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All http sites are redirecting to https and display "potential security risk ahead" error

In my browser whenever I am opening non secure sites that are only like http://example.com it redirects to https://example.com and display the error. "Warning: Potential … (read more)

In my browser whenever I am opening non secure sites that are only like http://example.com it redirects to https://example.com and display the error. "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead" error. I could not know how to fix this error. This is happening all of a sudden. I could not find a way to fix this error.

Asked by vpp.nagaraju1234 2 years ago

Answered by vpp.nagaraju1234 2 years ago

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Downloads almost always fail: '.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read.'

Error message: E:\Users\Sarah\AppData\Local\Temp\xxxxx.xxx.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read. Try again later, or contact the server admi… (read more)

Error message: E:\Users\Sarah\AppData\Local\Temp\xxxxx.xxx.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read. Try again later, or contact the server administrator.

I do want to mention upfront that this issue is also affecting Chrome and IE. It's not solely a Firefox issue, but I'm hoping someone here can help me anyways.

  • This happens for any filetype, from any source.
  • It started happening about a month ago.
  • Prior to that, I installed a new motherboard, RAM and processor. I'm fairly certain there was a period between these events in which it worked fine, but I am mentioning it just in case it's relevant.
  • If it's a small file and I try repeatedly, it sometimes will eventually download.
  • Even if a large file successfully starts downloading, it will eventually fail. It usually fails immediately though.
  • I sometimes have success downloading the same file in Chrome, but it also often fails. IE as well.

I have tried the following:

  • Used Refresh Firefox
  • Cleared download history
  • Changed download location
  • Reset browser.download values
  • Disabled firewalls and antivirus/spyware
  • Reinstalled Firefox using Run as Admin (first uninstalled previous version and deleted all program files that I could find, including profiles)
  • Cleared cookies and cache
  • Ran in safe mode
  • Verified Temp folder filepath was valid
  • Verified the PART file was created in that path -- it exists until I hit OK on the error message, then it disappears
  • Ran Firefox as admin

I think these are outdated methods I only found on non-official sources, but will mention them just in case:

  • I found some sources that said to delete Compreg.dat; I could not find this file in the place listed, nor could I find it with a search of the entire drive
  • Verified places.sqlite was not set to read-only
  • Removed read-only from entire profile folder and subfolders

In Options > Security: 'Block dangerous & deceptive content': true, 'Block dangerous downloads': false

Internet speed test: 58.96 Mbps download; 148.04 Mbps upload. No connection loss.

This problem is absolutely maddening. I'll be so grateful if anyone can help me out!! :( Thank you in advance, I know this was a long read!

(Edited for readability)

Asked by wormmulch 2 years ago

Answered by wormmulch 1 year ago

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Logins and passwords all missing.

I am in Windows 7, 64-bit. All of a sudden all of my Firefox logins and passwords are missing. I read several threads about this, which told me to check the "Old Fire… (read more)

I am in Windows 7, 64-bit. All of a sudden all of my Firefox logins and passwords are missing. I read several threads about this, which told me to check the "Old Firefox Data" folder on my desktop for the logins.json file. However, the only information in that folder is from 2018, two full years ago. Where did my logins and passwords from yesterday go?

Also, I just updated to version 80.0.1, hoping to get my passwords and logins back, but they are sill missing. The problem just occurred today, before I updated from version 79-something.

Thank you for any help you can give. This is extremely upsetting.

Asked by Virginian11 1 year ago

Answered by Virginian11 1 year ago

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Widevine Will Not Install

I have been trying to watch Netflix on Firefox, I made some security changes and at first thought that I may have caused the problem, but now I see that the add-on just f… (read more)

I have been trying to watch Netflix on Firefox, I made some security changes and at first thought that I may have caused the problem, but now I see that the add-on just fails to install. It just keeps the notification that it is installing. Is there a way to fix this issue?

Asked by Yossi 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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No compatible source was found for this media.

I upgraded SuSE leap 15.1 to 15.2 two days ago and still can't play videos or live streams on most of websites. Works only on youtube and rumble. On twich, netflix,odysee… (read more)

I upgraded SuSE leap 15.1 to 15.2 two days ago and still can't play videos or live streams on most of websites. Works only on youtube and rumble. On twich, netflix,odysee and several others is no go. With other web browsers is just a same, I tried Cromium and Opera I have and love Firefox 78.10.0, ffmpeg is installed , Leap is updated via Yast ... what is that I'm forgetting?

Thanks,

Asked by cmdr.glenel 1 year ago

Answered by cmdr.glenel 1 year ago

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How to Export Logins and Passwords on Firefox running 78.10.1esr (64-bit) on Mac

Hello community, would anyone kindly help me with this issue I'm facing? How do I export Logins and Passwords on Firefox running 78.10.1esr (64-bit) on a Mac. The export … (read more)

Hello community, would anyone kindly help me with this issue I'm facing? How do I export Logins and Passwords on Firefox running 78.10.1esr (64-bit) on a Mac. The export funtion is not available here and I know the this option is only available on 79 and after, but I'm using a mid 2012 Mac Pro running 78.10.1esr. Is there any way I could still export the logins?

Thank you kindly.

Asked by emiel1234 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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uTorrent does not start from Firefox

Does anyone have experience with this phenomenon: When you click on a torrent link on a page opened in Firefox 83 (and above), the first window pops up, but the second on… (read more)

Does anyone have experience with this phenomenon:

When you click on a torrent link on a page opened in Firefox 83 (and above), the first window pops up, but the second one (in which uTorrent would come) is no longer. Nothing happens. Specifically, the entry is C: \ ProgramData \ Microsoft \ Windows \ WER \ ReportArchive \ AppCrash_uTorrent.exe....

If I revert to Firefox 82 or 78.6esr, the error will not occur.

If I choose not to download uTorrent but to download the torrent file, it works fine with all versions of Firefox.

Asked by gombszem 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How to disable keyboard shortcut CTRL+W?

Hello, I am trying to disable keyboard shortcut CTRL+W, but there does not seem to be any options or addons for such issue. Is it possible to disable such keyboard shortc… (read more)

Hello,

I am trying to disable keyboard shortcut CTRL+W, but there does not seem to be any options or addons for such issue. Is it possible to disable such keyboard shortcut? Actually, I am using CTRL+W into a gaming cloud which is accessible in browser. Thanks for your attention!

Best regards, Winserity

Asked by winserity 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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streaming problems

hello. I currently have a problem not being able to stream films on netflix, amazon prime, disney plus using firefox browser. This issue happened overnight. Depending on … (read more)

hello.

I currently have a problem not being able to stream films on netflix, amazon prime, disney plus using firefox browser. This issue happened overnight. Depending on the site a certain error code message will pop up then the same yellow bar at the top says "the widevineCdm plugin has crashed..." i have reloaded the page, sent the report. uninstalled and installed firefox...but the issue continues. This happened roughtly 2 weeks ago and the problem hasnt resolved itself. Safari allows me to stream most sites barr disney plus. Can anyone help. I've tried many of the things google has suggested and it hasnt fixed the problem. I have tried chrome also, there seems to be the same issue. does anyone have suggestions

Asked by eshy_g 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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I can no longer access a website with Firefox, but I can with other browsers

I occasionally visited this site https://referti-empoli.uslcentro.toscana.it/portalepaziente_user/user-login (it's a site managed by the local health authorities). I am r… (read more)

I occasionally visited this site https://referti-empoli.uslcentro.toscana.it/portalepaziente_user/user-login (it's a site managed by the local health authorities). I am reported that a safe connection cannot be established with the message PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR. I am not shown any option to consider this site SAFE (no matter what, it's SAFE and I need to access it occasionally). I also use ESET anti-virus software. I can access through other browser, at least the show me it couldn't be safe but allow me to go on. I don't want to switch browser once in a while to navigate. I want to use Firefox in any case (or switch to another one that allows me to). How can I make it work (apart from deleting cache, temp files and history, which did not work)? Thank you.

Asked by Roberto 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Warning: Potential Security Risk...

hi! sometimes when trying to visit a site by clicking a google search result link, firefox stops it and shows: Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead Firefox detected a … (read more)

hi! sometimes when trying to visit a site by clicking a google search result link, firefox stops it and shows:

Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to (website).com. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details...

So my question is, would attackers be able to steal such information if i never enter any? ie, if i only visit the site to read about things...

thanks for your reply!

Asked by z. ixa 1 year ago

Answered by z. ixa 1 year ago

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Firefox 78 and the webp file extension for images. How do I disable webp?

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop ser… (read more)

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop serving me webp images when it is optional. I understand there are websites that ONLY display webp format images, but I am also aware that jpg and png files exist on many of these websites as well. I do not want to disable the ability to display webp in the browser, but I want to turn off whatever option is currently turned on.

I'd like to go back to being able to right click, Save Image As > and end up saving a png or jpg. There have been several websites over the last few weeks that I have visited, and even if the image in the URL is named jpg or png, Firefox tries to save it as a webp. This is complicating my image saving process. I am using the Add-on named "Save webP as PNG or JPEG" which works, but slows down my saving process considerably. The Add-on does not remember the last folder I saved an image to, and adds several additional clicks to what used to be a simple process.

Is there a way in about:config to prevent Firefox from putting webp as the default file format in the Save Image As dialog box?

Suggesting that I use Internet Explorer or Edge is crazy. I'm not changing browsers.

You can demo this annoyance by trying to save this image, which is obviously supposed to be a jpg: https://media.entertainmentearth.com/assets/images/7c23e8c9a6014c57aa8f5d3e281b3834lg.jpg

Asked by brandon9 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Trouble importing router certificate for HTTPS

I would like to use HTTPS to access my router's web interface without having to bypass the "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead" page. Following my router's instructi… (read more)

I would like to use HTTPS to access my router's web interface without having to bypass the "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead" page.

Following my router's instructions I exported the certificate. I then accessed the Privacy & Security settings in Preferences, and under View Certificates I imported the router's certificate.

When opening the HTTPS web interface Firefox reports SEC_ERROR_INADEQUATE_KEY_USAGE.

Asked by Joe Buckner 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Checkbox not selected

Hello, Since the last update, I noticed that the check-boxes were not checked after clicking. Test on firefox https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/… (read more)

Asked by huols4m 2 years ago

Answered by huols4m 1 year ago

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Youtube keeps "pausing" the video im playing

Sometimes when watching youtube the video will be paused, once I unpause it it immediately pauses it again, I dont know when and why this happens but it happens. Only ext… (read more)

Sometimes when watching youtube the video will be paused, once I unpause it it immediately pauses it again, I dont know when and why this happens but it happens. Only extensions are honey, ecosia search and stylus

Asked by atiedebee 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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language options

I added the language/spell check to my work email (outlook.office). I follow the same procedure in my hotmail (outlook.live) and although I added them, it is not an optio… (read more)

I added the language/spell check to my work email (outlook.office). I follow the same procedure in my hotmail (outlook.live) and although I added them, it is not an option when I type a message. I use Firefox as a browser and cleaned the cache. Elizabeth

Asked by egulacsy 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago