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Firefox will not let me get on any websites (safe AND not safe), claiming that it "may pose a security threat to your system"; when I try to choose the "proceed unprotected" option, it won't let me.

My computer's anti-virus software recently expired. A few days later, I went to download a new anti-virus software . . . when I opened up Firefox, I received a warning th… (read more)

My computer's anti-virus software recently expired. A few days later, I went to download a new anti-virus software . . . when I opened up Firefox, I received a warning that claimed Firefox was infected with "Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen", and gave me two options: "Activate XP Security 2011 (recommended)" (this was a $60 charge and required credit card info) or "Continue unprotected (Dangerous)"

Since I needed to install new anti-virus, I figured I would continue unprotected, download my new software quickly, and remove the virus. But when Firefox opened, it gave me a message saying: "Firefox alert. Visiting this site may pose a security threat to your system!". Gave me three options:

1. "Get a copy of 'XP Security 2011' to safeguard your PC while surfing the web (RECOMMENDED)"

2. "Run a spyware, virus and malware scan" (I already did this)

3. "Continue surfing without any security measures (DANGEROUS)"

I tried clicking on different links, but the same warning kept showing up, even on verified and safe sites. I tried to choose the third option so that I could download my anti-virus software quickly, but nothing happened when I clicked on it - the page reloads and the warning shows up again.

My computer is still without anti-virus software because Firefox will not let me surf the internet. Please help!

Asked by jperona1357 10 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 10 years ago

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The "+" sign which opens NEW TAB has stopped working. I have to open a new window each time. I tried uninstalling firefox and installing again but the problem still persists. Somebody guide me on this.

The "+" sign which opens NEW TAB has stopped working suddenly. I have to open a new window each time. I tried uninstalling firefox and installing again but the problem st… (read more)

The "+" sign which opens NEW TAB has stopped working suddenly. I have to open a new window each time. I tried uninstalling firefox and installing again but the problem still persists. Somebody guide me on this.

Asked by pashchima_projects 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

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Cannot bookmark pages after updating to 3.6.15

Just updated from 3.6.8 and cannot bookmark new pages. When it used to bring up a window with title for bookmark and where to put it, now it does nothing. Recent bookmark… (read more)

Just updated from 3.6.8 and cannot bookmark new pages. When it used to bring up a window with title for bookmark and where to put it, now it does nothing. Recent bookmarks shows a long list of BBC IOT programmes (In Our Time) which I have never accessed or bookmarked. Bookmark drop-down list only appears when Firefox has just been started - otherwise I get Bookmark this Page, Subscribe to this Page, Bookmark all tabs, Organize Bookmarks, Bookmarks Toolbar. - But only the last one does anything.

Asked by Crossleyan 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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most email words are being squiggly red underlined like spellcheck gone wacky. how do I fix?

When I want to send an email, even now, just about all words have a squiggly red underline. This just started a few weeks ago. Spell check is also affected. The red lines… (read more)

When I want to send an email, even now, just about all words have a squiggly red underline. This just started a few weeks ago. Spell check is also affected. The red lines do not pass through to recipient. Tried re-loading Firefox. I am using Yahoo mail and don't have this problem with IE

Asked by pop22 10 years ago

Answered by MrsGrey 9 years ago

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I took all check marks off all the tool bars and can not right click to put the check marks back on

I was on facebook and was trying to send and couldn't see the send button so I took all the check marks off search bar bookmarks every thing actually all I have is my avg… (read more)

I was on facebook and was trying to send and couldn't see the send button so I took all the check marks off search bar bookmarks every thing actually all I have is my avg tool showing most visited getting started and latest headlines I just don't know what to do I don't even have a back button home button nothing

Asked by Effie 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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How do I get rid of the Peanuts graphics?

I just upgraded Firefox to 3.6.15 and I see it has Peanuts cartoon graphics as a background to the menu items plus cartoon "snowflakes" at the bottom of the window. In a… (read more)

I just upgraded Firefox to 3.6.15 and I see it has Peanuts cartoon graphics as a background to the menu items plus cartoon "snowflakes" at the bottom of the window. In addition to giving me more eyestrain trying to see the menu items, I don't want the default browser's "cuteness". Can I replace it with a plain background? How?

Asked by rorscan 10 years ago

Answered by ExpHP 10 years ago

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I posted a problem, and received an email to confirm my email address. The link given would not confirm my email address

The email I received from Firefox: Before your Firefox Help question (Links in gmail go to bad address) can be seen by our support community, you need to confirm the acco… (read more)

The email I received from Firefox: Before your Firefox Help question (Links in gmail go to bad address) can be seen by our support community, you need to confirm the account you just created by clicking on the link below:

I had to post the link in a new window, and the new page says: Something is wrong

We could not activate your account. Please make sure that you have clicked the correct link in your email or typed in the correct address.

Asked by saraphen 10 years ago

Answered by kenjay 10 years ago

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Firefox 4 RC2 seems to have a problem correctly displaying. Small to large black boxes appear all over it, and change places when I move my mouse. Sometimes the whole screen goes black. Never had that problem before.

When I uploaded it, it said it had a problem with the detection of my logitech update program for my mouse. My computer info: Operating System MS Windows 7 Home Premium… (read more)

When I uploaded it, it said it had a problem with the detection of my logitech update program for my mouse. My computer info: Operating System MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU Intel Core i7 720QM @ 1.60GHz 43 °C Clarksfield 45nm Technology RAM 4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz (7-7-7-20) Motherboard Alienware (CPU 1) Graphics Generic PnP Monitor (1440x900@60Hz) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Hard Drives 244GB Seagate ST9250410AS (SATA) 34 °C Optical Drives HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GA31N Audio ATI High Definition Audio Device

I reinstalled the version 3.6.15 so that I could use firefox again. Never has been a problem with this like that.

Asked by moembn 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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When backing up (saving) bookmarks into a file, does it also include RSS Feeds links?

You have an excellent article about backing up (saving) bookmarks into a file. This is great when rebuilding a system from scratch. Does this backup process also includ… (read more)

You have an excellent article about backing up (saving) bookmarks into a file. This is great when rebuilding a system from scratch. Does this backup process also include RSS Feed links? If so, could the article about bookmarks also add the fact that RSS Feed links are also included? If not, how about adding this feature to the bookmark backup feature or create a new feature that handles only RSS Feed links.

Asked by TsarNikky 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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why does yahoo(if i join!)tell me to download a different firefox?

i was going to join yahoo.com for another e-mail provider, but it said(on bar at top) i need to download a firefox for yahoo. if this is so i'd rather join google ! Is go… (read more)

i was going to join yahoo.com for another e-mail provider, but it said(on bar at top) i need to download a firefox for yahoo. if this is so i'd rather join google ! Is google more of a staple (better equiped) for firefox?if so i'll go with a google account. I have an account with aol and never had any problems,smooth as can be. If yahoo sucks could you please warn me. thank you in advance

Asked by marleyman 10 years ago

Answered by kbrosnan 10 years ago

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In the last week firefox will not open a new blank tab and will not bring up the bookmarks organization options when I bookmark a page. I have not changed any of my settings and can not find any settings that would cause this difference. Any ideas?

What I mean by new blank tab is that if I click the button with the + next to already open tabs or go to file and click on New Tab nothing happens.

Asked by Erynn013 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

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Firefox 4 with close tab x on far right side? About:config browser.tabs.closeButtons 3 ?

in FF 3 I had the close tab button on the far right side with the browser.tabs.closeButtons config to 3. This doesn't work in FF4 anymore, what are my options? So far I… (read more)

in FF 3 I had the close tab button on the far right side with the browser.tabs.closeButtons config to 3.

This doesn't work in FF4 anymore, what are my options? So far I stay on 3.6 as this is a feature I really like to have.

Thanks Tilo

Asked by tilo 10 years ago

Answered by jprmc 10 years ago

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Just d/l FF 8..and My norton toolbar still doesnt work

I had d/l the last version of FF and my Norton toolbar didn't work. So I down graded to 3.? where it had worked, but it didn't. So today hoping u had it fixed I d/l ver … (read more)

I had d/l the last version of FF and my Norton toolbar didn't work. So I down graded to 3.? where it had worked, but it didn't. So today hoping u had it fixed I d/l ver 8, but no it doesn't work. I pay about 25 bills on line and I have different passwords, etc for each, do I use my Norton Identity safe many times each day. If I cant get it w/ FF I will use IE. If u get it fixed please email me and I will reuse FF Thanks

Asked by dads121036 9 years ago

Answered by SafeBrowser 9 years ago

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I had some problems with my pc, since then when I close Firefox it won't reopen unless i go to Task manager and end the process for FF.

I had some problems with my pc, since then when I close Firefox it won't reopen unless i go to Task manager and end the process for FF. I have uninstalled FF and re-insta… (read more)

I had some problems with my pc, since then when I close Firefox it won't reopen unless i go to Task manager and end the process for FF. I have uninstalled FF and re-installed it and no change. Walt

Asked by teksult 10 years ago

Answered by Iezha 10 years ago

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My bookmarks from a previous computer are in a folder marked with a star called "favorites". How do I make a new Firefox install find them?

My computer died. I am rebuilding my stuff on a different old computer. I downloaded Firefox 3.6 to the new machine. I found my old favorites on the old drive in a folder… (read more)

My computer died. I am rebuilding my stuff on a different old computer. I downloaded Firefox 3.6 to the new machine. I found my old favorites on the old drive in a folder with a yellow star icon called "favorites". I can see them all in that folder. I can move this folder anywhere. Where should it go? Is there another place to look for favorites or a backup of favorites? The old drive seems to be pretty much ok, so I can access whatever used to be there. The favorites folder location was C:/documents and settings/ed/favorites.

Asked by lastdollar 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago