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Cannot access US Navy FNMOC weather site.

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This has been an issue for well over 3 years(Firefox claims this is a suspect site--yea, right--the US NAVY?)-At least we were previously able to access the site by "accepting the risk"

Since I just downloaded the latest Firefox update yesterday, now I can't get to the site at all

Please tell me how I can delete the latest Firefox 'update' so I can again access the Navy Weather site--I mean, like we are in the middle of the storm season here in Fla. Navy Weather is critical to our preparedness actions--

Please help with this-- Thank you, Gary

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Hey Gary,

Here is what you need to do:

1) Go to https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/ in a web browser. This is the FTP link that archives all versions of Firefox that you can still install.

2) Then select what Firefox version you want to install. For example, if you want to downgrade to version 86, you'd click 86.0. Versions with a lowercase "b" in the name are beta versions.

3) Click the folder for your operating system. The folders here don't always have the most straightforward names, so use these tips to help you make the right selection:

    Mac: This one is actually straight-forward—click the folder called mac.
   Windows: Look for "win32/" (32-bit Windows) or "win64/" (64-bit Windows) in the link text. Make sure you      choose the same bit number 32 or 64 you saw in your version number.

4) Click the language folder. The list on this page is abbreviated regional languages. You speak English and are in the United States, you would click the en-US folder.

5) Click the download link. If you're using Windows, choose the link that ends with ".exe." If you have a Mac, choose the one that ends with ."dmg." This downloads the installer to your computer.

6) Uninstall the current version of Firefox. Here's how:

   Windows
       Press Windows key + S to open the search bar and type add remove.
       Click Add or remove programs.
       Scroll down and select Mozilla Firefox.
       Click Uninstall and follow the on-screen instructions.
   Mac
       Open Finder and click the Applications folder.
       Drag the Firefox icon to Trash.

7) Disconnect from the internet. Firefox includes a security feature that installs the latest security updates in the background. To prevent Firefox from automatically updating itself to the newest version, you'll need to disconnect from the internet before installing the downgraded version.

8) Double-click the Firefox setup file to Install Firefox.

9) Create a new profile.

10) Disable automatic updates as soon as Firefox launches.

11) Reconnect to the internet and you're all set.

Hope I helped!

Kind regards,

Bithiah Koshy

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Do you mean this website ?


You can check the connection settings.

  • Settings -> General -> Network: Connection -> Settings

If you do not need to use a proxy to connect to internet then try to select "No Proxy" if "Use the system proxy settings" or one of the others do not work properly.

See "Firefox connection settings":

You can remove all data stored in Firefox for a specific domain via "Forget About This Site" in the right-click context menu of an history entry ("History -> Show All History" or "View -> Sidebar -> History").

Using "Forget About This Site" will remove all data stored in Firefox for this domain like history and cookies and passwords and exceptions and cache, so be cautious. If you have a password or other data for that domain that you do not want to lose then make sure to backup this data or make a note.

You can't recover from this 'forget' unless you have a backup of involved files.

If you revisit a 'forgotten' website then data for that website will be saved once again.

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I do not want to destroy all my links/passwords/connections simply because Firefox can't seem to have a conversation with the United States Navy to rectify the issue--it is not up to me-a user- to fix your(provider) problem. The previous fix worked,(that from (Bithiah)--at least I now have almost instant access to the Navy site---EXCEPT,of course the certificate problem) - which I have been asking to be rectified for these last three years. Given the coincidence of the latest "update" (and the subsequent repair protocol), you can bet I won't be downloading any future 'updates' that will screw up my access

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gstilwell said

at least I now have almost instant access to the Navy site---EXCEPT,of course the certificate problem)

What is/are the exact error message(s) ?

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For issues with DoD certificates, see:

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