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Why Firefox connects to googleusercontet.com within 2 minutes of it reaching the internet?

HI! My buddy highlighted an issue, then i re-checked myself and it is worrying to me. To recreate (windows): Get any (non-webistaller [not nececarry, to do it this way, b… (read more)

HI!

My buddy highlighted an issue, then i re-checked myself and it is worrying to me.

To recreate (windows):

Get any (non-webistaller [not nececarry, to do it this way, but simpler to check]) firefox version (buddy got a fresh portable, i used my kinda privacy fortified one). Disconnect from the internet (plug the cable for fastest result). Make your version usable (install it) Start firefox, and open the Resource Monitor, with the network tab open expand the Network Activity portion (short alphabeticly, by name, check for F for firefox). Plug the cable in.

You soon will see FF will start looking for things, then an adress with a googleusercontet.com will pop up. Does not matter what is the Homepage's default browser, does no matters even if the Homepage is set to blank, this happens.

My best bet would be google safe browsing, but still, without any activity it is already connecting to that?

I know about the Google-FF/Mozilla relation, but this really made me think about why i still like firefox.

Asked by ledgeri 2 weeks ago

Answered by dveditz 1 week ago

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A message from Monitor said my information is in 6 data breaches. The linked in stuff I can fix. But evite? They must have my e-mail. Don't know how to get to that or the other sites listed I've never heard. What do I do more than change Linked in?

Please let me know what I should be doing other than tightening linked in which has no crucial information anyway. My e-mail will get back on e-vite because someone wil… (read more)

Please let me know what I should be doing other than tightening linked in which has no crucial information anyway. My e-mail will get back on e-vite because someone will send me an invitation. The other places should not have any information on me since I've never visited, don't know what they are.

Asked by mskinsey 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Two email login passwords are now missing

Can no longer receive from two of my email accounts. Have "fixed" the problem of being able to send by setting up a new password on the server and then inputting it into… (read more)

Can no longer receive from two of my email accounts. Have "fixed" the problem of being able to send by setting up a new password on the server and then inputting it into TB the first time i try to send but the 2 login accounts are no longer listed in the Saved Logins window. The other logins are still there and work as expected.

What should i do? i've spent several hours on the Mozilla TB forums, trying to find something similar, but haven't been able to find anything.

Please stay safe and have a beautiful Saturday afternoon!  :)

Asked by fred 4 months ago

Answered by fred 4 months ago

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Master password problem.

Can anyone help me with a master password issue? The box appears at the appropriate time but I am unable to enter any text into the box. I point and click in the text spa… (read more)

Can anyone help me with a master password issue?

The box appears at the appropriate time but I am unable to enter any text into the box. I point and click in the text space but the cursor does not appear and nothing happens when I start typing.

The sign in button is grey although I can click on it and the box briefly disappears then reappears asking for the password again. The cancel button works and closes the box.

I do not have the same problem on my Android mobile and I can access my passwords on my phone but not on my Windows laptop.

Thanks in advance, Grant.

Asked by Mr G 2 weeks ago

Answered by Mr G 2 weeks ago

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Autolog-in does not work after log-in to Mozilla account

Hi, my Firefox suddenly stop autologging my to Facebook or Gmail. After every restart of the application, I have to accept again cookies on every site. I have followed t… (read more)

Hi,

my Firefox suddenly stop autologging my to Facebook or Gmail. After every restart of the application, I have to accept again cookies on every site. I have followed these steps and nothing helped. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1176200

Then I tried to restore my default settings and autologin works again. Until my Mozilla synchronised with my account.

Can anyone, please, help? Thank you.

Asked by majernicekm 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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how to remove a file that "contains a virus or malware" from notifications

Hi all, I should remove the notification that always appears on firefox opening. "this file contains a virus or malware" I'm sure I have no more this file on my system (e… (read more)

Hi all, I should remove the notification that always appears on firefox opening.

"this file contains a virus or malware"

I'm sure I have no more this file on my system (even scanned by my antivirus) but this message still appears every time

how can I clean up?

find attached the screenshot

many thanks!

Asked by mfran2002 2 weeks ago

Answered by mfran2002 2 weeks ago

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Your organization controls this browser

Hi, I have tried all day trying to get rid - of SaveFrom.net Helper - no luck. Latest Firefox running on latest Win.10. So frustrating, tried all sorts of tricks and noth… (read more)

Hi, I have tried all day trying to get rid - of SaveFrom.net Helper - no luck. Latest Firefox running on latest Win.10. So frustrating, tried all sorts of tricks and nothing works Cheers,

GregT

Asked by gtcountry 2 months ago

Answered by gtcountry 2 months ago

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Redirecting http: to https:

Firefox is redirecting a particular http:// site to https:// Can't figure out how to stop the redirection. It is an unsecured site I am trying to access. Tried various fi… (read more)

Firefox is redirecting a particular http:// site to https:// Can't figure out how to stop the redirection. It is an unsecured site I am trying to access. Tried various fixes from the community to no avail.

The redirection started earlier this month.

Asked by wsquared1 2 weeks ago

Answered by wsquared1 2 weeks ago

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Firefox reports a secure connection without existing certificate

When i click on the lock icon in the address bar, nothing happens (I would expect to see the encryption and certificate, but no widget opens). When I right-click into the… (read more)

When i click on the lock icon in the address bar, nothing happens (I would expect to see the encryption and certificate, but no widget opens). When I right-click into the page and select "View Page Info", "Security", "View Certificate", no certificate exists. Only generic info is shown (Servers+Authorities). Also an error is reported in the system log, confirming that no certificate exists: JavaScript error: chrome://browser/content/browser-siteIdentity.js, line 642: TypeError: issuerCert is undefined

Questions:

  • Why does Firefox show the lock icon while no certificate exists?
  • How does Firefox establish a secure connection without having a certificate? (From my understanding a certificate is needed for TLS to work.)

Version used: Firefox 78.12.0esr ('Mozilla/5.0 (X11; FreeBSD amd64; rv:78.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/78.0'), no add-ons or plugins.

Asked by pmc1 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Manage Exceptions button for cookies exceptions is not working

Manage Exceptions button for cookies is not working for me since FF88 or 89, don’t remember which version precisely. I click on the button and the dialogue box that would… (read more)

Manage Exceptions button for cookies is not working for me since FF88 or 89, don’t remember which version precisely. I click on the button and the dialogue box that would normally appear to set exceptions does not pop up. Moreover it looks like when I click on the button the user interface on that tab freezes for a period. My FF profile is customised. I know if I start with a blank profile the issue goes away. I have another that works fine. However I would rather try to fix this issue in my current profile. I poked around in about:config but so far have had no success.

Any ideas? I searched google but could not find anything. Also checked mozilla bugzilla a while back without success. I am using FF 92 on Arch Linux.

Asked by piscium 3 weeks ago

Answered by piscium 2 weeks ago

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Huge Firefox issue. I am significantly scared.

Yesterday I went to my history to locate a prior site I had visited. There was only 1 site in history, which of course surprised me, and it was to CapitalOne.com/link … (read more)

Yesterday I went to my history to locate a prior site I had visited. There was only 1 site in history, which of course surprised me, and it was to CapitalOne.com/link accounts. This is my credit card company. I removed Firefox from my Macbook and then re-downloaded Firefox and installed. Nothing has changed. My settings are correct, meaning that I should be able to have sites visited in history, yet only the one site populates, and I've been to a lot of sites today....the credit card/link accounts site is the only site that is in history. You can imagine how nervous I am right now about doing anything on line. I sure hope that someone will help out here.

Asked by chefjeff 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Disable the login prompt for Password

How do I disable the login prompt for Password? I was on the phone troubleshooting a site I was having problems logging into, and the login for Password kept popping up e… (read more)

How do I disable the login prompt for Password? I was on the phone troubleshooting a site I was having problems logging into, and the login for Password kept popping up every few seconds. Even after canceling it would pop up again after a few. I did not want to log into Password because the previous saved username/password would mess up the troubleshooting.

Asked by gregbrady2020 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Filters

Filters would be a lot easier to handle if you could put more than one result for the same condition on the same line instead of just one per line. Right now, if you have… (read more)

Filters would be a lot easier to handle if you could put more than one result for the same condition on the same line instead of just one per line. Right now, if you have a lot of conditions it makes it clunky and takes almost the whole screen when adding or modifying a filter, it's also a pain when trying to change,add or remove a filter condition. It would take less space and less lines if you could add an (Or) and simply put it on the same line. Could use a function to easily 'backup Emails as well as Users' instead of backing up whole directories and sub directories, it's not very efficient and user friendly. Furthermore, had to reinstall Thunderbird 91 more than 2 times to get the filters working like I wanted to. I used Foxmail for years and wanted to give Thunderbird a try, I really like the interface but some things are driving me off like I mentionned above. I suggest you take a look at Foxmail to see how the features are implemented and use those ideas to make Thunderbird more practical and user friendly. I'm using windows 10 22h2.

I beleive it's a great software but it has to be refined a bit more.

You guy's are doing a great job. I look forward migrating to Thunderbird as soon as some issues are handled and it's more stable and getrid of Foxmail for good.

Asked by Christian 3 weeks ago

Answered by Matt 3 weeks ago

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Undoing "don't allow [website] to prompt me"

Hello! A site kept popping up a confirmation window for an action I was trying to take, and in the confirmation window, there was a checkbox for something like "don't al… (read more)

Hello! A site kept popping up a confirmation window for an action I was trying to take, and in the confirmation window, there was a checkbox for something like "don't allow [this website] to prompt me again" (that's as best I can remember). I checked the box thinking it would just allow the action to happen without the confirmation window, but instead, the site just won't take that action anymore. How can I undo this setting? Thank you!

Asked by abby.phelps 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

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cookies and trackers

Can FF have a function that deletes cookies and trackers upon closing a Tab as well as when I close FF? P.S......I have not browsed any extensions for this as of yet... … (read more)

Can FF have a function that deletes cookies and trackers upon closing a Tab as well as when I close FF?

P.S......I have not browsed any extensions for this as of yet...

Asked by gary_bma 3 weeks ago

Answered by TNorth 3 weeks ago