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why does firefox continually link to secure.informaction.com ???

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I was watching to see what links my computer was going to without my knowledge or permission. I found that Firefox (on a Mac) is regularly linking to these sites: secure.informaction.com oscp.godaddy.com safebrowsing-cache.google.com

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OCSP (Online Certificate Status Protocol) is for checking if certificates are valid.

Safe browsing is for checking for phishing sites and malware sites and updating the phishing protection database (urlclassifier3.sqlite)

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Do have the NoScript or FlashGot extensions installed? http://software.informaction.com/catalog/

Modified by the-edmeister

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Yes, NoScript is installed but not FlashGot

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I could understand checking for updates upon startup of Firefox but multiple times during a single launch? That seems a bit much. Almost as bad as apple checking their time every 30 seconds or so. ntpd goes to time.apple.com a LOT So what are the others for?

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OCSP (Online Certificate Status Protocol) is for checking if certificates are valid.

Safe browsing is for checking for phishing sites and malware sites and updating the phishing protection database (urlclassifier3.sqlite)

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Thank you for the clarification. It would have been helpful if the Firefox help screens had been able to explain this. Thanks again.

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Well, that is all beautifull, but why does it keep calling that address when I CHOOSE NOT to use OCSP in the security preferences!!!???

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Lil Snitch tells me that on occasion, at startup, Firefox wants to link to a strange name: If***prettygirls.com (the missing parts rhyme with duck)

The IP address associated with it is: 204.15.253.17 and the reverse DNS name shows as: 204.15.253.17.certified.net

Any thoughts on this one?