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Firefox 89.02 Deceptive Content and Dangerous Software Protection

I´m using Firefox since many years ago. I have installed Firefox 89.02 and I have checked all the options in Dangerous Content Protection: Block dangerous and deceptive c… (read more)

I´m using Firefox since many years ago. I have installed Firefox 89.02 and I have checked all the options in Dangerous Content Protection: Block dangerous and deceptive content, Block dangerous downloads and Warn you about unwanted and uncommon software. I have install Kaspersky Total Security 21.3 and a few days ago I received an alert: Event: A malicious link has been detected that has already been opened Application active: firefox.exe Component: Antivirus Internet Description: No process Type: Likelihood of an unauthorized software download Name: https://in-page-push.com/400/3906803 Alert: High

Is Firefox blocking dangerous software or not? How to block push notifications that can try to install some kind of malicious program? Thanks for this excellent browser.

Asked by enriquespain 2 months ago

Last reply by Sandro Linux 2 months ago

Pocket Problems - URLS and Tabs

I am hoping that someone on these forums can help me, since it seems Pocket does not have its own help forum. Pocket has (suddenly, it seemed: today as far as I can tell)… (read more)

I am hoping that someone on these forums can help me, since it seems Pocket does not have its own help forum. Pocket has (suddenly, it seemed: today as far as I can tell) started appending "?utm_source=pocket_mylist" (for example "https://daringfireball.net/?utm_source=pocket_mylist") to the end of every single link I open from my list now (I find this absolutely maddening), or in the case of YouTube links, in the middle of the URL (for example "https://www.youtube.com/watch?utm_source=pocket_mylist&v=S_b0ndn5oIg"), and has stopped opening links in new tabs (again, this was fine until yesterday), meaning that if I was quite far down my article list, click a link but forget I now have to Ctrl+Click or Right-Click and then go back to the Pocket list, I have to scroll for a long time to get back to where I was.

This is, obviously, another one of those brain-dead examples of a product being "improved", whereby they made it materially worse. Unfortunately I do use Pocket a lot, so my question is if there is any way (something in about:config, or perhaps some add-on) to, in short, get it to cut this crap out (also known as "work")?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Dan 2 months ago

Mozilla emails me on address I'm not using anymore for over 2 years

I reinstalled my browser and logged in to my firefox account. A few hours later I received an email that I should login on multiple accounts to sync (I do not understand … (read more)

I reinstalled my browser and logged in to my firefox account. A few hours later I received an email that I should login on multiple accounts to sync (I do not understand why I got this message since I'm already logged in on multiple computers).

But the most strange thing is that I received this email on an old email address, one that I do not use anymore for a few years and one I have changed some years ago in my firefox account. It's also not my secondary email address in the account.

How is it possible you still use this email address? Do you keep old addresses even after I change it?

Asked by firefox1450 2 months ago

Losing passwords from open browser window 89.0.2 and after restarting browser.

While my browser was open with 89.0.2, I had lost a password to a site. I thought maybe I'd blown it out with a data/cache clean. Then I tried logging into my email, that… (read more)

While my browser was open with 89.0.2, I had lost a password to a site. I thought maybe I'd blown it out with a data/cache clean. Then I tried logging into my email, that too did not autofill and I KNOW that nothing was done by my on it. I have exported the remainder of my passwords. I have restarted the open session. I have lost a third sites password information. What is happening?

Asked by Philip 2 months ago

How to use Firefox with Windows's RunAs?

Firefox 90, running at Windows 10 Pro. Trying to run several Firefox instances simultaneously within one desktop, but as different users. All users are local Windows acco… (read more)

Firefox 90, running at Windows 10 Pro.

Trying to run several Firefox instances simultaneously within one desktop, but as different users. All users are local Windows accounts. Machine isn't in any domain. Local administrator privileges are available, if needed.

RunAs works as it should on Firefox exclusively in one case: if no instances of Firefox are running atm within given user desktop. If instance is in place - Firefox getting launched as the same user as already running instance. Heck, even if I try to launch a new instance just via double-click on firefox.exe.

Every different-user-instance is supposed to use its own set of Firefox profiles stored within local user's %appdata%, so no profile corruption is expected.

How to run several instances of Firefox as applications of different users via RunAs?

Asked by ahuet.daite.dve 2 months ago

Firefox Browser update automatically as non administrator user and no user intervention

Hello. I work as Help desk support at a company (500+ AD users) and we all use Mozilla Browser (89.0.2 right now). in the past we used Windows XP and Mozilla latest ESR v… (read more)

Hello. I work as Help desk support at a company (500+ AD users) and we all use Mozilla Browser (89.0.2 right now). in the past we used Windows XP and Mozilla latest ESR version, but we migrated recently to Windows 10 so we have to use the latest version of Firefox Browser. The problem that im facing now is that the maintenance service and Firefox update needs administrator privileges to update...and i just cant connect to all users and input the administrator password ... Is there a way to update automatically the Firefox Browser , without user intervention, something in regent or services or about:config ? (about config is already set to true for updates) All the users are in the domain and use AD files and folders on servers. i am aware of the risks of grading user the right to install...but we are well protected by the enterprise antivirus and multiple filters and firewalls...i just need a way to auto update the Firefox Browser to the latest version (90 i think)...and other versions to be released. Thank you.

Asked by Alex PDX 2 months ago

Email From Mozilla

Good morning. I unsubscribed from all communication from Mozilla Firefox. I clicked the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email I received and yet, since this past … (read more)

Good morning. I unsubscribed from all communication from Mozilla Firefox. I clicked the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email I received and yet, since this past Saturday, I am STILL getting email from Mozilla. I even changed my email address and unsubscribed again but since Saturday there are 3 more emails from Mozilla in my mailbox. I want it to stop but there appears nothing else I can do, I already unsubscribed from everything I could find. Not really a fan of unsolicited email and I don't give my email address out because of it. I don't expect it from Mozilla which is supposed to be all about security and privacy. I am not subscribed to firefox account tips. I posted a few images to show what I am talking about.

Thanks

William Doyle

Asked by irish011071 2 months ago

how to set auto proxy for all users on Mac

I am wanting to deploy Firefox v90 on Mac at work. I need to have the proxy set as auto for all users as some of the machines are macbooks that are taken off site. In wi… (read more)

I am wanting to deploy Firefox v90 on Mac at work. I need to have the proxy set as auto for all users as some of the machines are macbooks that are taken off site.

In windows you just need to edit the mozilla.cfg and set proxy type to 4

On the Mac there only seems to be a prefs.js in the user library

Something needs to be in the application content folder...

Asked by GerardKean 2 months ago

Firefox got uninstalled during a Thunderbird update by Mozilla Maintenance Service

Hello, Thunderbird got updated to 78.12.0 by Mozilla Maintenance Service this morning and I believe Firefox got uninstalled by accident during the process. The reason I t… (read more)

Hello,

Thunderbird got updated to 78.12.0 by Mozilla Maintenance Service this morning and I believe Firefox got uninstalled by accident during the process.

The reason I think it got deleted by MMS is because in `C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox` I could see a single file named `tobedeleted` and when I read the log located at `C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Maintenance Service\UpdateLogs`, the last two lines were : NS_main: unable to remove directory: tobedeleted, err: 41 NS_main: directory will be removed on OS reboot: tobedeleted

Luckily my `%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles` were not affected by this issue and I managed to recover my data by reinstalling Firefox.

Best regards,

Tolga Taluy

Asked by tolga.taluy 2 months ago

deletion of my firefox account with the username d2onovangregg@yahoo.com is needed as i no loger have access to it at all

good day Mozilla support how are you.s today i would like you.s to delet of my Firefox account with the username d2onovangregg@yahoo.com is needed as i no longer have acc… (read more)

good day Mozilla support how are you.s today i would like you.s to delet of my Firefox account with the username d2onovangregg@yahoo.com is needed as i no longer have access to it at all and cannot delete from my side as i have lost access to it your assistance and help with this would be greatly appreciated and accepted

Asked by donovangregg 2 months ago

FF takes up to 5 minutes to detect change in system vpn .pac file

Hi, Our company recently moved away from Chrome so i picked FF as an alternative. However there is a weird bug when I'm connecting to and off VPN (we are using pulse secu… (read more)

Hi,

Our company recently moved away from Chrome so i picked FF as an alternative. However there is a weird bug when I'm connecting to and off VPN (we are using pulse secure client).

Our current setup: The proxy is hosted pac file on company server which is defined in the W10 system settings. When I connect to pulse secure, the pac file can be accessed and I can use internal/external network.

When I connect to the VPN FF decents the change and works fine. However when I disconnect and try to continue browsing, it takes up to 3 minutes for FF to load the pages again.

I'd like to ask if there is an option to modify the time for FF to check for the pac file? the MS Edge does not take more then 5 seconds to detect the change.

Thanks Regards Jan

Asked by jd28 1 month ago

change email

OK, I no longer have the email account from 'hmorris@southwest.tn.edu' to 'howardcarymorris2@gmail.com' the way you tell me to do it wants to send me a verification code … (read more)

OK, I no longer have the email account from 'hmorris@southwest.tn.edu' to 'howardcarymorris2@gmail.com' the way you tell me to do it wants to send me a verification code to my old email - impossible (you may verify that email bounces).

Asked by Col_Boogie 1 month ago

Is it possible that Firefox cease providing a button to proceed "Potential Security Risk Ahead"?

I'm wondering if it is possible that Firefox will cease providing a button to proceed to MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_SELF_SIGNED_CERT site? My question arises from the following e… (read more)

I'm wondering if it is possible that Firefox will cease providing a button to proceed to MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_SELF_SIGNED_CERT site? My question arises from the following experience.

I connected to a website and the Firefox browser didn't recognize the certificate that the website provided. The following message then popped up: " Potential Security Risk Ahead. " and the user was provided a button to "Accept the Risk and Continue", adding this unsafe website into the exception site list. I think that this is quite insecure. Is it possible that in the future Firefox won't support the button to "Accept the Risk and Continue" to unsafe websites and cease supporting the exception site list to the user?

Asked by z526537 1 month ago

Recently bookmarked list : where can I find the bookmarks before my last 10 - my 11th, 12th etc.

I have found a significant bug in Firefox bookmarks system that's occurred in one of the last updates. I am running Firefox 91.0 on a Windows 10 laptop PC and it updates … (read more)

I have found a significant bug in Firefox bookmarks system that's occurred in one of the last updates. I am running Firefox 91.0 on a Windows 10 laptop PC and it updates automatically. In my work I have bookmarked about 43 sites in about the last month. Only 10 appear in "Recently Bookmarked". Until the last month or so, I would go to Manage Bookmarks and all my recent bookmarks (not just 10) would be displayed and I would be able to move them to different folders I have created in my bookmarks menu. When I do this now, Manage Bookmakrs shows is a much older set of unsorted bookmarks from October 2020 to May 2021, and none of the recent 43. If I go to Recently Bookmarked it shows only the 10. The other 33 seemed to have vanished. I then searched my own bookmarks menu (with about 150 folders in it) and found all the recent bookmarks were located in one particular folder. I haven't set Firefox to do this. Indeed I cannot find any bookmarks options tab to select where bookmarks are saved by default. Why has this happened? How do I get my recent bookmarks saved in Other Bookmarks like they used to be instead of what seems like a random place in my bookmarks menu? This is quite a recent problem - say the last 1-2 months, since a fairly major update I'd guess? I also noticed that if I go to the Open Applications Menu tab on the right of the screen, and click on Bookmarks, this dialogue box lists all 43 of my recent bookmarks, not just the last 10. Why does this list all recent and the Recently Bookmarked tab only lists 10?

Asked by info5938 1 month ago

Firefox account not syncing

Hi all, This might be duplicate, but I haven't found anything relative to what has happened to me. So I would like to apologize in advance, if this is the case. So, I am … (read more)

Hi all,

This might be duplicate, but I haven't found anything relative to what has happened to me. So I would like to apologize in advance, if this is the case. So, I am running on version 91.0 (x64). I accidentally, logged out from my account (I installed an add-block and tried to remove it, but not from the settings). When I realized what happened, I tried to log in and I used the password recovery. Once I was logged in, I tried to sync (the new empty data) with my account's data. But it is not working at all. Is there any other way to sync all my data and settings to the firefox (maybe download them and import them again)? I would like to point out that this browser on this PC, was the only one connected to my profile. Thank you in advance.

Kind Regards, Spyros

Asked by spirto82 1 month ago

Lost sync from last sync

Hi, Last month I connected a new device and sync my firefox data but nothing happened and I lost all of my data included logins, plugins, bookmark, etc. I had not happene… (read more)

Hi,

Last month I connected a new device and sync my firefox data but nothing happened and I lost all of my data included logins, plugins, bookmark, etc.

I had not happened to me before. I did sync some devices even mobiles and It works nomally.

Can I get my sync data back?

Thanks

Asked by firedragon_hero_175 1 month ago

Browser Back Button

In our banking web site we need to show a pop up while the end user clicks the back button. I have implemented the solution in javascript and the solution works in other … (read more)

In our banking web site we need to show a pop up while the end user clicks the back button. I have implemented the solution in javascript and the solution works in other browser, but in firefox when we need to click the browser back button twice or thrice to show the pop up. Need help to solve this issue.

Asked by padmanabhan.mca 1 month ago

Last reply by JP 1 month ago