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Firefox is refusing to listen to the Hosts file when links are clicked

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1011327 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1117449 Firefox is refusing to listen to the hosts file if links are cli… (read more)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1011327 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1117449

Firefox is refusing to listen to the hosts file if links are clicked on, If say a malicious host is in the list, it will not load if the entry is typed into the address bar, however if the link is clicked (how practically all sites are visited), then the malicious host will load regardless of the /hosts file.

browser.fixup.alternate.enabled;false browser.fixup.dns_first_for_single_words;true

This is very alarming behaviour, my hosts file is perhaps the front line of defense against malicious entities and especially viruses (sorry, not smart enough to openBSD a lappy as a router, either that or it wasn't capable) and this makes many users who rely on the hosts file extremely vulnerable.

Why is this happening?

Fwiw i'm on win7

Asked by Fyasko 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Why is the google news website suddenly not a "secure connection"?

My firefox browser shows that google news (https://news.google.com/) is not secure. How long has this been happening and should I avoid that website. This has happened … (read more)

My firefox browser shows that google news (https://news.google.com/) is not secure. How long has this been happening and should I avoid that website. This has happened yesterday too.

Asked by joReader 3 years ago

Last reply by philipp 3 years ago

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mentre sto lavorando su un'applicazione mi butta fuori e mi appare: 'la connessione al server è stata annullata durante il caricamento della pagina'

Spesso faccio teleworking e lavoro da casa utilizzando tramite Firefox un sistema chiamato KOHA. Mentre lavoro spesso mi succede di essere buttata fuori e di ricevere que… (read more)

Spesso faccio teleworking e lavoro da casa utilizzando tramite Firefox un sistema chiamato KOHA. Mentre lavoro spesso mi succede di essere buttata fuori e di ricevere questa risposta: 'la connessione al server è stata annullata durante il caricamento della pagina'. Ho provato a fare varie operazioni ma non ci sono riuscita. Poi magari dopo un pò di ore funziona nuovamente. Allego un esempio, da aprire con Wordpad

Asked by littlebutterfly69 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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cannot advance to submit selected options, returns to content menu.

To view and enable class room material: UNBLOCK: menu=options=content=exceptions=http:\\.wwwcengage.com=allow=save changes. Unable to save changes, reverts back to conte… (read more)

To view and enable class room material: UNBLOCK: menu=options=content=exceptions=http:\\.wwwcengage.com=allow=save changes. Unable to save changes, reverts back to content page.

Asked by fwilson 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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each time i open a page it shows error saying adobe flash player has crashed and even after reloading the pages the problem isnt solved please help

my operating system is windows 7 32bit flashplayer was working before but when i refreshed firefox each time i loaded a video on any website it doesnt load and shows erro… (read more)

my operating system is windows 7 32bit flashplayer was working before but when i refreshed firefox each time i loaded a video on any website it doesnt load and shows error saying adobe flash player has stoped working the problem is same even after reloading and redownloading firefox even when i install older versions of flash player my current version is 24.0 r0 also the following are the problems when i click description on the popup error message Problem signature:

 Problem Event Name:	BEX
 Application Name:	FlashPlayerPlugin_24_0_0_186.exe
 Application Version:	24.0.0.186
 Application Timestamp:	584c8ab5
 Fault Module Name:	StackHash_27eb
 Fault Module Version:	0.0.0.0
 Fault Module Timestamp:	00000000
 Exception Offset:	619d92cd
 Exception Code:	c0000005
 Exception Data:	00000008
 OS Version:	6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
 Locale ID:	2057
 Additional Information 1:	27eb
 Additional Information 2:	27eb358fe674a6f15dafe56d42bb9bf3
 Additional Information 3:	2f06
 Additional Information 4:	2f06c18113e6d7c00e6b91fa1fde84b6

Read our privacy statement online:

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If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:

 C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

Asked by flashget 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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tips on getting rid of Pointer Hyjacking (click and touching to long)

I have a pesty bug that follows re install of firefox, called click hyjacking, it has something to due with framework re directing, it re directs to a dozen different w… (read more)

I have a pesty bug that follows re install of firefox, called click hyjacking, it has something to due with framework re directing, it re directs to a dozen different web site including micro soft voice warning that they have my information, I have McAfee Security, belive I got it when using spybot upgrade sercurity though, Im trying not to have to re install windows OS but Im getting ready. I have spent hourly researching and trying ideas that dont work, all malware scans come up blank, there must be a way to find the registry file and destroy! please help glenn

Asked by theparrothead 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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What is "https://info.updaterex.com", it keeps trying to get into my computer on all browsers, my Avast security blocks it, where is it coming frin?

I keep getting a "blocked" message from Avast, my internet security provider. Where is this "updaterex.com" malware virus coming from. The other day my girlfriend told … (read more)

I keep getting a "blocked" message from Avast, my internet security provider. Where is this "updaterex.com" malware virus coming from. The other day my girlfriend told me that I was trying to "video call" her on Facebook, I don't know how to do this, I did not do this. It also said that she was trying to "video call" me, she doesn't know how to do this either.

Do I have a virus in my computer? I ran a scan and all the files are ok, no viruses. Why does this bad file keep trying to attack my computer, its scary. It has happened about 12 times already. I want it gone !!

Asked by wurlitzer55 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Fox News is blocked??? Perhaps I'd better block MOZILLA!!!!

I've been on and off Fox News all day. Suddenly it's BLOCKED???? It's suddenly became insecure??? In the space of 5 minutes??? I doubt that!!!! I'm furious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!… (read more)

I've been on and off Fox News all day. Suddenly it's BLOCKED???? It's suddenly became insecure??? In the space of 5 minutes??? I doubt that!!!! I'm furious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Asked by DeeJohn 3 years ago

Last reply by philipp 3 years ago

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Firefox crashes

Hi Firefox support, how come firefox keep crashed when I used it. It happens just couple days. Whenever, I used facebook the page don't load, and crash afterward. I tr… (read more)

Hi Firefox support, how come firefox keep crashed when I used it. It happens just couple days. Whenever, I used facebook the page don't load, and crash afterward. I tried to refesh firefox, uninstall and install it, but not thing is working. What is going with firefox?

Thank,

Asked by Tony08 3 years ago

Last reply by philipp 3 years ago

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Mozilla's format is great - but having so many problems- sadly think I may have to switch browsers- Is there currently a technical hitch? wsers

Slooooooowness- practically every time I'm online When Computer is 'sleeping' and I go to re-start. Will not connect to internet. Stalling is driving me crazy - as I can'… (read more)

Slooooooowness- practically every time I'm online When Computer is 'sleeping' and I go to re-start. Will not connect to internet. Stalling is driving me crazy - as I can't get on with what I'm doing. Just installed Chrome - no problems ( except when I try to open Mozilla - then whole computer stalls)

Would like to stay with Mozilla - any guidance appreciated. I have Lenovo 510 idepad (new) Many thanks, Anita

Asked by anniep74 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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como colocar o firefox em mod basico/antigo ?

tenho uma internet bem lenta e firefox trava muito mesmo com todos os seus recursos desativados eu gostaria de saber se existe um modo tipo html basico ou um layout mais … (read more)

tenho uma internet bem lenta e firefox trava muito mesmo com todos os seus recursos desativados eu gostaria de saber se existe um modo tipo html basico ou um layout mais antigo para me ajudar a melhor minha navegação ??

Asked by keven123 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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when i had open home page and started surfing my website, some another websites opening automatically,and it repeat again and again last 15-20 days.

when i had open home page and started surfing my website, some another websites opening automatically,and it repeat again and again last 15-20 days.pl.give me a solution… (read more)

when i had open home page and started surfing my website, some another websites opening automatically,and it repeat again and again last 15-20 days.pl.give me a solution. warm regards vikas barahate india

Asked by vikas999 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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How do I undo Sync?

My husband has an account on our family computer. I tried to Sync his account with a new computer so he would have his old bookmarks. I signed into his Firefox account o… (read more)

My husband has an account on our family computer. I tried to Sync his account with a new computer so he would have his old bookmarks. I signed into his Firefox account on both computers. Sync put all MY bookmarks on his account. How do I undo this?

Asked by BOC7 3 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 3 years ago