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How to deal with rogue diverter www.bywill.net in Google.

When desired site is clicked in Google www.bywill.net appears in the destination window instead of the site address listed and a different site is displayed. This happens… (read more)

When desired site is clicked in Google www.bywill.net appears in the destination window instead of the site address listed and a different site is displayed. This happens with IE as well as Firefox. Repeated searches by McAfee disclose no viruses. They suggested site blocking but this only stops bywell displaying its chosen site.

Asked by geoffsharris 9 years ago

Answered by Xircal 9 years ago

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My problem is a hijack of the proxy settings and I cannot remove it even by editing pref.js file. It just keeps restoring the use manual proxy settings.

I had the cycbot trojan and have removed it. However my browser will not connect to the Internet unless I manually select no proxy in the connection settings. then on r… (read more)

I had the cycbot trojan and have removed it. However my browser will not connect to the Internet unless I manually select no proxy in the connection settings. then on restart of firefox the settings change back to a manual proxy.

Asked by ttfun 9 years ago

Answered by Xircal 9 years ago

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when I log onto firefox I get "You are about to log in to the site "johndavisgallery.com" with the username "www%2Eart", but the website does not require authentication. This may be an attempt to trick you.... How do I get rid of this?

when I log onto firefox I get "You are about to log in to the site "johndavisgallery.com" with the username "www%2Eart", but the website does not require authentication. … (read more)

when I log onto firefox I get "You are about to log in to the site "johndavisgallery.com" with the username "www%2Eart", but the website does not require authentication. This may be an attempt to trick you. Is "johndavisgallery.com" the site you want to visit? How do I get rid of this?

Asked by tllboom 9 years ago

Answered by Xircal 9 years ago

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I'm getting an error message from Firefox that says, "Something is trying to trick Firefox into accepting an insecure update. Please contact your network provider and seek help."

I'm getting an error message from Firefox that says, "Something is trying to trick Firefox into accepting an insecure update. Please contact your network provider and se… (read more)

I'm getting an error message from Firefox that says, "Something is trying to trick Firefox into accepting an insecure update. Please contact your network provider and seek help." Do you know what is going on here--what this problem could be? (I do have the latest Firefox version already installed. I have previously received Firefox error messages that say "Firefox Update Failed." However, I already had the latest Firefox version installed when I received those error messages.)

Asked by agseeker 9 years ago

Answered by John99 9 years ago

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The Flash plug-in causes Firefox to crash for about 2 minutes every 20 seconds, it is the newest Flash update. It has happened to me both with Firefox 3.6 and 4!

Firefox for me has been fine for the past couple of years or so. Then all of a sudden about 5 months ago, everytime i would use Firefox it would crash after browsing for … (read more)

Firefox for me has been fine for the past couple of years or so. Then all of a sudden about 5 months ago, everytime i would use Firefox it would crash after browsing for about 1 minute. I uninstalled and reinstalled numerous times to no avail. I then got sick of the problem and then used IE till now. However, i heard about Firefox 4 and thought maybe this would fix it. Unfortunately, the same problem occurred! I then heard about being able to start Firefox with add-ons disabled to find any sources of problems, and i've found that the cause if Flash! It is the newest version and always has been, so i don't know what i can do, since Flash is important for most websites nowadays!?

Asked by SirMerkatron 9 years ago

Answered by Xircal 9 years ago

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Most bookmark icons (favicon) are blank FF4.0-6.0

why are suddenly all my bookmarks blank, (mostly imported from IE) instead of showing sites default favicon. it used to be ok before i would prefer to have this automatic… (read more)

why are suddenly all my bookmarks blank, (mostly imported from IE) instead of showing sites default favicon.

it used to be ok before

i would prefer to have this automatically loaded for all existing bookmarks

(also, once fixed can that be stored with my preferences to be synced online?)

Asked by jbir359 9 years ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 9 years ago

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New, custom toolbars disapear after restarting Firefox 4. Is Firefox unable to save them for some reason?

Hello, and first of all thank you for reading. After restarting Firefox 4 (for any reason, e.g. add-ons), all the custom new toolbars will be missing. I tried recreating… (read more)

Hello, and first of all thank you for reading.

After restarting Firefox 4 (for any reason, e.g. add-ons), all the custom new toolbars will be missing.

I tried recreating them with or without certain tools to see if it was a specific tool that was preventing the entire toolbar from loading. No results though.

My opinion so far is that Firefox is unable to save any setting for some unknown reason. But then again is able to save bookmarks, add-ons and history... So the problem really is with the toolbars ONLY.

I've been using Firefox for a very long time, but this is the first time this happens to me.

The platform I'm using Firefox on is a Mac with OS X 10.6. I am not sure if this issue happens only on Macs or not.

Any help is welcome! Thank you.

Asked by Falxo 9 years ago

Answered by niente0 9 years ago

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How do I reinstall the previous version of Firefox (v.3.6.16)?

I just installed Firefox 4. Norton Toolbar (5.5) is not compatible. Therefore, I would like to revert back to the previous version of Firefox (I believe it was 3.6.16) bu… (read more)

I just installed Firefox 4. Norton Toolbar (5.5) is not compatible. Therefore, I would like to revert back to the previous version of Firefox (I believe it was 3.6.16) but do not know how to do it.

Asked by MCMC 9 years ago

Answered by Himanshu Garg 9 years ago

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I cannot find where to go to get the FF tool bar. I've gone to options but still can't find it.

I downloaded FF 4 a few days ago and I can't locate where to go to get the FF tool bar installed plus I don't see the orange FF logo on the left side of my screen. … (read more)

I downloaded FF 4 a few days ago and I can't locate where to go to get the FF tool bar installed plus I don't see the orange FF logo on the left side of my screen.

Asked by leeflea 9 years ago

Answered by silkphoenix 9 years ago

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Why won't Firefox let me add an exception?

Firefox tells me that a site has an invalid security certificate, which I know. It asks if I want to Add an Exception and I click to add one. It pops up the Add Securit… (read more)

Firefox tells me that a site has an invalid security certificate, which I know. It asks if I want to Add an Exception and I click to add one. It pops up the Add Security Exception window and that window tells me that this site has a valid certificate and there is no need to add an exception; but I DO need to add an exception and it won't do it for me. Why? I am working in a secure test lab and use Firefox to login to our systems under test. Each time we change or add hardware we must add exceptions to login to a system. I have done this for years with Firefox but now Firefox 4 seems confused. We now need to use EI, which I would rather not.

Asked by jhosborne 9 years ago

Answered by elangeland 8 years ago

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How to revert to firefox 3.6? Firefox 4 does not work with plugins

I have updated to firefox 4. Several plugins do not work such as McAfee Security but Windows Media Player plugin does not work. I have uninstalled firefox 4 and Media Pla… (read more)

I have updated to firefox 4. Several plugins do not work such as McAfee Security but Windows Media Player plugin does not work. I have uninstalled firefox 4 and Media Player plugin. I reinstalled everything but the Media Player plugin failed again. The screen just remains blank. The blank screen occurs when testing Media Player using the Mozilla test link. I would like to go back to firefox 3.6 since I cannot use firefox 4 with all the problems but I cannot find any archived versions.

Asked by edinaustin 9 years ago

Answered by telephone 9 years ago

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Firefox 4.0 lost basic browser features?

I decided to upgrade to Firefox 4.0... now I cannot 1) figure how to get my tabs below the url line, 2) find a refresh button, and 3) get my status bar up at the bottom. … (read more)

I decided to upgrade to Firefox 4.0... now I cannot 1) figure how to get my tabs below the url line, 2) find a refresh button, and 3) get my status bar up at the bottom.

I've found a status bar addon, but it didn't work. I don't think I should be needing addons to make a browser work like it did before. These are not useful changes; these are just changes for change's sake...

Asked by kellymo 9 years ago

Answered by Michael Verdi 9 years ago

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my User Accounts switch accounts by themselves while I am using one.

I have two Computer Administrators on my Windows XP - Mozilla Firefox 4. Even before the 4 Version, this happened. While typing in one User Account, the screen would au… (read more)

I have two Computer Administrators on my Windows XP - Mozilla Firefox 4. Even before the 4 Version, this happened. While typing in one User Account, the screen would automatically switch to the other User Account, by itself. If I went to Answers.com, and asked a question, the answer would come back to my other User Account. I had this problem two years ago, and Comodo Geek Buddy fixed it, but didn't tell me how to do it. I no longer have them re: Funds. I asked Rogers Tech Support, and they claim 'this is impossible to happen'. So, I didn't get any help there. They tried Remote work on my computer, and still couldn't fix it. I even told them what to do to see what I mean by switching accounts by itself, and they wouldn't, as they repeatedly told me, 'this is impossible to happen'. Both of the two User Accounts involved are Computer Administrators. Could this be the problem? On second thought, I don't think so, as Geek Buddy was able to fix it, with the two Computer Administrators.

Asked by marianh 9 years ago

Answered by Xircal 9 years ago

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When opening new tab I am directed to Google, but the cursor stays in the address bar. Anyway to automatically move the cursor to the google search bar?

Thank you in advance. I upgraded to firefox 4, and since then I have had a problem. When opening a new tab I have chosen to be directed to google.com. In the past my curs… (read more)

Thank you in advance. I upgraded to firefox 4, and since then I have had a problem. When opening a new tab I have chosen to be directed to google.com. In the past my cursor automatically went to the search bar on that page when I open a new tab. After upgrading the cursor just stays in the address bar, but I would like it to automatically move to the google search bar on the page. Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks again.

Asked by disastras 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago