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Security of Firefox: Is It Still Secure?

Greetings everyone, I know this may sound like a strange question, but I'm very serious. I just read an article that says Firefox is in danger of being shut down I've al… (read more)

Greetings everyone,

I know this may sound like a strange question, but I'm very serious.

I just read an article that says Firefox is in danger of being shut down

I've always seen Firefox as the most trustworthy web browser and so I was planning on using Firefox as my main web browser for the long term. However, after reading this article I've become very anxious.

Article link: https://news.slashdot.org/story/20/08/15/1955237/can-firefox-be-saved

I'd really appreciate any advice.

Asked by Helpless_Quest 2 months ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 2 months ago

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ATTENTION ALL USERS - SCAM WARNING ! ! ! ! Please read

Warning ! ! A number of FAKE support postings have been showing up here in the forums. . Whenever you see a message / popup like that; DO NOT USE ANY OF THE PROVIDE… (read more)

Warning ! ! A number of FAKE support postings have been showing up here in the forums.

. Whenever you see a message / popup like that;

DO NOT USE ANY OF THE PROVIDED LINKS OR ANY PHONE NUMBERS ! !

Such messages are only Spam that could lead you to Fake Support. Not only can they damage or hack your system, they charge you to do so.

This is the official support forum and we do not supply support by phone.

You can report such a site at; Google Report Phishing Page {web link} which is the same when done while on site by going to Help > Report Web Forgery

Help us safeguard Mozilla’s trademarks by reporting misuse {web link}

Asked by FredMcD 4 months ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 4 months ago

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AliceWyman created a new revision to the document Get community support.

Is anyone else getting multiple emails supposedly from Mozilla Support like this : Summary: How to get community support for Mozilla products. Changes: --- [en-US] Get co… (read more)

Is anyone else getting multiple emails supposedly from Mozilla Support like this : Summary: How to get community support for Mozilla products.

Changes: --- [en-US] Get community support #178557 +++ [en-US] Get community support #182844 @@ -2,7 +2,7 @@

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Asked by oldbob2 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Consumer Reports March 2019 recommeds BitDefender Chatted BD Tech recommended Total Security 30 trial What do you think ?

I am on a very small VA Disability Pension (total and permanent) and can't afford to make an error with my finances. I am very slowly getting up to speed on all things C… (read more)

I am on a very small VA Disability Pension (total and permanent) and can't afford to make an error with my finances.

I am very slowly getting up to speed on all things Computer related (email, browser, search engines, operating systems, etc).

Because I am also 60 % blind (strokes) I also have great difficulty working with computers (PC Win 7, 4 GB RAM, Intel 5 Dual Core, Dell Studio Desktop) (Android Safelink Lifeline Cell Phone)

Today I experienced a server Computer Infection that disabled all Computer Security (Microsoft Security Essentials and SpyBot Search & Destroy) when I tried to do a Full Scan with MS Security Essentials. I eventually regained full security control and successfully completed a Full Scan with both software anti-malware programs.

Just read a Consumer Reports article on Recommended Anti-Malware-Virus Software for PC and MAC Computers. It recommend Bitdefender Free Edition and paid Internet Security 2018 Edition Software.

I almost always use Firefox (original) Browser for just about everything I do.

But I do have IE and Google Chrome installed because I am a Disabled Veteran and I have to use only those browsers to access Federal DOD Accounts and Federal DES Accounts, etc

I just now did a Chat with Bitdefender Technical Support and they said there is no remaining compatibility problem between Firefox and Bitdefender. 100 % Compatible ? . So I did a search using DuckDuckGo, Bitdefender, Mozilla internet sites and found plenty of problems that appear to have been solved recently ?

I am also thinking of upgrading to Firefox Focus and Thunderbird to improve PC & Cell Phone Privacy and Security.

Bitdefender recommends uninstalling all Security Software before attempting to install any Edition of Bitdefender and the Technical Support Person I Chatted with confirmed this.

The Technical Support Person recommended Bitdefender Total Security 30 day free trial version because I was going to install the Free version to test it out and then if it had no problems with Firefox, Google Chrome, and IE then I was thinking of upgrading next month April 2019 to the Internet Security 2019 Edition.

Right now Bitdefender has a special price on the Total Security Edition of 44 USD as apposed to the 40 USD for the Internet Security 2018 Edition

What do you all think I should do ? Install Bitdefender Total Security 30 day trial and then upgrade to paid 44 USD Edition ?

Thank You oh so much for any and all your time and thoughts on this issue of Compatibly Privacy and Security.

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Asked by William_Drew_Lott 1 year ago

Last reply by WestEnd 1 year ago

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How do I resolve the error 1042?

There is an error which I am facing and cant be able to resolve that. I am having trouble in My Dell computer system and the system hard drive is not functioning properly… (read more)

There is an error which I am facing and cant be able to resolve that. I am having trouble in My Dell computer system and the system hard drive is not functioning properly and it is showing the error code 2000-0142 in the system. To resolve this I have also contacted ... , but I need a proper solution.


edit: removed link

Asked by aronsalsa 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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am I being hacked?

Hello my name is SuperDave. I am having an or think I am being monitored . Computer hacked, spyed on . Or whatever you guys call it for along time and because of the thin… (read more)

Hello my name is SuperDave. I am having an or think I am being monitored . Computer hacked, spyed on . Or whatever you guys call it for along time and because of the things that happen to my accounts, photos, how and if I can surf the web. Downloading issues. Web and computer over heating proformance. Web site warnings, unable to download or switched of security programs, or looks and says it's working but know it's doing nothing. And when investigated. Shows uninstalled or switched off. Without my knowledge. Been told nothing is wrong but when I go into users . There seems to be like 10 different kinds of people logged in my account. But one feature seems to stick out from the rest. On the bottom screen of Windows there is a task bar. Everyone knows this. But it looks like there is another one behind it. Now is this normal? I thought that if there is one that there might be another hidden screen behind it. And when opening another screen it seems to open 2 instead of one. When I hit back it the same as the one I opened. Am I being paranoid? All so have been warned that I have been open to ransom ware. . I went and bought McAfee and have a two year subscription. And when issues came up I would call and they would help me. But never came out and said I have been hacked. They just seem not to want to tell me. Am I going crazy? Or do I really have a problem. Or is the web just like that these days or what? Please advise me. I have been looking for a simple download to use to check when ever I feel like something's wrong. But get these sites that use lingo. And long pages to read that only a computer geek would understand. Why is this so difficult? Signed SuperDave, think I need to lye down now it's giving me a headache.

Asked by dacvuidb4694u2 2 years ago

Last reply by WestEnd 2 years ago

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for email replies add my business email and phone #

I want to add this to my email replies [Personal information removed by moderator. Please read Mozilla Support rules and guidelines, thanks.] … (read more)

I want to add this to my email replies

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Asked by ctowle50 2 years ago

Last reply by ctowle50 2 years ago

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can't download skype on my laptop

I want to use my laptop for skype. I don't know how to dowload it (I tried following instructions but couldn't), then, I want to know how to use it with a VPN. Can someon… (read more)

I want to use my laptop for skype. I don't know how to dowload it (I tried following instructions but couldn't), then, I want to know how to use it with a VPN. Can someone help me?

Asked by Linda320 2 years ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 2 years ago

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RSS feeds won't load on My.Yahoo.com since 59.0.1 upgrade

After upgrading to Firefox 59.0.1, rss feeds on my.yahoo.com won't load. It gives an error message " This feed from hosted.ap.org couldn't be loaded right now. You can tr… (read more)

After upgrading to Firefox 59.0.1, rss feeds on my.yahoo.com won't load. It gives an error message " This feed from hosted.ap.org couldn't be loaded right now. You can try again, but if it still does not work you may wish to remove this feed." The feeds come up fine in Chrome and internet Explorer.

Asked by Adrain 2 years ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 2 years ago

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nbc sports blows

The concept is not execution. My tone is the product of being promised superior service in all areas, and sometimes it actually works, . How can you charge me a couple … (read more)

The concept is not execution. My tone is the product of being promised superior service in all areas, and sometimes it actually works, . How can you charge me a couple hundred bucks a month and provide spotty service. I speak specifically of Kinetic and the bait and switch it utilizes. Of the dozens of channels , well their logos, adorn Kinetics' page, it's a crap shoot whether it will work or not when I c;lick on it. NBC Sports and even Watch Espn have deprived me of service paid for and I end up listening to the game on the radio. Progress. On the occasion I do get in, the streaming is choppy,. slow, unsynced and basically unwatchable. If I knew Kinetic was offered in only three moderately sized cities, I may have thought twice about signing up. Did I sign up for a beta test under the guise of a legitimate service.

Asked by nteabnggreen 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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What if I love Firefox but don't want to "contribute to a movement" because I believe heavy-handed gov't regulation is actually a danger to an open internet?

I got an email today <sigh> that contained the following excerpt: "When you use Firefox, you’re also contributing to a movement to ensure the internet remains a gl… (read more)

I got an email today <sigh> that contained the following excerpt: "When you use Firefox, you’re also contributing to a movement to ensure the internet remains a global public resource, open and accessible to all." - Chris Beard CEO, Mozilla. This is a leftist view. One that trusts large centralized government - and telecom laws from 30+ years ago - over the private sector, watch-dog groups with a loud and ready megaphone and individuals. I have been using a mozilla-based browser since the internet took off - back when it was a free, wild and... seriously magical place, when the things we could do with it seemed endless and unknowable. Now we've got a pioneer like Mozilla, poisoned with leftest elitests who.... Listen, I know the arguments sound good. Gotta protect the internet from those big bad greedy corporations by enlisting the help of a benevolent un-biased bigger brother. Only that NEVER ends well. It is NAIVE! Corporations do NOT have a monopoly on corruption and abuse of power. So my real question for you is this: Is there some way to convince Mozilla to focus on great and visionary technologies that enable the individual and STOP promoting views that, at best are not shared by all of it's users, and at worst are indoctrinating, dangerous and wrong!?

Asked by gofishbish 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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private.com

Firefox opens automatically this "porn site" at private.com when adding "private" instead of "-private" at the target line of the shortcut. This is hilarious, but could h… (read more)

Firefox opens automatically this "porn site" at private.com when adding "private" instead of "-private" at the target line of the shortcut. This is hilarious, but could have been so much worse (ironic) had I actually had someone watching me configuring "advanced privacy" on this computer which is not mine.

The question: is that a prank? (Maybe fix it?)

Asked by morlakius 2 years ago

Last reply by guigs 2 years ago

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Why did you donate to a terrorist organisation

I would like to know why Mozilla which proclaims to be a company promoting freedom has donated/awarded money to an organisation hell bent on stopping speech they do not a… (read more)

I would like to know why Mozilla which proclaims to be a company promoting freedom has donated/awarded money to an organisation hell bent on stopping speech they do not agree with.

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/10/mozilla-gave-100000-to-secure-email-platform-harnessed-by-anti-fascist-groups.html

Think I might find an alternative browser now.

Asked by wdaryl 3 years ago

Last reply by wdaryl 3 years ago