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Why do I have to spend an hour straightening everything out after firefox updates?

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My home page disappears as does my tool bars. This time was easy it only took me about 45 minutes. The last update took over 3 hours and I had to kill several viruses.

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earnzy said

. . . I had to kill several viruses.

Did you get Firefox from Mozilla.org? How do you do updates?


These can't get your data back, but will help in the future.

These add-ons can be a great help by backing up and restoring Firefox

FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension) {web link} FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions, history, passwords, and more. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your saved files individually into installable .xpi files. It will also make backup of files that you choose.

OPIE {web link} Import/Export extension preferences


Separate Issue; Your System Details shows;

Installed Plug-ins

Shockwave Flash 11.8 r800 Shockwave Flash 19.0 r0
Having more than one version of a program may cause issues. You must remove the older programs. Then get the current full installer.

Note: Edge on Win10 does not use ActiveX version but its own Flash.

Flash: Grab the uninstaller from here: Uninstall Flash Player | Windows Uninstall Flash Player | Mac

Then reinstall the latest version.

Flash Player Version 19.0.0.226
https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html
Note: Windows users must download the “Internet Explorer” and “Plugin-based browsers” installers.

Adobe still offers Flash 18.0.0.255 as its extended support release further down