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Firefox slowed down dramaticaly after enabling antitracking feature in my VPN provider

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hi,

Maybe someone had the same problem, I use two security option outside of Firefox: 1. /etc/hosts file, all the site that I do not want to allow my machine to interact with; source: https://github.com/StevenBlack/ 2. VPNs anti tracking scripts

I use a mac, Mac OS 11.6 Firefox 93.0


With all the two security option enabled, Safari works fine, TOR works fine, Firefox has massive issues with loading pages speed. Some of the Firefox settings: Network Settings: the DNS over HTTPS is OFF, as I am using a VPN Privacy and Security: set to standard, but there is no difference is loading speed when switching to strict Extensions: I use 1password, multi account containers and user agent switcher; no difference is loading speed if I disable or remove all extensions

Any idea why is Firefox loading page speed effected?

Many Thanks Michael

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ok, figured it out.

The problem was, that my blocked list in the /etc/hosts file as an IP had 0.0.0.0, rather then 127.0.0.1 After altering the file, and changing the IP to 127.0.0.1, Firefox speed when back to normal :)

If anyone will ever have the same problem, please try this first.


Thank you

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ok, figured it out.

The problem was, that my blocked list in the /etc/hosts file as an IP had 0.0.0.0, rather then 127.0.0.1 After altering the file, and changing the IP to 127.0.0.1, Firefox speed when back to normal :)

If anyone will ever have the same problem, please try this first.


Thank you

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