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Your browser is being managed by your organization

Hi, I downloaded JDownloader yesterday. It forcefully installed some adware which became the default search engine, can't recall its name and Avast Antivirus. There was n… (read more)

Hi,

I downloaded JDownloader yesterday. It forcefully installed some adware which became the default search engine, can't recall its name and Avast Antivirus. There was no option to uncheck them while installing. Since I didn't like JD at all so I uninstalled them all using Revo Uninstaller. Now while I searched something in the url bar few times that adware's page searched my keywords. I opened my settings and I got this message Your browser is being managed by your organization. PFA. This is my personal laptop connected to my personal wifi. Can I delete everything related to this junk without reinstalling FF? http://www.upl.co/uploads/14291556FF1580471775.jpg http://www.upl.co/uploads/161919FF-11580471781.jpg

Thanks

Asked by billubakra 4 months ago

Last reply by Not Today 2 weeks ago

How much better would the Mozilla Recovery Answer Page be if it included this?

The Mozilla Answer page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile#w_copying-files-between-profile-folders, provides some pretty … (read more)

The Mozilla Answer page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile#w_copying-files-between-profile-folders, provides some pretty good information about which files to recover, but, doesn't include the general population's need to recover their last sessions, so a mention on this same page would be extremely helpful. Next, I found the places.sqlite file will update automatically without shutting down Firefox (most likely when the computer is put to sleep and then awakened). A warning about this little known file updating would be helpful to those who learned about their lost history, but choose to wait until later, like recovering it prior to shutting down, but they will have lost the opportunity when the places.sqlite file self updates itself automatically (who knows exactly when or why) I'd like to see this important information placed your answer on this same (above) troubleshooting page, because when I loose history caused by a proper shut down, I'll need to your page infor to remind me what to be cautious about. And I don't believe you have created a back up file to places.sqlite to which I can recover and rename yet, because I believe the closest name to it has very little memory in it, but I could be wrong.

Asked by cvmenn 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

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My Firefox browser has been 'taken over' by 'https://goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net/v1/hostedsearch'... How did this happen and how di I get rid of it?

My Firefox now 'defaults' to 'https://goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net/v1/hostedsearch?aid=5329&data=aWlkPTIwJnVpZD01MDUyMDI2Ng==&keyword'. The 'response' i… (read more)

My Firefox now 'defaults' to 'https://goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net/v1/hostedsearch?aid=5329&data=aWlkPTIwJnVpZD01MDUyMDI2Ng==&keyword'. The 'response' is always 'nothing here'. The only way I can search now is Safari...not my favourite! How did this happen? How can I fix it? Thanks! Charley

Asked by coachcharley 8 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Unable to select Firefox as default browser Windows 8.1, to open messages in Thunderbird

System suddenly changed IE to default browser for Thunderbird messages. Going through Settings, Defaults, Firefox is not an option, the icon is not there. The main issu… (read more)

System suddenly changed IE to default browser for Thunderbird messages. Going through Settings, Defaults, Firefox is not an option, the icon is not there. The main issue is Thunderbird now opens messages in IE all of a sudden instead of Firefox. In Firefox Options, I click on set default and it comes up with IE or search store for an app. I'd be grateful for any help.

Asked by Sidah 7 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

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Adobe flash will not remain active on our 24h emergency medical web site, need it to alert us to medical data

We have medical data coming in 24/7. Our alarm runs off flash. Since the update there isn't a choice to "allow and remember", which is causing us to have to remember to… (read more)

We have medical data coming in 24/7. Our alarm runs off flash. Since the update there isn't a choice to "allow and remember", which is causing us to have to remember to refresh the page constantly. A big problem for the night-staff, problem for the day-staff also as we keep forgeting and data is not alarming. PLEASE HELP!!

Asked by KCop 8 months ago

Last reply by James 5 months ago

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Need to uninstall totally and forever Firefox due to serious pc issues since the last update

firefox latest update has destroyed my laptop performance, have had to boot from windows recovery and no window fix repairs the damage. anyone any ideas what I can do to … (read more)

firefox latest update has destroyed my laptop performance, have had to boot from windows recovery and no window fix repairs the damage. anyone any ideas what I can do to resolve the issues? I have tried system restore but that does not work either

Asked by neilbowls 7 months ago

Last reply by RobertJ 6 months ago

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I get spam malware messages on one profile only and not the others

A few days ago I started getting full page spam messages when looking at threads in one forum only. I have to keep backing out or closing out of Firefox. Initially FF blo… (read more)

A few days ago I started getting full page spam messages when looking at threads in one forum only. I have to keep backing out or closing out of Firefox. Initially FF blocked them, but not anymore. Norton never blocked them.

These messages only come up when using one FF profile, not another. They also do not show up when using a Chromebook, so I presume the problem is on my end.

I have cleared all cookies & cache and did a complete scan with Norton, Malwarebytes, & AdwCleaner. Even restored Windows 7 back to an earlier time. But none of this helped.

They are full page messages & say they're from AT&T, Walmart, or Visa. However the addresses all start out with: happy.luckyparkclub.com/………..

Sometimes the messages appears right away & sometimes it takes a few minutes.

I cleared FF cookies, went back to the forum, & then looked at the cookies again. I noticed that happy.luckyparkclub.com and dbmtrk.xyz both appeared in the cookies list at the same time, 23 seconds. The forum cookie was time stamped at 22 seconds.

If I look at the forum using a different FF profile there is no problem & neither of these 2 cookies are there.

If I open a New Private Window in the problem profile then I don't get the messages either, at least not yet.

What does the Private Window NOT access that the regular window does?

Which profile folder or file could be causing the problem?

Thanks for any suggestions.

Asked by Mike109 7 months ago

Last reply by d3von 7 months ago

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Why did my keyboard shortcut stop working with the latest version of Firefox?

Hello and thanks in advance for your help! For many years, the content management system that I have been using has worked just fine with previous versions of Firefox. T… (read more)

Hello and thanks in advance for your help!

For many years, the content management system that I have been using has worked just fine with previous versions of Firefox. To access the backend area for a client of mine to edit their own website I built for them, they would go to their website and hit Control-Y on any page of their website. This would bring up the login prompt window so they could login and start live editing their site. Now, when I hit Control-Y, nothing happens.

I saw a previous post that mentioned adjusting (allowing) keyboard shortcuts in the settings area. I did this but unfortunately, this didn't solve my issue.

Can someone tell me why this no longer works with Firefox and what the possible fix / workaround might be?

Thank you so much!!

Asked by bcalzada 8 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 8 months ago

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Can't contact one particular web site from an email link

2 months ago the email links to articles that I had been using for years stopped working. Error message says can't connect with the web site. This is a very popular web … (read more)

2 months ago the email links to articles that I had been using for years stopped working. Error message says can't connect with the web site. This is a very popular web site.

Asked by dennisedds 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 months ago

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Google Sheets - using + or * signs don't move the cursor, so previous cell address is overwritten in the formula

[Added an attachment to simplify the explanation] Suppose that I want to write the formula A1+A2 (or A1*A2). If I click A1 and then use the '+' sign. The sign it appears … (read more)

[Added an attachment to simplify the explanation]

Suppose that I want to write the formula A1+A2 (or A1*A2). If I click A1 and then use the '+' sign. The sign it appears right after the cursor, so the cursor it's now between the A1 and the '+' sign, and the A1 text in the formula remains -I would say- selected as if nothing was written. So whatever I write or click afterwards overwrites the A1 cell reference making it impossible to write a formula.

I'm in Win10 with Firefox v69.0, both latest versions in English with a Spanish Intl. keyboard and layout. Checked in a couple of spreadsheets including a blank one.

Things that I have already tried:

- Disabled all add-ons on all tests

- Tried doing the same on Chrome, Opera, Edge (edgeHTML), Safari and FF for Mac. Only happens in FF both Mac and Win.

- It only happens when the previous cell was introduced using the mouse or the arrow keys, not if it was written.

- Only happens when using the '+' (or '*') from the regular keyboard, not the one from the numerical keypad.

- Switched to Spanish Windows and Firefox. Doesn't work either.

- Tested old Firefox versions, including, ESR.

- Changed the keyboard layout. With some of them it works (US, UK, US_Intl, FR, PL programmers) and with others doesn't (ES, DE, IT, FI and serbian). Moreover, few of them (FR and FI) works for one sign (+ or *) but not for the other.

Any ideas? Thanks

Asked by Coriscow 8 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 months ago

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Cannot select application to open files, because access denied

I am trying to open magnet links with Firefox. I've gotten to the point where it asks me which program I want to open magnet links with. I want to point it to qBittorrent… (read more)

I am trying to open magnet links with Firefox. I've gotten to the point where it asks me which program I want to open magnet links with. I want to point it to qBittorrent, which is in /usr/bin, however firefox cannot open either of these folders when browsing for the application. It always says access denied. I have tried granting it permissions thru Ubuntu Software and it did nothing. Seems like a very obvious problem. How can I choose an application if I cant ever access where they're stored? Im trying to switch from Chrome but it's proving to be way more difficult than it needs to be.

Asked by jlcarveth 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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I have lost all my bookmarks and icons

Is there anyway I can recover them. You have to understand that I don't understand anything about code. I am 61 years old and you and google and MS are making it more and… (read more)

Is there anyway I can recover them.

You have to understand that I don't understand anything about code.

I am 61 years old and you and google and MS are making it more and more complicated in the name of BS safety

I have ESET Internet Security and addons that block popups and dangerous websites.

I suggest you offer a browser that is easier for me to understand.

My computer was destroyed when I installed the Windows 1903 update.

Then I accidentally deleted all my files ,and I didn't have a hard disk backup

Is it possible you can send me all my bookmarks from 12 months ago

Or give me instructions on how to recover without being too complicated

Please send the details to my gmail account xxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx

I only use xxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx for Youtube

sincerely

Shaun Salter


(email addresses removed by moderator; please do not post personal data on a public forum - c)

Asked by yobbo6501 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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Tab it is overriding the first search. I have to close out the second search but when I do I cant get back to the first

When I use Firefox search engine, first tab opens, then I open a second tab, it overrides the first tabs page, I cannot search from it nor can I bounce between tabs. I ha… (read more)

When I use Firefox search engine, first tab opens, then I open a second tab, it overrides the first tabs page, I cannot search from it nor can I bounce between tabs. I have to close the second tab but then the first tab is blank. I have to close both and open up the browser again. I am not a google fan and want to migrate away as much as possible. It might be my dated windows so instead of spending hundreds of dollars on a new version, can I take firefox back to the version I had before this stupid new version. Which sounds like people are having a lot of problems with.

Asked by kismet2design 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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firefox restarts comp while watching twitch streams with hardware acceleration on

only with firefox while watching twitch streams will restart my comp. no other streaming site does it, no other browser...ive tried a lot of different drivers. ive uninst… (read more)

only with firefox while watching twitch streams will restart my comp. no other streaming site does it, no other browser...ive tried a lot of different drivers. ive uninstalled the windows update thats known to be bugged. also while the twitch stream is playing im watching the gpu jump up to 100%. its not overheating floating at 50c. ive diagnosed everything i can think of but it all comes down to firefox and twitch this is the weirdest problem i have seen no bluescreen, no warning and nothing in event viewer....it can happen in 5 min or 2 hours..but it will restart the computer

Asked by circeseye1 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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Firefox reports Mozilla Phishing Report page as Potential Security Risk

I just received a "Password Reset Notification" e-mail that looked very scammy, I right clicked on the link to select "Report Phishing Scam, but when Firefox was going t… (read more)

I just received a "Password Reset Notification" e-mail that looked very scammy,

I right clicked on the link to select "Report Phishing Scam, but when Firefox was going to open the Mozilla Phishing report page, I got "Warning, potential security risk ahead"

I think there's a problem somewhere...!

Asked by graham12 8 months ago

Last reply by McCoy 8 months ago