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Google is keeping like 50 pipes running AFTER i close chrome and use firefox ... help!

after discovering the windows sysinternalssuite,.. i've noticed google is keeping like 50 or so pipes running in the background, AFTER i've closed chrome,.. but interesti… (read more)

after discovering the windows sysinternalssuite,.. i've noticed google is keeping like 50 or so pipes running in the background, AFTER i've closed chrome,.. but interestingly, WHILE having firefox open - is there any kind of software i can install in firefox to prevent google from doing whatever it is they're doing,.. presumably sending to themselves illegally, what i'm searching for when using firefox!!

this is a quick cut&paste of the pipes active well after chrome's closure,.. i checked in task manager,..

as a result of the pipelist64.exe command's result (the 1st number is the number of instances, the 2nd max-instances)

chrome.9536.0.76017667 1 1 chrome.9536.1.52737017 1 1 chrome.9536.2.74250293 1 1 chrome.9536.3.104932645 1 1 chrome.9536.4.42437887 1 1 chrome.9536.5.179824927 1 1 chrome.6948.0.13462700 1 1 chrome.9536.13.72578571 1 1 chrome.9536.14.158616180 1 1 chrome.9536.15.3648734 1 1 chrome.9536.16.193260802 1 1 chrome.9536.17.41796492 1 1 chrome.9536.18.183690293 1 1 chrome.9536.19.67807503 1 1 chrome.5036.0.66560417 1 1 chrome.5036.1.151099108 1 1 cubeb-pipe-9536-1 1 -1 chrome.5036.2.141789119 1 1 chrome.5036.3.30495044 1 1 chrome.9536.27.27973320 1 1 chrome.9536.28.189910666 1 1 chrome.9536.29.95719483 1 1 chrome.9536.30.60878110 1 1 chrome.9536.31.23321096 1 1 chrome.9536.32.48702152 1 1 chrome.9536.33.157655825 1 1 cubeb-pipe-9536-3 1 -1 chrome.7748.0.67528012 1 1 chrome.7748.1.178893973 1 1 chrome.7748.2.39568323 1 1 chrome.9536.34.196722854 1 1 chrome.9536.35.65406176 1 1 chrome.9536.36.178494014 1 1 chrome.9536.37.204416488 1 1 chrome.9536.38.112015926 1 1 chrome.9536.39.30266742 1 1 chrome.9536.40.113843634 1 1 cubeb-pipe-9536-4 1 -1 chrome.12104.0.180037403 1 1 chrome.12104.1.177731466 1 1 chrome.7748.3.56919242 1 1 chrome.7748.4.40030054 1 1 chrome.12104.2.32503085 1 1 chrome.9536.41.212035702 1 1 chrome.9536.42.112610998 1 1 chrome.9536.43.115959351 1 1 chrome.9536.44.126149148 1 1 chrome.9536.45.94524800 1 1 chrome.9536.46.58266636 1 1 chrome.9536.47.34135574 1 1 cubeb-pipe-9536-5 1 -1 chrome.11424.0.137591113 1 1 chrome.11424.1.24445521 1 1 chrome.12104.3.130015078 1 1 chrome.11424.2.111820846 1 1 chrome.12104.4.174371004 1 1 chrome.9536.48.129047798 1 1 chrome.9536.49.120716558 1 1 chrome.9536.50.144208434 1 1 chrome.9536.51.69456958 1 1 chrome.9536.52.63736226 1 1 chrome.9536.53.9658164 1 1 chrome.9536.54.8062043 1 1 cubeb-pipe-9536-6 1 -1 chrome.13116.0.180777389 1 1 chrome.13116.1.39385988 1 1 chrome.13116.2.35581837 1 1 chrome.13116.3.134583930 1 1 chrome.13116.4.40772697 1 1 chrome.9536.90.57369259 1 1 chrome.9536.91.44504338 1 1 chrome.9536.92.138519166 1 1 chrome.9536.93.166414574 1 1 chrome.9536.94.159629692 1 1 chrome.9536.95.76756776 1 1 chrome.9536.96.46689257 1 1 cubeb-pipe-9536-12 1 -1 chrome.14448.0.99247313 1 1 chrome.14448.1.196785158 1 1

Asked by Vurrath 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 15 hours ago

does mozilla provide an ip address protection?

spammers and hackers are using my ip address to destroy my life and self owned business, 56 years, i'm on my 6th bank in 2 years, 3 mac computers hacked, i need ip protec… (read more)

spammers and hackers are using my ip address to destroy my life and self owned business, 56 years, i'm on my 6th bank in 2 years, 3 mac computers hacked, i need ip protection

Asked by midland.auto.llc1 22 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 22 hours ago

Readers View issues

With some websites, when I click on the Reader View, instead of seeing the text from the webpage it shows me what is clearly a privacy disclaimer. (See attached screens… (read more)

With some websites, when I click on the Reader View, instead of seeing the text from the webpage it shows me what is clearly a privacy disclaimer. (See attached screenshot.) Why is this happening, and what can I do to fix it?

Asked by randomtitle 5 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

BLOCKING FILE SYSTEM ACCESS -- DANGEROUS ALLOWANCE -- IDEAS & SUGGESTIONS

Hello to all, I was searching on Google how to block file:///C:/ or file:///D:/ because this is dangerous to allow!!! Shocking! And this is still not fixed after years… (read more)

Hello to all,

I was searching on Google how to block file:///C:/ or file:///D:/ because this is dangerous to allow!!! Shocking! And this is still not fixed after years of developments... Why? To keep this allowed makes it too easy for hackers, especially with multiple screens and a shadow/background screens available which can be running in the background, not seen, when hackers do that.. Kind of the way TeamViewer allows help to be provided remotely. Kind of screen sharing. Oh well...

Maybe need lots of complaints from you all to get this changed?..


Try yourselves to use file://C:/ with 2 // and file:///C:/ with 3 // and both are allowing access to the whole file system and any data file. BONKERS??? But why to use 3 /// if 2 // still works? Insider's job or programming conflict? Why would Firefox programmers allow that? I do not understand...

I tried to use selective website blocker, but for file:/// that addon says that the page is not supported... Maybe another type of addon could be developed for this to be blocked and secured once and for all, but not sure if Firefox would allow such an access or such a blocking. May cause issues with Downloads and accessing download folder from within Firefox. HOWEVER, they could block any system or file access from the ADDRESS BAR and SEARCH BAR and then do a work-around solution by developing a special warning 'dialog message' each time when any user (owner or remote user) tries to access forlder to see or use any file. That would be a lot like a guest account requiring password to access special folder or file, or wants to perform an action usually not allowed for a guest user. Password is required for that each time, or at leats a visual confirmation. That would help, I hope...

Would need to re-educate users after this! TOO DANGEROUS TO KEEP THIS IN SUCH A WAY AS IT IS NOW!!!!

DOES FIREFOX TEAM UNDERSTAND THIS? Maybe they forgot about this, maybe they did not figure out how to solve this, or maybe someone from an inside is helping hackers to have a very easy access? Not sure, but this "open doors to all system and data files for anyone" is shocking!


What about business or government people? What about online bullying and harrassment? What about privacy about which Firefox writes so much? Need more complaints to make this a serious issue. So, everyone, please write your own comments or complaints to Firefox and Chrome directly and maybe they will listen. This may take more work than we think, but my ideas may help. What about your ideas? Express them below and maybe they will help as well.


You all can ask them for this to be blocked or solved, so ask. Maybe my ideas will help to get this moving. Write your own to them as well. And Microsoft may need to get involved as well because Firefox, and from what I read, Chrome allows this too... Other browsers may be doing that as well...!!!!!! There are loads of various browsers available!!!! I read something about Windows Policies, but I do not understand what that is...


(( !!! )) If any of you will try any system changes in an attempt to try solving this issue, make sure you are okay to risk with crashed system requiring reinstall or recovery to be used, and then, write down all the changes you do in detail before carrying any further and applying them because that may ruin the system without a way to recover it.

Thank you in advance.

Asked by XERRAX 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

Firefox placing ads on my browser

This is BEYOND excusable. I opened up FF today, from a nice new update, to see that there are now paid ads that will force their way onto my browser's favorites. Is... is… (read more)

This is BEYOND excusable.

I opened up FF today, from a nice new update, to see that there are now paid ads that will force their way onto my browser's favorites. Is... is there a reason for this? I know it wasn't an add-on that did this, since I only have 1 installed for the past couple of years without issues.

Is there a setting for this? Or is it just time to move on to a new browser? I'd rather use Edge than deal with a browser that adds sponsored crap without my permission.

Asked by flafe5 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

some random site keep asking for sign in to continue to allizom.org

Whenever I open firefox, some random Gmail logging keeps popping up that says sign in to continue to allizom.org Not able to get rid of this. I don't let me do anything o… (read more)

Whenever I open firefox, some random Gmail logging keeps popping up that says sign in to continue to allizom.org

Not able to get rid of this. I don't let me do anything on firefox.

What should I do?

Asked by soniasinghal961 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Securtiy certificate issues

Hello, I would like to know why all of a sudden video clips, some web sites and my online banking I get "did not connect" Security Issues, or expired certificates. I don'… (read more)

Hello,

I would like to know why all of a sudden video clips, some web sites and my online banking I get "did not connect" Security Issues, or expired certificates. I don't have these issues on any of my other browsers. I am inclined to believe they don't exist. I can log into my online banking but the page with my account data is blank.

Asked by heympark 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Blocking Junk Mail

Dear Firefox: I recently updated the browser. When I block junk mail, it still comes back. Sometimes an email cannot be received, probably cookies? The old browser had a… (read more)

Dear Firefox:

I recently updated the browser.

When I block junk mail, it still comes back. Sometimes an email cannot be received, probably cookies?

The old browser had a blocked email list which could be viewed and unblocked. I cannot find this blocking list to view or an unblocking ability on the new browser. How does one manage blocked email?

Ray (:-)

Asked by raymond_j_markiewicz 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

Why Firefox enforces by default extensions like Amazon, Bing, eBay, Google ?

It's a simple question: Why Firefox enforces by default extensions like Amazon, Bing, eBay, Google ? What really these extensions do? Paradox#1: Firefox enforces to use t… (read more)

It's a simple question: Why Firefox enforces by default extensions like Amazon, Bing, eBay, Google ? What really these extensions do?

Paradox#1: Firefox enforces to use those totally insecurity and unreliable companies! Paradox #2: Firefox don't even show those extensions mentioned above! Paradox #3: Even when I remove them from "Options->Search Engines" these ones keep being enabled and hidden! Paradox #4: Third party program needed to manage those Firefox hidden extensions! I Disable all above extensions by "CCleaner" and: Paradox #5: they comes back by default in every Firefox damn update!

I wish I'm wrong I would pleased if someone explain in an article, or even in few words, why all those. I think Mozilla should detailed explain.

Thanks in advance and Sorry for my English.

Asked by AntonyMan 2 months ago

Last reply by Bunjab 4 days ago

Login

My login request shows up any time, rarely at the start of the browsing session and does not seem to have any relevance in regards to the access of my tabbed websites. Co… (read more)

My login request shows up any time, rarely at the start of the browsing session and does not seem to have any relevance in regards to the access of my tabbed websites. Completely useless, as far as I am concerned. Can anyone help?

Asked by francebrasil3 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Saving cache

Security settings for my bank account allow three choices for verifying identity: every time I log in, every time I open the account, or just whenever the bank needs to k… (read more)

Security settings for my bank account allow three choices for verifying identity: every time I log in, every time I open the account, or just whenever the bank needs to know. For the past decade, the third has been in effect. But starting in September, even if I click on option 3, every morning I once again have to prove identity.

In discussing the issue with the bank I was told that it was because I clear my cache every night when I shut down. I said I had been doing that since 2015 without a problem - why the change? The bank tech support guy asked if I accessed the bank web site through Firefox, and I said I did. He said that, being an open source software, Firefox issues far more technical updates than any other browser, and one of the recent updates must have changed the system of how cache and cookies are cleared.

I then went into Firefox Preferences and it appeared that I can allow specific websites to continue active while other websites are cleared. I tried to do that last night with the bank website, but to no avail. This morning I had to, once again, prove identity through phone message.

Just to confirm: since 2015, I have made no changes to my computer system (iMac and MacBook), kept the same Internet service provider, used the same anti-viral software, and cleared cache and cookies daily. All that time, I could open my bank account daily without proving identity each time. Les than two months ago, that suddenly changed. The bank says it's likely the browser. Any thoughts?

Asked by gmg3 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Disable or erase "Recently Bookmarked"

I want to erase or preferably disable the "Recently Bookmarked" functionality when you go to the bookmarks part of the library. How do I do this? I don't see anything in … (read more)

I want to erase or preferably disable the "Recently Bookmarked" functionality when you go to the bookmarks part of the library. How do I do this? I don't see anything in the Support, despite doing searches using several different search terms. It is a strange thing to have without being able to erase it or disable it, especially since bookmarks saved during "private window" searches show up there.

Asked by bpghayward 1 month ago

Last reply by bwalthers 6 days ago

Clearing cache is not clearing cached style sheet - soooo frustrating!

I have been building websites using Firefox for a good 10 years now, but over the last year or so clearing the cache has become more and more frustrating and it's making … (read more)

I have been building websites using Firefox for a good 10 years now, but over the last year or so clearing the cache has become more and more frustrating and it's making Firefox unusable for developing websites.

Basically, I am making edits to a website's style sheet and uploading it and the new style sheet is not then being loaded in Firefox.

I have spent the last hour+ looking for a definitive answer to this problem.

I am using both methods I know for clearing cache

1) click on the burger and go to Privacy and Security / go to cookies and site data / click clear data / leave "cached web content" clicked on (switch off "Cookies and Site data") / click clear

2) hold command / shift / R

Most of the time it seems both these methods don't seem to work as the browser won't load the new style sheet.

I know the style sheet has uploaded as when I test the site in Safari (I might have to use the Empty Caches function once) and the new style sheet loads straight away.

I don't know what I'm doing wrong, or may be I am missing something fundamental that will cure this problem - all I can say is, it is very, very, very annoying - and really wastes time when you're trying to work.

Is anyone else getting these problems and is there a quick and easy way to be ensuring the cached css file does not keep loading.

btw I also used a private window and was still getting the same problem.

I like using Firefox and don't really want to use another browser as they are rubbish in other ways, but feel like I'm getting to a point where I have no option if I don't find out how to solve this problem.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Regards

D

Asked by duncan13 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Lockwise passwords

Hi! I use Firefox Likewise, but how can I make my autogenerated (suggested) passwords more stronger? I mean, when it suggests me a password, usually it includes capital a… (read more)

Hi! I use Firefox Likewise, but how can I make my autogenerated (suggested) passwords more stronger? I mean, when it suggests me a password, usually it includes capital and small letters and numbers. Is there any way to add symbols as well? Like*&()

Asked by arifmuradli 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago