Firefox keeps asking me for master password

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  • Revision id: 182650
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  • Creator: Rok
  • Comment: No need to click ''Privacy & Security'' as you are already there.
  • Reviewed: Yes
  • Reviewed:
  • Reviewed by: AliceWyman
  • Is approved? Yes
  • Is current revision? No
  • Ready for localization: No
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If you’re using AVG Internet Security, its certificate might be causing Firefox to ask you for a master password every time you start Firefox.

To resolve this problem:

  1. Deactivate master password:
  2. Enter about:preferences#privacy in your address bar.
  3. Remove the checkbox next to Use a master password.
  4. Close Firefox.
  5. Reactivate a master password in about:preferences#privacy (use a previous or different password).
  6. Close Firefox.

When you reopen Firefox, it should not ask you for your master password again.