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Every site I log on to, it asks if I want to update my logon? I don't! How do I turn that off?

This started happening after I had a web browser hijacker that hijacked Windows Edge. My software company did a remote session and fixed that. But, if using Firefox, at… (read more)

This started happening after I had a web browser hijacker that hijacked Windows Edge. My software company did a remote session and fixed that. But, if using Firefox, at every single site I go to, even yahoo email, it keeps asking me if I want to update my logon information. I have never seen it do that before, it is like it wants me to do that so it can see my new password????? I have no reason to update my logon info, and would do that myself as I feel necessary. I completely removed Firefox, went to Mozilla main site, and downloaded and installed the latest version of Firefox, and it is still asking everywhere I go. Do I have another bug in my system that is only affecting Firefox? Edge runs fine now, as does IE but I never use IE anymore. Please help. Robert

Asked by Robert33 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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all saved passwords gone after most recent update

Updated to the most recent version of firefox (running 49.0.1) after i got a notification saying there was a new version available. Today i went to a website that i had m… (read more)

Updated to the most recent version of firefox (running 49.0.1) after i got a notification saying there was a new version available. Today i went to a website that i had my password saved for, but it wasn't showing up when i tried to log in. Went to my saved passwords and all of my old logins + passwords are gone, only have what i've saved since the update . I went through a few of the 'lost saved password' questions and have tried to restore previous versions of logins.json (i also noticed a corrupt logins.json file in my profile), I also tried to make a new profile and copy over logins, i booted in safe mode etc but nothing is working. Is there anything I can do to get my passwords back?!

Asked by wherearemypasswords 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Use native code apis in firefox extension to encrypt passwords

I have an extension which communicates with a native application in windows. Extension(password manager) which takes username and password and sends it to native applicat… (read more)

I have an extension which communicates with a native application in windows. Extension(password manager) which takes username and password and sends it to native application to store it in the database. While sending credentials from extension to native application, i want to encrypt them. For chrome extension, NACL (native client) is being used to encrypt and decrypt the credentials before sending to native application.

I can implement encryption in javascript, but it can be hacked easily since secret key will be visible in browser, but if i use native code apis for encryption, then keys are not open in javascript.

Please let me know some way to embed native code( like Google NACL) in my extension javascript code.

Asked by shivanshu0111 2 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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extracting saved passwords from HDD

My Win 7 Laptop got wet, very wet and wont start. Firefox password manager had saved many site passwords If I take the HDD out and with a USB enclosure hang it off anot… (read more)

My Win 7 Laptop got wet, very wet and wont start.

Firefox password manager had saved many site passwords

If I take the HDD out and with a USB enclosure hang it off another PC as drive F:

Where and how might the passwords be found and read

Asked by sickputer 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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how can i save passwords

I have AVAST running on my computer in passive mode; I simply have not bothered to remove it, fearing screwing something up. Now, AVAST has stripped all my saved password… (read more)

I have AVAST running on my computer in passive mode; I simply have not bothered to remove it, fearing screwing something up. Now, AVAST has stripped all my saved passwords from FIREFOX. Can I load these back into Firefox from my renegade AVAST?

Asked by GREENGHOST 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Passwords not saved and menue-button without function on linux hypridgpu-system when using intel gpu.

If i switch back to the nvidia-driver all functions well. checks: accessibility.force_disabled (0/1) : no help webgl.disabled (false/true) : no help disabling hardware a… (read more)

If i switch back to the nvidia-driver all functions well.

checks: accessibility.force_disabled (0/1) : no help webgl.disabled (false/true) : no help disabling hardware acceleration in general: no help

OS: Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS HWE

Asked by sosyco 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Can not enter any password on plugins where those are required

I've got Mozilla-Plugins like LastPass and NordVpn, where I can enter my username or my email account at first, but each time I try to switch to the next box , where I sh… (read more)

I've got Mozilla-Plugins like LastPass and NordVpn, where I can enter my username or my email account at first, but each time I try to switch to the next box , where I should be able to enter my Password, either by cursor or tab the Plugin window closes instantly.

I have already tried it with every other plugin disabled to pinpoint if it's maybe a problem another plugin causes, but that's not it.

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, but I had the same problem on Ubuntu 17.04 LTS

So every idea is appreciated!

Asked by arseen 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Firefox password import not importing all passwords

I am considering switching from chrome to firefox. While trying to import my passwords i wont get them all. Using the import feature inside Firefox I will get about 70% o… (read more)

I am considering switching from chrome to firefox. While trying to import my passwords i wont get them all.

Using the import feature inside Firefox I will get about 70% of my usernames and passwords from chrome.

Why it wont import the rest makes absolutely no sense at all.

Firefox gives no option to import from a CSV or anything else but that one button.

I get the impression the whole feature is not tested properly, If Firefox wants people to switch browser this just has to work flawlessly.

Asked by Fiskesuppe 1 year ago

Last reply by Shadow110 1 year ago

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FF sync asks for Authentication

Hi. I’ve been using Firefox for like 20 years and for some reason this time on my new iPhone it wants me to authenticate using my app Authy. Because they do not have a d… (read more)

Hi. I’ve been using Firefox for like 20 years and for some reason this time on my new iPhone it wants me to authenticate using my app Authy. Because they do not have a direct link to a Firefox icon etc.… I created a new miscellaneous one as pertheir options and named it Firefox. However when it asked me to use the Authy to finalize the setup after putting in the correct password it never works. It states something like incorrect authentication code. Any and all help would be much appreciated.

Asked by Sweetleaf99 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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transfer saved login to another url

One website changed its url on which i have saved 100s of logins of my clients. now i need to reenter them as the login page url is changed. I still have login details sa… (read more)

One website changed its url on which i have saved 100s of logins of my clients. now i need to reenter them as the login page url is changed. I still have login details saved on my firefox i just need to be able to bulk change the url page that these logins relate to. Hope you get me.

Asked by MAHOOK 1 year ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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This is simple, please fix your password reset... It does not work, worse I know my password... But, your server disagrees with me... So, either please fix it o

I have already done all of this, you see this is the dam problem... I can't log into the site, I had to create a new password and username,cin which are exactly what I us… (read more)

I have already done all of this, you see this is the dam problem... I can't log into the site, I had to create a new password and username,cin which are exactly what I used the last time, again and again and again... Each time setting up a new account where their was an account already started. Am I going to have to create a new acct. each time or can you fix this problem...

Asked by jwgaither63 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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all of a sudden all my logged password have been deleted. how should i recover them.

Dear Team, All of a Sudden all my Saved login password have vanished, only my book marks remains, what should be done to recover the same. edited to fix the leading spac… (read more)

Dear Team,

All of a Sudden all my Saved login password have vanished, only my book marks remains, what should be done to recover the same.


edited to fix the leading space horizontal scrollbar - moderator

Asked by Lavanya.S 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Resetting lost passwords

I thought this might be a Windows issue, but it appears more likely to be a Firefox problem...... Almost every time Firefox updates itself on one of my several PCs (a Del… (read more)

I thought this might be a Windows issue, but it appears more likely to be a Firefox problem...... Almost every time Firefox updates itself on one of my several PCs (a Dell), all of my saved logins are removed.

After some checking, I found that the actual logins file had been changed from "logins.json" to "logins.json.corrupt".

Why Firefox is doing this is anybodies guess, but it may have something to do with the actual passwords themselves containing characters that it doesn't like.......

Easy resolution - find the "corrupt" file and rename it!

Using Windows Explorer, you will need to make hidden files visible, then go to (User)>Appdata>Roaming>Mozilla>Firefox>Profiles>(71r822oe.*********), then scrol down to "logins.json.corrupt" - select, rename, "logins.json", agree to the change warning, and exit. All now works as before.

(The bits in brackets will be your own name and registry entry)

Please, Mozilla - can you try and stop this happening in the first place ?

Asked by MichaelM46 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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FIREFOX UPDATED AND NOW ALL MY SAVED PASSWORDS HAVE DISAPPEARED. I CANT GET IN FACEBOOK BECAUSE EVERY TIME I LOG OUT THEY SAY I HAVE THE WRONG PASSWORD SO I NEE

Firefox updated and lost all my saved passwords. I can not access my Facebook because Facebook is screwed up every time I log out of FB. and log back in Fb. tells me wron… (read more)

Firefox updated and lost all my saved passwords. I can not access my Facebook because Facebook is screwed up every time I log out of FB. and log back in Fb. tells me wrong password for 2 years it has been this way. I need my saved passwords because Firefox used to log me in Facebook every time i went there but after the update that is gone as well ????? I know nothing about computers and was lucky enough to only waste 2 hours trying to figure out how to do this ???? I have no freaking idea how I will ever get an answer to get help so I hope everyone enjoyed reading this amusing problem!!! Fuck computers and computer life I should have filed a law suit against Texas A&M for forcing me to use these demonic pieces of excrement!!!

Asked by kylejennings 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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I recently reinstalled Firefox and now cannot see my saved logins (saved in a backup).

After a refresh FF was not responding correctly so it was uninstalled and reinstalled. I have it back up but now cannot see my saved logins even though I can see the exc… (read more)

After a refresh FF was not responding correctly so it was uninstalled and reinstalled. I have it back up but now cannot see my saved logins even though I can see the exclusions list just not the passwords. I am using ver. 49 and copied both the logins and key files from the backup into the new "default" profile. When I open the logins file in Scratchpad I can see the data but each entry has a "null" after the "httpRealm" entry:

'id': 1,

     'hostname': 'https://www.google.com',
     'httpRealm': null,
     'formSubmitURL': 'https://www.google.com',

Other than this the file "looks" normal.

Asked by stal49 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago