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PopUp demand install extension; Older OSX, w/ FrFx v.48.0.2,; Server certificates Untrusted now

Re: Recently saw memory-key address in new line at bottom of FireFox's History Drop-down-menu. (June 2019.) Re: After memory-key displays in FireFox-History menu, from "m… (read more)

Re: Recently saw memory-key address in new line at bottom of FireFox's History Drop-down-menu. (June 2019.) Re: After memory-key displays in FireFox-History menu, from "must add Extension," I can No Longer Connect to one of my financial websites; could connect in early June to same website prior to this extension install, (and as late as July 3 '19 to other financial websites) Re: Firefox Browser (FrFx), ver 48.0.2, latest ver. that could be installed on OSX 10.6.8, Mac Mini early '09 Re: Currently, haven't time to purchase, learn to use newer ver. OSX and Internet (INet) Security on/for it.

1. "Must add extension to Firefox (FrFx) Browser" Pop-Up occurred immediately after update to my Internet (INet) Security program, and gives 'Certificate Authentication; I.D. Errors' -> No Connection > Clear Browser History, Restart, ShutDown, and Start. But, disabling my INet Security, gives same "No Connection" results at that financial website's server. (Therefore, Add-in Not from INet Security program Update.)

2. Checking for unfamiliar- Extensions, -Plug-Ins, -Add-Ons, in all my browsers shows none related to Firefox Browser. So where was the Pop-Up FrFx 'extension installed? Previous Extensions I'd installed all still present.

3a. Using secure https://www.[financial website].com in URL line, yields 'Security Warning Code' notice re: website/server certificate NOT authenticated + can't connect to server.

 b. Using non-secure http://www.[financial website].com as URL, gives same can't authenticate + not connect warnings, since both Google and that financial website automatically switch to secure https:// type of connection!

4a. Even using Chrome browser -> Google always converts to https:// in URL line > "Broken HTTPS," plus 'website id not verified,' but at Green-around-padlock: Your connection to www.[financial website].com is encrypted using an obsolete cipher suite. The connection uses TLS 1.2. The connection is encrypted using AES_256_CBC, with ……..1 for message authentication and RAS as the key exchange mechanism." "Your INet connection is blocked," but I have already added 'Chrome://' to my INet Security program's Firewall, and to its 'allowed cookies' list, twice.

 b. ***Did that questionable-"must add Firefox Extension" change the encryption method used by Firefox browser to AES……, since that older version of FrFx had just been connecting to that financial website's server just fine.***   

5a.Tech. Support department at [financial website] 1st: told me they had made NO Changes to encryption on their server, and 2nd: they have AntiVirus + Internet Security on their server that most likely rejects my older computer (even with up-to-date INet Security definitions).

 b. A Mac shop cleaned malware from my Mac, but found NONE.  They suggested that some websites are now requiring one of 'only the 3 most recent versions of an O.S.,' which is supported by updates from its manufacturer, in order to connect to their server.

6a. I can't find any items in my Mac's hard drive relating to a FrFx/Mozilla Extension, as that folder won't open, even with administrative rights. (But Can't Log-In as Admin.-User with missing Password.) Can any ....plist s be removed safely and v. 48.0.2 function well?

 b. ****How can one find + remove the added extension,, or whatever, at that memory-key stated in the FrFx-History-Menu?*****
 c. Is there a newer ver. of Firefox browser which can now be installed safely on OSX 10.6.8?

Input and suggestions will be appreciated to solve this problem.

Asked by edith.rittenbach 1 year ago

Last reply by user633449 1 year ago

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Re-enable extensions disabled in v48.0.2 from the update error in may 2019

Re-enable extensions disabled in v48.0.2 from the update error in may 2019 YEs I know there was a problem that is being addressed for later versions of Firefox but, I hav… (read more)

Re-enable extensions disabled in v48.0.2 from the update error in may 2019

YEs I know there was a problem that is being addressed for later versions of Firefox but, I have a work hoers MAc OSX that I can not upgrade to the latest versions of Firefox and am stuck with v.48.0.2.

With the fact that the error was on Firefox/Mazola's end with the newer Addon Certificate oops, All of my older extensions/Addons have stopped and been disabled also of course.Is there a way to re-enable them or will there be one?

Some of the older ones that can not be updated via the devs also due to them actually requiring yet again newer machines and software to be purchased and used, etc. ATM extensions/Addons such as Ghostery, and some other add blockers as well as some older adobe extensions.

I am now vulnerable to all sorts of things I was not vulnerable to thanks to Ghostery and some of the other extensions/Addons I had in place and working for that version of Firefox.

IT is taken me hours just to post this now due to the disabled extensions/Addons.I need to renewable the ones that were disabled please ASAP.

Help please!

Asked by S3rch3r 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Firefox crashes

I'm trying to go on Medicare.gov and find a doctor for my Mother. I went to "Find a doctor". Typed in "General Practice". It searches in my zip code. Results start comi… (read more)

I'm trying to go on Medicare.gov and find a doctor for my Mother. I went to "Find a doctor". Typed in "General Practice". It searches in my zip code. Results start coming up and then it crashes. I'm using old Mac laptop. OS X v. 10.6.8. Using Firefox 48.0.2 I think the Mac is too old to upgrade to more recent software.

I'm not very digital. I'm 67.

Asked by tomallers 2 years ago

Last reply by user633449 2 years ago

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Numerous problems with creating bookmarks afte Firefox update last week. click annot save bookmarks to library.

I recently updated the newest Firefox version, at least I think so. I watched the Video about creating and accessing bookmarks. Before the latest version I created many… (read more)

I recently updated the newest Firefox version, at least I think so. I watched the Video about creating and accessing bookmarks. Before the latest version I created many folders and placed websites of many non-profit organizations and other arts resources. Now, when I click the star the follow occurs: Star turns blue and moves to clip board? icon. First option: View bookmark side bar; Second: Show All Bookmarks; Third: View Pocket List (I don't use Pocket); Forth: Bookmarks Toolbar; Fifth: Other Bookmarks; Sixth: Show all Bookmarks. These are fewer options than listed on the Firefox bookmarks video. When I click: Show all Bookmarks a grey and white empty box appears with the the top title Library. When I click Show All Bookmarks, nothing occurs. What's also odd is that when I bring up a website like nypl.org the star turns blue. But I can't find that bookmark, only listed, without a name, of 157

Asked by ghendren 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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MacBook 2.2 GHz Core Duo with 4GB 667 MHz DDR2 DRAM running version 10.7.5 no longer supports Firefox, any suggestions that would allow me to update Firefox?

My question describes the problem. I have this old MacBook I travel with and want to see if there are things I can do to it so that I can update Firefox which probably r… (read more)

My question describes the problem. I have this old MacBook I travel with and want to see if there are things I can do to it so that I can update Firefox which probably requires me to be able to update the operating system to El Capitain. I have an iMac at home which is up to date in everyway but I hate to through out this high functioning but old MacBook if it can be bought into the modern world.

Thank you

Asked by damndude 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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Adblock plus removed during a Firefox fix, replaced it with Adblock strict, need to restore plus

Back in February, I updated Firefox on my MacBook Pro, OSX 10.6.8. AdBlock Plus was moved into the Old Firefox Data folder. Not realizing this, I went to Add-ons. The clo… (read more)

Back in February, I updated Firefox on my MacBook Pro, OSX 10.6.8. AdBlock Plus was moved into the Old Firefox Data folder. Not realizing this, I went to Add-ons. The closest description I thought was AdBlock Strict, which I installed.

It has annoyed me ever since. Ads load everywhere. When I click on any live link in an e-mail or a website, the popup asks Allow or Deny, I click Allow and nothing happens. Since every time I do something to this computer, I get it wrong and waste a lot of time, I have let this problem annoy me every day and go to work on another, newer MacBook Pro (without ads and with working links).

I've finally had it! I want to get the old AdBlock Plus back and ditch Strict forever.

Asked by ranchotaj 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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I know my system is unsupported, but why suddenly does it continue to crash this evening?

Each tine I try to connect to a site...even my email, Firefox crashes....This just started to happen about 1 hour ago...no problem before that! I have refreshed Firefox … (read more)

Each tine I try to connect to a site...even my email, Firefox crashes....This just started to happen about 1 hour ago...no problem before that! I have refreshed Firefox twice in one hour to no avail!. Why is this suddenly happening?

Asked by colojane 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Why is your "help" page so .. lousey?

Responses DO NOT HAVE A .. THING to do with the query!!! "Firefox prevented this site from asking you to install software on your computer." The answer is NOT in "Prefe… (read more)

Responses DO NOT HAVE A .. THING to do with the query!!! "Firefox prevented this site from asking you to install software on your computer." The answer is NOT in "Preferences". nhn

Asked by nhnnhn 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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How can I remove Xfinity ad that has infiltrated my computerI

Xfinity ad has infiltrated my computer. It shows up even when not connected to the internet. It came through the internet a few weeks ago and I had to turn off my connec… (read more)

Xfinity ad has infiltrated my computer. It shows up even when not connected to the internet. It came through the internet a few weeks ago and I had to turn off my connection and my computer to remove it.

Asked by sofedup 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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How do I transfer current installation (48.0.2) and all data to computer with current osx.

I'm using OSX 10.7.5 on an older mac book pro. I wish to transfer all my Firefox data/files/bookmarks/etc to a newer mac book pro with current osx. I've installed a the … (read more)

I'm using OSX 10.7.5 on an older mac book pro. I wish to transfer all my Firefox data/files/bookmarks/etc to a newer mac book pro with current osx. I've installed a the lastest Firefox version on the newer Mac but no other information.

Asked by tgeorg 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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The screen freezes each time I try to read articles contained within emails from The American Prospect.

Beginning four days ago, the screen freezes when, having opened an email from a magazine, I click on and try to read an article contained within the email. The screen do… (read more)

Beginning four days ago, the screen freezes when, having opened an email from a magazine, I click on and try to read an article contained within the email. The screen does not freeze when I go directly from MSN to a news story from the Post or Times or Guardian, only when I'm in my Hotmail account. AND it does not freeze when I access that account using Safari. I know I'm now out of date and unsupported, whatever that means, but I'm told the only solution to that is to relegate this lovely Mac to the scrapheap. Anyway, this new habit of freezing is a specific problem which should have a specific solution short of buying a new computer. Thanks for your help.

Asked by guidorapido 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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new version of firefox says my system will not support it so what can I do ?

my firefox 48.0.2 version on my mac mini keeps repeating crash reporter and will not open i have tried start in safe mode but no luck when I tried to download a new ver… (read more)

my firefox 48.0.2 version on my mac mini keeps repeating crash reporter and will not open i have tried start in safe mode but no luck when I tried to download a new version it said my system would not support it

what can I do

I am OSX 10.8.5

Asked by kingwilliam393 3 years ago

Last reply by James 3 years ago

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This is more trouble that having to go to your home page to click on the envelope; when I click on my mail icon arequest for my password come up and it only rec

This is more trouble that having to go to your home page to click on the envelope. When I click on my mail icon on my desktop, a request for my password come up and it on… (read more)

This is more trouble that having to go to your home page to click on the envelope. When I click on my mail icon on my desktop, a request for my password come up and it only recognizes my i-phone. Once I put in the "key" it doesn't help me use my desktop like it did for years. The only way I can access my mail on my desktop is click on Foxfire which goes to the Yahoo home page and then click on the envelope. Why did this change and can I ever use my desktop "inbox" icon again?

Asked by obigham1 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 years ago

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twitter videos longer than 20s won't play

In the last month Twitter videos over a few seconds stopped working. Gifs still work and short video clips work. Ive tried every suggestion (Uninstalled all add ons, open… (read more)

In the last month Twitter videos over a few seconds stopped working. Gifs still work and short video clips work. Ive tried every suggestion (Uninstalled all add ons, open in safe mode etc.) in the other threads on the subject. I do not get the "this media cannot be played message" I can actually see the first frame, when I click the video the play big blue play button goes away but nothing happens.

Asked by mkasp 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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why does firefox crash so frequently. at least 3-5 times per day of use. Increasing over time.https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/bp-6a7333bb-7761-4f3b

https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/bp-6a7333bb-7761-4f3b-b307-eeb4f1180121 https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/bp-c5e51dc1-9393-48e5-bf09-fb90b0180124 … (read more)

https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/bp-6a7333bb-7761-4f3b-b307-eeb4f1180121 https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/bp-c5e51dc1-9393-48e5-bf09-fb90b0180124 https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/bp-6a7333bb-7761-4f3b-b307-eeb4f1180121 https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/bp-7fb99764-b1e7-4c92-9c20-9c6e00180108 https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/bp-2d97a517-43c4-4eab-85bd-4771f0180108 https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/bp-a154ce17-2962-431b-b246-0d1da0180103 These are some of the 9 crashes that a report was submitted. Many times I just shut down due to frustration at the multiplicity of crashes. I have work interviews coming up and don't want the system crashing in the midst. Please, I have sent remarks on several crash reports along with my email address an have heard nothing in response. Please educate me on what I may do to keep this from happening. HELP PLEASE?!?!? and Thank you!

Asked by wwerider 3 years ago

Last reply by James 3 years ago

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I keep getting messages on my browser that say "Debug" but do not understand how to deal with them - my screen will usually freeze soon after - help please!

I keep getting messages in my browser that says "Debug" but do not understand how to deal with them - my screen will usually freeze soon after - help please! Unfortunatel… (read more)

I keep getting messages in my browser that says "Debug" but do not understand how to deal with them - my screen will usually freeze soon after - help please!

Unfortunately, when the screen freezes, I cannot take a picture!

Asked by zoro.axa 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago