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Cannot install add-ons error: "Add-on could not be installed because Firefox could not modify the needed file"

I've run into a troublesome error with Firefox for probably eight months now, so I have not been using the browser. Whenever I attempt to install ANY add-on from the Fire… (read more)

I've run into a troublesome error with Firefox for probably eight months now, so I have not been using the browser. Whenever I attempt to install ANY add-on from the Firefox add-ons page, I get the message "[Add-on name] could not be installed because Firefox could not modify the needed file". Furthermore, attempting to download the add-on file manually (should it be available on a github page or the like) leads to the same message or a notification that the download failed.

As a matter of fact, downloading almost any kind of file on Firefox inevitably fails. The exact notification is shown in the upper-right corner of the browser window, where downloads are shown, and beneath the file in question is an indicator that says "Failed". Everything from .png to .zip to .exe appears in the downloads queue for a second, then fails.

I have tried every solution the Firefox add-on troubleshooting page has suggested, including solutions suggested in other threads, such as deleting/creating new profiles. I have also attempted to completely reinstall Firefox on multiple occasions, as well as the refresh Firefox option.

To recount, the following troubleshoot solutions did not work:

--Everything on the Firefox add-on troubleshooting page --Restart Firefox --Refresh Firefox --Create new Firefox profile and attempt to install add-ons from there --Delete and renew the extensions* files from the profile root folder --Modifying the xpinstall.signatures.required in about:config (true or false, doesn't matter) --Modifying the extensions.alwaysUnpack in about:config (again, true or false, doesn't matter) --Double-checking allow list and permissions on local firewall and antivirus software (the app is protected, add-ons are allowed) --Disabling antivirus software --Running Firefox as Administrator --Reinstall Firefox --Restarting PC

If I want to download a file or add an extension, I need to switch to a different browser such as a chromium-based one or Microsoft Edge to download the file. In the case of add-ons, I switch browsers, download the file, and select the "install add-on from file" option under "manage extensions" in about:addons.

One final thing. It seems that sometimes streaming sites won't work on Firefox (even with ad-blocker disabled or the site allowed through the ad-blocker), and sometimes video won't properly load either. These things work fine on other browsers.

I really like Firefox as a browser and enjoy the privacy it provides built-in. I didn't have any of these issues up until last year and I was forced to switch over. I would really appreciate any help with this.

Asked by BecauseLogic 10 months ago

Last reply by BecauseLogic 10 months ago

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Website Malfunction

I am currently using Firefox v. 100.0 (64-bit) on Windows 10 Home v. 21H2. Recently, I have been unable to get package tracking information from the website fedex.com, no… (read more)

I am currently using Firefox v. 100.0 (64-bit) on Windows 10 Home v. 21H2. Recently, I have been unable to get package tracking information from the website fedex.com, nor can I log into my FedEx account. When trying to track a package, the FedEx site displays the following message: "Unfortunately we are unable to retrieve your tracking results at this time. Please try again later." Likewise, when trying to log in, the site shows this message: "We are having trouble establishing a connection. Please refresh the page." Repeated attempts in both cases have failed. In the past, the fedex.com site has functioned flawlessly with Firefox. Moreover, I do not experience either of these problems with Google Chrome.

Please advise.

Asked by spenglertp 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Facebook chat issue.

Hello, I have been having an issue for quite some time. Firefox will not connect to the web socket for Facebook chat and therefor not allowing a connection to happen. I … (read more)

Hello,

I have been having an issue for quite some time. Firefox will not connect to the web socket for Facebook chat and therefor not allowing a connection to happen. I have cleared all data and re-installed the app, I think it may be a deeper issue than just Firefox because all browsers get the same error.

This is the error I get.

Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at wss://edge-chat.facebook.com/chat?region=atn&sid=7873618333663231&cid=785d5de3-c690-4be4-b0d5-262e64649b75. 3_ei1eKe6_V.js:18:1305 Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at wss://gateway.facebook.com/ws/realtime?x-dgw-appid=2220391788200892&x-dgw-appversion=0&x-dgw-authtype=1%3A0&x-dgw-version=5&x-dgw-uuid=526675410&x-dgw-tier=prod&x-dgw-app-stream-group=group1. Z-rsazxiBr_.js:49:83 GETwss://edge-chat.facebook.com/chat?region=atn&sid=6596049516888063&cid=e3f28f81-083c-4340-ad80-62fc670df260 [HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request 186ms]

Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at wss://edge-chat.facebook.com/chat?region=atn&sid=6596049516888063&cid=e3f28f81-083c-4340-ad80-62fc670df260. 3_ei1eKe6_V.js:18:1305 Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at wss://edge-chat.facebook.com/chat?region=atn&sid=7944747563876351&cid=785d5de3-c690-4be4-b0d5-262e64649b75. 3_ei1eKe6_V.js:18:1305 The connection to wss://edge-chat.facebook.com/chat?region=atn&sid=7944747563876351&cid=785d5de3-c690-4be4-b0d5-262e64649b75 was interrupted while the page was loading. 3_ei1eKe6_V.js:18:1305 Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at wss://gateway.facebook.com/ws/realtime?x-dgw-appid=2220391788200892&x-dgw-appversion=0&x-dgw-authtype=1%3A0&x-dgw-version=5&x-dgw-uuid=526675410&x-dgw-tier=prod&x-dgw-app-stream-group=group1. Z-rsazxiBr_.js:49:83 GETwss://edge-chat.facebook.com/chat?region=atn&sid=4218782501306367&cid=e3f28f81-083c-4340-ad80-62fc670df260 [HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request 127ms]

Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at wss://edge-chat.facebook.com/chat?region=atn&sid=4218782501306367&cid=e3f28f81-083c-4340-ad80-62fc670df260. 3_ei1eKe6_V.js:18:1305 Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at wss://gateway.facebook.com/ws/realtime?x-dgw-appid=2220391788200892&x-dgw-appversion=0&x-dgw-authtype=1%3A0&x-dgw-version=5&x-dgw-uuid=526675410&x-dgw-tier=prod&x-dgw-app-stream-group=group1. Z-rsazxiBr_.js:49:83 GETwss://edge-chat.facebook.com/chat?region=atn&sid=580630234529791&cid=785d5de3-c690-4be4-b0d5-262e64649b75 [HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request 143ms]

Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at wss://edge-chat.facebook.com/chat?region=atn&sid=580630234529791&cid=785d5de3-c690-4be4-b0d5-262e64649b75. 3_ei1eKe6_V.js:18:1305 Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at wss://gateway.facebook.com/ws/realtime?x-dgw-appid=2220391788200892&x-dgw-appversion=0&x-dgw-authtype=1%3A0&x-dgw-version=5&x-dgw-uuid=526675410&x-dgw-tier=prod&x-dgw-app-stream-group=group1. Z-rsazxiBr_.js:49:83 Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at wss://edge-chat.facebook.com/chat?region=atn&sid=1702717372235775&cid=e3f28f81-083c-4340-ad80-62fc670df260. 3_ei1eKe6_V.js:18:1305 The connection to wss://edge-chat.facebook.com/chat?region=atn&sid=1702717372235775&cid=e3f28f81-083c-4340-ad80-62fc670df260 was interrupted while the page was loading. 3_ei1eKe6_V.js:18:1305 GETwss://edge-chat.facebook.com/chat?region=atn&sid=4160831585517567&cid=785d5de3-c690-4be4-b0d5-262e64649b75 [HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request 126ms]

Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at wss://edge-chat.facebook.com/chat?region=atn&sid=4160831585517567&cid=785d5de3-c690-4be4-b0d5-262e64649b75. 3_ei1eKe6_V.js:18:1305 Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at wss://gateway.facebook.com/ws/realtime?x-dgw-appid=2220391788200892&x-dgw-appversion=0&x-dgw-authtype=1%3A0&x-dgw-version=5&x-dgw-uuid=526675410&x-dgw-tier=prod&x-dgw-app-stream-group=group1. Z-rsazxiBr_.js:49:83 GETwss://edge-chat.facebook.com/chat?region=atn&sid=3873618618482687&cid=e3f28f81-083c-4340-ad80-62fc670df260 [HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request 131ms]

Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at wss://edge-chat.facebook.com/chat?region=atn&sid=3873618618482687&cid=e3f28f81-083c-4340-ad80-62fc670df260. 3_ei1eKe6_V.js:18:1305 Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at wss://gateway.facebook.com/ws/realtime?x-dgw-appid=2220391788200892&x-dgw-appversion=0&x-dgw-authtype=1%3A0&x-dgw-version=5&x-dgw-uuid=526675410&x-dgw-tier=prod&x-dgw-app-stream-group=group1. Z-rsazxiBr_.js:49:83 Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at wss://edge-chat.facebook.com/chat?region=atn&sid=903251371229183&cid=785d5de3-c690-4be4-b0d5-262e64649b75. 3_ei1eKe6_V.js:18:1305 The connection to wss://edge-chat.facebook.com/chat?region=atn&sid=903251371229183&cid=785d5de3-c690-4be4-b0d5-262e64649b75 was interrupted while the page was loading. 3_ei1eKe6_V.js:18:1305 GETwss://edge-chat.facebook.com/chat?region=atn&sid=8019361050656767&cid=e3f28f81-083c-4340-ad80-62fc670df260 [HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request 121ms]

Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at wss://edge-chat.facebook.com/chat?region=atn&sid=8019361050656767&cid=e3f28f81-083c-4340-ad80-62fc670df260. 3_ei1eKe6_V.js:18:1305 Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at wss://gateway.facebook.com/ws/realtime?x-dgw-appid=2220391788200892&x-dgw-appversion=0&x-dgw-authtype=1%3A0&x-dgw-version=5&x-dgw-uuid=526675410&x-dgw-tier=prod&x-dgw-app-stream-group=group1. Z-rsazxiBr_.js:49:83

Asked by JORDAN.GRI 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Unable to access the WEB Manager of my ARRIS SGB6782-AC Wireless Cable Modem Gateway (Error code: SSL_ERROR_UNSUPPORTED_VERSION

I need a FireFox feature that allows me to access the typical Cable Modem Gateway Web Manager addresses (192.168.0.1, 192.168.100.1, etc.) even when they have no security… (read more)

I need a FireFox feature that allows me to access the typical Cable Modem Gateway Web Manager addresses (192.168.0.1, 192.168.100.1, etc.) even when they have no security certificate.

I have been using a Arris SURFboard SBG6782-AC Wireless Cable Modem Gateway (purchased at TARGET) for over five years without significant issues. About three weeks ago my MoCA network began having issues. I tried to login to the WEB Manager of the Gateway at (192.168.0.1) using FireFox. I got the following FireFox Msg:

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to 192.168.0.1. Peer using unsupported version of security protocol.

Error code: SSL_ERROR_UNSUPPORTED_VERSION

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

This website might not support the TLS 1.2 protocol, which is the minimum version supported by Firefox.

I finally used an old version of "Internet Explorer" which allowed me to bypass the security warning and connect via a direct ethernet port of the gateway. Evidently someone (Spectrum claims they didn't) downloaded a different firmware version into my Gateway. (D30GW-EAGLE-1.5.4.0-GA-10-NOSH) i.e. not the factory original version. The WEB Manager interface is different, password requirements are enhanced, the MoCA feature can't be enabled, and it seems Arris no longer provides a security certificate for the 192.168.0.1 Gateway address.

Considering the complete lack of cooperation of Spectrum and Arris, I think it is unlikely that I will ever be able to recover the factory original firmware; So... How about adding an "exception" feature to FireFox settings to allow me to at least access my "unsecure" Gateway. I really don't want to go back to using IE. By the way, I wrote this on a WIN 8.1 HP laptop. My main machine is a Dell XPS8300 running WIN 10.

Thanks, Robert R. Hurley

Asked by robert_hurley 1 year ago

Last reply by numalb25 1 year ago

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Insecure password warning in Firefox

I have had it with Firefox playing cop. I really have. I have a site that I visit frequently but these past two updates have now broken my ability to sign into the site a… (read more)

I have had it with Firefox playing cop. I really have. I have a site that I visit frequently but these past two updates have now broken my ability to sign into the site at all, even in private mode. All I get is the shield and human icons with the strike-through and the error message on the user name/password field that says: This Connection Is Not Secure. Logins Entered Here Could Be Compromised. Learn More.

I've hit the escape button, tried private windows, done everything I can including resetting which was my last resort and which I hate doing, there's no more whitelist, no way to bypass anything, this is totally unacceptable that I cannot get past this. Firefox is becoming more useless to me as they try to become more and more in control of what I can and cannot do. If there is no override to this, then I have to find a different browser because it's pretty useless to use one browser for some sites and another for other sites, don't you think? So if someone has a workaround for this problem, can you please tell me what it is?

Asked by nightsmusic 2 years ago

Last reply by joemartinello 1 year ago

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Delete Firefox account without email access

I'd like to permanently delete an account that was set up on a former employers email address (email which I can no longer access). Unfortunately I have no secondary emai… (read more)

I'd like to permanently delete an account that was set up on a former employers email address (email which I can no longer access). Unfortunately I have no secondary email address recorded in the account and all the options on my account page require that I authorise any changes from the email account which I can no longer access.

Is it possible to delete the account?

Asked by Paul JCH 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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mozilla slow to start

After recent latest update 99.0.1 Mozilla is slow to start. It seems to hang. I use Google as my homepage. Am Windows 7, 64 bit. I tried refresh and made Mozilla my h… (read more)

After recent latest update 99.0.1 Mozilla is slow to start. It seems to hang. I use Google as my homepage. Am Windows 7, 64 bit. I tried refresh and made Mozilla my home page. No difference. Chrome opens fine. Was really disappointed with refresh. It dropped a number of icons for shortcuts on my desktop - ????? which were a real pain to replace because making shortcuts with Mozilla is not possible without changing the User Account Control setting in Control Panel which I was unaware of but found after searching for 1/2 hour. I have no idea when this changed nor why it did on the Mozilla side because I have been using Windows 7 for 12 years. I am sending this using Chrome as my browser.

Asked by Robcanuck 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Gmail does no work properly with Firefox browser

I note that there are 399 posts referring to this problem. The problem has existed on my PC for about 4-5 months.. DELL support has checked my computer, we have cleared … (read more)

I note that there are 399 posts referring to this problem. The problem has existed on my PC for about 4-5 months.. DELL support has checked my computer, we have cleared cache and browser and tweaked other controls but nothing helps. I have no problem using Google Chrome. If so may people are having the same problem surely Firefox should be making an effort to fix the bug??!! Just drafted a reply to you from Firefox site but as frequently happens message appeared -

 Something about oops and an error message. When it occurs drafts do not save and messages do not transmit.

Sorry the screen print will not copy across.


I use Firefox as my main browser and it is inconvenient to have to swap between Firefox and Chrome

Can Firefox please fix this problem?

thank you mlmg

Asked by melblm2 1 year ago

Last reply by melblm2 1 year ago

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Firefox account duplicate ?

When attempting to add an Ipad to Mozilla vpn I seem to have created a new Firefox account with the same primary email address as my original (all of my profile is unset)… (read more)

When attempting to add an Ipad to Mozilla vpn I seem to have created a new Firefox account with the same primary email address as my original (all of my profile is unset). When I now login to the account I end up in the new account and cannot access the original. However, when I try and delete the new account the new password is rejected and I suspect it wants the password from the original account - I do not want to test this as I do not want to lose my vpn. I am sure that there is confusion between the new and the old since I cannot set up the new account with the same secondary email address as the old one as it claims a user already has an account with this secondary address.

Any ideas on how I can get rid of the new account, if it is new, or clean it up so that I can restore it to the original ?

Asked by Paul 2 years ago

Last reply by Paul 2 years ago

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SSL_ERROR_UNKNOWN_CA_ALERT, but all CA certificates are be installed already and exceptions don't work

I am on Linux Mint, Firefox 100.0 and I am trying to access a website, https://www.citapreviadnie.es:38188 (requires personal DNIe certificate). However, I keep getting S… (read more)

I am on Linux Mint, Firefox 100.0 and I am trying to access a website, https://www.citapreviadnie.es:38188 (requires personal DNIe certificate). However, I keep getting SSL_ERROR_UNKNOWN_CA_ALERT. If I view the certificate of the website,

1. Firefox doesn't tell me which part of the chain is invalid or not trusted (or I don't see it) 2. When I try to download and import each of the CA certificates, I get an alert saying "This certificate is already installed as a certificate authority." 3. If I try to import the whole chain, I get another alert telling me "This is not a certificate authority certificate, so it can’t be imported into the certificate authority list." 4. If I try to add a permanent exception to the site, I see "This site attempts to identify itself with invalid information", but if I click "view certificate" I'm back to step 1, and adding the exception does not have any effect.

What am I supposed to do now?

Asked by astrojuanlu 1 year ago

Last reply by astrojuanlu 1 year ago

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change primary email address on profile

Instructions on changing primary email address not helpful-prompted to access Accounts but profile displayed would not let me edit my primary email address. When attempte… (read more)

Instructions on changing primary email address not helpful-prompted to access Accounts but profile displayed would not let me edit my primary email address. When attempted to add secondary address was notified that code was sent to my old email address was was compromised & deleted by security of my carrier Want to add new email address & add secondary email account. Assistance greatly appreciated

Asked by JAYeskewicz 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Not allowed access

SSL_ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED_ALERT I keep getting this on different sites, I can't access lots of pages and it's getting to be a massive problem and I reallly need some help… (read more)

SSL_ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED_ALERT I keep getting this on different sites, I can't access lots of pages and it's getting to be a massive problem and I reallly need some help. PLEASE can someone help.

Asked by inoutpublic 1 year ago

Last reply by markeh 1 year ago

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Ctrl+R

I'm uploading changed webpages to the internet on a daily basis, using Firefox. I'm Using Firefox version 100.0 now and I have discoverd a problem with version 100.0 . Fr… (read more)

I'm uploading changed webpages to the internet on a daily basis, using Firefox. I'm Using Firefox version 100.0 now and I have discoverd a problem with version 100.0 . From Firefox version 99.01 and downwards, this problem never existed before. The refresh button in Firefox 100.0 ( Ctrl+R ) no longer works good anymore! Sometimes it works good, the other time it's not working correct anymore, you will not see the latest uploaded webpage on the internet. The only solution to this problem is bij closing Firefox and restarting it. Only then you will see the latest uploaded webpage on the internet. Please have a serious look at this annoying problem in version 100.0. This problem can only be discoverd by people who are uploading new webpages to the internet, not bij the regular internet-users/visitors.

Asked by webmaster101 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox "locks up"

I am running Firefox 99.0.1. Lately (probably since the last update) when browsing the web, Firefox will lockup and not be responsive to clicks on hyper links. The issue … (read more)

I am running Firefox 99.0.1. Lately (probably since the last update) when browsing the web, Firefox will lockup and not be responsive to clicks on hyper links. The issue goes away when I close Firefox and re-open, but after clicking on 3 or four links, it locks up again. MS Edge does not have this problem with the same websites. I did notice in Task Manager that Firefox is opening up 10 processes. Can anyone give some suggestions?

Asked by dschlic1 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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I cannot manage to get FireFox screen to show the 4/5 options in the upper LH corner, to help me get FireFox as my search engine>>>.

I have been successfully using FireFox for many years, recently we downsized into a Condo,now 81 years young. I have FireFox as my default browser choice, but it only lis… (read more)

I have been successfully using FireFox for many years, recently we downsized into a Condo,now 81 years young. I have FireFox as my default browser choice, but it only lists Google on the search bar, when I type in my search in the box under the Firefox name it immediately jumps up to the top of the page Google browser.

How do I get back my screen to use FireFox as my search engine ?? I have tried to change it but will only give me two options Google or Google ?? Is it possible to go back to the screen and try and start again??

Many thanks to anyone who will give me info as to how to rectify my problem, be gentle with me as I am efficient in using the computer but less so trying to solve my problems. Robin

Asked by Robin S 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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never sent email with code to authorise login to my account after samsung copied all data to new phone.

I used Samsung smart switch to transfer data to new phone. When I tried to sync Firefox on new phone with my PC, old phone and tablet I was asked to type in the authorisa… (read more)

I used Samsung smart switch to transfer data to new phone. When I tried to sync Firefox on new phone with my PC, old phone and tablet I was asked to type in the authorisation code. No matter how I have set my e-mail accounts no e-mail is received in my spam folder or in-box. There is no way to contact Mozilla to resolve this. I have not received any e-mail to state that my sign in was blocked for security reasons nor have I received an error code. I setup a bugzilla account and tried to request that my account be unlocked but there was no way to do this. All it has done is to create an entry that I reported "Zarro Boogs found". How do I get my account unblocked as the advice on the help pages is no advice.

[Personal information removed by moderator. Please read Mozilla Support rules and guidelines, thanks.]

Asked by robert148 1 year ago

Last reply by robert148 1 year ago

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Firefox 111.0 freezes on start up

I just updated to FF 111.0. After restarting FF comes up but then nothing. After a bit of I got the option to force close it. I tried opening a Private Browser and that w… (read more)

I just updated to FF 111.0. After restarting FF comes up but then nothing. After a bit of I got the option to force close it. I tried opening a Private Browser and that worked fine so I figured it was one of my add-ons. However after closing the Private Browser and trying opening normally again it worked just fine. Disable all of my add-ons and for the same issue.

Renamed my AppData/Roaming/Mozilla folder and starting as normal worked fine. What a giant pain in the <bleep> trying to set everything back up.

Performed some more science and noticed this. After setting my Mozilla folder back, starting FF, and looking at the TaskManager, There would be 3 processes, one of those after a bit of time would show in red as Not Responding (or words to that effect). Clicking the window a few times to get the force close dialog again. Trying to open FF again, it opened just fine.

So I'm tempted to blame something in the update that is causing this. Yes, I could just start with a fresh Mozilla folder and reinstall all of my add-ons and blah blah blah, but whose to say that after setting everything back up the way I had it the problem won't come back.

I have thought about rolling back to FF 110.0.1, and suppressing the update check.

OS: Windows 10 64-bit Firefox: 111.0 64-bit

Asked by wolf68k 1 year ago

Last reply by wolf68k 1 year ago

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PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR

Site page that I have used for years is not loading. Keep getting this error message. Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to www.hamdata.com. … (read more)

Site page that I have used for years is not loading. Keep getting this error message.

Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to www.hamdata.com. PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR

The site is www.hamdata.com How do I fix this?

Thanks Jim [removed email from public]

Asked by Jim 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago