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Unwanted autodownload

Today I visited this site/link: https://www.softpedia.com/dyn-postdownload.php/7c321308b9a583509e380a009fee069c/625fabdf/394a/4/2 To get some file searching software. T… (read more)

Today I visited this site/link:

https://www.softpedia.com/dyn-postdownload.php/7c321308b9a583509e380a009fee069c/625fabdf/394a/4/2

To get some file searching software. To my surprise the file just autodownloaded. I tried it out several times and it autodownloads everytime. I still get asked if I want to download on other sites. So whats happening here and how do I make it stop?

Asked by alicewhole 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Pop-up exceptions not working

Hello, The pop-up blocker exceptions are not working for some sites which I, of course, use a lot. The sites are listed in the exceptions, but Firefox stubbornly continu… (read more)

Hello,

The pop-up blocker exceptions are not working for some sites which I, of course, use a lot. The sites are listed in the exceptions, but Firefox stubbornly continues to block them. I sincerly consider walking away from Firefox (notwithstanding I love it and being a long term user), because it happens with sites I frequently use on a daily base.

I've looked around but none of the solutions work for me as those articles are rather old.

My version of Firefox: 99.0.1 (64bit) running under Windows 10 Pro

Hoping to find a solution here.

Renaud

Asked by Renaud 2 years ago

Answered by Renaud 1 year ago

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Is there a way to reset my Firefox password without losing my data?

I forgot my password to my Firefox account, and only just realized I haven't updated it in KeypassXC when I was trying to log in to a new machine. It seems that, even tho… (read more)

I forgot my password to my Firefox account, and only just realized I haven't updated it in KeypassXC when I was trying to log in to a new machine. It seems that, even though I am already logged in on my old computer and have full access to my account (including saved passwords, bookmarks, and browsing history) I can't find a way to reset my password without deleting all of my synced data. From the "Change Password" menu, it requires my old password if I want to change it without deleting everything. Also, I have 2FA enabled, so why isn't there the option to authenticate my identity in a password reset using 2FA instead of my old password? I know a similar thing already exists for recovery keys, but I only have 2FA. Is there any way for me to reset my password where I don't lose everything? Thank you.

Asked by Isaac Mellington 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Access to HSBC online banking

For years I’ve had no difficulty accessing online my HSBC bank accounts in UK using Firefox. In recent days they have changed their security access method whereby their s… (read more)

For years I’ve had no difficulty accessing online my HSBC bank accounts in UK using Firefox. In recent days they have changed their security access method whereby their site now requests a security number generated on one’s phone using the HSBC App (it used to be a random number from an HSBC supplied handheld device) which then has to be input via my Windows 10 PC to access my data. If I use Microsoft Edge as browser, everything works fine, but when I try Firefox my system just hangs after I’ve put my bank ID into the HSBC opening page (the first security step) and simply never opens the next HSBC page which would ask me to generate the said code on my phone. Seems a browser related problem. Any ideas why Edge works but Firefox does not?

Asked by keith.pottinger 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How to recover passwords from logins.json-1.corrupt?

I opened Firefox as usually, but passwords are missing, only logins are available. There is also a file called logins.json-1.corrupt in the profile folder. Renaming it … (read more)

I opened Firefox as usually, but passwords are missing, only logins are available. There is also a file called logins.json-1.corrupt in the profile folder.

Renaming it back to logins.json with restarting the computer does not work.

There are no previous versions of these two files available in the system.

Please let me know how I can recover passwords, may be with a special software.

Thank you!

Asked by DVS75 1 year ago

Answered by DVS75 1 year ago

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Stop saving any form data or usernames

Hello, I have autofills and login savings disabled, but browser still seems to be saving form data including usernames. How do I disable browser saving any form inputs a… (read more)

Hello,

I have autofills and login savings disabled, but browser still seems to be saving form data including usernames. How do I disable browser saving any form inputs altogether?

Asked by ezjoteqxclpyndcdpw 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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I need to turn off my Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed setting.

I need to turn off my Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed setting.I have wrongly turn on this setting i need to turn off this setting.please help me to ch… (read more)

I need to turn off my Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed setting.I have wrongly turn on this setting i need to turn off this setting.please help me to change it.

Asked by Sridhar 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How to unblock a website that exceptions does not help

I have spent hours trying to unblock a site i have previously used before your upgrade. every time its a nightmare. Why can't your program remember exceptions. I tried… (read more)

I have spent hours trying to unblock a site i have previously used before your upgrade. every time its a nightmare. Why can't your program remember exceptions. I tried all the exception options. I tried adding the certificate exception and was told it was valid and did not need an exception. Why does everyone feel the need to make our lives harder with the illusion you are protecting us. Make it easier to go to websites that we want to go to and not a hassle every time you decide to change something. Website is https://www.btdig.com/. Thanks for your time.

Asked by risso74 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Virus / malware issue

Hi, I tried to download a script but Firefox warned me it had a virus / malware. So I immediately put it in trash, emptied trash, restarted my Macbook and used Bitdefende… (read more)

Hi, I tried to download a script but Firefox warned me it had a virus / malware. So I immediately put it in trash, emptied trash, restarted my Macbook and used Bitdefender to scan my Mac. Fortunately it detected no viruses. So I think I'm good (Hopefully!)

But, every time I open Firefox now, a little window appears at the top showing my last download and telling me it had a virus or malware - I'm posting a screenshot of this. I removed it from my history, and cleared the preview panel, but it still pops up. To be clear, this only happens when I completely close Firefox and reopen it, not when I just open new windows or tabs.

How can I get it to stop popping up with this message? Also - one other oddity, each time I open Firefox, it says the time this script was downloaded matches the time I open Firefox (as opposed to when I actually downloaded the pdf - about an hour ago)

Asked by sunnybleckinger 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Bookmark Master Password

How can I stop Firefox from asking for the master password for bookmarks on start up? Often I don't need to use a password. It is very annoying and I think it is dangerou… (read more)

How can I stop Firefox from asking for the master password for bookmarks on start up? Often I don't need to use a password. It is very annoying and I think it is dangerous because then if I step away anyone has the use of my passwords. Firefox used to only ask when you needed to use a password to login to a site. I think this change is dangerous.

Asked by cjbill 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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privacy

Hello In mozilla firefox, i disabled "ask to save passwords, autofill forms" and i turned on "never save history, delete cookies after exiting browser" functions. I enter… (read more)

Hello In mozilla firefox, i disabled "ask to save passwords, autofill forms" and i turned on "never save history, delete cookies after exiting browser" functions. I entered my passwords for one website using this browser. And I deleted cookies and history one more time to make sure so that no one can access my login and password. But in one article i read that firefox keeps files called logins.json and key4.db which stores login&passwords. My question is - Are my logins and passwords saved even though I disabled&enabled that functions i mentioned before?

Asked by ga1738429724 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Default TLS values in About:Config

Hello everyone! I have a question concerning what the default value settings are for the two below security.tls.versions in About:Config. Mine are currently set at 4 for… (read more)

Hello everyone! I have a question concerning what the default value settings are for the two below security.tls.versions in About:Config. Mine are currently set at 4 for version.max and 3 for version.min. The reason I ask is that I have gotten two Event 36871 errors since updating Firefox to 100.0.1 stating "A fatal error occurred while creating a TLS client credential. The internal error state is 10013." I was using no other program besides Firefox at the time I received the errors.


security.tls.version.max security.tls.version.min

Respectfully, Don

Asked by new_aged2perfection 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Intermittent SSL Errors across all websites

Hello, I believe this issue started ever since I upgraded my PC to Windows 11, and has persisted through a full reinstall. I continually get intermittent SSL errors of a… (read more)

Hello,

I believe this issue started ever since I upgraded my PC to Windows 11, and has persisted through a full reinstall. I continually get intermittent SSL errors of all types when visiting any websites. Simply refreshing the page temporarily resolves the issue, but I'd estimate 20% of the time when I try to load a webpage I get the error. This does not happen on any other browser, or Firefox on any other device on my network. Interestingly I believe this even happened on the same machine inside a Linux VM in VMware, but I'm not 100% I am remembering that right. So far, I have tried various fixes including resetting certificate authorities and changing Firefox to use the Windows certificate store in about:config, but nothing has worked so far. I'm all ears for any ideas.

Thanks!

Asked by jdial91 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox 101.0 > History Menu > Clear Recent History > Where is Saved Passwords?

Hi dear managers, In Firefox 101.0 i want to clear Saved Passwords from History Menu > Clear Recent History! But in new version of FF it is not there. Is there a way t… (read more)

Hi dear managers, In Firefox 101.0 i want to clear Saved Passwords from History Menu > Clear Recent History! But in new version of FF it is not there. Is there a way to clear Saved Passwords from that menu instead of Saved Logins... In Settings of FF separately?

Thanks for future advance

Asked by helius.dev 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago