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Yahoo hyjacking my google searches.

Every search I perform using google is being hyjacked by yahoo. I have read that many other users are having the same problem. I have tried to follow the steps to remove … (read more)

Every search I perform using google is being hyjacked by yahoo. I have read that many other users are having the same problem. I have tried to follow the steps to remove the add-on or extension but when I click on "add-ons" or extensions from the menu it just opens a new blank tab in my browser. When I click on search in the preferences menu, google is the only search engine checked in all of my selections. Please help me get rid of the yahoo search.

Asked by markdbrown 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

[Sorry. We’ve locked your account.] Brand new account got locked because I couldn't receive the confirmation e-mail as the e-mail was still unusable

Today I switched the Firefox Sync account from old one to new one (just personal hobby, won't use the old e-mail anymore). I received this message: "The confirmation emai… (read more)

Today I switched the Firefox Sync account from old one to new one (just personal hobby, won't use the old e-mail anymore). I received this message: "The confirmation email we sent to ******@********* was returned and we’ve locked your account to protect your Firefox data. If this is a valid email address, let us know and we can help unlock your account." because the new e-mail was inactive for 48hrs so. It was my bad, I registered the new e-mail to Firefox Sync not long after it was made, so I have to wait for 48hrs till it is usable (provider's policy). Err... I'm not sure if the e-mail I wrote got auto-censor or not, so I censored it myself. I can give it to you whom concern later, if necessary. But I don't get the point here. How can you protect my Firefox data if it is just a whole new account that even not login successfully first time, still waiting for e-mail verification?

Asked by ftwh 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Emre Turunç 17 hours ago

Bookmarked file (*.pdf) will not open with Acrobat

In the past, I have bookmarked frequently used pdf's. Retrieving the bookmark always loaded the file into acrobat. Now, however, the file is loaded into the Firefox pdf… (read more)

In the past, I have bookmarked frequently used pdf's. Retrieving the bookmark always loaded the file into acrobat. Now, however, the file is loaded into the Firefox pdf reader. If I open the pdf from windows explorer it opens into acrobat. Is there a way to go from bookmark to acrobat?

Asked by kkayser 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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ebanking log-in does not work

I use the browser for e-banking. Log in has worked up until now, but now a key drop-down that gives me the log-in does not work. Having to use Safari for e-banking now. A… (read more)

I use the browser for e-banking. Log in has worked up until now, but now a key drop-down that gives me the log-in does not work. Having to use Safari for e-banking now. A bit vague, but I hope you can help.

Asked by grantro3 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

Password Breached (not Google Pwd) Extortion Emails Received

I just received the following extortion email (I use aol) '"I know leaddog49 is one of your password on day of hack.. Lets get directly to the point. Not one person has p… (read more)

I just received the following extortion email (I use aol)

'"I know leaddog49 is one of your password on day of hack.. Lets get directly to the point.

Not one person has paid me to check about you.

You do not know me and you're probably thinking why you are getting this email?

in fact, i actually placed a malware on the adult vids (adult porn) website and you know what, you visited this site to experience fun (you know what i mean).

When you were viewing videos, your browser started out operating as a RDP having a key logger which provided me with accessibility to your display and web cam.

immediately after that, my malware obtained every one of your contacts from your Messenger, FB, as well as email account.

after that i created a double-screen video. 1st part shows the video you were viewing (you have a nice taste omg), and 2nd part displays the recording of your cam, and its you.

Best solution would be to pay me $1094. We are going to refer to it as a donation. in this situation, i most certainly will without delay remove your video

My -BTC -address : 3Mupam8PLCSzNoHmg7ns9WzxA86DsCZRnu [case SeNSiTiVe, copy & paste it]

You could go on your life like this never happened and you will not ever hear back again from me. You'll make the payment via Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search 'how to buy bitcoin' in Google).

if you are planning on going to the law, surely, this e-mail can not be traced back to me, because it's hacked too.

I have taken care of my actions. i am not looking to ask you for a lot, i simply want to be paid.

if i do not receive the bitcoin;, i definitely will send out your video recording to all of your contacts including friends and family, co-workers, and so on.

Nevertheless, if i do get paid, i will destroy the recording immediately.

If you need proof, reply with Yeah then i will send out your video recording to your 8 friends.

it's a nonnegotiable offer and thus please don't waste mine time & yours by replying to this message."


I used the pword shown in the past but not on any of my current sites. The one site that has something similar (but the same) is an HTTPS site and I checked using SSL Trust and it shows the website has no vulnerabilities. I also checked on https://haveibeenpwned.com/ I've been pawnd 4 times but never that site and the latest was back in 2017. I run 2 antivirus programs (webroot and Windows Defender and neither detected or has reported any malware.

I assume I should ignore this extortion email, and I changed the pwd on the site with the similar one. Is there anything I need to do beside that?

Asked by akcroatian 1 week ago

Last reply by akcroatian 1 week ago

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privacy.resistFingerprinting=false not being saved

One of my Windows 10 PCs running Firefox is not remembering my setting privacy.resistFingerprinting=false. After each restart if reverts to privacy.resistFingerprinting=t… (read more)

One of my Windows 10 PCs running Firefox is not remembering my setting privacy.resistFingerprinting=false. After each restart if reverts to privacy.resistFingerprinting=true.

Has anyone experienced and solved this problem previously? Which config file is this setting stored in outside of FF?

Firefox is on latest release (v79) but this has been persistant across previous releases as well. Thanks

Asked by webby2019 1 week ago

Answered by webby2019 6 days ago

comments on blogs

Posted comments on a blog (specifically Mail Online Peter Hitchen' Blog) frequently, but not always, fail to appear. Moderation can be excluded on the evidence that repea… (read more)

Posted comments on a blog (specifically Mail Online Peter Hitchen' Blog) frequently, but not always, fail to appear. Moderation can be excluded on the evidence that repeating the same comment later will sometimes succeed. Other people are clearly affected since there are sometimes complaints. I have the impression that comments made during 'office hours' are more likely to get through, but this by no means guarantees success. The problem seems to have got worse lately, though it was occassionaly evident from the beginning (3 or 4 months ago when I started to contribute).

 This could of course be entirely the fault of the blog side of the intercourse, but is there anything I can do on the hither side, as a user of Firefox, to mitigate or solve this problem?

Asked by longden 1 week ago

SEC_ERROR_INADEQUATE_KEY_USAGE

Cześć Połączenie do lokalnego serwera Qnap jest niemożliwe. Wyskakuje taki komunikat : =============================== Nie udało się nawiązać bezpiecznego połączenia Pod… (read more)

Cześć Połączenie do lokalnego serwera Qnap jest niemożliwe. Wyskakuje taki komunikat :

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Nie udało się nawiązać bezpiecznego połączenia Podczas łączenia z serwerem „xxx.xx.xx.xx” wystąpił błąd. Nieadekwatne do żądanej operacji zastosowanie klucza certyfikatu. Kod błędu: SEC_ERROR_INADEQUATE_KEY_USAGE Otwierana strona nie może zostać wyświetlona, ponieważ nie udało się potwierdzić autentyczności otrzymanych danych. Proszę poinformować właścicieli witryny o tym problemie.

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Mam Firefox 79.0 (64 bity)

Asked by salacinski.biuro 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

I can't open my files with my pictures on my desk top, it says 404 tha's an error

I moved my pictures over to a file on my desk top... now they will not open... this pops up 404 that's an error? I'm older and I really don't know what I'm doing... … (read more)

I moved my pictures over to a file on my desk top... now they will not open... this pops up 404 that's an error? I'm older and I really don't know what I'm doing...

Asked by Jeannie 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Blogger video autoplay

I have a blog on blogger.com. There is a feature with HTML code where once going onto a site have a video or audio autoplay video and/or music. The code is ......  ?auto… (read more)

I have a blog on blogger.com. There is a feature with HTML code where once going onto a site have a video or audio autoplay video and/or music. The code is ......  ?autoplay=1 ..... at the end of the URL. I tried for days to get this to work and could not. I then tried another browser and poof it worked. What is there in Firefox that is not allowing this to work and is there a change I can make to allow it to work?

Asked by rsm6120 1 week ago

Are large corporations favoring Chrome over FF

In recent months when I've encountered problems with a large corporation's website and had to call their support I have routinely been asked what browser I am using and w… (read more)

In recent months when I've encountered problems with a large corporation's website and had to call their support I have routinely been asked what browser I am using and when I say FF I am told to close FF and use Google Chrome. It is to the point that when I had to make a similar call today I already knew what they were going to say, and they did, use Chrome. I do not have, nor do I want Chrome installed on my computer. I'm starting to wonder if Google has reached out to Corporate America to make their sites only Chrome friendly thus avoiding FF privacy, non tracking features. Has anyone else experienced this?

Asked by lsm.1000 1 week ago

Last reply by lsm.1000 1 week ago

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nasty cookie banner

Bonjour ( from France ) I am submitting to you a problem that only appears with your browser and not with Chrome. These are the cookies that I have configured on my PC to… (read more)

Bonjour ( from France )

I am submitting to you a problem that only appears with your browser and not with Chrome.

These are the cookies that I have configured on my PC to refuse them, it's my choice!

I accept them occasionally when certain sites I visit ask me to

When I connect to my portal, Orange in this case, I always have this banner (see the print sceen attached) which appears each time either by opening my inbox on each of the messages, or by consulting different subjects presented by the home page.

In vain I answer that I accept or refuse, it works on a few selection clicks then the banner reappears!

It's very very annoying

So I switch to Chrome and I don't have this pb so I conclude that it comes from Firefox!

I am retired from IT with 50 years in the business and I do not understand this bug.

Could you delete this permanent alert, especially since it has only appeared for a very few years.

Of course I could do without Firefox and use Chrome as my default browser, but I prefer Mozilla to Google.

Thank you in advance for your answer and remove this headband that breaks our feet.

Loïc Barreau France xxxxxxx.xxxx@xxxxxxx.xx

Asked by barreau.loic 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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nasty cookie banner

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1297214] presented by the home page. In vain I answer that I accept or refuse, it works on a few selection clicks th… (read more)

Locking this thread.
Please continue here: [/questions/1297214]
presented by the home page.

In vain I answer that I accept or refuse, it works on a few selection clicks then the banner reappears!

It's very very annoying

So I switch to Chrome and I don't have this pb so I conclude that it comes from Firefox!

I am retired from IT with 50 years in the business and I do not understand this bug.

Could you delete this permanent alert, especially since it has only appeared for a very few years.

Of course I could do without Firefox and use Chrome as my default browser, but I prefer Mozilla to Google.

Thank you in advance for your answer and remove this headband that breaks our feet.

Loïc Barreau France xxxxxxx.xxxx@xxxxxxx.xx

Asked by barreau.loic 1 week ago

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nasty cookie banner 3 of 3

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1297217] end of my question there are three messages the two before are to collate with this one Of course I could … (read more)

Locking this thread.
Please continue here: [/questions/1297217]
end of my question there are three messages the two before are to collate with this one

Of course I could do without Firefox and use Chrome as my default browser, but I prefer Mozilla to Google.

Thank you in advance for your answer and remove this headband that breaks our feet.

Loïc Barreau France xxxxxxx.xxxx@xxxxxxx.xx

Asked by barreau.loic 1 week ago

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Pages are unreadable

Not every page put some turn into a useless jumble. If I use Chrome they look fine. Sometimes the pages are readable with Safari and sometimes not. I reloaded Firefox in … (read more)

Not every page put some turn into a useless jumble. If I use Chrome they look fine. Sometimes the pages are readable with Safari and sometimes not. I reloaded Firefox in hope of that solving the issue but to no avail. Hope you can help. Eunice

Asked by euniceockerman 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago