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Checking for Updates Bug with Firefox

Hi can somebody help me please? Sitting here on Christmas Eve at work trying to fix Firefox. In a nutshell I have a really really annoying bug with Firefox which is goi… (read more)

Hi can somebody help me please? Sitting here on Christmas Eve at work trying to fix Firefox.

In a nutshell I have a really really annoying bug with Firefox which is going to cause me to pull all my hair out.

In the past the program used to check for updates and it used to work fine during this procedure.

Lately though I've been experiencing a really strange bug.

Whenever Firefox checks for updates the browser then cannot load a single webpage or anything while it is checking. Sometimes the checks can take around 3-5 minutes to complete.

Any videos or streams come to an eventual halt.

I have tried tweak a few settings in about:config such as app.update.interval

I have tried uninstalling and re-installing the browser - No change. This still happens usually about 5-8 times a day.

This computer is used for medical emergencies for our clients. We need a full functioning browser. I thought Firefox was that browser but I am beginning to think about installing something else now.

In these situations lives could be put at risk and I want to remedy this problem now before the new year. I imagine we will have a lot of patients coming in. I need to quickly submit forms at times and I really need a stable browser.

a) Can I turn off updates? I would prefer to check manually for updates once a week or so via Help -> About b) Can I reduce the frequency of the checks for updates? c) Is this going to be a normal feature for Firefox from now on?

Asked by reloadedx23 2 years ago

Last reply by reloadedx23 1 year ago

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PASSWORD MANGER

I have sent several emails and get no reply, how am I suposed to fix check or see my saved passwords if they all look like this...3b4a3f36-7056-4eee-bcb3-2b0838fa07e1 … (read more)

I have sent several emails and get no reply, how am I suposed to fix check or see my saved passwords if they all look like this...3b4a3f36-7056-4eee-bcb3-2b0838fa07e1

Asked by The Boss 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Edit Firefox Dictionary

Accidentally added a misspelling to the Firefox dictionary. Thought it would be easy to locate and edit the dictionary. Enabled 'show hidden files.' On XYplorer, and … (read more)

Accidentally added a misspelling to the Firefox dictionary. Thought it would be easy to locate and edit the dictionary.

Enabled 'show hidden files.'

On XYplorer, and Windows File Explorer can find not a single trace of 'persdict.dat' in my profiles folder.

It would be really helpful if you could advise what the next step would be. Thanks.

Asked by sra97 1 year ago

Last reply by sra97 1 year ago

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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 8 months ago

Last reply by BecauseLogic 8 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 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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I can't delete my Firefox account

A while ago I made a Firefox account with my Yahoo email address as the primary email, and my Outlook email address as the secondary email. Eventually I realized that I d… (read more)

A while ago I made a Firefox account with my Yahoo email address as the primary email, and my Outlook email address as the secondary email. Eventually I realized that I didn't need my Yahoo email account anymore, so I deleted it, forgetting that it was being used as the primary email for my Firefox account. Now I can't remove my Outlook email from my Firefox account without verifying my Yahoo email account, and I can't even delete the Firefox account since it was made under the Yahoo email account as a primary email address.

Now I can't use my Outlook email address to create a new Firefox account either.

Asked by vivek95148 1 year ago

Answered by vivek95148 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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FireFox Suspended? and Update to v.100 problem

Over the past few days FireFox v. 99.0.1 had been non-responsive on a tab. Got to the point I had to close FF and tried to use cCleaner to clear cache/history etc. H… (read more)

Over the past few days FireFox v. 99.0.1 had been non-responsive on a tab.

Got to the point I had to close FF and tried to use cCleaner to clear cache/history etc.

However cCleaner could not proceed as it claimed FF was still open.

Using Windows Task Manager I found FireFox was "Suspended" (screenshot 1)

I then terminated the task - so cCleaner could proceed.

Then FF appeared to work OK. Until the next time....

It just happened a few minutes ago closing FF - using cCleaner - once again FF was "suspended" and had to be terminated in Task Manager.

On FF help it said Update to version 100 which I did BUT the update got stuck on the FF Update - for several minutes (definitely over 10 mins) so I had to terminate the FF Updater using Windows Task Manager (screenshots 2 & 3) again used Task Manager to terminate that.

FF appeared to open OK even showed the version 100 What's new tab.

BUT when I used FF help to check version I got Restart FF to update to version 100 (screen shot 4) Perhaps the last might temporary due to terminating the what appeared to be stuck Updater, but it was worth mentioning.

PC details: OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Home Version 10.0.19044 Build 19044 System Model HP Pavilion 590-p0097c Desktop PC System Type x64-based PC Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz, 2808 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 6 Logical Processor(s) Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB

Any help appreciated.

Thanks,

Vincent

Asked by UnknownVT 1 year ago

Last reply by UnknownVT 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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Firefox crashing on startup

Hi, My Firefox app has been refusing to startup since yesterday, just crashing every time it attempts to start. I assume it's because I have an exorbitant amount of tab… (read more)

Hi,

My Firefox app has been refusing to startup since yesterday, just crashing every time it attempts to start. I assume it's because I have an exorbitant amount of tabs open, but I'm not 100% sure. I tried refreshing Firefox, but the problem is that attempting to refresh loses all my tabs with no way of getting them back. I've tried refreshing previously, and afterwards I would get the option to choose which tabs/windows I would like to restore, but now I'm not getting that option so I'm forced to see if there's any other solutions. I haven't lost any of my previous data after trying to refresh once, since it's saved in the profile in the "Old Firefox Data" folder, but I just want to see if there's any solution that won't require me to start fresh.

I've submitted a crash report through Firefox, the report ID is: bp-dd3d8911-2bc3-4471-a0b3-1f1a60220404

Please let me know if you can help or if there's any other information you need. Thank you!

Asked by vaheabgaryan 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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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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Problem with a GIS website

Until the most recent update of Firefox, I was able to access atrribute data of a GIS map feature on the GIS Open Data, State of Michigan website: https://gis-michigan.o… (read more)

Until the most recent update of Firefox, I was able to access atrribute data of a GIS map feature on the GIS Open Data, State of Michigan website:

https://gis-michigan.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/2020-voting-precincts/explore?location=44.909859%2C-86.310800%2C6.97

Now, I can not click on any feature. I can do this, however, using Chrome. What is the issue, here?

Asked by FireFoxFan1 1 year ago

Last reply by FireFoxFan1 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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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