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Bookmarks toolbar disappearing - cause & fix

I recently experienced this issue, and found no solution on googling it. I noticed too that others had the same issue. Having just experienced and fixed it again, here ar… (read more)

I recently experienced this issue, and found no solution on googling it. I noticed too that others had the same issue. Having just experienced and fixed it again, here are my observations;

Cause: I have my Firefox set to remember last session. Occasionally, I X out of my main window not realising that there was an ad popup underneath (even though I use adblock). These ads, for whatever reason, have the ability to hide the bookmarks toolbar in their window. That means when you close and reopen, even if you went to a normal site, the bookmarks stay off. It will persist through reinstalls and all kinds of workarounds in my experience.

Fix: Refresh Firefox. Click the Three lines, Help, then Troubleshooting Information. Here you can manually refresh firefox, and it will open with your bookmarks showing again (and a few minor cosmetic things go to default, so you may have to re-tick menu bar and customise how you like your main buttons to look etc). I didn't try this with anything other than having one tab open on google the last time it happened to me.

Not a question, but hopefully useful for anyone who has experienced this, wasn't sure where else to put it.

Asked by Tealtraum 1 year ago

Last reply by mt3ch 1 year ago

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My dads Firefox is opening browsers with out him asking it too which then makes computer runs slow. Is there a way to stop opening browsers from other places

My dads uses Firefox when he is opens a browser. To use. After it opens many other browsers start opening without him asking for it to open. With all these unessacary bro… (read more)

My dads uses Firefox when he is opens a browser. To use. After it opens many other browsers start opening without him asking for it to open. With all these unessacary browsers running it slows down his computer. Can you tell me how to correct this problem for my dad Thank you

Asked by WendyHain 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How to report fraudulant transaction under Mozilla

My screen was hijacked by something lacked look like Mozilla/Firefox heading saying it was taking a survey and I couldn't get out of the screen. So I took the survey and … (read more)

My screen was hijacked by something lacked look like Mozilla/Firefox heading saying it was taking a survey and I couldn't get out of the screen. So I took the survey and entered my credit card info for a sum of $1.00 (one dollar) for a chance to win an iPhone. Instead I got a charge on my credit card from lstfl.com for $33.+ dollars saying it enrolled me in a sex site. That is NOT what I imagined. And it came under Mozilla/Firefox name. Can you go after this site as it is operating under your name and logo. Thank you

Asked by tizart 1 year ago

Answered by James 1 year ago

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I want to post a fix for search hijacking

I found this in my addons/extensions Premium Enhanser http://premium-search.com It was taking me to bling not to Google as I wanted.I have no idea how it got there. I dis… (read more)

I found this in my addons/extensions

Premium Enhanser http://premium-search.com

It was taking me to bling not to Google as I wanted.I have no idea how it got there. I disabled it and that fixed the hijacking from Google maps. It also fixed the problem of Google maps not searching for the address I put in.

Don

Asked by Don_F 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How can I prevent redirecting to SPAM websites?

Is there any way to prevent a website from redirecting me to a SPAM website? Some websites will do that even if you right click on a link that you wanted to open in a new… (read more)

Is there any way to prevent a website from redirecting me to a SPAM website? Some websites will do that even if you right click on a link that you wanted to open in a new tab. Then after the website you were on redirects you to an annoying useless website, and you return to the original website is the only time that link you wanted to open will work.

Asked by ninja404 1 year ago

Last reply by ninja404 1 year ago

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My Firefox has been hijacked,how do I get it back ?

I noticed some gradual changes to the operation of my Dell Latitude/D630 running Win 10 (which I downloaded from a site in the U.K. about 9 mo. ago). I am stuck with Bing… (read more)

I noticed some gradual changes to the operation of my Dell Latitude/D630 running Win 10 (which I downloaded from a site in the U.K. about 9 mo. ago).

I am stuck with Bing as a search engine.

My computer seems to react to commands slowly. I tried downloading FireFox at least 6X , the error message I keep getting is; Profile missing You Firefox profile cannot be loaded , it may be missing or inaccessible .

Asked by michaelb68 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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yahoo search

Hello, Ive got Quantum 63.01 running on macbook pro. Yahoo barging in as the 'default search engine'. I go to my preference page I delete it, google is back to being my d… (read more)

Hello, Ive got Quantum 63.01 running on macbook pro. Yahoo barging in as the 'default search engine'. I go to my preference page I delete it, google is back to being my default search engine. A few days later, boom- there is yahoo again showing up as the default. This goes on several times a week, and its driving me nuts. If I didnt like yahoo before, I really hate them now. Ive gone through all of your solutions, there is nothing in my extensions or add-ons that shouldnt be there. So why does this continue to happen? I need to get rid of yahoo now. I even ran yahoo through the finder and there is nothing on my laptop for yahoo. Isnt there a script I can look for in firefox that can be deleted or something?? Any and all help is truly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Asked by SunnySkyez 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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why is Firefox opening to various websites on it's own in windows 10?

I leave my Windows 10 laptop on all the time, on power, and I know I close Firefox down when I am finished with it. I have no screensaver, and simply have a blank screen… (read more)

I leave my Windows 10 laptop on all the time, on power, and I know I close Firefox down when I am finished with it. I have no screensaver, and simply have a blank screen timeout set. Yet, every morning when I hit a key or move my mouse, Firefox is already open to some website I've never heard of, let alone visited. one example is this: https://com.com/results?q=pureleisurefun

It is acting as if I had done a search for this, which I know I didn't. I have looked in the forum, but haven't seen any solution to this issue, which is more annoying than anything else. I use Norton360 and is all up to date, and nothing shows up with regards to this. I also previously got rid of the "Recent Highlights", but this still persists.

Asked by Jokerin 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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browser search hijack

Current situation: My Firefox brower search default is Google. But it has settled into a pattern of being is hijacked to a site named primeinfospot.com. Initially, the s… (read more)

Current situation: My Firefox brower search default is Google. But it has settled into a pattern of being is hijacked to a site named primeinfospot.com. Initially, the search redirection was to several different sites, but now it is just one site. This might be a result of my attempts to remove the hijacker. Chrome and Safari browsers are not hijacked.

Cause: Attempting to get a better corded connection between my Galaxy and MacBook, I downloaded a file named Android.zip from http://d-h.st/nl5l#!/ This included an install of ADB and Fastbooks. This led to an attempted auto-download of Flash, which I rejected. My browser search then was hijacked first to a number of different sites: readysoft, ikolag, ncontentdelivery, everydayconsumers, primeinfospot, search-switch.

Attempts to remove: Looked through plug-ins and extensions in Firefox, but couldn't find anything that looked like the hijacker. Uninstalled/reinstalled Firefox. Scanned with Malwarebytes (report= clear), Went to Mac hard drive > Applications > Library and uninstalled any files installed on Ocotber 24th (when the problem started).

Asked by PabloSkilz 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Why is Firefox automatically opened to the https://kbb.com website every morning?

Lately, every morning when I open my laptop ( I only use blank screen) Firefox is already open to the http://kbb.com website. This is on a Windows 10 laptop. I cannot fin… (read more)

Lately, every morning when I open my laptop ( I only use blank screen) Firefox is already open to the http://kbb.com website. This is on a Windows 10 laptop. I cannot find anywhere in Firefox settings that is telling this site to start up nor any reason for Firefox to even be open. I definitely shut Firefox down when I'm finished browsing. There are some 'Recent Highlights" and one of them is showing that page, but I am unable to remove them.

Asked by Jokerin 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox wants to open advertizing tabs when I click link

Firefox has begun opening a new tab, when I click on a link, e.g. a new article in the Times and then asks if I will allow it. These are usually ads or questionnaires wh… (read more)

Firefox has begun opening a new tab, when I click on a link, e.g. a new article in the Times and then asks if I will allow it. These are usually ads or questionnaires which I do not want to open. But I have to jump to that new tab to close it. This is an annoying nuisance, and did not use to happen.

Asked by HarveyNoordsy 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Why I am redirected to suspicious page, while commenting on forum

When i was commenting on a forum post, or click go at speet test ookla and clicking in the open browser, i was redirected to suspicious web page, which ask me to update f… (read more)

When i was commenting on a forum post, or click go at speet test ookla and clicking in the open browser, i was redirected to suspicious web page, which ask me to update flash player. I have not asked for a search web page, but my browser redirects to this page http://onlineupgrade.awesomemafreestable4updatesnow.club/?b9zd1=3erH6tLcdqKsgFM-RXjklMdVzzyDGmRDJZBiLg1jZXeoI7zXJRTSN-AyZ8kE1mWpg0op00yzsX9QnUCVb2YhGw..&cid=3d48dd315e1fc95e6d89f55c6627f4a4dbaf2b8b&sid=21997&v_id=467U39OZ2Fdkl0JxiaWG1YZjIh6aQX0Zsw3hX30E3MA. Before this page loads, i see icdes.com in the start of redirect . any solution? Think firefox browse very safe

Asked by jraju 2 years ago

Last reply by jraju 2 years ago

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Even after removing all the search engines except one, it adds Amazon , Google in the next run

In a newly installed Firefox in ubuntu , I removed all the the search engines except the duckduckgo. While restarting I get two more search engines added to it which is A… (read more)

In a newly installed Firefox in ubuntu , I removed all the the search engines except the duckduckgo. While restarting I get two more search engines added to it which is Amazon & Google. Also after unboxing the search suggestions firefox suggests in the next run.

Asked by pc.java 2 years ago

Last reply by McCoy 2 years ago

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automatic spam website links URL are open

Whenever I'm opening my browser, it automatically opens to spam/malicious/pornographic sites. It seems that it's a spyware or malware that is affecting my privacy. I have… (read more)

Whenever I'm opening my browser, it automatically opens to spam/malicious/pornographic sites. It seems that it's a spyware or malware that is affecting my privacy. I have windows defender and McAfee antivirus in place but that isn't solving the problem. I need help urgently.

Asked by chinmayagnihotri 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Do extension authors have access to the information that's accessed by the extension?

I'm mostly curious as to how the permission "Access your data for all websites" works. I have a couple of questions: 1 - Do the guys who develop extensions have access to… (read more)

I'm mostly curious as to how the permission "Access your data for all websites" works. I have a couple of questions:

1 - Do the guys who develop extensions have access to the data processed by the extension or is the data only saved on the local machine?

2 - Does the extension have access to secure pages (HTTPS://)?

Asked by sharcs 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How to handle "Dear Firefox user, You are our lucky visitor" popup

Every now an then, since about a year ago, when I try to open a link from Google search results in FF, a web-page appears instead in the form of a virus (but it's not) w… (read more)

Every now an then, since about a year ago, when I try to open a link from Google search results in FF, a web-page appears instead in the form of a virus (but it's not) with a popup window saying "Dear Firefox user, You are our lucky visitor ..." After that, I have to restart FF, otherwise this "thing" goes on. This last time I copied the URL (unfortunately, I didn't take a screenshot!), which was http://vacationdestination.org/maintenance/-/price/-/Deal848. However, it seems it's a fake one, since I could not open it again. (not even just 'http://vacationdestination.org'). I have done a virus check and nothing was detected. Also, opening FF in safe mode doesn't help, since as I said this "thing" is quite occasional and *not repeatable*. I would like please to know if someone has had *the same exact problem* and has solved it. Please don't reply by giving general suggestions like "open in safe mode", "do a virus scan" etc.

Asked by aspis 2 years ago

Answered by aspis 2 years ago

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How to interrupt downloads from a site without closing Firefox.

I have a need to interrupt or stop the downloading of immaterial content from obnoxious and inconsiderate web sites without closing the Firefox session. A fix might incl… (read more)

I have a need to interrupt or stop the downloading of immaterial content from obnoxious and inconsiderate web sites without closing the Firefox session. A fix might include the immediate transfer to a link when selected. Animations, videos, and advertisements have ruined the browsing experience I have enjoyed since 1998.

Asked by Bedfordite 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How do you stop getting pop ups on your phone?

Recently when I am playing a game or viewing a website I started to get ads that block what I am doing? These are NOT the same ads you get after you played a game and th… (read more)

Recently when I am playing a game or viewing a website I started to get ads that block what I am doing? These are NOT the same ads you get after you played a game and they have you watch an ad to keep playing. I WANT THEM OFF MY PHONE!!! How would I get rid of them?

Asked by Bimbo_Diva 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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I repeatedly get a popup "suggesting" that I update Yahoo. I have deliberately removed Yahoo from Firefox! Does anyone know what this scam is and how to stop it

I detest Yahoo in all its forms, and have removed it from Firefox any time it has intruded. I consider it to be nothing but a browser hijacker. However, I repeatedly get… (read more)

I detest Yahoo in all its forms, and have removed it from Firefox any time it has intruded. I consider it to be nothing but a browser hijacker.

However, I repeatedly get this popup[ with the "suggestion" that I update Yahoo!

There is no "decline" button. Not even a simple "no, thanks." The window intrudes over the screen in any [program I open until I manually close it from the task bar.

Avast scans find no virus. Malwarebytes scans come back clean. Adware cleaner finds nothing.

What is this wretched thing, where does it come from, and how can I prevent it?

Asked by Marianne_C 3 years ago

Last reply by Marianne_C 3 years ago