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Getting pop-up for critical virus alert when running 96.0.3 on Win 10 Pro

I'm running 96.0.3 on a fully patched Win 10 Pro system - both O/S and programs. When Firefox is running I'm getting these pop-up error messages randomly with changing c… (read more)

I'm running 96.0.3 on a fully patched Win 10 Pro system - both O/S and programs. When Firefox is running I'm getting these pop-up error messages randomly with changing content. They stay on screen for some seconds and then go away. Message states it's from (via) 5.back2yard.biz. I put that in my hosts file and I'm still getting them. My network is a cable modem hooked to Xfinity and then cable connected to another fully newer patched router. All addresses are 10. range. I ran both a Malwarebytes scan and a Windows Security scan - both are clean.

I'm unable to upload a small image after a hour so I'll give up on that right now.

Asked by oldserverguy 10 months ago

Answered by oldserverguy 9 months ago

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My Firefox is not staying on the "Ask to save logins & passwords"

I am using a personal home laptop and the checkbox next to the logins and passwords will not stay checked from one session to another. I am using Windows 10 and do not k… (read more)

I am using a personal home laptop and the checkbox next to the logins and passwords will not stay checked from one session to another. I am using Windows 10 and do not know how to make the checkbox stay checked.

Asked by Theresa Marie 1 year ago

Answered by Theresa Marie 1 year ago

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Old version of firefox keeps opening porn sites randomly

Hello. Im new to the Mozilla Support community I am running a Japanese Windows XP SP3 on VMWare Workstation 16, i have downloaded a old version of firefox, due to newer v… (read more)

Hello. Im new to the Mozilla Support community

I am running a Japanese Windows XP SP3 on VMWare Workstation 16, i have downloaded a old version of firefox, due to newer versions not working on xp

And heres the issue: Firefox keeps opening tabs randomly which are related to pornographic websites like xxnx, pornhub, evilangel n' etc..

Heres things ive tried, but didnt work: -Install tdsskiller & scan -Scan with Avast Antivirus -Uninstalling Firefox and delete registry entries -Getting IE8 or G**gle Chr*me for Windows XP SP3

Any way to resolve this problem? i can't watch these things!

Asked by mm321 12 months ago

Answered by James 12 months ago

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Firefox Fails to Start After the First Time

Firefox will start once (maybe) and then it makes no difference where I click from (tray, programs, desktop shortcut) Firefox refuses to boot up. I've tried re-installing… (read more)

Firefox will start once (maybe) and then it makes no difference where I click from (tray, programs, desktop shortcut) Firefox refuses to boot up. I've tried re-installing multiple times. If I reboot, it will start. Also sometimes I will get a New tab but the page/URL never comes up. Firefox just hangs. I'm running Windows 11.

Asked by r1ch715 11 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 11 months ago

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firefox 91 tabs always crashing with ebay

Hello since i've upgraded to firefox91, i've got a tab crash each time i go to ebay.fr. The message is : "Gah. Your tab just crashed." I've submitted the bug report : ee0… (read more)

Hello since i've upgraded to firefox91, i've got a tab crash each time i go to ebay.fr. The message is : "Gah. Your tab just crashed."

I've submitted the bug report : ee05d71c-a653-4c91-9094-42ea10210821 I've been able to produce the problem only with ebay.fr and ebay.com. The problem does also occur in troubleshooting mode. clearing the cache does not help.

System is linux fedora up to date

Suggestions and help are welcome to solve the problem...

Asked by philippe.ventrillon 1 year ago

Answered by philippe.ventrillon 1 year ago

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pups prefs.js keep coming back found by malwarebytes plus several tries to hack my email account

I found some infos but I do not trust myself just deleting the files in question since they ared all over my system. The following I found per malwarebytes which found th… (read more)

I found some infos but I do not trust myself just deleting the files in question since they ared all over my system. The following I found per malwarebytes which found the pups every day up to now:

PUP.Optional.DefaultSearch is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of browser hijackers targeting Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. Symptoms The browsers’ default search engine was changed to one that belonged to the threat-actors. I am german so probably I need your patience in helping me to clean my system resp. Mozilla.

Looking forward Ingrid

Asked by iethomas 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Loging into American Express Account

When I try to log into my AMEX account with FF, nothing happens. The screen refreshes itself, but no log in, and no error or other kind of message. I have entered my Us… (read more)

When I try to log into my AMEX account with FF, nothing happens. The screen refreshes itself, but no log in, and no error or other kind of message. I have entered my User Name and Password manually and using Auto fill, no success.

Logging into my AMEX account on Edge and Chrome, works fine.

Suggestions?

Asked by rcferris1 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Site Certificate Delete doesn't Work

I'm on firefox 90.0.1 on Mac OSX Big Sur 11.2.3. When I try to delete a site certificate that I have (that is about to expire), it appears deleted, but when I open the ce… (read more)

I'm on firefox 90.0.1 on Mac OSX Big Sur 11.2.3. When I try to delete a site certificate that I have (that is about to expire), it appears deleted, but when I open the certificates page again it reappears. When I restart Firefox after deletion it reappears. When I delete cert9.db from my default profile after closing firefox, and then reopen, it still reappears. When I uninstall Firefox, delete the default profile folder from App Data and the Mozilla and Firefox folders from my caches, it still reappears (I also deleted the update folder).

I am doing sync between this mac, my phone, and another computer, but I ONLY have bookmarks, Add-ons, and history. Might the sync be also syncing my certificates?

Help/tips would be appreciated.

Asked by adrianohernandez2000 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Crashing Nearly Daily, Reinstall to fix umppc.pdb umppc14210.dll Crashing Thread GeckoMain

Hello! I am in a work environment and I am trying to determine if there is something in our security systems that is preventing Firefox from running properly. Once Firefo… (read more)

Hello! I am in a work environment and I am trying to determine if there is something in our security systems that is preventing Firefox from running properly. Once Firefox is installed, it works the rest of the day with no issue but almost daily the morning after, it will start to open then instantly crash. When I check the crash logs, it shows in most of them: Modules - Filename: umppc14210.dll Version: 6.28.14210.0 Debug Identifier: B9143DE260194C88AB48EFD6782C9EAF1 Debug File Name: umppc.pdb Signed By: Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher

Some are this instead: Filename: umppc14105.dll Version: 6.27.14105.0 Debug Identifier: CE458B39D37A4C65A60024BBACED6EB31 Debug File Name: umppc.pdb Signed By: Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher

Crash Reasons from multiple crashes: Crash Reason EXCEPTION_ILLEGAL_INSTRUCTION Crash Address 0x00007ffa13aacf87 Crash Reason EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION_READ Crash Address 0x0000000000000000 Crash Reason EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION_EXEC Crash Address 0x00007ff90af7b040 Crash Reason EXCEPTION_ILLEGAL_INSTRUCTION Crash Address 0x00007ff8d4fbea86 Crash Reason EXCEPTION_ILLEGAL_INSTRUCTION Crash Address 0x00007ff8d4fbea86 Crash Reason EXCEPTION_ILLEGAL_INSTRUCTION Crash Address 0x00007ff8d4fbea86 Crash Reason EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION_READ Crash Address 0x000005234242b500


The Module xul.dll listed is almost always first in the list multiple times. Crashing Thread (0), Name: GeckoMain Frame 0 Module xul.dll Signature GetDoubleWrappedJSObject(XPCCallContext&, XPCWrappedNative*) Source js/xpconnect/src/XPCWrappedNativeJSOps.cpp:222 Trust context

When using the dark theme from Firefox, Google searching seems to break completely as well as some pages will not load which may be related to this.

I have already tried uninstalling Firefox, deleting all of the folders, then reinstalling with a freshly downloaded installer (Even tried the beta one) with same results. It seems potentially MAYBE related to how long ago I closed Firefox before I shut down (Like Firefox is trying to save something to a secure location and times out, then it will work but if it hasn't timed out, then it crashes... or this is my guess)

The Signature seems to change randomly for the crash between crashes. ID: aea4dc0b-5fb6-42e7-994a-d2a960211123 Signature: GetDoubleWrappedJSObject ID: 34686de9-c473-4df3-bb6d-cb8160211123 Signature: mozilla::dom::XMLHttpRequestMainThread::OnRedirectVerifyCallback ID: aa6c916b-141c-491b-998c-a90bf0211123 Signature: nsLineBreaker::AppendText ID: 915ecd96-399a-4257-995a-77bb30211123 Signature: fdlibm::acos ID: 995d35ff-7beb-4230-98d6-4839b0211123 Signature: fdlibm::acos ID: e3144271-4bd4-4bcf-8222-9f6060211123 Signature: fdlibm::acos ID: 60dc1a34-a80d-4e9e-94f5-1ed530211123 Signature: nsDisplayCanvas::CreateWebRenderCommands


I really am tired of constantly reinstalling Firefox but I do not want to use Chrome or Edge unless websites require it.

Asked by ngruebmeyer 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year 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 1 year ago

Answered by gtcountry 1 year ago

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Tab crashed when open a web page

I just used pacman to update to the latest Firefox, but the tab crashed each time I open a new web page ( I can open settings, about:xxx and etc... ). I tried Troubleshoo… (read more)

I just used pacman to update to the latest Firefox, but the tab crashed each time I open a new web page ( I can open settings, about:xxx and etc... ). I tried Troubleshoot Firefox crashes and it did not crash in troubleshoot mode. Then I tried extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-extensions-themes-to-fix-problems but non of these options solved the problem. I disabled all extensions, themes and hardware acceleration, and it reported the same error.

Asked by 2014762174a 1 year ago

Answered by Yegorius 1 year ago

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"Yahoo Mail is not supported on your browser" message

I've migrated to a new computer and installed the latest version of Firefox. I now get this persistent message when I try to access my email on Yahoo: "The latest version… (read more)

I've migrated to a new computer and installed the latest version of Firefox. I now get this persistent message when I try to access my email on Yahoo:

"The latest version of Yahoo Mail is not supported on your browser. Please use a supported browser below or use basic Mail". I then choose the basic Mail.

I'm using the latest version of Firefox and once I move around folders for a while, (Inbox, Trash, Sent), Yahoo remembers and gives me the latest version.

How can I make this permanent?

Asked by kathpbrown 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Consistent "Trouble find that site" Errors on Windows 11

Recently I upgraded my Windows 10 to Windows 11 and since doing so, I've had consistent errors while browsing the web on Firefox. Most notably the "Humm. We're having tro… (read more)

Recently I upgraded my Windows 10 to Windows 11 and since doing so, I've had consistent errors while browsing the web on Firefox. Most notably the "Humm. We're having trouble finding that site." error message.

For example, when visiting, say Verizon.com, the tab will display the aforementioned error to which I press Try Again and the website loads correctly every-time. No hiccups on the refresh.

I've tried the following:

  1. I've performed a completely clean uninstall of Firefox and then reinstall
  2. Cleared all browser history/cache
  3. Removed all extensions
  4. Disabled IPv6, HTTPS Over DNS, No Proxy
  5. Ran through Firefox's troubleshooting
  6. Used Firefox Troubleshooting Mode in the Browser
  7. Tested that the problem does not happen while using Edge

I've never had a single problem on Windows 10 with Firefox. Curious if others are experiencing the same issues and if there are any fixes. Nothing else on the PC has changed.

  • Windows 11 21H2 2200.348
  • Network driver is the latest Win11 edition
  • Firefox 95

Asked by Justin 12 months ago

Answered by Justin 11 months ago

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Search Engine Stuck on Amazon After Updating to Firefox 99.0.1 on Monterey 12.3.1

A short while ago, Firefox was automatically updated to 99.0.1 on my iMac running Monterey 12.3.1. Suddenly, for no apparent reason, the search engine is stuck on Amazon … (read more)

A short while ago, Firefox was automatically updated to 99.0.1 on my iMac running Monterey 12.3.1. Suddenly, for no apparent reason, the search engine is stuck on Amazon with no other search engine options available. I normally use Google.

Even if I go into the Firefox settings to the "Search" panel, it is showing ONLY Amazon as the available option in the pull-down menu under "Default Search Engine". In the "Search Bar" section, I have it set to "Add search bar in tool bar". But even if I set it to "Use the address bar for search and navigation", and then switch it back to "Add search bar in tool bar", Amazon still remains the only available search engine.

As a last step, I installed the "Google Search" add-on by 3Indian to see if I could get back my Google search engine, but Google still doesn't show up as an option anywhere, and I am still stuck with just Amazon.

Is this a bug in the latest Firefox build? Did the developers forget to enable something when they did this build perhaps?

Asked by WordWeaver 7 months ago

Answered by WordWeaver 7 months ago

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Drop-down menu not offering options to make selection

Hi, I'm having a really strange problem. I'm using Firefox on WIN 11 with my new LG laptop. When I access a website's drop-down menu, it does not offer me options that I … (read more)

Hi,

I'm having a really strange problem.

I'm using Firefox on WIN 11 with my new LG laptop.

When I access a website's drop-down menu, it does not offer me options that I can make a selection.

I know that it's missing the 2 options - because when I try it on other PCs - it works fine. So the behaviour is different (and works) on other computers.

And the stranger thing is; it also does not offer the options when I tried it with Chrome and Edge.

I tried clearing the history and cache - and it still gives the same behaviour.

I called the Tech Support of the website - and they said it's clearly a problem with my specific PC. I would tend to agree with them - because I can access their site without any issues on other PCs.

I can't figure out what's in common amongst the 3 browsers I tried on this LG laptop. The only thing I found in common is this laptop!

Any ideas - any thing I can try next? Really driving me nuts...  :)

mjl

Asked by michael.jl.wong 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 months ago

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Firefox Stops Loading New Websites after Background Update

I usually have Firefox open for 8 hours a day (open Firefox in the morning and close it in the afternoon). About once a week I'll notice that at some point during the day… (read more)

I usually have Firefox open for 8 hours a day (open Firefox in the morning and close it in the afternoon). About once a week I'll notice that at some point during the day Firefox will just stop loading new websites. Existing sites will continue to function, and requests to those existing domains work. But new sites, that I didn't already have open, won't load at all; the tab will just sit there, thinking indefinitely (no errors).

When it does this I will try microsoft.com or google.com to check and make sure it isn't just the site, but those won't load either. I'll try it with a Private Window as well to the same effect (private window has no extensions enabled). Chrome/Edge still work fine during this. In order to get Firefox working again, I have to close Firefox and then usually force quit the process instances (or wait a long time for it to reopen on its own). Once reopened everything is back to normal and all sites load as normal.

I think this happens when Firefox loads a new update in the background. I've noticed on more than one occasion this behavior has coincided with a new Firefox version. In fact it just did it again (prompting this post) and when I got Firefox back open again it had a new update tab displayed. So I'm fairly sure it is the background updates causing this.

This behavior has been happening for a very long time. At least 6 months. Across many Firefox updates.

I have a separate Firefox profile that I load using a separate shortcut (with the -P property). When this behavior happens it often impacts both instances of Firefox. Not sure if this bug is related to having multiple profiles or not.

Windows 10 64-bit

Asked by nick156 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 months ago

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How to secure all cookie logins under the master password protection

I really try to find an answer online but looks like nobody find this to be an issue. Of course i have my password vault locked with a master password. But remembered log… (read more)

I really try to find an answer online but looks like nobody find this to be an issue. Of course i have my password vault locked with a master password. But remembered logins on websites like Google and Facebook are secured by cookie login. Which not require my master password. So when someone use my computer unsolicited, this person gets instant access to my GMail/Facebook.

So how to protect per-logged in pages without resetting cookie data? Because i liked to benefit from instant access to al those website so i don't have to login everywhere any moment i start Firefox.

Asked by MIO 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Secure bank site log-in fais

I try to access my bank website and when I log in the tab says "Something went wrong" and the page tells me Sorry, we couldn't complete your request Sign in to online ban… (read more)

I try to access my bank website and when I log in the tab says "Something went wrong" and the page tells me Sorry, we couldn't complete your request Sign in to online banking or our mobile banking app to continue. This started on April 1, 2021 Running Firefox v87.0 (64) on Win 10. All apps are current. Tried resetting Firefox, and clearing cache which didn't work. I can sign-in using Edge. Thanks

Asked by rshessel 1 year ago

Answered by rshessel 1 year ago