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Error message: Count not initialize the applications security component.....

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I have been receiving the following error message when trying to access Firefox:

Could not initialize the applications security component. The most likely cause is problems with files in your applications profile directory. Please check that this directory has no read/write restrictions and your hard disk is not full or close to full. It is recommended that you exit the application and fix the problem. If our continue to use this session you might see incorrect application behavior when accessing security features.

Firefox will not open any site. I am using a MacBook. The hard drive is not full. I recently had to start using a vpn to get remote access to my desktop at work. Then it wouldn't load so I had to install something to trick it into accepting the vpn. I do not recall what this was as I got this from a person at our helpdesk at work. I hadn't had any trouble for several days, then all of a sudden, Firefox won't open anything, no websites, no email, etc. I have been using Safari as so far it seems to be working. I do not wish to continue to use Safari and for portions of my job, I need to download things and using Firefox is the only browser that works with the software program I am using.

Can anyone help me with this problem?

Thank you very much.

I have been receiving the following error message when trying to access Firefox: Could not initialize the applications security component. The most likely cause is problems with files in your applications profile directory. Please check that this directory has no read/write restrictions and your hard disk is not full or close to full. It is recommended that you exit the application and fix the problem. If our continue to use this session you might see incorrect application behavior when accessing security features. Firefox will not open any site. I am using a MacBook. The hard drive is not full. I recently had to start using a vpn to get remote access to my desktop at work. Then it wouldn't load so I had to install something to trick it into accepting the vpn. I do not recall what this was as I got this from a person at our helpdesk at work. I hadn't had any trouble for several days, then all of a sudden, Firefox won't open anything, no websites, no email, etc. I have been using Safari as so far it seems to be working. I do not wish to continue to use Safari and for portions of my job, I need to download things and using Firefox is the only browser that works with the software program I am using. Can anyone help me with this problem? Thank you very much.

Additional System Details

This started when...

about a week after I started using a vpn to get remote access to my desktop at work

Installed Plug-ins

Not sure where to find this information.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_5_8; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.20.25 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.4 Safari/533.20.27

More Information

Could not initialize the applications security component. The most likely cause is problems with files in your applications profile directory. Please check that this directory has no read/write restrictions and your hard disk is not full or close to full. It is recommended that you exit the application and fix the problem. If our continue to use this session you might see incorrect application behavior when accessing security features

TonyE
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This link shows things to check - https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Could+not+initialize+the+browser+security+component