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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 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox crashes all the time

I have been having major problems with Firefox. It constantly crashes when I open certain sites, when print from some non processing sources. It even crashed with I follo… (read more)

I have been having major problems with Firefox. It constantly crashes when I open certain sites, when print from some non processing sources. It even crashed with I followed your instructions that I found online about crashing to go to the Menu & Help & About Firefox. It crashed when I clicked on About Firefox. I have the updated version & I have uninstalled & reinstalled numerous times, but nothing fixes the crashing problem. I am going to have change my default browser unless there is a solution to this problem. Please contact me & advise me how to fix this. It is very frustration. Thank you.

           Jonathan Rose

Asked by jonathan.rose 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox will not load, doing a clean install of Firefox did not fix the problem. Doing a clean install with a fresh profile did not fix the problem either.

I have been having problems with firefox lately. Every time I try to run the program it automatically closes without giving an error message. I am running Windows 10 an… (read more)

I have been having problems with firefox lately. Every time I try to run the program it automatically closes without giving an error message. I am running Windows 10 and this happens in safe mode as well. I have tried doing a clean install of firefox - that did not fix the problem. I tried deleting my profile after uninstalling then doing a fresh install, this did not fix the problem either. I ran a virus scan and did not detect any malware. I don't know what else to try.

Asked by DM 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Problem: opening a link from a bookmark opens in an existing tab instead of a new tab

First, I just had a major system crash, had to re-install Linux Mint and through my own stupidity, relied on the wrong backups for my firefox configuration. So I lost my… (read more)

First, I just had a major system crash, had to re-install Linux Mint and through my own stupidity, relied on the wrong backups for my firefox configuration. So I lost my Firefox 52 install with all of my extensions (that still worked). Now, I'm running v. 57 Quantum, and a few things aren't working correctly.

First, the MAJOR problem: when I open a link from a bookmark, it's clobbering an existing tab that I was using (that's why it was open, obviously). That is completely unsat and can not be allowed to continue. How do I correct this? I can't find the option under settings-->tabs to fix this problem.

Second issue (major annoyance): I can no longer create a bookmark directly in a bookmark folder on the bookmark toolbar. I used to be able to open that bookmark folder, and the first option was to bookmark the currently open tab. That option has vanished, and i use that all the time. How do I restore that?

Actually, one more issue: I have two tabs that are pinned and are supposed to be protected (i.e., nothing can clobber them, and I can't close them without deliberately turning the protection off (context menu right-clicking on tab). I need that back, because for some reason, firefox thinks it's ok to open a bookmark in those tabs, too, when it most definitely is NOT ok.

Thanks, Jim Graham

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Asked by JimG 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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I've had over 60 crashes in the last 24 hours and no idea what I'm doing to cause them.

I used to not have issues with Firefox but in recent weeks Firefox has crashed so much that it's becoming increasingly unusable for me - I've had 63 crashes in the last 2… (read more)

I used to not have issues with Firefox but in recent weeks Firefox has crashed so much that it's becoming increasingly unusable for me - I've had 63 crashes in the last 24 hours, including 6 in the process of writing this post. The crashes do not seem to be caused by any specific website or action, and they still occur in safe mode. It is becoming increasingly rare for Firefox to last more than a few minutes without crashing. Any information that would alleviate me of this problem would be greatly appreciated. Some error reports are listed below:

68629781-e276-4f4c-9dd1-00ee60200117 c99db3fa-03ae-4b5b-90b8-9aa3c0200117 bp-a3917ccc-02b7-4433-a279-136e40200117 72931ed9-4d79-4ee7-8954-28b830200117 eb1c3d21-f920-4c1d-a472-452530200117

Asked by X 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox icon replaced with white sheet of paper on taskbar

Encountered this problem two days ago. A reboot didn't do anything. I don't remember doing anything else either. Running on Windows 10 latest version. Thank you. :) … (read more)

Encountered this problem two days ago. A reboot didn't do anything. I don't remember doing anything else either. Running on Windows 10 latest version. Thank you. :)

Asked by wilpaulcabrera 2 years ago

Last reply by Mikey 1 year ago

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Firefox crashes

Hello! My Firefox tabs crash constantly since I got a new computer. I have tried all the suggestions I can find in the forums. I did try downloading Firefox for enterpris… (read more)

Hello! My Firefox tabs crash constantly since I got a new computer. I have tried all the suggestions I can find in the forums. I did try downloading Firefox for enterprise but I could not figure out how to get it up and running, it seemingly installed, but Firefox seems to be the same. My new (to me) computer is a MacBook Pro 13" mid 2012 if that has anything to do with it. I have Parallels installed on my computer for the first time, if that might have anything to do with it. I have not had the problem with Firefox crashing within the Virtual Machine, though. Here is the latest submitted crash report: bp-f70bd533-3d22-4cd6-9f39-498920200121 Thank you for any insights and help!

Asked by hbschofield 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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you made me change my password! Now I would very much like to have everything Back!

Your browser left my computer, I had to re-download it ...you would not accept my password....had to change it. Now everything is gone. they say it was connected to the p… (read more)

Your browser left my computer, I had to re-download it ...you would not accept my password....had to change it. Now everything is gone. they say it was connected to the password you would not accept. it should be connected to me in a way I don't have to loose everything..... As smart as you guys are you should have a way for me to recover my old password.

Asked by its me 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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AMozilla folders in my AppData/Roaming profiles - legit or malware?

There is a folder called 'Amozilla' containing a folder called 'AFirefox' under Users/_____/AppData/Roaming, in addition to the regular Mozilla folder. The Amozilla files… (read more)

There is a folder called 'Amozilla' containing a folder called 'AFirefox' under Users/_____/AppData/Roaming, in addition to the regular Mozilla folder. The Amozilla files are all from 2018 - no recent use. Are these legitimate? Safe to delete?

The regular Mozilla folder contains two Firefox profile folders: one with recent files, the other all from 2018. Safe to delete the defunct profile folder? (I am the only user of this computer.)

Thanks.

Asked by jell 1 year ago

Last reply by IanBJones 1 year ago

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Firefox starts on its own and opens an msn page. What is the issue and how do I fix it?

Firefox is closed and not open. I don't open or start it but it starts on its own and opens a webpage. I will list the pages this happened more than once. the pages are: … (read more)

Firefox is closed and not open. I don't open or start it but it starts on its own and opens a webpage. I will list the pages this happened more than once. the pages are: https://www.msn.com/ar-sa/?ocid=wispr&pc=u477 https://www.msn.com/g00/ar-sa/?ocid=wispr&pc=u477&i10c.ua=2&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=20 http://www.msn.com/?ocid=wispr&pc=u477 Same website with different URLs which scares me. Let me know what is wrong and how does this happen?

Asked by randyredfield123 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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Import didn't work

Hi, after I received the 'Firefox appears to be slow' message for a couple of times in a row I decided to use the 'clean install' option that it (the browser) offers. I w… (read more)

Hi,

after I received the 'Firefox appears to be slow' message for a couple of times in a row I decided to use the 'clean install' option that it (the browser) offers. I was under the impression that you could choose what to clean and what to keep, but apparently I was wrong. I now have a clean install and all, but everything is reset - back to default.

I do have the old files on my desktop and tried to import them like mentioned here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1212433 But it didn't work at all. And to be honest ... I don't remember all of my passwords, which is what I truly need from my old files.

Asked by b.funk09 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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I can see random people's information on log in pages

When I am taken to a log in page or an account page on several completely different websites, I can see random peoples personal information like their full names, email a… (read more)

When I am taken to a log in page or an account page on several completely different websites, I can see random peoples personal information like their full names, email addresses and phone numbers. When I go to one website, it automatically logs in to someone else's account and I have no idea who the person is. each time I click on the link, it brings up a new random person's account and info. It's not just happening on one website. I have no idea how this is happening and I worry that my account information is popping up on other peoples screens just like theirs is popping up on mine. I don't even know who to contact to try to resolve the problem. I even tried to call the Federal Trade Commision, but they didn't seem to care or want to help.

Asked by kimbowmansmith 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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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 1 year ago

Last reply by Dan M 1 year ago

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Remove Icons from address bar

My address bar on my tablet is small due to my screen size and caused by the icons as shown in the screenshot I cannot see the address anymore and sometimes even not clic… (read more)

My address bar on my tablet is small due to my screen size and caused by the icons as shown in the screenshot I cannot see the address anymore and sometimes even not click it to edit. How can I remove them? I would expect all these yellow marked icons in the bar outside the address edit so I can add and remove the like all other icons.

Asked by werbenirvana 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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I am getting very tired of having to log in to Firefox *EVERY* *SINGLE* *FREAKING* *TIME* I reopen the browser on my new MacBook Pro - HELP!!!

Every time I open Firefox it brings up a screen as if I am a brand new user starting out for the very first time. The disk image in my downloads folder has long since be… (read more)

Every time I open Firefox it brings up a screen as if I am a brand new user starting out for the very first time. The disk image in my downloads folder has long since been deleted, so I'm pretty sure it's not running from that. I went and looked at "application binary" and it gave me a headache, plus there was no indication in the prior "support" replies of what the changes I might or might not observe therein would mean, so I was unmotivated to keep turning Firefox off and on and then checking to see if any of the characters in the very long text string had changed. I seem to have about 10 profiles, none of which have been created by me on purpose. I tried opening a couple of them, and got messages about various updates Firefox wanted to perform, but none of the opening screens had my information loaded. I've just lost a half hour of my life down this rathole this morning, and I still haven't gotten around to completing the search which was the reason I opened Firefox this morning in the first place. Imma have to go back and use Safari I guess, since Safari isn't suffering from "Susan Amnesia"

Asked by Susan Knowles 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox crashes to blue screen of death

Every time, when Graphics Card stop working and graphics adapter reset FireFox crash computer to blue screen of death. This trouble appear 3-4 month ago and contunue cons… (read more)

Every time, when Graphics Card stop working and graphics adapter reset FireFox crash computer to blue screen of death. This trouble appear 3-4 month ago and contunue constly crash my system

Asked by abc5 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago