything. Whew !

Is there a miniature, stripped version of Firefox that runs when some utilities update?

Asked by ERA Triano 1 hour ago

Sometimes, like just now after various updates/restart, Firefox will lose all the tabs from my previous session. The purchased extension that's supposed to help with that often doesn't. Help!

I didn't know which topic to select. Just started the computer and there was a TrendMicro notice to restart my browser to complete an update -- I opened Firefox and it o… (read more)

I didn't know which topic to select. Just started the computer and there was a TrendMicro notice to restart my browser to complete an update -- I opened Firefox and it opened in two windows with notices about updates, but had lost all my tabs. Other times the situation is different, but the result is the same -- fifty or a hundred tabs gone -- I just noticed the toolbar is missing too so I'm going to send or submit this and turn it back on and see if that stupid extension that supposedly saves my tabs has saved anything, but often, when this happens, it hasn't saved anything for weeks! I've tried getting tech support from them but however these things works something isn't triggering it. One shouldn't need a CIS degree to be able to use a laptop. Thank you, you're awesome regardless.

Asked by ERA Triano 1 hour ago

Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt.

I wanted to get an couple new addons to my firefox browser. But whenever I try to get one i get the message 'Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt… (read more)

I wanted to get an couple new addons to my firefox browser. But whenever I try to get one i get the message 'Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt' whether I save the file and install it in windows, or trey to install at the firefox addons page. I have done multiple re-installs of the latest browser, cleaned every file out of the system, even joined this community in case I have to get some kind of membership to get addons.

I am out of ideas to solve the problem, and I cannot find anywhere on the internet where the 'Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt'. problem I have is solved. Please help.

jkumpire

Asked by jkumpire 6 days ago

Last reply by jkumpire 3 hours ago

Firefox sync does not work on chromebook

I recently got a chromebook and the firefox sync is not working on it. For "last synced" it gives the last time I tried to refresg it but nothing syncs up. I've had it fo… (read more)

I recently got a chromebook and the firefox sync is not working on it. For "last synced" it gives the last time I tried to refresg it but nothing syncs up. I've had it for a few hours and since it's via google play I beleive it's technically the Android version.

Asked by ffrealsync 15 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 hours ago

my computer keeps freezing when using firefox

my desktop computer keeps freezing. after shuting firefox and reopening it, it comes up with 'an old version of firefox is running in the background. firefox needs to clo… (read more)

my desktop computer keeps freezing. after shuting firefox and reopening it, it comes up with 'an old version of firefox is running in the background. firefox needs to close this to continue'. How do I delete an old version please I am running windows 7, 64 bit pro

Asked by arwoodward 4 hours ago

Firefox continually updating

Within the last couple of days, everytime I use Firefox it asks to update itself. I have to allow it but there must be a minor glitch. I am using 101.0.1 on 64 bit Window… (read more)

Within the last couple of days, everytime I use Firefox it asks to update itself. I have to allow it but there must be a minor glitch. I am using 101.0.1 on 64 bit Windows 10. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Asked by Pete8 6 hours ago

Last reply by Terry 4 hours ago

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If I downloaded a picture. from Save a link as. And no. Save image as.

If I downloaded a picture. from Save a link as. And no. Save image as. But the image goes down in my file. png. To the personal computer. In a standard photo gal… (read more)

If I downloaded a picture. from Save a link as. And no. Save image as.

But the image goes down in my file.  png.  To the personal computer.  

In a standard photo gallery.

This means that the image was saved on my computer without a link from the Internet. 
And she will be with me permanently.
Or she's still on the link from online.  And when as it is link be deleted from the Internet.
this images will be deleted by my gallery.  Just opened for see in photo gallery pc.


 an important question.  Because I kept a lot of pictures like that.

Asked by dpool55555 6 hours ago

Last reply by Paul 4 hours ago

Clearing Cache and settings.

I have gone through the process for setting clearing cache & history but can't find a way to activate the process. However, when i click the box to enable the process… (read more)

I have gone through the process for setting clearing cache & history but can't find a way to activate the process. However, when i click the box to enable the process nothing happens. What am I not doing?

Asked by stevebirch7 5 hours ago

No sound in Firefox only with Arte.tv direct or replay

Lorsque je veux regarder une émission en direct sur Arte.tv ou une émission en replay, le son n'est pas activé automatiquement. Je dois aller dans les réglages du son de … (read more)

Lorsque je veux regarder une émission en direct sur Arte.tv ou une émission en replay, le son n'est pas activé automatiquement. Je dois aller dans les réglages du son de mon interface Manjaro Linux Cinnamon pour activer le volume sonore qui est à zéro sur ce site. Je ne rencontre pas ce problème avec les sites de France Télévision (France 2 ou France 3). J'utilise la dernière version de Firefox v 101.0.1 64 bits

Asked by Philippe F 2 days ago

Last reply by Philippe F 5 hours ago