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How to remove StopBadware

I've noticed a few websites I try to visit being blocked. StopBadware does not give details on what "badware" was found, when, or offer any proof that anything was found… (read more)

I've noticed a few websites I try to visit being blocked. StopBadware does not give details on what "badware" was found, when, or offer any proof that anything was found at any time. They're anonymous, untouchable, and just say, "Trust us, don't visit this site". In our courts, the accused are allowed to face their accuser, but not in the court of the internet apparently.

Basically it is just a vigilante organization (funded by George Soros) that seeks to "protect people". Too much autonomy, not NEARLY enough transparency, and no accountability at all.

If they wanted to help, they'd report the "badware" to a consortium of anti-virus companies. This would help anti-virus software adapt to threats, and give consumers a way to know which were doing it most effectively. Also, the person browsing the "suspected" site should be told what the badware was, if it was reported by one or more individuals, or by a scan, what the rate of false positive reports are for that scan, and what is known about the badware in terms of impact. If coordinated with the above effort, a list of anti-virus titles that claims to address the badware should be available.

I understand why Mozilla would want to utilize a system that does what StopBadware claims is it's mission, but making it mandatory is a really bad idea in light of the potential negative impact and potential for abuse or misuse.

How do I remove/stop it, or failing that, does anyone have a good browser recommendation? Hopefully one that has not chosen such a "Big Brother" ham-handed approach.

Also, is there a list of all the sites StopBadware is blocking? I'd like to run Returnil and go looking for all the info George is afraid of.

Asked by Hallenh 9 years ago

Last reply by Wolf_ 8 years ago

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How can I manually update Firefox? Auto updates fail and end up making my computer hang for 10 minutes on startup.

Firefox, after starting up my computer, fails the autoupdate every day. It leaves my computer hanging much longer than I would enjoy. I would like to know how I can manua… (read more)

Firefox, after starting up my computer, fails the autoupdate every day. It leaves my computer hanging much longer than I would enjoy. I would like to know how I can manually update firefox and/or prevent future issues.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== 3.6.2 or a little before.

Asked by AnonymousUser 9 years ago

Last reply by DaveRo 9 years ago

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Where is my missing toolbar with - file, edit, view, history, bookmarks, tools & help. Where has it gone and how do I get it back?

I am missing the tool bar which goes directly underneath the blue Mozilla/Firefox banner. My other tool bar remains unchanged eg. back/forward buttons, refresh page butt… (read more)

I am missing the tool bar which goes directly underneath the blue Mozilla/Firefox banner. My other tool bar remains unchanged eg. back/forward buttons, refresh page button, etc. are still there and work normally. Where are my bookmarks and how do I get them back?

Asked by Owlhollow 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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How do I find the IP address of an open page

I have had to move my site to a new web host. As I update DNS pointers, I want to know when they have resolved. It seems that the best way to do this is to look at the I… (read more)

I have had to move my site to a new web host. As I update DNS pointers, I want to know when they have resolved.

It seems that the best way to do this is to look at the IP address that the site resolves to. Since the pages are the same on the old and the new site, looking at them doesn't do it.

Is there an easy way in Firefox to get the IP address of the current page?

Asked by dynalt 9 years ago

Last reply by TonyE 9 years ago

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firefox stuck on waiting for and after some time loads page

Firefox hangs on our company system website. it shows the message 'Waiting for www......' and after a long time loads the page. I can use other pages in the mean time an… (read more)

Firefox hangs on our company system website. it shows the message 'Waiting for www......' and after a long time loads the page.

I can use other pages in the mean time and they all work fine and quick .... but our company website page takes time .... I am the only one experiencing this issue as my other colleagues have no problem with it ....... I tried using Internet Explorer and it has the same problem .... Please help

URL of affected sites

http://www.myblockonline.co.uk

Asked by AnonymousUser 9 years ago

Last reply by haywood1 7 years ago

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The search bar is not visible.

The search bar is just plain not there. I have deinstalled, deleted the old Mozilla folder and re-installed/upgraded with the same result. When I start FF in safe mode, t… (read more)

The search bar is just plain not there. I have deinstalled, deleted the old Mozilla folder and re-installed/upgraded with the same result. When I start FF in safe mode, the search bar is there. Clearing prefs, returning to defaults have no effect.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== As long as I've been here

Asked by AnonymousUser 9 years ago

Last reply by TXGuy 9 years ago

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How do I open a file as raw text in a firefox window

I want to open a .java or .c or whatever file in a normal firefox window as raw text, just as it can do for a normal text file, but I can't see any option to tell firefox… (read more)

I want to open a .java or .c or whatever file in a normal firefox window as raw text, just as it can do for a normal text file, but I can't see any option to tell firefox to do so.

Asked by AnonymousUser 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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How do I change the default rss reader?

When I subscribe to an rss feed, firefox launches bloglines automatically. I can't figure out how to change it to another reader or to have it ask for a preference. … (read more)

When I subscribe to an rss feed, firefox launches bloglines automatically. I can't figure out how to change it to another reader or to have it ask for a preference.

Asked by cdragin 9 years ago

Last reply by Sharpguy 8 years ago

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PAGE AUTOMATICALLY GOES BACK TO PREVIOUS PAGE WHILE BROWSING

When I am at a website browsing, the page automatically goes back to gthe previous page This happened Every time Firefox opened … (read more)

When I am at a website browsing, the page automatically goes back to gthe previous page

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

Asked by AnonymousUser 9 years ago

Last reply by AnilSenkurt 9 years ago

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email sign in

When using firefox I have to sign in to my e-mail every time that I start my computer, but if I use IE I stay signed in . This happened a few days ago prior to this ther… (read more)

When using firefox I have to sign in to my e-mail every time that I start my computer, but if I use IE I stay signed in . This happened a few days ago prior to this there was no problem. Have been using firefox for over a year did not change any settings.

Asked by fnamowicz 9 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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Why does Mozilla permit the Firesheep App

Just read an article about launch of "firesheep" It is an Firefox Ad On that permits stealing info from people using Wi Fi. Since Firefox is for security, why don't t… (read more)

Just read an article about launch of "firesheep" It is an Firefox Ad On that permits stealing info from people using Wi Fi. Since Firefox is for security, why don't they block this add on?

Asked by maine15 9 years ago

Last reply by mahouk 8 years ago

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gmail manager not working, will only login to 1 account

gmail manager will only login to 1 account, popup's for my other 3 accounts popup but when I enter my pass word and press ok they just popup again. i can only login to 1… (read more)

gmail manager will only login to 1 account, popup's for my other 3 accounts popup but when I enter my pass word and press ok they just popup again. i can only login to 1 account. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling gmail manager and Firefox as well

Asked by davidwwalls 9 years ago

Last reply by LNet 9 years ago

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How do you reset the "Do this automatically for files like this from now on" option?

I must have accidentally turned on the "Do this automatically for files like this from now on" option, and now can't open videos straight from the web page. Instead I al… (read more)

I must have accidentally turned on the "Do this automatically for files like this from now on" option, and now can't open videos straight from the web page. Instead I always get the Save As dialog box How do I turn that option off so Firefox always prompts me to open a video file or save it?

Asked by MojaveJack 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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my auto-detect proxy keeps resetting to manual which won't allow me to access the web

Frequently when I click to refresh a page or open an new page I get this message: "The proxy server is refusing connections Firefox is configured to use a prox… (read more)

Frequently when I click to refresh a page or open an new page I get this message: "The proxy server is refusing connections

Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections.

   *   Check the proxy settings to make sure that they are correct.
   *   Contact your network administrator to make sure the proxy server is working."

Tools>Options>Advanced>Configure how firefox connects to the internet Settings> will show that once again, the browser changed itself from auto detect to manual. I change it back to auto-detect and hit save, sometimes it works right away, sometimes I have to do it 3-4x in a row in order for the change to "stick"

Asked by bastetcat 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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Firefox won't print from websites and tries to save files instead

When I try to print (print an email, print a receipt from an online purchase, etc.) firefox instead opens the "save as" box and wants to save a .xps file. When I then cl… (read more)

When I try to print (print an email, print a receipt from an online purchase, etc.) firefox instead opens the "save as" box and wants to save a .xps file. When I then click either save or cancel, I get an error message stating than an unknown error occurred when trying to print.

I am able to print the same items out of internet explorer, so the problem seems to be tied to firefox and not to, say, my printer.

Asked by TaxGuy 9 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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All of a sudden firefox won't go online, but IE will and all other internet enabled applications.

All of a sudden firefox won't go online, but IE will and all other internet enabled applications. I can't remember why but I decided to restart firefox and it started ha… (read more)

All of a sudden firefox won't go online, but IE will and all other internet enabled applications. I can't remember why but I decided to restart firefox and it started happening. Actually I remember now, Facebook told me I had to close the browser as it was throwing an error. WHen I restarted, no internet connection. However, I have internet just fine in IE and other apps.

Asked by shanspice 8 years ago

Last reply by James 8 years ago

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My History is only showing TODAY's browsing, no other days. How do I change this?

I am trying to find a site I browsed in yesterday, Wed., 11/10/10. My History is only showing me TODAY's browsing history, and no other days. Is there a way I can chang… (read more)

I am trying to find a site I browsed in yesterday, Wed., 11/10/10. My History is only showing me TODAY's browsing history, and no other days. Is there a way I can change my History settings so that I can see at least yesterday's history as well? Thanks so much!

Asked by MeridyM 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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what is the latest version for mac snowleopard

when I go to help it says "Resume downloadingFirefox 3.6.6 ". When I do the Resume the update server is unresponsive and I have to force quit firefox. Is there a version … (read more)

when I go to help it says "Resume downloadingFirefox 3.6.6 ". When I do the Resume the update server is unresponsive and I have to force quit firefox. Is there a version 3,6,6 for Mac. Thanks, Jesper

Asked by jesperwiese 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago