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Every time I open Firefox it wants access the internet. I want that stopped!

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Since I downloaded the new Firefox 17 it causes my firewall to throw up the message that FirFox wants internet access, Block or Allow. Also, each incident, Firefox shows a different numbered Port.

I wan to stop this. I don't want any system to have internet access. I want manual control of aALL software access to the internet.

I would appreciate learning of a fix.

Tahnk You.

Since I downloaded the new Firefox 17 it causes my firewall to throw up the message that FirFox wants internet access, Block or Allow. Also, each incident, Firefox shows a different numbered Port. I wan to stop this. I don't want any system to have internet access. I want manual control of aALL software access to the internet. I would appreciate learning of a fix. Tahnk You.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.1

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:17.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/17.0

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Tyler Downer
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You do know firefox is a web browser, so it needs to access the internet to be useful right?

You do know firefox is a web browser, so it needs to access the internet to be useful right?
James
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This article may explain a number of reasons for connecting besides Firefox being a web browser.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Connections_established_on_startup_-_Firefox

This article may explain a number of reasons for connecting besides Firefox being a web browser. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Connections_established_on_startup_-_Firefox