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Stop FF calls out to IP address 72.21.91.19 every 15 minutes

Why does FF call out to the IP address 72.21.91.19? I found that the IP is part of Edgecast and seemed to be possibly related to FF live bookmarks and/or the latest hea… (read more)

Why does FF call out to the IP address 72.21.91.19? I found that the IP is part of Edgecast and seemed to be possibly related to FF live bookmarks and/or the latest headline live book mark.

But FF is still trying to go to that IP even after the live bookmark was removed. It tries to do this every 15 minutes and sometimes more often.

Currently I am blocking that IP with my firewall. This seems to be a privacy & security problem. But I have not found a way to completely block live bookmarks. This ONLY happens if FF is open and happens regardless of what site the browser is or has been visiting.

This is an older system and FF ver 3.6.28 ( it's a good old stable W2k OS system). FF is using NoScript, Ghostery, & ADP. The system passes all virus checks, including Malware Bytes and Super AntiSpyware.

tia for help with this Sam177

Asked by Sam177 6 years ago

Answered by Sam177 6 years ago

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Adobe Flash player installer version 23.0 will not open

I keep getting a window telling me to update my flash player as the old one is "vulnerable". I've downloaded the installer for the latest version from various locations b… (read more)

I keep getting a window telling me to update my flash player as the old one is "vulnerable". I've downloaded the installer for the latest version from various locations but when I double click to open it nothing happens. I've since removed my out-dated version as I thought this might be the problem so now I have nothing. Help!

Asked by cloggy_saint 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Firefox 17: Google Search Autocomplete Disabled

Warning: If you upgrade to Firefox 17 and use Google's old search - https://www.google.com/webhp?complete=0&hl=en the autocomplete (drop-down box of you personal sear… (read more)

Warning: If you upgrade to Firefox 17 and use Google's old search -

https://www.google.com/webhp?complete=0&hl=en

the autocomplete (drop-down box of you personal search terms) is disabled and per Google is not a Google issue

Again if you use https://www.google.com/webhp?complete=0&hl=en

your typed search history contained in the drop-down box is eliminated with Firefox 17, and once again Google has verified that it is not a Google issue.

Hopefully Firefox fixes this issue because tens of millions of people who use Google's old Search Engine -

https://www.google.com/webhp?complete=0&hl=en

use it because it retains your typed search history while eliminating google's suggestions, making searches fast and precise and effective and efficient without google's clutter of suggestions, yet Firefox 17 disables it altogether

Asked by SirSimeon2003 7 years ago

Answered by SirSimeon2003 7 years ago

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Cannot use twitter all of a sudden using Firefox 17

Ordinarily I can use twitter no problem with Firefox. But now all of a sudden it logs me in, and takes me to pages but will not allow me to post tweets, reply to others, … (read more)

Ordinarily I can use twitter no problem with Firefox. But now all of a sudden it logs me in, and takes me to pages but will not allow me to post tweets, reply to others, or retweet or log out or send direct messages. So basically I cannot do anything unless I use internet explorer, where it seems to work. I don't want to use IE or I wouldn't have Firefox! It is not my twitter account because the same thing happens on other accounts logged in on this pc. I have tried downloading a new version of firefox, removing all twitter cookies and everything else. My account and firefox work on the "Tweetdeck" site but not the actual twitter site. Is there anything I can do because you cannot email twitter (well, I don't have an email address that works for them!! )

Asked by ANDROMEDAKRAKEN 7 years ago

Answered by ANDROMEDAKRAKEN 7 years ago

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Is search.us.com a part of FireFox?

Is search.us.com a part of FireFox? If so, please help me remove it from my computer. I have deleted it from my add-ons and I have deleted it as a program through Control… (read more)

Is search.us.com a part of FireFox? If so, please help me remove it from my computer. I have deleted it from my add-ons and I have deleted it as a program through Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs. I have repeatedly chosen different home pages, but it keeps coming back. It has taken over my computer. Thank you.

Asked by TUTTUT 8 years ago

Answered by Marc Sances 8 years ago

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Infinite Redirect Loop when selecting group in Google Groups

When I sign in to Google groups, then select one of my groups, I get into an "infinite redirect loop." The page hangs, "Redirecting" appears in the page title, and at th… (read more)

When I sign in to Google groups, then select one of my groups, I get into an "infinite redirect loop." The page hangs, "Redirecting" appears in the page title, and at the bottom it says (alternating) "waiting for google.com" or "waiting for groups.google.com". I have Firefox 3.6.3, which I think is latest and greatest.

This problem has been reported to Google and you can see the discussion here: http://groups.google.com/group/is-something-broken/browse_thread/thread/8fb760742f6ce7ba/f7065d7bd3499f65#f7065d7bd3499f65

You go to the Google Groups help forum, look at "Is something broken" discussion, and look further for "Infinite Redirect Loop." This may be a problem that only affects moderators.

I'm not sure if this is a problem with Firefox, Google groups, or the interaction.

URL of affected sites

http://groups.google.com/

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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Since upgrading to Firefox 4 I have had nothing but trouble. How do I downgrade and not lose my bookmarks? Or just downgrade without uninstalling Firefox?

It won't load properly, freezes, crashes unexpectedly, won't pull up PDF files from web sites and has issues running with hotmail. I've used Firefox for years and have n… (read more)

It won't load properly, freezes, crashes unexpectedly, won't pull up PDF files from web sites and has issues running with hotmail. I've used Firefox for years and have never had this kind of problem. How do I downgrade to an older version? The new version 4 is obviously not ready to run and is riddled with problems.

Asked by tx-kimberly 9 years ago

Answered by Plumface 9 years ago

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firefox 14 crashes when home page is google.com

Firefox 14 crashes when home page is set to google.com I have always had google.com as the home pages. everything was ok till this morning. as soon as i start the fire fo… (read more)

Firefox 14 crashes when home page is set to google.com I have always had google.com as the home pages. everything was ok till this morning. as soon as i start the fire fox with Google as home page it crashes. On my other computer it has no problems at all. I can change the default settings to what I have always used but as soon as I change the home page it crashes and forces me to change all my settings to the default before I can use it again. i dont get any crash ID either.

Asked by austech 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

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Constant JavaScript 'Syntax error' notification after upgrading to 17.0

Almost at every page I open appears following notification 'Error: Syntax error' from JavaScript application. Even on this page where I fill the form. I have to click 'OK… (read more)

Almost at every page I open appears following notification 'Error: Syntax error' from JavaScript application. Even on this page where I fill the form. I have to click 'OK' several times to make it disappear.

Asked by zuka 7 years ago

Answered by rfwinans 7 years ago

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I have to move my mouse for pages on Firefox to open for me, and I have tried everything.

So far I have tried starting in Firefox Safe-mode (I don't use any add-ons). I went back to all original Firefox settings. I fully uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. I … (read more)

So far I have tried starting in Firefox Safe-mode (I don't use any add-ons). I went back to all original Firefox settings. I fully uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. I did a close to four hour scan for viruses. And of course, I have fully shut down everything and started back up again and cleared my online files and cookies. Nothing is working. This does not happen on Internet Explorer, just on Firefox.

Asked by DebraJMSmith 6 years ago

Answered by Ed 6 years ago

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Firefox is hoging 97% cpu cycles all the time.

Recently(like today) Firefox has started hogging cpu cycles causing responses to be very s-l-o-w :( Have scanned with Sophos AV and Windows Defender and there is no indi… (read more)

Recently(like today) Firefox has started hogging cpu cycles causing responses to be very s-l-o-w :(

Have scanned with Sophos AV and Windows Defender and there is no indication of malicious program activity.

Firefox process remains running even when browser has been closed.

Asked by iceb00 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Firefox crashes when I open it (except in safe mode). Reinstalled it twice, didn't help. Also shut off hardware accelleration etc. Windows XP, Firefox 6.

Whenever I try to open Firefox, it crashes and won't open. Keep getting the crash reporter. I uninstalled and reinstalled twice but it didn't help. Followed instructions… (read more)

Whenever I try to open Firefox, it crashes and won't open. Keep getting the crash reporter. I uninstalled and reinstalled twice but it didn't help. Followed instructions on your site for disabling add-ons and turning off hardware accerlation. Firefox doesn't crash in Safe Mode. I'm using the latest version of Firefox with Windows XP. Thanks

Asked by Suzanne Lanoue 9 years ago

Answered by Hasan 9 years ago

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weird square favicon

Hello. I have Firefox 8 and some pages have weird square favicon, because they haven't their own. For example: http://www.metro.sk/public/76866 Can you fix it? Thanks. … (read more)

Hello. I have Firefox 8 and some pages have weird square favicon, because they haven't their own. For example: http://www.metro.sk/public/76866 Can you fix it? Thanks.

Asked by maly_moskwic 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Facebook locks up Firefox 19.0 during load

Firefox 19.0 locks up when trying to load Facebook. This started yesterday, March 5 at about 1300 hrs PST. After a long delay, a Warning: Unresponsive Script dialog app… (read more)

Firefox 19.0 locks up when trying to load Facebook. This started yesterday, March 5 at about 1300 hrs PST. After a long delay, a Warning: Unresponsive Script dialog appears, saying that "A script on this page may be busy or it may have stopped responding". The script listed is https://fbstatic-a.akamaihd.net/rsrc.php/v2/yH/r/LEOX0R6UVT4.js:16. Clicking either Continue or Stop Script has the same effect: the entire Firefox application remains frozen. After several minutes, the same warning box appears again. The only way to escape the situation is to force-close Firefox. The crash reporter never appears.

Facebook loads normally in both Chrome and IE8.

Asked by JadeInCali 7 years ago

Answered by JadeInCali 7 years ago

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which of these is the correct backup file or folder

I'm finding it very confusing that for some reason I have all sorts of backup files for firefox backed up on my USB pen & desktop. I have no idea if I need to keep al… (read more)

I'm finding it very confusing that for some reason I have all sorts of backup files for firefox backed up on my USB pen & desktop.

I have no idea if I need to keep all of them, or just one of them, as backup.

Which of the below do i need to keep, and which delete? Thanks.

bookmarks.html (on my USB pen)
bookmarks-2012-01-29.json (on my USB pen)
FILE FOLDER ENTITLED 00jhkBLAHBLAH.default (on my USB pen)
FILE FOLDER ENTITLED: Old Firefox Data (put onto my Desktop via Firefox Reset)

Asked by Minni 7 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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Facebook wont load, I tried everything....EVERYTHING!

I installed Firefox 22.0 on My PC and It did a great job as a browser.....BUT!! when I log in on FB the only thing that it shows up is my profile pic and this facebook ti… (read more)

I installed Firefox 22.0 on My PC and It did a great job as a browser.....BUT!! when I log in on FB the only thing that it shows up is my profile pic and this facebook title above and below is empty....no posts just a clear page.....I deleted the cookies and all but I just installed firefox so there wasnt much cookies and reset the firefox and all what the other people recommended but eventhough sometimes Fb load correctly.....which made me go wild I mean why FB opens randomly like this.....I didnt install any anti-virus programs yet and I disabled my Firewall.......Just Tell me what should I do....Thx

Asked by AbrahamX 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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The procedure entry point strnlen could not be located in the dynamic link library msvcrt.dll

Using Firefox 50.0 under XP, SP3 - updated from previous version. Here is the popup - http://i.imgur.com/3Jo5sqB.jpg firefox.exe - Entry Point Not Found "The procedure en… (read more)

Using Firefox 50.0 under XP, SP3 - updated from previous version.

Here is the popup -

http://i.imgur.com/3Jo5sqB.jpg

firefox.exe - Entry Point Not Found

"The procedure entry point strnlen could not be located in the dynamic link library msvcrt.dll"

This happens after I upgraded to FF 50.0 - tried reset and browser cache clean. Still happens 1-3 times per day. I'm able to click through it, but why?

Bug?

Any help appreciated.

TIA :)

Asked by Compumind 3 years ago

Answered by Compumind 3 years ago

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[Locked - please Ask a New Question] My printer won't print when I run Firefox

I cannot print from the internet when using Firefox. My printer prints fine when I use safari. To print from Firefox I have to copy and paste to a Word document. My print… (read more)

I cannot print from the internet when using Firefox. My printer prints fine when I use safari. To print from Firefox I have to copy and paste to a Word document. My printer used to print just fine from firefox, but it suddenly stopped.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== around March 2010

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 10 years ago